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 […]
What Our Marietta Dentist is Doing to Keep Patients Safe During COVID-19
Dental Care Center at Kennestone is committed to providing safe, quality care for our patients in an environment that protects your family and our staff. Here’s what we’re doing to make that possible: Reduced Staff On-Site Right now, we’re not scheduling routine or elective procedures, such as cleanings, cosmetic dentistry, or care that can be […]
Common Emergency Dental Treatments | Marietta
At Dental Care at Kennestone, our Marietta dental team is currently practicing “social distancing” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we’re still available to provide essential care services such as same-day emergency treatments. But what warrants itself as a dental emergency? Some of the most common scenarios where we might need to see you include […]