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What to Do If Your Dental Crown Falls Off

December 22, 2022

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Two dental crowns on a clear reflective surface

Dental crowns are very reliable and can usually be expected to last for around 10 to 15 years with the right maintenance. However, sometimes life doesn’t go the way you expect; your crown might come loose or fall off the tooth entirely due to an accident. This isn’t necessarily an emergency that requires immediate attention, but you still need to take steps to address the problem as soon as possible. The following post provides a helpful outline of what to do about a lost dental crown.


4 Ways That Dental Implants Make You Look Younger

August 4, 2022

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Older woman with dental implants smiling.

If you have missing teeth, you’re probably [hopefully] considering what your options are for replacing them. When it comes to restoring those lost pearly whites, dental implants are in a class of their own; these awesome little implants can replicate the look, feel, and functionality of your teeth and give you a beautiful new smile. But did you know that in addition to this, they can also make you look younger? Keep reading to learn more about dental implants and how they’re able to reverse some of the aging caused by oral health issues like missing teeth.


4 Useful Tips for Making Your Teeth Whiter

July 21, 2022

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Before and after of whiter teeth

During this summer’s downtime, some of you might notice your teeth have gotten yellow. That can be uncomfortable to realize, especially if you’ve been around others lately. You might even feel a bit embarrassed about your situation. However, you can make your smile shine white again; it’s just a matter of following the correct practices. That said, learn how to get whiter teeth by using the four dental tips listed below.


What You Should Do When You Need an Emergency Dentist

April 6, 2022

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woman visiting emergency dentist

If you’re at a sports game or in a restaurant, the last thing you’d expect is to experience a dental emergency. Whatever the case is, it can feel unsettling, especially if you aren’t sure what to do about it. Fortunately, you won’t have to handle the situation unprepared. Keep reading to learn how to find an emergency dentist when you need one and steps you should take to prevent one in the future!


How Long Will Your Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

March 18, 2022

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Woman smiling after cosmetic dentistry

Do you have a few tweaks that you’d like to make to the appearance of your teeth? You don’t need to settle for a smile that you aren’t confident showing off. There are all sorts of cosmetic options out there that can help you achieve a grin that makes you feel amazing! One thing that you should consider about the treatment you choose is how long the results will last. Continue reading to learn what you can expect when it comes to the longevity of the outcome of your treatment.


How Can Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry Be Beneficial for You?

March 4, 2022

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Dental laser

It used to be the case that surgery was the only way to address certain dental issues, like “gummy” smiles and gum disease. However, thanks to a variety of advancements in the field of dentistry, that isn’t the case any longer. With the use of soft tissue laser dentistry, plenty of dental issues can be taken care of effectively, safely, and comfortably in your dentist’s office. Continue reading to learn more about what a soft tissue laser is and its different applications when it comes to dentistry.


The Top 3 Questions About Sedation Dentistry

February 24, 2022

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child undergoing sedation in Marietta

Do you tend to feel anxious about visiting the dentist? You’re not the only one. Roughly 9-20% of US adults experience uneasiness when heading for a dental appointment. The good news is…dentistry has gotten even better over the years! Not only are treatments faster and easier than before, your dentist may also offer sedation therapy to make you as comfortable as possible. Read on to learn the answers to the three most frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry.


Keeping a Strong Heart Begins with Your Smile

February 6, 2022

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man smiling after exercising in Marietta

It’s Heart Health Month, and it’s the perfect time to learn a couple ways to keep your blood flow strong! You’ve likely heard of the latest diets or exercises for maintaining good blood pressure, but how does your smile fit into this? Read on to learn how gum health is essential for keeping your heart strong!


5 Tips to Protect Your Teeth During the Holidays

December 22, 2021

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an assortment of holiday foods in Marietta

Are you having trouble passing by the candy bowl at work without grabbing a few treats? Did your aunt bake you an entire pie that’s unlikely to make it through the night? The holidays may be a tasty time of year, but all the sugar we’re faced with can mean bad news for our teeth. How can you survive the season without putting your pearly whites at risk of damage and decay? Read on to learn about five oral health tips that can help you protect your teeth from holiday foods and keep your smile as lovely (and healthy) as ever.


How Can I Maintain My New Year’s Resolution of Flossing More Often?

December 4, 2021

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father and son flossing

Do you cringe at the thought of your hygienist or dentist telling you to floss more often? There is only one solution, and it isn’t as difficult as many of us make it out to be. However, a lot of people still slack on their daily flossing.

The New Year is a great time to make this change, but you will need to stick with it to see the benefits. Continue reading to learn from your dentist in Marietta why flossing is so important plus get some tips to maintain your New Year’s resolution.

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