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Dr. Michael L. Tyler

Dentist

Dr. Michael Tyler is a Dentist practicing in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee. Dr. Tyler specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Michael L. Tyler
  • Mount Pleasant, TN
  • DDS at University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Accepting new patients

I grind my teeth while I sleep. Should I get a mouth guard?

You need to get a mouth guard not only to protect your teeth but also to prevent TMJ headaches and joint pain. Dentists custom make them for you and they last longer but to start READ MORE
You need to get a mouth guard not only to protect your teeth but also to prevent TMJ headaches and joint pain. Dentists custom make them for you and they last longer but to start with and to make sure you can tolerance the guard buy one from the drug store. It will be cheaper and quicker to protect you

My daughter's braces are too tight. Is there anything I can do?

Braces usually equalize their pressure within two to three weeks . If not allergic ibuprofen after each meal will help to deal with the soreness

Why do I have a thick white coating on my tongue?

A thick, white coat is most likely a yeast infection, which is especially common after antibiotics, a cold, sinus infection, or other illness that would decrease your bodies defenses. READ MORE
A thick, white coat is most likely a yeast infection, which is especially common after antibiotics, a cold, sinus infection, or other illness that would decrease your bodies defenses. Best treatment is an anti-fungal medication like nystatin.

Is a baking soda rinse safe for my teeth?

Baking soda is safe to use. It cleans teeth well and buffers the oral acidity.

What is the best treatment for mouth ulcers?

The best way to treat mouth ulcers early is with Valtrex 500mg, one tablet two times daily for three days. This treatment should be started as soon as the burning feeling starts. READ MORE
The best way to treat mouth ulcers early is with Valtrex 500mg, one tablet two times daily for three days. This treatment should be started as soon as the burning feeling starts. If the ulcer is already present, treat it with a topical numbing agent and it will be gone in 10 to 14 days.