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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Make for a Healthier Smile in 2020

December 19, 2019

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a young woman smiling and walking downstairsIf you’re like millions of others, you’ve probably made a few new year’s health resolutions. From losing weight to managing your diabetes to taking better care of your skin, you’re on a path to a better you. But what about your smile? Your teeth and gums say a lot about who you are, so why not give it top-notch treatment? Let this article explain a few things you can do to make your oral health a priority this next year.


Welcome to Leading Edge Dentistry: New Name, Same Great Service

December 14, 2019

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a middle-aged woman smilingWelcome to Leading Edge Dentistry! Formerly known as Laser, Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we decided to make a change before the new year. But don’t worry! Although our name has changed, our same great service has not. You can expect nothing but the very best from Dr. Michael Howard and his team. As your dentist in Marietta, he continues to provide full-service dentistry that uses the latest techniques and technologies for your satisfaction. Since we’ve decided to start early with a fresh, new look, we encourage you to do the same. Read on to learn more about the services we offer and how you can start anew in 2020!


4 Ways to Improve Your Smile Before Your Holiday Office Party

November 9, 2019

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coworkers enjoying a holiday office partyOver the holidays, your schedule will be packed full of meeting up with friends, attending office parties, and getting together with distant relatives that you haven’t seen for ages. What’s most important to you is that you make the best possible impressions on people and don’t feel self-conscious about your damaged, discolored, or gummy smile. Luckily, your cosmetic dentist in Marietta offers fast and cost-effective treatments that can transform your smile from one that lowers your self-esteem to one that boosts it. Read on for four treatments that can get you ready for the most social season of all. (more…)

Top 3 Ways To Keep Your Child Cavity-Free This Halloween

September 18, 2019

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Halloween candy Halloween season is upon us, which you’ve likely noticed thanks to the astounding increase in the number of Jack-o-lanterns you’re seeing on a daily basis. For children, creatures like ghosts, vampires, and werewolves are meant to inspire playful fear, but do you know what should really scare parents when it comes to Halloween? CAVITIES. The holiday leads to a literal candy-fiesta at most households, but to make sure the festivities and sweet treats don’t end with your child developing a toothache and needing a filling, here are a few simple tips that will help keep their teeth safe. (more…)

3 Ways to Protect Your Child’s Teeth While Playing Sports This Fall

September 4, 2019

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a young boy wearing a mouthguardFall is a time for football and plenty of other impact sports. If your child is one of the many students who take to the field only to experience multiple bumps, bruises, and maybe even broken bones throughout the season, you might want to consider how you can better protect them from facing a children’s dental emergency. With each hit or pass, you might still cringe while sitting in the stands, by taking proper measures, you can ensure their smile will be protected throughout the game. Find out how.


What Results Can You Expect From Professional Teeth Whitening?

August 16, 2019

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person smilingAfter months of trying store-bought kits that promise dramatic results in a short amount of time, you’re ready to invest in professional teeth whitening in West Cobb. Over time, your teeth naturally become more discolored or stained due to factors that are out of your control, such as aging. Instead of accepting the fact that your self-esteem will have to suffer because of this, consider fast, effective, and proven ways to restore the brilliance and sheen of your smile. After months of using products that have offered unreliable results, it’s time for you to hear the truth about what effects professional treatment will have. (more…)

The Dangers of Not Brushing Your Teeth Every Day

August 7, 2019

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computer model of oral bacteria in mouthWhen you skip your routine of brushing your teeth, it won’t just leave you with horrible breath the next morning. It’ll also open the door for common oral health problems to develop and the start of a bad habit. Each morning and night this happens, you’re leaving your mouth vulnerable to harmful oral bacteria that can cause you serious trouble in the future. Your dentist in Marietta wants to help save you the hassle of invasive treatments and unplanned emergency visits down the road. Read on to learn about the dangers of not brushing your teeth every day. (more…)

Damaged Teeth? Get Them Fixed in a Single Appointment With A Cosmetic Dentist in Marietta

July 8, 2019

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dentist curing composite resinHave your damaged teeth been wearing on your self-esteem? Not only can they impact your mood, but they can also leave your oral health in danger. A cosmetic dentist in Marietta offers dental bonding to restore your smile in a single visit. At Laser, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Dr. Howard offers a cost-effective cosmetic solution that can last up to a decade with proper care. Read on to learn about the process and how it could benefit you. (more…)

5 Health Problems Linked to Gum Disease in West Cobb

July 6, 2019

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If you’ve ever noticed a spot of blood in the sink after you brush or floss, you might have gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection in your gum tissue that causes tenderness, redness, soreness, and easy bleeding. About half of all adults in the U.S. will have it at some point, but sometimes they have more than gum disease in West Cobb. The condition has been linked to several other health issues. Let’s take a closer look at 5 of them.


What are My Options for Teeth Whitening in Marietta?

June 3, 2019

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man smiling

Maybe your smile isn’t as great as it could be. You’ve tried whitening strips, trays, and gels from every store you can think of. None of them give you results, and they leave your teeth feeling sensitive. You think there’s no hope for improving your confidence in your smile. Fortunately, that’s not true! Visit your dentist to learn about your options for teeth whitening in Marietta.


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