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Dr. Jeffrey Yost

Dentistry
Franklin, TN
25 years experience male

Locations

Yost Dental Group, PLLC

Franklin, TN

Address

100 Cool Springs Blvd., Ste. 100, Franklin, TN
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

(615) 771-1990

About

Bio

Dr. Yost graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. His private practice, located in Franklin, TN, focuses on cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Tennessee

Doctor Q&A

62 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Sore/tight jaws: Many people grind their teeth and don't know it. Symptoms to look for are tension headaches, tight/sore jaw muscles, teeth sensitive to cold or chewi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes it can: Under normal circumstances, your teeth should be able to tolerate this without chipping. However, over time, the edges of the front teeth can get thi... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Depends: Teeth whitening can be completed several different ways: prefilled trays or strips, custom-made whitening trays, or in-office whitening such as zoom!... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Definitely!: It is not uncommon for teeth to yellow with time. You can whiten your teeth with whitening gel from tour dentist. With at-home whitening, the gel can ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Cleaning ; hand work: Gum bleeding ; swelling are the result of dental plaque (bacteria) not being removed from the teeth/gums. First you need a professional teeth cleaning... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Need to see dentist: Loose teeth in an adult most likely are a sign of a bigger underlying problem. Gum disease is the loss of bone around teeth which may make them loose.... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
No: No. Nitrous oxide or laughing gas certainly is not "required" when getting wisdom teeth extracted. Nitrous oxide just helps to relax you more which ma... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Filling too high: It is not unusual to have minor tooth sensitivity after dental work.This should only last 3-4 days. If pain gets worse with time, it is possible that ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Mouthrinse: The best treatment for halitosis is to determine the cause and remove it. Halitosis could be the result of mouth bacteria (gum disease, tooth cavity,... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Sometimes: Anesthesia during extractions is required to assure that you are comfortable/pain-free during the procedure.The difficulty of the procedure and the an... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Depends: Pulpitis means inflammation of the tooth pulp (nerve) causing tooth to hurt. It can be reversible or irreversible. Reversible pulpitis can be eliminat... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Once bonded to teeth, veneers are very strong and are able to withstand normal chewing forces. However, being made of porcelain and very similar to en... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Teeth whitening: Teeth whitening is safe when using whitening materials dispensed by your dentist. It is often considered the safest and most conservative of all cosme... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Should not: Dental sealants are a thin, preventive coating placed over deep grooves in teeth to prevent cavities. You should have no pain or sensitivity with sea... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Dental cleaning : It is a great feeling to finally get your braces off. Your teeth look so straight and feel so smooth. The first thing you should do after removing bra... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
2 weeks: 2 weeks is usually an adequate amount of time to wait before starting the permanent crown process. This allows any inflammation to subside, tooth shou... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
See dentist: It is rare for a veneer that was prepared well and bonded well to come off. However, if you do feel a veneer come off, be very careful not to bite dow... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Probably more : Be careful! I have had patients needing large and expensive dental treatment go to their home country overseas for procedure. A bridge done in india d... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
To: To reduce the risk of a painful dry socket, avoid smoking as long as possible (at least 3-4 days).
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Absolutely!: No rinsing is done for the first 24 hours after the extractions are completed. Then the day after extractions, start the warm salt water rinses. Put... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Tooth in bone: A bony-impacted tooth is a tooth that you cannot see when you look inside your mouth. This tooth is trapped in the bone underneath the gums. Wisdom te... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Night guard: We all grind our teeth periodically. We usually do it in response to stress in our lives. Grinding can be very destructive and can result in wearing d... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Dental care needed!: Antibiotics are not the cure for a broken tooth. At best, they may temporarily calm down the pain. Even if the pain is completely eliminated, it will ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Depends: Teeth whitening can be completed several different ways: prefilled trays or strips, custom-made whitening trays, or in-office whitening. All these me... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes-but unlikely: A properly placed composite filling is chemically bonded to the tooth, so it is very unlikely for one to simply fall out. More often a portion of a co... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Dental treatment: Once dental caries (or cavities) have started, they will continue to get larger and deeper.The key to dental treatment is to find problems (such as ca... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Orthodontics means moving teeth. All the teeth can be moved, a few teeth, or even just one tooth. Comprehensive orthodontics moves all teeth, corrects... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
20 baby teeth: A child will normally have 20 baby (deciduous) teeth. These usually start to come into the mouth (erupt) when the child is around 6 months. The last b... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Sensitivity : Teeth whitening is safe and effective when using a product dispensed by your dentist.The most common side effect is tooth sensitivity usually to cold ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Inflammation: A tooth can sometimes be sore for the first 48 hours after a root canal is completed. Cleaning out the nerve of the tooth can inflame the area in bet... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Brush and floss: Plaque is a film of bacteria that naturally attaches to teeth. It can be removed by good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and professional dental ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Rinses don't whiten: There are several types of mouth washes. Fluoride mouth rinses help to prevent cavities and can reduce teeth sensitivity. Mouth rinses for healthy gu... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Absolutely!: Wearing you retainer is a good thing and is absolutely necessary. When you stop wearing your retainer, your teeth will move back to where they were. W... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
NOT WHITER!: Quitting smoking will definitely make you healthier (your mouth and entire body). But just quitting smoking alone will not make your teeth white. It w... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Salt Water Rinse: Lots of things can irritate the gums-sharp chips/popcorn, brushing/flossing too hard, hot pizza, new toothpaste, etc. These do not necessary require a... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Need to see to know: A small bump inside your mouth could be one of many different possibities. Each possibility has a different treatment, so it is very important to dete... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Roof of the mouth: The palate is the roof of the inside of the mouth. It is made up of two parts: the hard palate which has bone under it, and the soft palate which is... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Wait: It is not unusual for defects in the tooth (such as fluorosis) to brighten while the rest of the tooth also whitens.Once you stop the whitening proces... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes in short term: I have had patients needing lot of dental treatment go to another country to try and save money. Other countries, such as mexico, do not have same re... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Pull tooth down : If a permanent tooth is trapped under the gums and does not come down by itself, it is called an impacted tooth. To correct this problem, the gums ar... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not normal: Tooth movement as you describe is not normal. If many/most of your teeth are moving, gum disease (periodontitis) is most likely the cause.Over time th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
24 hours: No rinsing is done for the first 24 hours after the extractions are completed. Then the day after extractions, start the warm salt water rinses. Put... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
No need to wait: After a tooth extraction, you can safely brush your teeth immediately, except the area where the extraction was done. You need to wait 2-3 days befo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Prosthodontist: Any dentist can make false teeth (teeth to replace missing permanent teeth). One missing tooth can be replaced or all the teeth. Different options to... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Filling too tall: It is not unusual for new filling to be sensitive for few days.If sensitivity continues past 3-4 days, new filling may be too tall. This makes the to... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes-Temporary : The most common side effect from whitening or bleaching your teeth is tooth sensitivity.This is generally sensitivity to cold, sensitivity to acidic d... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Can't do it!: A dental abscess is the result of bacteria (a cavity) getting deep enough that the bacteria is in the nerve of the tooth. At this point, to eliminate ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Bony overgrowth: If this lump is hard and has been very slowly growing, it most likely is a palatal tori. This is an overgrowth of bone and is quite common. It usuall... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Periodontal Disease: Periodontal disease(gum disease) is slow, chronic, painless infection of gums. If bacteria in plaque not removed(brushing, flossing), gums swell and b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Dentistry 25 years experience
Night guard : Absolutely. A night guard (ng) protects and prevents damage to your teeth such as cracks, chipping, and wearing down of your teeth from clenching/grin... Read More

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Mar 30, 2013
Dr. Yost always provides excellent common sense, to the point comprehensive articulate answers. His dedication and concern for his patient’s best interests is apparent.
Mar 24, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Yost is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, TN
Graduated 1997MD

Awards

Top Dentist, Second Place, Tennessee - Summer
2013
Top Dentist, First Place, Tennessee - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Tennessee Dental Association
Nashville Dental Society
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