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The Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Center Discusses Children’s Cavities

In Health and Beauty on March 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm
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According to Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates, children who visit their pediatric dentist regularly are less likely to have a bad or painful dental experience. Regular visits to the Snodgrass-King pediatric dental offices helps keep their young patients’ teeth healthier, reducing or eliminating the need for major, potentially uncomfortable procedures later in life. The Snodgrass-King team cites a study published in 2007 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) with some provocative findings. Snodgrass-King reports that the study found the incidence of cavities in preschoolers has jumped to 28%, meaning that at least one in every four preschoolers probably had a cavity.

A Snodgrass-King team member who analyzed the data explains that this means tooth decay and cavities are the leading childhood disease, outnumbering asthma and diabetes. Snodgrass-King dentists have found that many parents consider a toothache a minor problem, but this is not always the case. If the pain is caused by tooth decay, explains a Snodgrass-King pediatric dentist, it can compromise a child’s overall health. A Snodgrass-King dentist explains that a child’s cavity, if left untreated, can sap motivation, ruin an appetite, and eventually lead to infection.

One of the priorities of the Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates is to provide young patients with a dental “home,” a place for care, knowledge and support. Even though tooth decay is the leading childhood disease, says a Snodgrass-King dentist, it is also very preventable. Snodgrass-King dentists give their visitors the best possible dental care, in and out of the dentist’s chair. Snodgrass-King dentists and staff are committed to giving children and parents the knowledge and support they need to embrace tooth-healthy habits. A child that grows up making regular visits to a Snodgrass-King pediatric dentist is more likely to maintain the simple lifelong habits that ensure excellent oral health. The efforts of the Snodgrass-King pediatric dental center are widely appreciated by the parents and children that make up their community.

Snodgrass-King Franklin (Cool Springs)
125 Cool Springs Blvd.
Suite 140
(in the Aspen Grove Medical Plaza)
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 771-1111

Snodgrass-King Hermitage
4761 Andrew Jackson Pkwy.
Hermitage, TN 37076
Phone: (615) 885-3525

Snodgrass-King Spring Hill
Spring Hill Medical Plaza
5073 Main Street
Suite 240
Spring Hill, TN 37174
Phone: (615) 302-4200

Snodgrass-King Murfreesboro
Gateway Medical Plaza II
1747 Medical Center Parkway
Suite 300
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: (615) 225-0700

About Snodgrass-King

Founded by Franklin, Tennessee-based pediatric dentists Dr. David Snodgrass and Dr. John T. King, Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates has a combined dental experience of nearly 100 years. The staff of Snodgrass-King provides outstanding service and offers an excellent dental experience with convenience for middle Tennesseans.

The co-founding dentists of Snodgrass-King offer a wide knowledge base that has earned them recognition across the Southeastern United States. Publishing numerous articles in orthodontic and pediatric journals, Dr. David Snodgrass serves part-time at Vanderbilt University as a clinical professor investing in the pediatric dentists of the near future. The Snodgrass-King co-founder is also a recognized lecturer as a member of the American Orthodontic Society, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the International Association of Orthodontics. Snodgrass-King co-founder Dr. John T. King has followed in the footsteps of his father, earning a Diplomat Board Certification with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. A Franklin, Tennessee native, Dr. King enjoys mentoring other pediatric dentists.

Partnering with the Snodgrass-King co-founders are Dr. Jennifer House and Dr. David Burnside. Prior to joining the staff of Snodgrass-King, Dr. Jennifer House and Dr. David Burnside both completed their education at Boston University Medical Center. In addition to the common alma mater, both Dr. House and Dr. Burnside carry memberships in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association and the Nashville Dental Society.

While parents bring their children to Snodgrass-King for the dental expertise, children love coming to Snodgrass-King because of the experience. Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates offers a unique experience to children who typically have the normal fears of going to the dentist. The moment a child steps into the Franklin, Tennessee office of Snodgrass-King, they are transported to a different dimension. Whether it is the random visits of Chomp, the Snodgrass-King alligator mascot, to the video games, or watching a movie during teeth cleanings, this pediatric dental office is anything but typical. So while mom and dad bring the kids because of the experience and education of the staff, the kids want to come simply because it is fun.

The dental team of Snodgrass-King takes their experience beyond just the local office. Pediatric dentists from the Franklin, Tennessee practice, along with Dr. David Snodgrass and Dr. John King, have taken their talents and expertise to the Dominican Republic and Haiti since 2007. On their most recent trip, the Snodgrass-King team served over 300 patients. In addition, Snodgrass-King has donated previously used dental equipment to the impoverished areas. The pediatric dentists of Snodgrass-King, wherever they are, are committed to serving with excellence.

The Snodgrass-King website (http://snodgrassking.com) offers numerous free information resources concerning pediatric oral health, safety tips and what to expect from a visit to the dentist’s office. On the website, parents can also find additional information concerning the services that Snodgrass-King offers including pediatric, orthodontic, and specialty dental work. For children needing specialty services, the Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates website explains more about the general and cosmetic work offered along with oral and maxillofacial specializations.

Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates has offices in Franklin, Spring Hill, Murfreesboro and Hermitage, Tennessee. For more information go to http://snodgrassking.com/ or call them at 615-771-1111.

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