Dental Care

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 2

I don’t have cavities so I can’t have gum disease Being cavity-free doesn’t ensure you are in the clear where gum disease is concerned. That’s because gum disease is painless and many people have no idea they have it. Gums that bleed easily or are red, swollen or tender is a sign of gingivitis, the…

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Dental Hygienist

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about the role played by your Dental Hygienist! The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel. Jones & Copeland Smiles Sedation ~ Cosmetic ~ Family Dentistry 7330 Spout Springs Road, Suite C15 Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (770) 965-3048

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Common Myths of Gum Disease # 1

Gum disease is not that common On the contrary, gum disease is extremely common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of adults age 30 and older suffer from some form of gum disease. Gum disease, an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth, is caused by plaque, the…

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Understanding Tooth Sensitivity

Learn more about tooth sensitivity by watching this video from Colgate.com. Understanding Tooth Sensitivity: Discover the causes, prevention and treatment of sensitivity. The above video was found on both Colgate.com> and Colgate’s YouTube Channel. Jones & Copeland Smiles Sedation ~ Cosmetic ~ Family Dentistry 7330 Spout Springs Road, Suite C15 Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (770)…

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Good Food for Dental Health: Water

Water Rules Water, especially fluoridated water, is the best beverage for maintaining your oral health. That’s because fluoride helps to make teeth more resistant to the acid attacks that can cause cavities. As of 2012, nearly 75 percent of the U.S. population had access to fluoridated water, so drinking water from your own kitchen sink…

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Good Food for Dental Health: Fruits & Veggies

Fruits and Veggies Pack an Extra Punch Fruits and veggies are an important part of any balanced diet, and they are also good for your teeth. Since they are high in water and fiber, they help to balance the sugars they contain and help to clean your teeth. Chewing also helps to stimulate saliva production,…

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Good Food for Dental Health: Nuts

Nourishing Nuts Nuts contain protein which help strengthen and protect your teeth. Also, chewing helps to stimulate saliva production, which naturally cleans your mouth. Remember: Not only is a balanced, nutritious diet essential to healthy living, your eating patterns and food choices play an important role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. You may…

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Tooth Cavities

Tooth cavities aren’t uncommon — but with the right dental health know-how, you can help prevent them. It all starts with proper brushing, daily flossing, and fluoride. Get the details right here. What Causes Tooth Cavities? Cavities are holes in the teeth resulting from acid attack. They generally start in the enamel, but can spread…

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What is Plaque?

Plaque is a sticky, colorless deposit of bacteria that is constantly forming on the tooth surface. Saliva, food and fluids combine to produce these deposits that collect where the teeth and gums meet. Plaque buildup is the primary factor in periodontal (gum) disease, including gingivitis. How to Get Rid of Plaque To help prevent plaque…

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Tooth Decay and Sensitivity

What Causes Tooth Enamel Damage? What happens when tooth enamel is damaged? The exposed part underneath becomes vulnerable to decay. Cavities aren’t the only problem.   Teeth with damaged enamel can become sensitive to extreme temperatures. Suddenly, eating ice cream or sipping hot coffee can be painful or unpleasant.   Above article from: WebMD.com/oral-health  …

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