Oral infections, such as gum disease, are the most common diseases in the entire world, and heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Finding any connection between the two would be of tremendous benefit to global health, and in recent years, a definitive one has been established thanks to exhaustive research. How are these two seemingly unrelated conditions linked? How can this information help you improve both your oral and overall health? Today, we discuss why getting gum disease treatment in Marietta could do more than simply protect your smile. (more…)
Dr. Michael Howard's Blog
October 22, 2017
October 15, 2017
This year alone, about 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer. Most concerning is that many of them will be relatively young (under 45) and will have not engaged in typically risky behaviors that lead to the disease, such as tobacco or excessive alcohol use. This puzzled scientists, so they sought to find other potential causes of the disease. One place they looked included the substances used in teeth whitening. The use of teeth whitening products is much more common in younger patients, so could this be why oral cancer is becoming more prevalent? (more…)
September 26, 2017
Everyone loves the refreshing taste of an ice cold drink or the creamy sweetness of ice cream, but for those with sensitive teeth, these treats mean just one thing: dental pain. Right now, there are a multitude of ways teeth sensitivity can be treated, but most of them aren’t able to last that long, even those provided by your dentist. However, researchers at the American Chemical Society recently discovered that using a green tea extract could completely solve this common problem and help prevent cavities at the same time. (more…)
September 12, 2017
In addition to your teeth, it is equally as important to promote the health of your gums. With an estimated 50% of adults in the United States having a form of gum disease, it is vital that you maintain your oral hygiene habits and regular dental care to protect your smile. However, new research shows that you have another reason to get gum disease therapy in Marietta at the first sign of the infection. According to the University at Buffalo, postmenopausal women who have previously had it have an increased risk for cancer.
August 18, 2017
You know that brushing and flossing are vital components to protecting the health of your teeth and gums, as well as regular appointments with your dentist in Marietta. However, did you know that your oral hygiene habits are equally as important to protecting your overall health? They are directly linked to influencing your overall well-being. When complications like gum disease develop, it can quickly cause medical issues to occur, like cardiovascular disease. To protect your health, it is critical that you are proactive about your oral hygiene.
August 15, 2017
A gorgeous smile can be one of your best assets, but flaws in your teeth might make you hold back from letting your light shine. Fortunately, there are innovative solutions that can take your pearly whites from unattractive to unbeatable. Your cosmetic dentist in Marietta offers a range of services to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
July 31, 2017
When you see someone that has the perfect teeth, you may think, Wow! His smile looks just like Tom Cruise’s! In reality, if you ever saw Tom before his famous Hollywood days, you wouldn’t associate his smile with being a movie star. He has had cosmetic dental work to improve his crooked, discolored teeth, too! If you want a smile that reminds your friends, family, and coworkers of someone who should be on the big screen, consider getting porcelain veneers in Marietta. You too can have a smile that’s worthy of being shown off on the red carpet.
July 27, 2017
When you think about the most common disease that plagues children, tooth decay isn’t probably the first thing that comes to mind. However, surveys point out that 21% of all kids reportedly have high levels of decay attacking their little smiles. As a parent, it’s important to take initiative in your child’s oral health. How do you do that? It’s your job to instill a stable dental hygiene routine—and by no means do we say that’s an easy job! Dr. Michael Howard recommends making dental health maintenance fun for your little one. We’re here to help you do just that. Take into consideration these dental health tips to make your child look forward to taking care of their teeth!
June 27, 2017
Do you get butterflies in your stomach when someone mentions visiting a dental office—and not the good kind? That reaction is more common than you may think. You might just need some additional assistance before feeling comfortable in a dental chair. At the office of Dr. Michael L. Howard, one of our highest priorities is making sure that every patient that steps into our office receives the dental care they deserve in a pleasant, relaxed office that feels like home. That’s why we proudly offer sedation dentistry. By visiting an office that’s equipped resources to provide sedation dentistry in Marietta, you can be confident that our office team will make each appointment a comfortable experience.
June 26, 2017
Have you been surfing the web for a “dentist near me” that truly embraces their work as a way of life? Dr. Michael Howard has been serving the Marietta community for over 30 years and plans to continue to do so! Since graduating from the prestigious Emory University School of Dentistry in 1981, he has continued his education to keep up to date with the modern dental world. In fact, our office offers the comprehensive services you need all with the latest dental technology! Why would you go to any other dental practice near Marietta when you can get everything you need all under our one roof?