Friday, April 15, 2011

What is Neuromuscular Dentistry? Dr. Kent E. White

Healing & Harmony through Art & Science.

“Neuromuscular dentistry is especially important for those who are considering a smile makeover or who are experiencing oral and facial pain.” Kent E. White, DDS

Correct Jaw Position

Neuromuscular Dentistry (NMD) differs from common dental practices. Traditionally and currently, dentists tend to focus on the teeth and joints. The neuromuscular approach goes further and bases much of its success on getting the muscles and nerves to coexist correctly between your teeth and joints.

By objectively and scientifically measuring muscle function in respect to jaw posture, and evaluating jaw movement and function, the optimal resting posture of your jaw can be determined.

Why is NMD so important? 

Without the teeth, facial muscles and jaw joints in harmonious balance, people can develop painful complications: known by some as TMJ or TMD. The relaxing of muscles and tension often create an effect like a rejuvenating facelift. A more youthful look and enhanced comfort is the result.

Attention to Details

Achieving success requires time, patience and, most of all, covering all the bases. Utilizing computerized diagnostic tools, focusing on the details, and maintaining a high-level of training makes it possible to improve how people feel about their teeth, oral comfort and dentistry in general. Consistent, predictable results allow patients to experience relief from perhaps decades of pain.

Even if patients don't come with specific pain issues and are just seeking restorative and cosmetic enhancements, preliminary evaluations in the neuromuscular approach are followed to uncover any problems that might occur in a smile makeover.

Full-Mouth Treatment

Conservative full-mouth reconstruction (preserving as much natural tooth structure as possible) can reclaim your oral health. Full-mouth treatment is used in combination with NMD to attain oral/facial comfort and proper function for the long-term.

The NMD Focus

As Dr. Kent White of Nashville explains, "It is important to treat the whole patient not just their teeth. This is not one-tooth-at-time, erratic patchwork dentistry; neuromuscular dentistry with full mouth treatment is planned, enduring success, which includes a beautiful, natural smile.”

Melanie's Before & After
Melanie's NMD Success Story

"I was told I would need to take out one of my molars due to severe decay and I wanted to get a second opinion. I chose to completely redo my entire mouth. I saved my upper molar, corrected my cross bite, removed my silver fillings and had my smile restored and temporized all in one morning!"

Paula's Before & After
Paula's NMD Success Story

"I have been a headache sufferer for twenty years and had a ringing in my right ear. It has been over a year since I had my upper teeth restored and my bite changed to the correct neuromuscular position. I no longer have the intense - continuing headaches and tinnitus as I had over the years!"

Glenda's Before & After
Glenda's NMD Success Story

"This is the best thing I have ever done for myself. My bite was opened and moved forward. The years of nasal congestion, stuffiness and drainage was greatly reduced and I could breathe better than ever before. I had been to countless doctors over the years, was medicated and/or told there is nothing more we can do. I am amazed!"

Kent E. White, DDS • Center For Advanced Dentistry, PLLC

CALL (615) • 208-9687

Or Visit

2300 21st Avenue South, Suite 103 • Nashville, TN 37212

Monday, April 11, 2011

Video: Why Dental Implants? From Nashville, TN Dentist Dr. Kent White

Dr. White provides his patients with comprehensive smile care, which includes when appropriate, implant dentistry.

Various forms of dentistry can provide positive restorative results.

Yet, dental implants add even more value. Implants are natural looking and are as strong as natural teeth. Adjacent teeth are protected -- no need to attach a bridge or partial denture to them, making the procedure more conservative of your surrounding healthy teeth.

Implant dentistry is total oral health rejuvenation with the added benefit of beautifully natural smile makeover. It's dental care everyone should consider who is a missing tooth or or many teeth teeth, and then experience.

Both implants and implant supported dentures are long term smile healthy treatments.

Kent E. White, DDS • Center For Advanced Dentistry, PLLC

CALL (615) • 208-9687

Or Visit

2300 21st Avenue South, Suite 103 Nashville, TN 37212

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Dr. Kent E. White Teaches CE Course For Local Dentists

Dr. Kent E. White
Course Name

  • How to deliver care, diagnose problems, avoid complex problems of TMD, TMJ and related disorders in Dental Patients

Featured Speaker
  • Kent White, DDS
  • LVI Senior Instructor
Dr. Kent White is a Senior Instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies - an LVI Dentist.

His expertise in aesthetic (or cosmetic), reconstructive and neuromuscular dentistry, and, his experience as an LVI instructor will make this session an informative workshop for all attendees.

Date/Time Presented
  • March 9, 2011
  • 5:45-8:15pm
  • 2.0 CEUs
  • Mahan Center
  • 2531 Park Drive Ste C
  • Nashville, TN 37214
· Offering patients relief from this disorder
· Signs and symptoms
· Treatment Options
· Pitfalls in making the wrong treatment choices

Make sure all of the dentists and other primary care professionals in your office mark their calendars for this timely program.

Dr. White has taught dentists from around the country and locally in and around Nashville and Tennessee.

CALL (615) 208.9687

2300 21st Avenue South, Suite 103

Nashville, TN 37212

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