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Why Does My Mouth Taste Bitter?

April 7, 2021

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Woman with bitter taste in mouth

Have you noticed that you have a constant, bitter taste in your mouth that won’t go away on its own? While this may be a normal reaction to a pungent or sour food, if it lasts for a long period of time, it could point to something else, and may even be serious. Continue reading to learn more about the causes for bitter tastes in your mouth and why it is something that you should mention to your dentist right away.

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3 Benefits of Soaking Your Dentures Regularly

February 4, 2021

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Dentures sitting in a glass of solution on a bathroom counter

You’ve finally restored your smile with dentures, and you couldn’t be happier. You no longer feel embarrassed when you open your mouth, and you can finally speak and eat comfortably with no worries. As technology advances, dentures become more and more natural-looking and comfortable, but they won’t stay that way if you don’t take proper care of them. Keep reading to learn the top 3 benefits of soaking your dentures and why it’s so important to your oral health and the lifespan of your dental prosthetics.

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Everything You Need to Know About Using Denture Adhesive

January 4, 2021

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Dentures in Cumming are an excellent way to quickly regain a complete, confident, and functional smile for those with missing teeth. However, they use natural suction to stay in place as they rest on top of your gums. While this is usually enough to keep them stable, denture adhesive can help temporarily stick your dentures to your gums for more stability. However, this helpful product can be a little tricky to use if you’re not used to it! Read on as we break down everything you need to know about using denture adhesive to keep your smile strong and comfortable.

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How to Stay on Track with Invisalign During the Holidays

December 3, 2020

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Woman with Invisalign in Cumming

Do you have Invisalign in Cumming? This is a great method to help patients achieve their dream smile without having to deal with a mouthful of metal brackets and wires for who knows how long. The treatment has other advantages like allowing for more comfort, being practically invisible, and not requiring any food restrictions. However, it is easy to slip up on your treatment throughout the holiday season. A dentist in Cumming has some tips that will help you stay on track during the festive months.

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4 Tips for Understanding Your Dental Insurance

October 13, 2020

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Confused man has questions about dental insurance

If you have dental insurance, you probably know that it’s important, but do you understand how it works? Unfortunately, many people don’t and end up avoiding, delaying, or overpaying for their dental work. Thankfully, understanding your dental insurance may not be as difficult as you think! Read on as your Cummings dentist explains four basic tips that will help you figure out your dental insurance and make the most of your benefits.

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Why Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

August 31, 2020

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young woman with toothache holding ice cream cone against yellow background

If you have ever avoided eating ice cream or drinking a hot cup of coffee because you know it will cause a toothache, you might be dealing with tooth sensitivity. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, about 40 million adults in the United States have sensitive teeth to some degree. So, what causes this problem? Let’s examine some of the issues that contribute to dental sensitivity and how your dentist can treat it.

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Dentist Explains How to Boost Your Immune System by Improving Your Oral Health

July 16, 2020

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close up of person eating red apple

Because your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, maintaining good oral health is the key to having a strong immune system. Since we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, it’s important to keep your immune system as powerful as it can be. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to do that – taking good care of your teeth and gums. Continue reading below as a dentist explains the connection between mouth and body as well as some easy tips for strengthening your immune system.

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Why Is My Dentist Asking Me to Rinse Before My Appointment?

June 2, 2020

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Dentist pouring blue mouthwash into cap

As dental offices begin to reopen in Georgia after the first wave of COVID-19, your dentist is putting an emphasis on patient safety and preventing the spread of infectious diseases like never before. For this reason, he or she may ask you to rinse with an antimicrobial mouthwash before showing up for your next checkup or consultation. Curious to know why? Keep reading to discover how antimicrobial mouthwash can act as an extra layer of protection from potential infection.

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Keeping Your Smile Beautiful: The Value of Replacing Your Toothbrush

April 8, 2020

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Person smiling while brushing teeth

You’ve had the same toothbrush on your counter for months and months. The bristles aren’t frayed and it seems to be getting the job done. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it, right? Even though it may seem to be holding up, toothbrushes older than four months do not clean your teeth as well as you might think. There’s a reason your dentist recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months. If this situation sounds familiar, it may be time to get a new toothbrush.  

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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

February 20, 2020

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plastic model of dental implants replacing missing teethIf you’ve experienced tooth loss, you have several options to fill the empty space; however, there’s only one treatment that replicates the entire structure. Dental implants are the only solution to recreate everything above and below the gum line, including the roots. You can enjoy a prosthetic that closely mimics your natural smile while also having the potential to last for a lifetime. To ensure the long-term success of your new smile, you’ll need to undergo a thorough consultation process. Here’s what you need to know to determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants.

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