How to Enjoy Your Seasonal Favorites and Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

It’s that season again. Trick-or-treat time and the holidays are close behind.

That means candy, sugary snacks, and all the “stuff” you enjoy. And frankly you should…enjoy it.

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying your seasonal favorites. But it does increase the need for more proactive preventive dentistry.

Lifelong enjoyment

Your teeth and gums are designed to last a lifetime. They are also an indicator of the overall condition of your dental health.

Poor nutrition combined with inconsistent or equally poor oral care can threaten the condition of your teeth and gums.

Want to keep your teeth for life? It’s necessary to monitor your diet and prioritize preventive dentistry.

What’s scarier?

Saying the words “oral bacteria” doesn’t cause much of a panic. But when you’re a victim of its damage…that’s scary!

Bacteria prefer to lurk on the surface of your teeth. They feast on the sugar that’s neglected or left behind.

When bacteria multiply they creep beneath your gum tissue. And when they’re ignored your risk can increase from decay and cavities to gum disease.

Your no-fear strategy

You have a way to eliminate the fear, enjoy your seasonal treats, and prevent tooth and gum damage.

Ready?

1-Combine dental health awareness with your dietary choices

Eating right is the benchmark. It’s not easy and you’ll occasionally miss the mark.

What’s important is this…

Ask your Roswell dentist and dental hygienist about the combination of diet and oral hygiene. When in doubt…seek answers and solutions.

2-Give consistent attention to preventive dentistry

Start at home. Brushing and flossing are the go-to solutions for keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

Stay connected to professional care through our Roswell dental office. You and your family’s dental examinations and teeth cleanings two times per year are vital for preventing decay and damage.

And…

Be prepared to agree to the treatment that’s recommended. Practical care, diagnosis, and treatment make it easier to treat yourself to what you enjoy.

Contact your Roswell dentist about preventive dentistry. Schedule you and your family’s next dental examination and teeth cleaning.

How Laser Dentistry Can Improve Your Next Dental Procedure

There’s more than one way to __________. Versatility means you have options.

Speed and comfort are two options you can use. Who doesn’t want results faster and without pain?

Laser dentistry gives you both. You get a faster treatment result and you can experience treatment, such as gum surgery, without the painful side effects common with the traditional surgical procedure.

The LANAP®️ Laser technology, for example, is minimally invasive and produces a comfortable gum surgery procedure in much less time. It’s the standard of care beginning with gum disease related issues.

“Better” IS a way

Rather than being limited to one way, laser dentistry gives you options when faced with dental treatment that involves scalpels and drills. That already sounds better, right?

Dental anxiety will be diminished. And your issues with pain or pain tolerance will be solved with less dependence on sedation or anesthesia.

In fact your gum treatment with LANAP®️ is better. Why? Because it’s not invasive and the bleeding and swelling is reduced or non-existent.

Where laser dentistry also excels

Teeth whitening procedures can benefit from laser technology. The cosmetic dentistry treatment using a laser can produce whiter teeth in less time in some instances.

Laser dentistry provides a more comfortable experience for treatments that include: root canals, cold sores, gum contouring for eliminating a “gummy smile,” and reshaping your tooth surfaces.

Ask us about the LANAP®️ laser technology at your Roswell dentist. Contact us to schedule a dental examination.

The Positive Results of a Preventive Dentistry Attitude-Adjustment

Attitude can make or break you. Those who study human nature understand the impact that your attitude can have on your quality of life.

The same applies to your health including your dental health.

Good attitudes produce healthy outcomes. A bad attitude or no attitude at all can put your health at risk.

Now’s a good time to evaluate your attitude about preventive dentistry. Consider it an attitude-adjustment of sorts.

Taking responsibility for your dental health starts with a preventive mindset. The risk of tooth decay, dental cavities, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and costly dental treatment increases with a decrease in responsibility.

Two attitudes that improve your oral health

1-Take charge of your at-home dental routine

Start with brushing and flossing (yes, this is a vital habit in spite of what you might have heard). A back-to-basics attitude will protect your teeth and gums.

Oral bacteria is a consistent threat to your dental health. If you don’t take charge with basic dental hygiene bacteria will.

Plaque and tartar build-up are the result of bacterial growth. Once it hardens, it’s more difficult to dislodge above and below your gum line.

Stay with the basics: your toothbrush and dental floss.

2-Trust the professionals

Support your routine at-home care with routine, scheduled, in-office appointments. A leave-it-to-the-professionals attitude that includes a dental examination and teeth cleaning is another essential preventive dentistry priority.

Not all dental issues are painful or noticeable. Damage to your teeth and gums can occur without  your knowledge

Knowledgable professionals in our Roswell dental office have expertise that can diagnose and treat your developing dental issues before they worsen. A dental check-up and teeth cleaning two times per year gives us opportunity to do so.

Dental x-rays and oral cancer screenings can be included during these annual appointments. These technologies help pinpoint problems in advance.

Good attitudes lead to good results. It works in your life and in your dental health.

Contact your Roswell dentist about preventive dentistry. Schedule you and your family’s next dental examination and teeth cleaning.

How Dentures Work and the Keys to Being Satisfied with Them

Perhaps it’s a choice you prefer not to make. But when you’re confronted with tooth loss it’s a common solution.

Dentures restore your ability to eat, chew, and speak following total or partial tooth loss. They also eliminate appearance issues associated with missing teeth.

Top reasons for choosing dentures

Restored confidence ranks high as a denture benefit. Cost effectiveness is another.

You also have a variety of options with dentures. Each will depend on your specific tooth loss circumstance.

Complete dentures replace all your teeth following total tooth loss once your gum tissue has healed. Partial dentures or partials are a solution when you have one or more natural teeth remaining.

Partial dentures can be removable or fixed. The removable option is also known as a dental bridge and is connected with a metal frame to hold them in place.

Fixed partial dentures can be used to replace one or more of your missing teeth. Dental crowns are used and the bridge is cemented in place.

How to stay satisfied with your dentures

Denture treatment requires time to adjust. Give your gums and mouth time to adapt to the initial discomfort you can experience.

Monitor your speech when beginning to wear dentures. Share any concerns with us to improve your adjustment to wearing them.

Care for your dentures as you would your natural teeth. Following the specific cleaning recommendations and request a reline, an adjustment, or replacement as necessary.

Contact your Roswell dentist about tooth replacement. Schedule an examination to discuss full or partial denture treatment.