FAQ’s About Sedation Dentistry

Not everyone enjoys going to the dentist. In fact, according to Colgate Oral and Dental Health Resource Center, 30 to 40 million Americans avoid trips to the dental office due to fear. Since we know that professional dental care is a non-negotiable component of a healthy mouth and healthy body, patients with dental fear or…

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Are You Living With Untreated Cavities?

As reported by the National Center for Health Statistics and the CDC in 2017, 31.6% of adults aged 20-44 have untreated dental caries, while over half of adults ages 18-64 visited a dentist in a year’s time. Perhaps more sobering is that approximately 90% of Americans between the ages of 20-64 have some form of…

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How Does Oral Health Change With Age?

It’s no secret that aging is not always pretty, and the mouth is no exception. Thus, when it comes to the teeth and gums, extra care and attention are necessary. To explain, it’s common for aging individuals to take prescription medications for various health conditions, from high blood pressure to anxiety and autoimmune disorders. Knowing…

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Sedation Dentistry

Despite an emphasis on patient education and new-age techniques, a large majority of individuals continue to fear going to the dentist. In fact, many avoid going to the dentist altogether. Fortunately, sedation dentistry can be used for everything from invasive dental procedures to a simple tooth cleaning, as explained by WebMD. Contrary to what some…

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Preventative Dentistry

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase preventative dentistry. Though it might sound new, preventative dental care encompasses a variety of practices that help individuals “prevent” or avoid gum disease, cavities and enamel wear. From daily brushing to regular dental checkups, maintaining healthy teeth and gums is at the forefront of preventative dentistry. The Oral Health Foundation…

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Gentle, Yet Powerful Teeth Whitening With ZOOM!

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening is big business, as individuals continue to seek the perfect smile. This is because teeth grow increasingly dull over time, especially as they are exposed to coffee, tea, sodas and highly pigmented foods. As a teeth whitening dentist in Marietta, Dr. Leia Porcaro offers patients gentle, yet…

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Though not everyone develops wisdom teeth, for those that do, it is likely that they will need to be extracted at some point. For many individuals, wisdom teeth removal provokes anxiety and dread, as the procedure has developed a bad reputation. The truth is, wisdom teeth removal can be a painless procedure when performed by a…

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Dental Care Myths: What You Need To Know

Though good oral health can be obtained in just minutes a day, what is done (or not done) can have a dramatic impact on teeth and gums. Given the many myths associated with dental care, consider the following, as explained by Everyday Health. First, the harder you brush, the cleaner you’ll get your teeth. Though…

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, TMD

As a very common disorder affecting more than 3 million individuals across the country, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is mostly characterized by pain in the jaw. Yet, there are numerous other signs and symptoms, depending on the severity of TMD. Medicine Net lists the following: Jaw clicking and popping Ear pain and earache Popping sounds…

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Do I Need Emergency Dental Care?

As schools have closed across the metro-Atlanta area, families participate in traveling, sports and other memory-making activities. While no one anticipates an emergency, accidents can happen at any time. That’s why it’s important to know what kinds of injuries constitute emergency dental care. As such, you can make the right choice concerning your teeth. Colgate…

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