What is Gum Disease?

More than half of American adults over the age of 35 get periodontal “gum” disease.  There are 2 types of gum disease: Gingivitis and...

Piercings and Your Oral Health

Piercings are becoming a more prevalent form of self-expression in society today and a fashion statement by many.  If you are contemplating getting a...

Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth? Bleeding gums are one of the most common signs that something is wrong in your...

From the Desk of Nashville General’s CEO

“At first they will ask why you’re doing it. Later they’ll ask how you did it.” - unknown  NASHVILLE, TN — Chronic Care Model, Patient-Centered...

What is Plaque?

Ever had a fuzzy and rough feeling on the surface of your teeth?  If so, that’s “Plaque.” Plaque is a sticky, clear film that...

Kidney Failure Prevalent in African American Community

By Ashley Benkarski with JacFranz Guiteau, M.D., Surgical Director of TriStar Centennial’s Organ Transplant Program NASHVILLE, TN— TriStar Centennial Medical Center’s new surgical director of its...

What is a Tongue Scraper?

A tongue scraper is a tool used to help clean your tongue. It is designed to clean the bacterial build-up, food debris, and dead...

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to Hold National Alzheimer’s & Caregiver Educational...

NEW YORK, NY — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) 2019 national Educating America Tour will visit Nashville on Tuesday, April 23 with a...

Will My Baby Develop Pacifier Teeth?

Like many parents, you may be concerned about your child’s pacifier use.  You may wonder if its harmful, what age should they stop, and...

Educating People of High Risk During Kidney Disease Month

By Clare Bratten NASHVILLE, TN — Are your ankles swelling? Swollen ankles might be an early sign of kidney disease, according to Dr. Francesca Tentori,...

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