Are You at Risk for Developing Oral Cancer?

When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, we recommend scheduling an appointment sooner rather than later. Besides cleaning and inspecting your teeth for decay, we also inspect for other conditions that can affect not only your oral health, but your overall health as well. One condition we look for is oral cancer.

Important information About Invisalign®

Would you love to straighten your teeth with Invisalign® but are hesitant to start treatment? We know that it can be nerve racking to start a process that doesn’t give you immediate results, so we want you to consider the appearance of your future smile as well as how Invisalign® can benefit your oral health. We want to take a moment to share more information about the treatment process and address any concerns or questions you may have.

Sugar And The Impact On Your Smile

October is here, which means Halloween is just around the corner. Once thought of as a holiday for children to enjoy trick-or-treating, many adults also enjoy Halloween parties and special outings with friends and family. One of the staples that seems to be present at every Halloween function for the old and young is endless amounts of sugar. It can be found in candy, desserts, soda, and even your favorite cocktails. Although delicious, the added sugar can destroy your teeth, leaving you with decay and the need for dental treatments to repair the damage.

Why You Should Never Delay Dental Treatment

Have we recently recommended a needed treatment and you have postponed scheduling the appointment? We know that the hustle and bustle of life can become busy and it is easy to forget to schedule your appointments. We want to offer a friendly reminder of the importance of maintaining your routine hygiene examination appointments, as well as scheduling any needed treatments in a timely fashion. Now is the perfect time to schedule your visit before the holiday season begins. Delaying dental treatments can lead to serious oral health issues. Continue reading to learn more.

Is Your Jaw Causing You Discomfort? Learn More About TMD

Do you hear a popping sound when you open and close your mouth? Do you feel tenderness and discomfort in your jaw after opening your mouth wide, for example after eating a big meal. You might be suffering from the effects of TMD, or temporomandibular disorder. TMD is an issue that can arise from problems with the jaw joints and face muscles. When the temporomandibular joint, which is the hinge that attaches your jaw to your skull, becomes misaligned, it can lead to discomfort and leave lasting effects.

Get Your Smile Analysis Today!

Have you been unhappy with the appearance of your smile and would love to make a change? You are in luck, because we offer our patients an ever-expanding list of cosmetic dentistry procedures that can bring about any change you are looking to see. We know that having a beautiful smile is important to many of our patients. Lasting problems with your teeth and smile can lead to self-esteem issues, difficulties in chewing your food, and can even change the way you speak. We can work together using a smile analysis to set your cosmetic dentistry goals and create a customized treatment plan. Continue reading to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry options we offer and how a smile analysis can benefit your treatment needs.

Are Medications Affecting Your Oral Health?

When you are experiencing an illness or medical condition, oftentimes you are grateful for any medication that can help improve your symptoms. Depending on your circumstance the medication can be temporary or long term. Many people are only focused on the issue at hand and don’t realize or think to ask about the side effects medications can have on your oral health. Many medications, whether over-the-counter or prescription, can have lasting effects on your teeth and gums. It is important that your dentist has a current list of any and all medications and vitamins you take.

Support Local Children Through Our Book Drive

Did you know that 61% of low-income families have no children’s books in their home. At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we believe in giving back to our community and helping organizations whenever we can. To help provide books to elementary aged children, we are hosting a book drive. We have recently teamed up with Great Books For Kids Inc., a local non-profit that gives free, high quality books to elementary-aged children for their homes. Their mission is to give our area’s children the tools they need to spark a love of books and become confident, capable readers.

Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?

We can all agree that summer in Georgia is hot! Would you love nothing more than to beat the heat with a delicious frozen treat but refrain because you are afraid of the discomfort you might feel in your teeth? If so, you might be suffering from sensitive teeth. While this is a normal issue that mostly everyone experiences from time to time, it can also be a sign that there is a problem with your oral health. Continue reading to learn more about what your mouth might be trying to tell you.

How To Maintain A Healthy Smile All Summer Long

Summer has finally arrived here in Georgia! If you are like us, you are enjoying the longer days, warmer weather, and more relaxed atmosphere. We know that many of our patients have vacations planned, outings with family scheduled, and parties and cookouts on the calendar. We want to remind you of the importance of keeping up with your oral health even during the fun summer days. We know that it can be tempting to become lax with your oral hygiene after a long day spent outdoors. It is also important to plan ahead when traveling as you don’t want to forget the essentials. We want to give you some tips to help ensure that you are prepared for your oral health care needs this summer. Read on to learn more.

Trendy Or Taboo? Dental Trends To Avoid

Health, beauty, and fitness are always fashionable topics. With the popularity of social media, many people are taking to these platforms to express their love for trends that claim to help improve these aspects of our lives. Dental care and oral health are not excluded. It seems that every day there is a new over-the-counter whitening product that boasts remarkable results. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, it is easy to get lured into trying dental trends seen on social media. While it might be tempting to give these ideas a try, we are here to tell you that pretty much every trend you see on social media related to dental health is not a good idea.

Should You Replace That Missing Tooth?

Have you recently visited our office and had a tooth extracted? Perhaps you have been dealing with a missing tooth for some time and are on the fence about replacing it. We understand that it can be difficult to cope with having a missing tooth on an emotional level. It can make you self-conscious because you feel that others might be focusing only on your mouth. We also know that it can be difficult to make the decision to go through with replacing the tooth, not only for the expense, but also deciding which option is best for your lifestyle. We want our patients to know that we will answer any questions and help them make the best decision for replacement. It is extremely important that patients do not delay when replacing teeth. Delaying can cause lasting damage. Read on to learn more.

Can Menopause Affect A Woman’s Oral Health?

Women are amazing beings. They have the ability to grow new life, bring that life into the world, and then provide the nutrients that new life needs to survive. Along with the amazing things that women are able to do, there is one thing that can be troubling for women as they age—hormonal changes. Women have the joy of experiencing numerous hormonal changes over their lifetime, from the time of puberty, through pregnancy and breastfeeding, and finally menopause. While the body is going through many changes, one area of the body that might be overlooked during this time is the mouth.

Curious About Dental Implants?

Are you self-conscious of your smile and would love to smile with confidence again? We know that it can be upsetting to our patients when they need to have a tooth extracted or if they have been missing a tooth for a number of years. We are proud to offer a variety of tooth replacement options for our patients. Some patients express that it can be overwhelming and emotional deciding which tooth replacement option to choose. While we feel that each option is beneficial for a variety of reasons, we think there is one option that is the most popular among our patients. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of this tooth replacement option.

Benefits of Digital Technology in the Office

At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we are proud to offer a variety of state-of-the-art technology to help our patients receive optimal care and natural, beautiful results. We are living in a world with ever-changing technology. In fact, to read this article, you are most likely using one of the many pieces of technology that you have in your home or office. The dental field is no different, with new equipment and techniques being introduced frequently. The old ways of dentistry, waiting for X-ray film to develop and goopy impressions of your teeth, are long gone. We want to share some of the digital technology that we have in our office and how it can offer enhanced dental care and services.