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 […]
What Medical History Should You Share with Your Dentist?
When visiting the dentist and being asked about your medical history, do you avoid going into detail because you feel like most past and current issues are irrelevant? If so, you may be surprised to learn how helpful it is for your dental team to know the specifics about your medical details. Important Health Information […]
Sedation Dentistry: Nitrous Oxide vs. Oral Sedation
Two of the most popular options for sedation dentistry include nitrous oxide and oral sedation. When you visit our Marietta, Georgia dentist and receive your treatment plan we’ll discuss what the best sedation option is for your situation. Nitrous Oxide – Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a gas that has been around […]
4 Ways To Prevent Gum Recession
Our Marietta, Georgia dentist sees a lot of patients with gum recession. Loss of gum tissue causes severe sensitivity due to tooth root exposure. Gum recession can occur over the years with past gum disease and trauma, but it can usually be prevented. To help you maintain an adequate amount of gum tissue around your […]
How Often Should You Get Your Teeth Cleaned?
Getting your teeth professionally cleaned in Marietta is important for removing plaque and tartar buildup that your toothbrush leaves behind. The average person should go to the dentist every six months for a cleaning, but some people may need to go more often. Who Should Get Their Teeth Cleaned More Often? Increase your tooth-cleaning frequency […]