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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dental fillings are one of the most common procedures we perform. Due to bacteria that accumulate on teeth, cavities can form, and fillings are used to repair the damage and protect teeth from further harm. In the past, the materials used for fillings left patients with noticeable silver areas in their mouths. We now have a way to administer fillings without altering the appearance of your smile. Read on to find out more.
While there are dental hygiene practices that are recommended to keep teeth healthy and clean, such as brushing and flossing, there are habits that you should avoid in order to maintain good dental health, as well.
Our teeth work hard for us every single day — from chewing our food, to helping us speak properly and of course, giving us a nice smile. It’s no wonder that they might get worn down or broken and need some TLC. Do you know what the most common dental issues are?
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Did you know that problems related to your oral health don’t only affect your teeth and gums, but can also affect your overall health? Oral health plays an important role in your overall wellness because it shares common factors with other vital systems. Being aware of this link is important when adopting an oral healthcare routine that goes hand-in-hand with your general healthcare.
We are so excited that spring is here! It’s the time of year when we feel energized and ready to get out in the world after slower winter months. It’s also a great time to freshen up our dental hygiene habits. We can get into a rut when it comes to taking care of our teeth and gums — it’s easy to avoid flossing or put off a routine cleaning. As with anything in our lives, though, we need some motivation to get us back on the right track. Could you use a dental hygiene shake-up?
Most people know it’s important to take good care of their teeth, but do you know the condition of your gums is just as important to your oral health as your pearly whites? We want patients to be aware of key factors that negatively affect the health of your gums. If you are facing treatment for your gums, we also want you to know that we offer a minimally invasive procedure to treat gum disease, also known as periodontal disease.
Thanks to modern technology, you can have food delivered to your home from your favorite restaurant, watch thousands of movies on your TV and order a new outfit from your phone just in time for the weekend. We have taken that type of convenience and applied it to our practice, as well. Allow us to introduce Smile Virtual — for those times when all you want to know is how you can improve your smile without having to come into the office for answers.
We mentioned on our Facebook page that we would reveal where Dr. Souther has been. As you know, we recently welcomed her to our practice. Just as she got settled into our offices though, we sent her on the road to attend dental training seminars in Las Vegas and Jacksonville. Find out more about her travels here.