Should I Wait Until It Hurts?

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I often hear my patients say, “Nothing hurts, so everything in my mouth must be good.”  This is a common misconception.  Most problems in the mouth do not hurt and to wait until something hurts in order to treat it makes treatment more difficult and more expensive.

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Periodontal disease is not something that you often feel or recognize.  Signs of periodontal disease include ...

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Bonding and Veneers

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Are you looking for a way to get a more attractive smile?  Well, you are in luck!  You have several different options, such as bonding and veneers! We, at Smiles in Buckhead, can help you pick the best option for you!

Bonding/ direct veneers

Bonding or direct veneers are an immediate, in-office way of changing the appearance of your teeth.  We use natural, tooth colored filling material to change the shape and color of your teeth.  Bonding is typically added to one ...

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Athlete Dental Care

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Have an athlete in your family?  It is very important for all athletes to take care of their teeth.  Follow these recommendations for a healthy smile both on and off the field.

  1. Mouth guards: 5 million teeth are lost annually in sporting events! The worst part is that many of these losses can be prevented with mouth guards! The best mouth guards are custom made by your dentist. They are typically worn on the upper ...
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7 Oral Cancer Risk Factors

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April is oral cancer awareness month, a cancer that is not often talked about, even though it has over 40,000 diagnoses on average per year! In fact, many people do not realize that their dentist screens for oral cancer during their cleaning appointment. As such, we thought we might cover the 7 biggest risk factors that can cause oral cancer, and how to avoid them, if possible.

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Cheese & the Mouth

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Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!

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Did you know? Cheese has actually been revealed to have a positive influence on the overall health of your mouth! In the May/June 2013 issue by the Academy of General Dentistry, it reviewed as study done on the effect of dairy on the mouth. 68 volunteers between the ages of 12 and 15 were evaluated to test their pH and plaque levels ...

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The Top 5 Cavity Culprits

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Have you ever wondered what causes cavities?  Odds are, you are not alone.

There are 5 main “usual suspects” in the case of cavity causation. We will take a look at each below, and help explain how they contribute.

Cavity Culprits

  1. Saliva: This is a cause most people are likely not aware of.  According to a study done earlier this year, there is ...
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Perio Protect Trays: A Non-Surgical Approach to Gum Disease

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Smiles in Buckhead is proud to announce that we have become certified providers of Perio Protect, a non-surgical way to treat gum disease.

Although millions of Americans have been diagnosed with gingivitis or periodontitis, up until recently, there was no long-term, minimally invasive, non-surgical gum disease treatment. For decades, the cleaning of root surfaces (called scaling and root planing) has been done in combination with antibiotics. This approach is often uncomfortable and temporary, typically repeated every 3 months. Surgery is reserved ...

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What is the Laser Teeth Whitening Procedure?

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Pearly white teeth are more popular than ever. Those who seek a dazzling smile can choose whether to have a professional teeth whitening procedure, or go DIY with at-home whitening kits. Laser teeth whitening is one of the newest procedures available today. If you’re considering this treatment option, you may be wondering: what is the laser teeth whitening procedure?

What is the Laser Teeth Whitening Procedure?

The term ‘Laser teeth whitening’ may conjure up images of high-powered lasers capable of cutting through steel. ...

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change Your Smile and Your Life

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When people are unhappy with their smiles, they can be self-conscious or unsure of themselves, especially around people they don’t know. What’s more, people who have low self-esteem may have a difficult time making a good impression on a potential employer. It’s time to live life to the fullest! Learn how cosmetic dentistry can change your smile and your life.

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change Your Smile and Your Life

Being proud of your teeth shows in the ease and comfort of ...

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Ingredients in Toothpaste

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The toothpaste aisle at the local pharmacy may seem a bit daunting. There are so many varieties to choose from, and each label offers a slightly different combination of benefits. This guide will provide an overview of the ingredients in toothpaste so that you’re equipped to make the best choice for you and your family.

Ingredients in Toothpaste

While the exact ingredients may differ from brand to brand, the components that go into an average tube of toothpaste are the same.

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