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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PLASTIC IN YOUR TOOTHPASTE? REALLY?

Plastic in Your Toothpaste? Really?   A patient recently arrived to my office with a large red area on her gum tissue. She has been a patient for years and her gums have always been in good shape. The lesion was not in the area of the end of the root which would indicate a root canal, and it wasn’t at the gum line which would indicate a gum infection. I snapped a photo with my I-phone...

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HOW DOES COFFEE AFFECT YOUR TEETH?

How Does Coffee Affect Your Teeth? I love coffee, but my alternative medicine doctor wants me to cut back. When he asked me how much I drink in a day, my response was, “as much as I can!” As a dentist, I am well informed as to the dental pros and cons of coffee. The obvious down side is tooth staining. The good news on this is that the staining is extrinsic, which means that it’s pretty...

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COLGATE ENAMEL HEALTH: A NEW PRODUCT

Colgate Enamel Health: A New Product   I recently received a sample of the Colgate Enamel Health toothpaste from my Colgate rep. I have had some sensitivity issues myself so I wanted to see if it worked for me before recommending it to my patients.  I’ve been using it for 3 weeks now and have noticed some nice improvement, particularly in the gumline areas that are exposed and have been...

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