Easy Tips for a Healthier Summer Smile
The summer months are full of fun activities and snacks. Like popsicles, snow cones, sweet tea, you name it. And while you can enjoy those from time to time, you might also find your smile needs a little extra protection this time of year. Here are some quick and easy tips to follow when you’re […]
Four Reasons to Invest in Dental Veneers
Dental veneers offer the best possible outcome when you’re getting ready for a smile makeover. These dazzling aesthetic treatments help your teeth look their very best, transforming your smile into your favorite accessory! If you’re still hesitant about whether veneers are right for you, here are a few things to keep in mind: They Instantly […]
Is Gum Disease Reversible?
Can gum disease be reversed? It depends on at what point you diagnose and start treating it. The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis. Fortunately, gingivitis is completely reversible. Symptoms tend to include minor irritation, redness, or swelling along the outermost edges of your gum tissues (gingiva.) You might even see a little bleeding […]
At-Home vs. Professional Teeth Whitening
Whitening your teeth is a great way to help your smile look healthier, younger, and more attractive. In fact, we frequently recommend teeth whitening treatments before you initiate any other type of cosmetic procedures (such as veneers, bonding, porcelain crowns, etc.) That way we can match the color of your new restoration to a brighter […]
Three Great Ways to Clean Your Dental Bridge
Dental bridges can last for years. The key is to clean them thoroughly every day, to keep the supporting teeth as healthy as possible. But since toothbrushes don’t reach underneath your bridge, you’ll need to find other ways to clean between the restoration and your gum tissues. If using traditional dental floss is challenging, here […]
How to Protect Your New Crown
Dental crowns are essential for protecting the integrity of the tooth beneath them. And in some cases, a crucial part of your dental implant restoration. But although crowns are crafted from the highest quality of durable materials, they’re not completely invincible. Here are a few important things you need to remember when it comes to […]
Crowns vs. Fillings: Which One Do I Need and Why?
When you have an obvious cavity, fractured tooth, or old filling that needs to be changed out, you have two options to choose from: dental fillings or crowns. How can you know which one you really need? One of the most common questions we hear at Dental Care Center at Kennestone is “Why do I […]
Dental Insurance Expiration Dates: What You Need to Know
“Doesn’t my insurance pay for that?” “Is my dental treatment covered by my insurance plan?” “How much will my insurance cover?” As we approach the end of the year, it’s important to understand that your unused dental insurance benefits won’t “roll over” into the next. This can work in (or against) your advantage. Benefits Reset […]
Dry Mouth Over the Holidays?
Xerostomia — better known as “dry mouth” — can lead to irritating side-effects like bad breath and an increased risk of tooth decay. It’s caused by a lack of saliva flow and can leave you constantly feeling the urge to sip on something. If dry mouth tends to flare up more this time of the […]
Is it Possible to Reverse Tooth Decay?
If you’ve browsed the internet long enough (particularly websites like Pinterest or YouTube) there’s a good chance you’ve seen people claim to offer advice on DIY cavity treatments. Unfortunately, cavity treatment at home is not something that you can actually do. Once tooth decay creates a physical hole in your tooth, the only way to […]