Interesting Dental Case with Significant Medical History

MEDICAL HISTORY  I recently had a patient return to my office after 12 years. At that time he needed and was treated for a deep periodontal cleaning.  Shortly thereafter he moved. Now in his late 50’s he returns to my office.  He has had HIV for some time, but he was diagnosed with a Stage 4 bone cancer which seems to be in remission.   DENTAL CONDITION However his dental...

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What? People are brushing their teeth with charcoal?

What?  People are brushing their teeth with charcoal? Yes, believe it or not, there are now a few charcoal tooth paste products that can be purchased on the Internet.  You can buy the pasty type, or a powder.    The powder is messy to use and if you aren’t careful you can have a black dripping mess.  You are encouraged to brush your teeth afterwards with your regular paste. ...

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Further Recommendations for the Water-Pik (Water Floss)

Further Recommendations for the Water- Pik (Water Floss)   Until a few years ago I would never recommended the Water-Pik.   Patients gave up doing all their other home care and did a really lazy job with their Water-Pik. When they came in for a cleaning their gums looked much worse. Over the last 5 years, I’ve learned that when patients do the other home care routine (proper...

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Teeth Cleaning Buckhead Atlanta

We recently published a video featuring our lead dental hygienist Kellie Hancock. Kellie walks you through the exact procedure we use when you come into our office for a teeth cleaning. For more information or to schedule a teeth cleaning contact our office at (404) 620-4204. Teeth Cleaning Buckhead Atlanta If you have any questions about your teeth we’d be happy to answer them. Simply...

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TOOTH BRUSHING: BACK TO BASICS

Tooth Brushing: Back to Basics   It has come to my attention that many patients learn to brush their teeth from watching TV commercials. They put lots of toothpaste on their toothbrush, then brush side to side, for the length of the commercial. Get the Plaque So what are you really trying to accomplish when you brush? You’re trying to knock plaque off teeth. The most important area to...

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GUIDELINES FOR GUM SURGERY

Guidelines for Gum Surgery As a general dentist, I do offer some gum treatments to patients. These are in the form of deep cleanings with local anesthesia (in Georgia the dentist must give this) and delivered to the patient by the hygienist. The goal of this procedure is to remove the plaque and calcified plaque (known as calculus or tartar) from the deep parts of the root surface.  It takes...

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