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Is Your Dental Insurance Changing?

For some of our patients, now is the open enrollment for your 2019 dental insurance employer plans. Seeing changes in your dental coverage is not unusual. As companies re-negotiate their contracts with insurance providers, you may see a shift in your family’s coverage, which we know can be confusing and frustrating. It can be for […]

Are Electric Toothbrushes Really Worth The Cost?

Patients often ask Dr Garrett, why would I spend so much on a toothbrush? At Germantown Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we have seen through many years how much healthier our patients’ mouth are when they use a rechargeable, electric toothbrush over a manual brush. Let’s look at the reasons why: These brushes do the work […]

Why do you poke my gums at my checkup?

Many new patients tell Dr Garrett they have never had a hygienist poke their gums with that measuring thing. What we are doing is measuring your gum height above the bone level to check for infections in your gums. This is called periodontal probing. A healthy mouth will have gum heights of 1-3mm. If you have […]

New Year, New You, New Smile!

  Welcome to 2017! May the best of 2016 be the worst of 2017. I heard this quote and thought, what a fantastic way to look at the upcoming year. I am striving to make 2017 better than 2016 and want to invite all of you to join me. Making resolutions to kick start the new […]

Pairing Halloween Candy and Wine!

  I hear patients say to me all the time, “My teeth are stained because of wine” or “I ate my kids Halloween Candy!” I am as guilty as the next person of both of these evils. Not that I am saying these things are good for you, but let’s figure out which go together […]

Share your Candy with our Troops!

Calling all Ghosts, Goblins, and Princesses, it’s that time of year again. We are having our 6th Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back! Go out and have a safe, fun Halloween trick or treating and then bring your extra candy to our office. We will collect your candy from November 1st-3rd and send it to US troops serving […]

Why a 3 Month Periodontal Maintenance Recare Visit?

Periodontal Maintenance What Is A Periodontal Disease and Maintenance Therapy Appointment? Dr Garrett will help you understand better what Periodontal Disease is and how to treat the problem. If you have periodontal disease, you may require scaling and root planing to remove the diseased deposits from the roots and teeth, which is the most conservative […]

I’d Rather have a Root Canal than…

This phrase is used all of the time by comedians and politicians to describe something painful. Root canal therapy itself is not painful and Dr Garrett will explain why: “People call or come into our office in pain from an abscessed tooth. We usually diagnose and suggest the need for root canal treatment. The pain before […]

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Dr Garrett loves baseball almost as much as we love our patients! To show our appreciation for our wonderful patients, we are giving away 4 tickets to a Memphis Redbirds baseball game! You will get a complimentary all you can eat tasty buffet, complimentary beverages from your table server, guaranteed promotion giveways, and access to […]

TMJ Problems and How We Can Help!

Do you wake up with a sore jaw? Do you teeth seem to be getting shorter? Are you teeth sensitive to cold and hot? You may suffer from TMJ problems. There are many misconceptions about it—but Dr. Garrett is here to clear up the facts about this common jaw disorder. TMJ stands for Temporomandibular joint. This […]