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Summertime Smiles for Kids in Monroe County

Written by CeCe Owens

Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics has celebrated its first year anniversary serving the dental needs of kids in Monroe County and the surrounding areas. Part of the huge celebration is the addition of pediatric dentist, Dr. Darryl Phillips. When speaking of joining Tennessee Smiles, Dr. Phillips states, “ Dr. Britton and I have worked together for the past decade at Children’s Dentistry of Knoxville. Seeing the joy it has brought to him serving the kids of Monroe County really piqued my interest in joining the practice. After visiting Tennessee Smiles, I could see the impact Dr. Britton and Dr. Turner are having on the community, and I wanted to be a part of that.” Dr. Phillips grew up in Clinton, TN, and this community reminds him of home.

After one visit, it’s apparent the passion these three doctors and their staff have for each and every kid they see. The office is age- appropriately designed with game systems and toys in the waiting area, expressing the easygoing, fun atmosphere from the start of the visit. During the dental treatment, patients enjoy televisions with headphones to watch favorite shows, and private rooms are available for those feeling extra anxious or needing special attention. Tennessee Smiles is determined to make every visit fun and positive, building self-confidence in each and every patient.

It’s Summertime! Summertime is a great time to have your first ever dental visit or orthodontic consult. Remember First Birthday, First Dental Visit. All three doctors agree that if we see the patient at this early age, most major problems are preventable through education, information and regular dental care. This time of year is the perfect time, especially for those middle and high school aged students that haven’t been to the dentist or orthodontist in awhile due to busy schedules. However, as relaxing as summer can be, the staff often finds that kids brushing and orthodontic schedules can get too relaxed, as well. Sugary summertime snacks and drinks can be devastating on oral hygiene. The doctors remind patients that they are partnering with them in their health. You simply cannot skip morning and nighttime brushing. For our patients in braces,

Dr. Turner notices that summertime is often a time when their oral hygiene slacks off. He wants to remind his patients that he is partnered with Drs. Britton and Phillips in maintaining overall dental health. Even though it’s Drs. Britton and Phillips and their staff providing the routine dental cleanings, Dr. Turner also monitors their oral hygiene while in braces.

From age one to twenty-one, Tennessee Smiles is here for dental cleanings to braces and anything in between. We take pride and love serving the kids of Monroe and surrounding counties.

Schedule an appointment by calling 423-436-4800 and visit for more information.

4233 Hwy 411, Madisonville, TN 37354  |  423.436.4800  |

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