What You Need to Know About Tooth Extraction

 Getting a tooth pulled by a dentist in his office is most often referred to as a tooth extraction. It is usually done as an outpatient procedure except in extreme circumstances. Dentists will try to do all they can to save a natural tooth as that is ideal. However, sometimes it becomes necessary to completely…

Taking Care of Tooth Enamel

One of the best ways to keep your smile healthy and beautiful is to protect your tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is the surface of the teeth that protects the inside against decay. It’s going to wear down over time, that’s natural. But it’s important to protect it from things that can damage it. Once it’s…

Types of Mouthguards and Why Your Child Needs One

Whenever your child plays sports or takes part in other active recreational activities, it is critical that he or she does so with a mouthguard. There are three types of mouthguards which will be described. This is a very important piece of safety equipment that can help protect your child’s teeth, jaw, and mouth. There…

Treating a Cracked Tooth

Knocking a tooth out or chipping a tooth are obvious injuries that need to be addressed. There’s no question they occurred. But a cracked tooth may be easy to overlook. However, it is still a problem that needs to be addressed quickly by your Marietta, GA dentist. Since cracks in teeth are often invisible to…

What is Gingivitis?

When good oral hygiene is lacking, it’s possible for gingivitis to develop in a patient’s mouth. This condition occurs as a result of plaque buildup around the teeth, which in turn triggers an immune response that causes the gums to be inflamed. Bleeding and sensitivity may occur, and if not properly handled, the condition can…

Drinking Water and a Healthy Mouth

It’s well-known that water is good for your health, but did you know that water can be good for your teeth, too? It may surprise you to realize there is a connection between drinking water and a healthy mouth. It’s one of the easiest things you can do to protect your oral health. Fluoridated Water…

How Important is Brushing Your Tongue?

It is understood that oral health includes properly caring for your teeth and gums. Many do not know that even your tongue plays a role. This is why dentists recommend brushing your tongue as well as your teeth. Your tongue can be a fertile breeding ground for bacteria that multiply over time. Dr. Mark Caceres…

Oral Thrush: Can You Get It?

Your mouth is home to many healthy bacteria and fungi, one of them being Candida, or yeast. Good oral hygiene and semi-annual checkups at your Marietta, GA dentist prevents them from multiplying and causing oral health complications, and in small numbers, they don’t affect or are beneficial to your health. However, if yeast multiplies in…