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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Life of Your Teeth

Misaligned or crooked teeth can drag down a person’s appearance, often resulting in low self-esteem. People with dental alignment issues often shun the outside world. In many cases, instead of consulting an expert, people with crowded or poorly aligned teeth may expect some mythical hero to come to their rescue one day. Heroes exist, but they aren’t mythical. If you want to meet them, just step into one of the many offices of DentFirst Dental Care. No matter whether you visit us during normal working hours or need a solution to your emergency dental problem during the wee hours of the night, you will always find a specialist anticipating your arrival.

Misaligned teeth can do more harm than you could imagine. Dental alignment issues not only impact the aesthetics of your smile but can also result in a number of oral health issues such as gum disease, bad breath, and tooth damage. Thankfully, dental science has progressed by leaps and bounds over the past few years and has developed answers to all your dental alignment issues. Our cosmetic dentistry team in Dunwoody knows the science behind cosmetic dentistry and will help preserve your beautiful smile.

Our dentists in Buckhead perform cosmetic dentistry processes to achieve two primary objectives:

a) Enhance the aesthetics of the patient’s smile;
b) Boost their oral health.

These specialists perform a number of procedures such as bonding, placing crowns, veneers, and implants that support the affected teeth, thereby preventing any further damage. Many people with missing or misaligned teeth may suffer from speech disabilities or bite problems. To help these people, we perform different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures such as tooth reshaping, bite reclamation, and gum lifts.

Misaligned teeth are difficult to properly clean, which increases the risk of gum disease and cavities. At DentFirst Dental Care, we are committed to helping our community steer clear of dental issues. Our cosmetic dentistry team in Smyrna is comprised of dental specialists who have dedicated their life to helping people experiencing dental issues get their oral health back on track. At DentFirst Dental Care, we have a culture of care and empathy. Our passion for dentistry coupled with the satisfaction of watching our patients smile again motivates us to push the envelope every day.

Whether you are suffering from chronic pain or have started experiencing dental issues recently, our cosmetic dentistry team in Lithonia has a solution to your needs. To talk to our specialists, call 404-334-7622.

Tips For A Healthy Halloween

Halloween is around the corner and DentFirst wants to make sure you keep your teeth healthy during an exciting time of year!  For many children that means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for months to come. Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween but it’s important to have a plan to keep your teeth clean and healthy.

Here’s are some tips to keep your mouth healthy during a sweet time of year!

Time It Right

Eat Halloween candy (and other sugary foods) with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals. This helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and rinse away food particles.

Stay Away from Sweet Snacks

Snacking can increase your risk of cavities, and it’s double the trouble if you keep grabbing sugary treats from the candy bowl. Snacking on candy throughout the day is not ideal for your dental health or diet.

Choose Candy Carefully

Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for an extended time. The length of time sugary food is in your mouth plays a role in tooth decay. Unless it is a sugar-free product, candies that stay in the mouth for a long period of time subject teeth to an increased risk for tooth decay.

Avoid Sticky Situations

Sticky candies cling to your teeth. The stickier candies, like taffy and gummy bears, take longer to get washed away by saliva, increasing the risk for tooth decay.

Have a Plan

It’s tempting to keep that candy around, but your teeth will thank you if you limit your stash. Have your family pick their favorites and donate the rest to your favorite charity.

Drink More Water

Drinking fluoridated water can help prevent tooth decay. If you choose bottled water, look for kinds that have fluoride in them.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

Your body is like a complex machine. The foods you choose as fuel and how often you “fill up” affect your general health and that of your teeth and gums.

Stay Away from Sugary Beverages

This includes soda, sports drinks and flavored waters. Many of these beverages are filled with sugar and increase the risk of tooth decay.

Brush Twice a Day

Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes. Remember, replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.

Clean Between Your Teeth

Floss your teeth once a day. Decay-causing bacteria get between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.

Visit DentFirst for a Check-up TODAY!