Dental Care

Children’s Dentist Flowery Branch GA

Preventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way! We know that children often don’t do a very good job of brushing their teeth. This even applies to adults too! Even meticulous brushing often may not reach the deep grooves in the back teeth. This results in bacteria, acids, and plaque formation, which will lead to…

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Dentistry for Kids Flowery Branch GA

Choosing Your Child’s Dentist is Like Choosing Their Pediatrician Instilling good habits early, in an environment that’s comfortable and fun, is essential for a lifetime of good oral health. To ensure healthy teeth, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a first visit by two years old. Children’s teeth can be very susceptible to cavities at…

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Not Flossing – Things That Can Ruin Your Smile

Although many of us are much more diligent about brushing than flossing, they are equally important. “Flossing every day is one of the best things you can do to take care of your teeth. It’s the single most important factor in preventing periodontal disease, which affects more than 50% of adults,” says Meinecke. Flossing helps…

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Dentures Dentist Flowery Branch GA

Look Years Younger with Facelift Dentures Why do we call them Facelift Dentures? It all comes down to the way they replace lost facial contours. They’re made using neuromuscular techniques that help restore a more youthful appearance. Traditional dentures do a good job of replacing missing teeth, but Facelift Dentures focus on more than just…

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Candy – Things That Can Ruin Your Smile

Contrary to what mom said, sugar won’t directly rot your teeth—but the acid produced when you eat sugar and carbohydrates can. “Naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth devour sugar, creating acids that attack tooth enamel, which can lead to decay and a host of other problems, including gingivitis and cavities,” says Halpern. The worst thing…

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Sports Drinks – Things That Can Ruin Your Smile

In the last decade, sports beverages have become increasingly popular, but they aren’t great for your teeth. “Scientific research has found that the pH levels in many sports drinks could lead to tooth erosion due to their high concentration of acidic components, which could wear away at the tooth’s enamel,” says David F. Halpern, DMD,…

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Tooth Decay – Also called Cavities, Dental Caries

You call it a cavity. Your dentist calls it tooth decay or dental caries. They’re all names for a hole in your tooth. The cause of tooth decay is plaque, a sticky substance in your mouth made up mostly of germs. Tooth decay starts in the outer layer, called the enamel. Without a filling, the…

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Bleeding gums

Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. However, persistent gum bleeding may be due to serious medical conditions such as leukemia and bleeding and platelet disorders.   Considerations It is important to follow the instructions from your dentist in order to maintain healthy gums. Improper…

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Diet and Oral Health

Cut the sugar, grab the milk!   Each time you eat a snack containing sugar or starch (carbohydrates), the resulting acid attack on your teeth can last up to 20 minutes, and a lot of snacks and drinks contain sugar. How much sugar? A single can of pop contains up to 10 teaspoons of sugar,…

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Learn more about ‘bad breath’

Halitosis Halitosis or bad breath or oral malodour is socially unacceptable but self-diagnosis is difficult, as it is not possible to easily detect an odor from ones’ own breath. Those who have halitosis are often unaware of it and often may be informed by friends or relatives. Yet those people who have been told that…

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