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4 Tips to Prevent Summer Vacation Dental Emergencies

July 12, 2021

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Woman on vacation using tips to prevent dental emergencies.Summer is finally here, which means plenty of time spent outdoors soaking up the sun and warm weather. The last thing you’d expect to interrupt your plans is a dental emergency. Although you might believe it will never happen to you, 1 in 6 Americans has one annually. While there’s never a good time for an oral health issue to occur, having a toothache or another emergency can damper your summer festivities. Whether you’re cooling off in the pool at home or taking your dream vacation, here are 4 tips to prevent dental emergencies from ruining your summer.


Why Summer Is the Best Time to Get Dental Implants

June 3, 2021

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Group of friends smiling at a summer barbecue

Do you have big plans this summer? Whether you are headed to the beach or planning a “staycation” closer to home, be sure to take advantage of these warm summer days. One way to make the most out of summer if you have gaps in your smile is to schedule an initial consultation for dental implants. Keep reading to learn why now is the best time of year to start implant treatment.


I Chipped My Tooth! What Should I Do?

March 2, 2021

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man smiling with a chipped tooth

It always seems like dental emergencies happen at the worst possible times. To make matters worse, they can be incredibly anxiety-inducing if you don’t know how to handle the situation. If you’ve just chipped your tooth, try to act as calmly and quickly as you can. Here are some simple tips for dealing with a chipped tooth until you reach get to your emergency dentist’s office.


What’s Causing That Bitter Taste in Your Mouth?

February 1, 2021

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Woman scrunching her face while looking into an orange coffee cup

Does your mouth seem to taste funny even after you’ve brushed your teeth? Eating sour or spicy foods can cause a pungent flavor in your mouth. But if you have it all the time, no matter what you eat, you may have a problem. Dysgeusia is a condition that causes a person’s sense of taste to be altered. Regardless of what it is, everything may have a metallic, bitter, salty or rancid tang to it. Keep reading to learn what causes dysgeusia and what you can do to put a stop to it.


6 Tips for Preventing Dental Emergencies

January 7, 2021

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Woman wearing a mouthguard to prevent dental emergency

No one wants to end up dealing with a dental emergency, but unfortunately, they are all to common. You may have even experienced a few of your own throughout the years. The good news is that there are a variety of steps that you can take to reduce your chances of one occurring. Continue reading to learn some of the ways that you can keep your smile healthy and free of dental problems.


Holiday Foods to Avoid with Dentures

December 27, 2020

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Dentures in West Cobb to treat tooth loss.If you’ve experienced significant tooth loss, dental implants and dentures in West Cobb are a great solution to rebuild a beautiful, functional smile. Although they are designed to act like your real teeth, they aren’t indestructible. Besides daily wear and tear, the holidays can be especially damaging to your replacement teeth. You can ensure the season doesn’t leave a lasting mark on your new smile by avoiding certain foods and following a few tips.


Enjoy the Holidays without Ruining Your Teeth

December 20, 2020

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Woman avoiding holiday foods for a healthy smile.As we enter the last few weeks of the year, don’t let your favorite holiday foods leave a blemish on your smile. It’s more important than ever you maintain your oral hygiene while also watching what you eat to keep your teeth healthy into the new year. Here are a few easy tips to keep in mind to care for your smile during the holiday season.


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.


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!


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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