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Gingivitis vs. Gum Disease: What’s the Difference?, Marietta

Gingivitis vs. Gum Disease: What’s the Difference?

Our gums play an important role in our oral health. They are the soft tissues that help to hold our teeth in place. But sometimes, they can become inflamed and infected, leading to more serious problems. Gingivitis and gum disease are usually thought of as the same thing, but they are actually two different conditions. […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Yes. You Can Stop Flossing

If you’re one of the 9 out of 10 people who dislike flossing, you’re in luck. There’s a way to clean between your teeth (where brushing doesn’t reach) without that skinny strand of floss. It’s called a water flosser. Research shows that using a water flosser may actually clean your teeth and gums better than […]
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Diabetes and Your Oral Health: The Overlooked Connection

Do you have diabetes? You may do your very best to live as normal a life as possible. Even so, you never forget that your condition affects so many aspects of your everyday routine. But with all you have to worry about, you might easily overlook the way diabetes can affect your mouth. Here are […]
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Does Flossing Really Make a Difference?

Whether you find flossing time-consuming or painful, you probably think of any excuse possible to skip the chore. After all, flossing can’t make as big of a difference as your Marietta dentist says it does. Or can it? The Flossing Debate Flossing is only one of several elements necessary for oral health. Tooth brushing, rinsing, […]
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What Does It Mean When Adult Teeth Feel Loose?

Kids can pull some pretty bizarre tricks with their baby teeth when they start to loosen. But adult teeth are supposed to stay with you for life. So what does it mean if you sense that some of your permanent teeth are getting a bit wiggly? What’s Normal Wiggling? Your teeth should naturally “give” a […]
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Your Gum Health – More Important Than You Knew!

Are you looking for cosmetic dental treatment in Marietta, GA? To get that perfect smile, you may want to start by paying attention to your pink gums before your pearly-white teeth. Your gums are far more than just skin around your tooth enamel. Your gums play a crucial role in both your oral and overall […]
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Can Diabetes Affect Oral Health?

People living with diabetes know many of the ways that the disease can affect their bodies, but oral health is not commonly one of them. Multi-year studies, research and experience show that diabetes can have a severe impact on the mouth, teeth, and gums. Diabetics are at greater risk for infections of the mouth, notably […]
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Our Client Reviews

Dental Care Center at Kennestone

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 193 reviews

Angie W.

I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
she is a ray of sunshine. Perfect bedside manner, concerning, caring, helpful, and so very positive. I do not have dental insurance and could go somewhere else that may be a tad cheaper but I wouldn't trade this dental office for the world. They feel more like family. Give them a try you won't regret it!

Olivia

I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

Mark P.

Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

Nancy M.

I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!