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…

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…

Pneumonia: Can Dental Visits Prevent It?

You might know that you should be seeing your dentist for a cleaning and checkup every six months, but did you know that these regular appointments may prevent you from developing pneumonia? According to a study that was presented at IDWeek 2016, there is a clear connection between oral health and respiratory health. The reason…

Oral Health to Prevent Cancer?

A healthy, radiant smile can be a real boost to your confidence, but its benefits extend beyond appearance and even good oral health. As your mouth is the entrance to the rest of your body, oral health is closely linked to overall health. Dr. Mark Caceres and his Marietta, GA dental team understand this and…

The Role of Vitamins in Oral Health

A balanced diet ensures that your body obtains all the necessary vitamins and minerals required for optimal growth and development. Not getting nutrients like calcium and vitamin D predisposes you to an increased risk of tooth loss, especially when we age. Fortunately, we at Dr. Caceres’s practice recently read a robust study done by the…