Is Chewing Gum Bad for Your Teeth?
Chewing gum can have its benefits, but it also has its downfalls. Since not all gum is created equal you really should know what you’re getting yourself into the next time you decide to just pop any stick of gum in your mouth. What Kind of Gum To Avoid Some gum contains a lot of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Gum Disease And The Impact on Respiratory Health
When you inhale pollution or the smoke of tobacco products, it damages your lungs. But what about if you inhale bacteria…from your mouth? Over time, scientists have determined that having active periodontal (gum) disease raises a person’s risk of respiratory disease. Everything from pneumonia to COVID-19 infections can be more severe if you have co-existing […]