10 tips from your Marietta dentist for oral health care during pregnancy

Pregnancy can cause you to be more susceptible to cavities and gum disease. If you are pregnant or are planning on becoming pregnant, it’s important to prioritize oral care. If you have poor oral health while you are pregnant, you are at a higher risk and your baby can also be at risk for having…

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…

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…

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…