Don’t Let Your Dental Benefits Run Out!
Take advantage of your dental benefits before they expire on December 31st. Right now is the best time to schedule your second dental check-up for the year. Especially before last-minute holiday openings start to fill up. About Your Dental Insurance Benefits Most dental plans prioritize preventive dental care as the most important role in your […]
Do I Need a Crown?
Many types of restorations are available today. To pinpoint which treatment is required on certain teeth, a thorough examination with X-rays is required. We’ll want to see the full picture of the situation to decide the best restoration. Here are some situations where a dental crown may be your best option… If a tooth has […]
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 […]