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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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 11:52 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 9:05 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 9:01 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 8:03 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 9:27 pm
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.


Get the Most Out of This Thanksgiving with Dental Implants

November 13, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 5:09 pm
family celebrating Thanksgiving

Do you suffer from tooth loss? If so, you know firsthand how much it can affect your quality of life. Not only does it impact your appearance, but it makes eating certain foods a challenge. Luckily, dental implants are an excellent solution for missing teeth, helping patients eat, speak, and smile with complete confidence once again. With implants, you don’t have to worry about skipping a plate this Thanksgiving! Here’s how investing in a new smile can help you get the most out of this holiday season.


Can Dry Scooping Ruin Your Teeth?

October 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 3:33 am

Hand holding spoon with white powderDry scooping is the latest fitness phenomenon to hit social media. You’ve likely watched a few videos online showcasing the benefits of skipping water when using workout supplements before hitting the gym. Although the improper use of the dry ingredients is said to boost your workout, is dry scooping bad for your teeth? It may aid your fitness routine; however, your dentist has a few concerns. Here are 3 risks associated with the popular workout trend.


Should You See an Emergency Dentist for Facial Swelling?

September 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 9:13 pm

Woman with facial painWhether accompanied by a toothache or after an injury, you don’t want to ignore mouth or facial swelling. There’s likely an underlying issue, which can affect your airway without the proper treatment. Don’t head to the closest hospital just yet. In most cases, it’s better to visit an emergency dentist for facial swelling. Inflammation can be caused by various factors, like an infected tooth. While they can provide pain relievers and antibiotics, most hospitals aren’t equipped to treat dental concerns. Here’s why it’s better to go to your dentist to eliminate the problem at the source.


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