General Dentistry

Brushing and flossing go a long way towards preventing dental concerns, but everyone needs a general dentist to maintain good oral health.

Through routine care that prioritizes the mouth-body connection, our dentists will help keep you happy and healthy.

Let Beam Smile Design in Nashville, TN, provide thorough dental cleanings, oral cancer screenings, and more.

A Focus on Holistic Care

At Beam Smile Design, we understand that the health of your mouth is directly tied to the health of your body. When your teeth and gums are free of inflammation and other oral health concerns, your whole body benefits. Our Nashville general dentists can lay the foundation for a healthy life.

Our General Dentistry Services

Your teeth are part of a living ecosystem that requires preventative maintenance to function. Dr. Thomas Nabors and Dr. Andrea Clegg offer many general dentistry services that can help you maintain your smile. The services at our Nashville dental office include:
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Teeth Cleanings

Bacteria in the mouth are responsible for the buildup of plaque on teeth. Without routine dental cleanings, this plaque can cause cavities, gum disease, and widespread damage. In addition to an at-home oral care routine, it’s vital to visit our office twice a year for professional teeth cleanings.

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Dental Exams and Checkups

Exams and checkups are particularly important as your oral health is directly tied to your overall health. Performed during your routine cleaning, dental exams allow our dentists to check your gums, each tooth, and the soft and hard tissues of your mouth for concerns like gum disease, cavities, general wear, and more. Our dentists may take X-rays and use their dental technology to develop a treatment plan that is unique to you. Your dental care plan may involve crowns, dentures, veneers, and more.

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Oral Cancer Screening

An oral cancer screening is a visual and physical examination of your face, mouth, and neck during which our dentists will check for bumps, lesions, and other abnormalities. The goal is to detect cancer in its earliest stages. It’s important to get an annual oral cancer screening to make sure that no abnormalities are developing.

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Preventative Dentistry

Preventative dentistry is an important facet of general dentistry. Through consistent, routine maintenance, our dentists can help prevent the formation of cavities and other issues. An ounce of prevention can avoid the need for expensive restorative work like tooth fillings, crowns, dentures, and dental implants.

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Emergency Dentistry

Dental emergencies like jaw pain, cracked teeth, and knocked-out teeth can be addressed quickly at our Nashville, TN, office. If you're experiencing an emergency, we will try to fit you in during normal business hours on the same day you contact us. From there, we can minimize the damage, alleviate your pain, and set you up with an effective dental solution.

What First-Time Patients Can Expect During Their Appointment

Our new patient exams are nearly two hours long so our dentists can get to know you and thoroughly review your oral health.
Our new patient exams are nearly two hours long so our dentists can get to know you and thoroughly review your oral health.


When you step into our Nashville dentist's office, you will be warmly greeted by our staff. Your dental hygienist will take you back to your dental chair and help you relax.


Your hygienist will clean your teeth. We start by using a tool to gently scrape away any plaque and tartar that has built up.


Your dental assistant will brush and polish your teeth with an electric brush. This will give you that fresh and clean feeling that you usually have when you leave the dentist.


We will floss your teeth to clear away any plaque that might have built up along the sides of your teeth.


We will apply fluoride to help protect your teeth and enrich them with minerals.

Dental Exam

One of our general dentists, Dr. Nabors or Dr. Clegg, will check your teeth and let you know if any treatments are needed to help you maintain optimal oral health. We will discuss any gum conditions, occlusion, and more, so you're fully aware of your oral health and treatment options.


Your dentist will look at your overall oral health and develop a five-year plan to correct any functional problems, maintain your teeth, and address any cosmetic concerns you have. We will get started immediately by providing you with care instructions to improve your oral health from home.

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Protecting Nashville Patients' Oral Health "The whole staff has made the dental experience more enjoyable."


Rachel Abston

Nashville, TN


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Megan at Beam Smile Design has been the best! She is so kind and patient to work with. Really the whole staff has made the dental experience more enjoyable - highly recommend choosing Beam for your dental and cosmetic needs.

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Gregory Pilgrom

Nashville, TN


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The team and staff are beyond amazing!!! Dr. Clegg and Lauren are truly phenomenal and make going to the dentist a breeze!

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Beam Smile Design

Welcome to Beam Smile Design. Led by Drs. Andrea Clegg and Thomas Nabors, our practice in Nashville, TN, offers cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry services to help patients achieve the smile of their dreams. Our affiliations include:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics

We're happy to offer virtual consultations. Request yours online or call us today at (615) 256-1600.

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