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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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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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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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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Tooth Cavity Treatment

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Tooth cavities, also known as tooth decay or tooth caries, are small openings or holes in your teeth which can be very damaging over time. Cavities occur when the protective enamel surrounding teeth wears away and allows bacteria to eat away at the surface of the tooth. While tooth decay is preventable, tooth cavity treatment is available for people who have existing cavities.

Tooth Cavity Treatment

Preventing tooth cavities is ideal, but tooth restoration is possible if you already have cavities. The ...

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Top 10 Tips to Fix Bad Breath

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Most people have experienced bad breath at some point during their day. Whether first thing in the morning, during an important meeting or date, or after eating a meal featuring onions and garlic, or bad breath is rarely welcome no matter the situation. Use one of our top ten tips to fix bad breath so you’ll make great impressions throughout your day.

Top 10 Tips to Fix Bad Breath

Halitosis, the technical term for bad breath, is usually a temporary occurrence that ...

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Does Professional Teeth Cleaning Have Side Effects?

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Regular brushing and flossing is an important part of good oral health practice. Visiting your dentist for a routine cleaning will keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong, preventing tooth decay, periodontal disease, and many other conditions. Although dental cleanings are routine for many people, you may be wondering: does professional teeth cleaning have side effects?

Does Professional Teeth Cleaning Have Side Effects?

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What is the Tooth Extraction Procedure?

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A tooth extraction is the procedure which removes a tooth from its socket. Teeth may need to be removed as a result of infection, trauma, crowding, disease, or if a tooth is impacted. What is the tooth extraction procedure, and what can you expect?

What is the Tooth Extraction Procedure?

Tooth extractions are an outpatient procedure, meaning that you are able to go home the same day.

Depending on the complexity of your extraction, you may either be given local anesthetic and remain awake ...

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What is the Difference Between Porcelain Crowns and Gold Crowns?

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Porcelain has been used for hundreds of years as a realistic-looking cover for damaged teeth, or as a replacement for missing teeth. Gold, meanwhile, has been used in dental work since ancient times. You may be wondering if one type of material is superior. What is the difference between porcelain crowns and gold crowns?

What is the Difference Between Porcelain Crowns and Gold Crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped covers which are placed over an existing tooth. They can be used to protect ...

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