Dental Care

Travel Tips for Your Teeth

Pack an ADA-Accepted Pack of Gum  Chewing sugarless gum can help relieve ear pressure during a flight ñ and help keep cavities at bay on vacay. Research shows that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after a meal can help prevent cavities. That’s because it gets saliva flowing, which helps wash away cavity-causing bacteria. Sugarless…

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Oral Health for Senior Citizens

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about dental care for senior citizens. The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel. Jones & Copeland SmilesSedation ~ Cosmetic ~ Family Dentistry 7330 Spout Springs Road, Suite C15 Flowery Branch, GA 30542 (770) 965-3048

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Don’t turn your nose to Fido’s or Fluffy’s bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but its internal organs as well. To address the significance of oral health care for pets, the AVMA sponsors National Pet Dental Health Month every…

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Brushing Your Kid’s Teeth

It’s never too early to get children in the habit of good oral care. Of course, it’s up to parents to take the “first steps.” Finding new ways to model good dental habits and practice them with your kids is key. The sooner kids begin to take charge of their own teeth, the happier and…

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Great American Smokeout

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

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What is a Cavity and What Causes Tooth Decay?

What to Know About Cavities and Tooth Decay While cavities are very common dental problems in both children and adults, they can be prevented. Find out what you need to know to stay ahead of cavities.  What Exactly Is a Cavity?  It’s actually pretty simple. Decay (or softening of enamel) happens over time and the…

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The Difference Between Plaque and Tartar

Lots of people ask their dental professional if there’s a difference between plaque and tartar-and it’s a great question. Both plaque and tartar buildup are common dental problems. Significant plaque buildup can result in tooth decay and gum disease. Tartar is a calcified plaque. Arming yourself with the facts can help you be smarter about…

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Receding Gums

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

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What to Know About Gingivitis

What Is Gingivitis? Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease caused by the buildup of plaque bacteria on the tissues that surround the teeth. Plaque, a naturally occurring biofilm containing bacteria, can lead to gingivitis if not removed by daily brushing.  Who Can Get Gingivitis? Gingivitis is quite prevalent. But while almost 80% of…

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Dental Plaque

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

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