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Can Ill-Fitting Dentures Be Life-Threatening?

October 25, 2020

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Model of dentures in West Cobb.Despite the latest advancements in dentistry, tooth loss is still a prevalent problem. In fact, at least 35 million Americans have lost all their natural teeth in one or both arches. At least 15% of the edentulous population has dentures made annually. They are an effective solution to rebuild a beautiful, functional smile, but if they don’t fit well, could it lead to potentially life-threatening complications? Here’s why it’s best to see your dentist right away if you have slipping dentures in West Cobb.

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5 Tips to Keep Oral Health Problems at Bay This Halloween

October 21, 2020

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Here are Halloween oral health tips for enjoying this candy

Is your son or daughter looking forward to Halloween? While this fun-filled fall holiday gives us plenty of reasons to smile, it can also be tough on your family’s pearly whites. An abundance of sugary sweets and continuous snacking can leave you and your loved ones with a mouth full of cavities before the year is over. Thankfully, there are a few practical ways you can protect your teeth while still indulging in your favorite fall treats. Your West Cobb dentist shares five Halloween oral health tips to keep your family’s smiles safe all season long!

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Am I a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

September 9, 2020

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Woman with attractive smile after cosmetic dentistry. If you’re unhappy with your teeth, you’re not alone. Studies show as much as one-third of adults are dissatisfied with their smiles. You can conquer your insecurities and invest in a confident future with cosmetic dentistry. If you’re like many Americans, you might believe it isn’t an option for you, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. People from all walks of life are choosing to transform their teeth, but which is the right procedure for you? Your dentist will help you narrow your options to achieve the picture-perfect smile you deserve.

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How the Reme Halo Keeps You Safe During Dental Appointments

August 19, 2020

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Breathing clean air thanks to covid dental office safety

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people are becoming more and more selective about where they go and when they go there. Caution is certainly commendable, but it is important that you do not become too cautious and skip out on important activities — including dental appointments. Dentists across the country have implemented strict protocols to keep their patients safe and healthy. In our practice, we have gone above and beyond recommended guidelines for COVID dental office safety and have installed a Reme Halo air purification system. In this blog post, you’ll learn more about that system and how it can benefit you.

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How Your Dentist Can Help You Relax During Your Visit

July 16, 2020

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Woman safely relaxing while visiting her Marietta sedation dentist

Have you always been nervous when thinking about visiting your dentist? With the added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be more anxious than ever about seeking the dental care you need. Thankfully, your Marietta sedation dentist is taking every precaution to safeguard your health and boost your confidence when you visit them for treatment. Here’s how they can help keep you relaxed, comfortable, and safe during your next appointment.

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Can I Benefit from Oral Conscious Sedation or Nitrous Oxide?

July 7, 2020

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At-ease patient visiting her Marietta sedation dentist

Do you get nervous when thinking about visiting your dentist? Some researchers estimate that nearly 75% of Americans experience some level of dental anxiety. Thankfully, many dentists offer options like nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation to help you relax in the dentist’s chair. How do these services work, and how can you tell if one is right for you? Read on as your local Marietta sedation dentist compares these two forms of sedation dentistry and explains who is a good candidate for each.

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Summer Is the Best Time to Brighten Your Smile at Home!

June 17, 2020

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woman in sun hat smiles after teeth whitening in Marietta

Do you want a brighter smile this summer, but don’t have time to visit your dentist for a professional teeth whitening treatment in Marietta? While there are plenty of over-the-counter whitening products to choose from, you’re likely to end up with sensitive teeth, irritated gums, and subpar results. Thankfully, there’s another way: take-home professional teeth whitening kits. Read on to find out more about the most convenient and effective way to get a dazzling set of pearly whites.

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How to Prevent Dental Implant Infections

June 3, 2020

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Woman with dental implants from Marietta

For people who are missing teeth, dental implants are a great permanent solution. They prevent the deterioration of the jawbone, look natural, and act like real teeth. Over 3 million Americans have been experiencing the benefits and that number is growing by 500,000 annually. Until you can fully appreciate the benefits, it’s important to care for them properly so they can heal. In order to avoid infections, follow these aftercare tips. You will be loving your dental implants from Marietta in no time!

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A New Type of Appointment: How Dental Offices Are Operating During COVID-19

May 11, 2020

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Patient observing changes at the dental office after COVID-19   The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of American life, from the way you get your groceries to how you spend your free time. Even though many areas are opening back up, the pandemic is far from over. Dental offices know this and are taking strong precautions to prevent the spread of the virus and to keep you safe while giving you the care you need. During your next appointment, you might be surprised by the changes at the dental office after COVID-19.

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Here’s Why It Is Safe to Go Back to Your Dentist

May 5, 2020

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Smiling woman at dentist in Marietta Are you waiting to go back to your dentist for a checkup? The mouth is the gateway to a healthy body and a robust immune system, which is why it is more important now than ever to look after your oral health. As the state begins to re-open after quarantine, many folks are still unsure whether it is safe to venture out to visit their dentist in Marietta. However, did you know many dentists are implementing additional safety measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure every patient visit is as safe as possible? Keep reading below to learn more about why you should feel comfortable scheduling your next visit to the dentist.
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