What to Expect When Getting Your Teeth Cleaned

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At Downtown Franklin Family Dentistry, we understand a trip to the dentist can sometimes be intimidating. At our dental office, patient comfort and satisfaction always come first. That’s why we strive to make our office a welcoming environment. We understand that the more you know, the more comfortable you will be, so we’d like to […]

The Benefits of Oral Health and Hygiene

The New York Times recently evaluated the latest medical research, and, to nobody’s surprise, good oral health is essential to your overall health. However, what might be shocking is the breadth and depth of impact your oral hygiene routine can have in preventing periodontal disease and many other medical conditions. So, aside from the expected […]

What’s a Periodontist?

Answers to All of Your Questions About Periodontists It’s important for everyone to understand the basics of dental care and how it helps keep your teeth and gums healthy. Of course, you know how to do your part—floss every day, brush for two minutes every morning and evening, and schedule routine professional cleanings and exams […]

No Reason to Fear a Root Canal

Root canals are often dreaded, but the truth is they aren’t nearly as scary or painful as they’re made out to be. While the thought of getting a root canal may make you anxious, the procedure and recovery are not something to be scared of. With the right preparation and mindset, you can get through […]

Thank Your Dentist for a Better Night’s Sleep

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Do you wake up feeling like you haven’t slept? While there are many reasons why people don’t sleep well, one of the most common and serious sleep-related breathing disorders is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Did you know your dentist might be able to help? Like poor oral health, not getting enough quality sleep can greatly […]

The Easiest Step for Better Health

You hear it all the time: eat better and exercise more to improve your health. Yet that advice overlooks the easiest thing you can do—take better care of your teeth and gums. Many people do not realize the connection between a healthy mouth and a healthy body. While it is obvious that good dental hygiene […]

Beat Bad Breath

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a common problem with a variety of causes. As your family dentist, we want to share some tips on how to fight it and maintain fresh breath all day long. Let’s discuss the most common causes and what you can do to keep them in check. Poor Oral […]

Floss the Teeth You Want to Keep

why and how to floss

Is flossing a daily habit? If not, now is a good time to start! If you’re not already a regular flosser, make a commitment to do it every day for two weeks. We promise you will notice a difference, and it will provide additional motivation to continue until it becomes a habit. Flossing is an […]

Why Do My Teeth Hurt?

Do you find your teeth suddenly or gradually have started to hurt? Discomfort can take many forms—either spontaneous and/or sharp, such as after biting down or when exposed to hot or cold things, or you could experience a more generalized ache like a sore muscle. There’s no shortage of over-the-counter products advertising relief for sensitive […]

Take Advantage of Open Enrollment Before It’s Too Late!

For many people, the open enrollment period for health benefit plans will soon close. We know that evaluating insurance and benefit plans can be complicated. Selecting the right plan depends a lot on your expectations for the year ahead, but none of us have a crystal ball to predict unforeseen needs. With dental care, there […]

Whiter Teeth? Yes, please!

Wishing your smile was just a little bit brighter? You’re not alone! Almost everyone experiences tooth discoloration. Fortunately, most people can count on getting excellent results from a variety of treatment options. Many factors contribute to staining and the easiest solution is always prevention. Sadly, that would also mean giving up a lot of yummy […]

Coping With Dental Anxiety

Coping with dental anxiety?

Does your heart rate go up when you think about a visit to the doctor or the dentist? If so, you’re not alone. An estimated 30% of patients have what’s called White Coat Syndrome, and an astonishing 75% express some fear of the dentist. It can feel a little scary for a lot of reasons, […]

It’s Almost Halloween!

Is there are better time of the year in Franklin than fall? The crisp cool air, the colorful leaves, and the excitement that Halloween brings for the kiddos! Don’t let the fear of overeating sugary treats ruin the season! Downtown Franklin Family Dentistry and Dr. Abrams want to lend some professional advice to help parents […]

Do Electric Toothbrushes Work Best?

Before electric toothbrushes, we were lucky to have the choice of soft or firm bristles. (For the record, the American Dental Association recommends soft.) Now there’s a lot more variety, including different types of electric. Is one really better than the other, and overall is electric that much better than manual? The most significant variable […]

Wear your brightest smile!

Flashing your brightest smile means keeping your teeth as white as possible. Like most problems, a proactive approach is usually the most effective. There’s a lot that can contribute to tooth discoloration, so that also means there’s a lot you can do to prevent it! Here are some obvious and not-so-common tips to keep your […]

DFFD in the News!

Recently Dr. Abrams was honored to be interviewed by Nashville Voyager Magazine about his experience as a sole-proprietor family dentist. It was a lot of fun for him to reflect on the last two years since he took over the practice from Dr. Burcham, who retired in 2020. The last couple of years have been […]

Pets are Family Too!

As a family dental practice, we take care of the whole family, except dogs and cats! However, we recognize the important role they play as family members, and we help take care of those looking for their forever home by encouraging people to consider adoption and volunteering at the Williamson County Animal Center. Our staff […]

Get a More Confident Smile with Invisalign® and Save $500!

Most adults grew up with a terrible impression of braces. The results were great, but the process wasn’t. It was time consuming, uncomfortable, and not very attractive. Invisalign® has changed all that and become even more advanced since it first became mainstream. Gone are the frequent trips to the orthodontist’s office for an adjustment (or […]

What You Need to Know About Oral Surgeons

Oral health and hygiene are essential to your overall health. That’s why you should visit the dentist regularly for checkups and to take care of minor issues before they become major problems. However, in some cases, you may need a procedure beyond what a general dentist provides. In such instances, you may be referred to […]