The Dental Implant Advantage

If you are someone you know has missing teeth, you need to start weighing your options to restore your smile. Most people are anxious to invest in a tooth replacement option based purely on the cosmetic benefit of the restoration. However, even if you aren’t concerned with how your toothless smile looks, there are other…

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Protecting Your Oral Health While Wearing a Mask

While we’ve put 2020 behind us, we can’t put away our masks just yet. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are still wearing masks to help prevent and slow the spread of this unwanted virus. Masks certainly help protect the health of our bodies, but what are the ramifications inside your mouth? You may be hiding…

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Can My Dentist Fix Black Triangles?

Many adults are bothered by the presence of “black triangles” in their smile. What are black triangles? In most cases, this refers to dark spaces that form between your teeth near the gum line. Black triangles are often the result of gingival (gum) recession or resorption of the gum tissues between your teeth. These unsightly…

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Nighttime Teeth Grinding in Children

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a common habit in both children and adults. Since teeth grinding and jaw clenching often occur during sleep, you may not be aware of your child’s nightly habit right away. However, just like adults, bruxism needs to be addressed in children. Pediatric dentistry encompasses all facets of a child’s oral health, including…

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Pregnant? Don’t Skip Your Dental Appointments

If you are an expectant mother, you likely have a calendar full of doctor appointments and checkups to attend. However, in your quest to monitor your baby and your body during these nine months, don’t forget your teeth and gums. In fact, your oral health is a critical component of your pregnancy. Not only do…

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Why Smoking and Dental Implants Don’t Mix

You are probably aware of how smoking cigarettes can harm your health. However, smoking has consequences that go beyond your lungs. When it comes to your mouth, bad breath isn’t nicotine’s only threat. In fact, if you need to replace missing teeth, your smoking habit can sabotage your chances of receiving dental implants. Dental implants…

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Ditch These Habits for a Healthier Smile

People have good habits and bad habits. For a healthy body, its’ important that the good habits outweigh the bad. When it comes to your dental health, you may not realize that some of your habits are causing harm. Here are some common oral habits that can be destructive to your smile: Ice Chomping/ Nail…

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Watch Your Tongue!

When considering your oral hygiene routine, most people think about their teeth.  While you certainly should be focusing on keeping your teeth cleaned and monitoring changes in your dental health, you should also pay attention to your tongue. Your tongue, just like your fingerprint, is a one-of-a-kind feature, and it can hold powerful information about your…

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Is Your Jaw Pain Caused by TMJ Disorder?

When it comes to speaking and eating, your teeth get all the recognition. However, your jaw joint (or TMJ) plays a vital role in these oral functions too. Your TMJ is a special joint that connects your jaw to your skull. It allows you to open and close your mouth, which means you need a…

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Do You Need an Emergency Dentist?

Just like other parts of your body, problems and discomfort can arise within your mouth. Dental concerns can involve a broad range of symptoms and scenarios, but it is important that you can recognize when your dental problem is a dental emergency. Emergency dental care is always available at Dental Care Acworth. In fact, we…

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