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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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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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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Different Types of Dental Crowns and Bridges

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Dental crowns and bridges are used for both cosmetic and functional purposes. They may be used to replace missing teeth, strengthen weak teeth, or improve the appearance of discolored teeth. There are several types of dental crowns and bridges to choose from. Your perfect dental crown or bridge is custom-made to accommodate your specific needs and preferences.

Different Types of Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns are made in several different materials. The type of material used depends on a combination of appearance, ...

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Baby Dental Health: When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?

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Dental care for your baby begins much sooner than you might think. Baby dental health is important even before their teeth have started to show. Proper nutrition and daily cleaning will help prevent tooth decay and other conditions.

Visiting your dentist regularly is another important aspect of maintaining your child’s oral health. When should you take your child to the dentist?

When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?

Schedule your first visit with a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears ...

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Dental Health For Kids

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Teaching Dental Health To Kids

Good dental habits are best developed during childhood. Brushing and flossing, regular trips to the dentist, and practicing good nutrition are all positive oral health habits for kids to learn. Dental health for kids ensures that they learn how to maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.

Dental Health For Kids

Teaching kids good dental health habits can sometimes be a challenge, but it’s a worthwhile challenge. Kids who learn dental health for kids ...</p><a class= Continue Reading →

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Why is Nutrition Important to Your Dental Health?

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You are often given advice about eating well and practicing good nutrition when visiting the doctor. The foods you eat affects your oral health too. Certain types of food promote nutrition and dental health while others can lead to disease and tooth decay. Why is nutrition important to your dental health?

Why is Nutrition Important to Your Dental Health?

Nutrition and oral health are closely linked. The type of foods you choose can promote good oral health; your food choices can also ...

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