Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in Crossville. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to pick one up and try it out. Dr. Johnny Shanks wants you to be informed about […]
Advancing Dentistry Through Science Dr. Johnny Shanks is dedicated to continuing education and life-long learning that allows him to provide the most advanced dental care for our patients. He has always been passionate about dentistry and staying up to date with the latest techniques and technology, so studying at the Kois Center was a natural […]
So you’re missing a tooth—or a few! An apple a day will not take care of this one, unfortunately. It’s time to consider dentures or dental implants. A variety of personal and practical factors will determine which solution is best for your new smile. Don’t feel lost among all the pros and cons of choosing […]
It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards in Crossville during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms […]
You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all of that effort has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done? For some of us, it’s nostalgic to remember having a […]
We at Northside Family Dentistry understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Dr. Johnny Shanks wants every Crossville resident to have the power […]
According to the American Dental Association, at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Dr. Johnny Shanks would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep their teeth […]
If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that Crossville teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Shanks is […]
Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your Crossville smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Dr. Shanks and the expert hygienists at Northside Family Dentistry. If you have any questions or would […]
We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as fun as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of 25 permanent teeth […]
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