Monday, 31 December 2012

Teeth grinding


Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can affect your jaw, cause pain, and even change the appearance of your face.

"People who have otherwise healthy teeth and gums can clench so often and so hard that over time, they wear away their tooth's enamel, causing chipping and sensitivity," says Halpern.

Stress and anger can increase nighttime teeth grinding. "Finding ways to alleviate these feelings can help, but it's also important to see your dentist, who can recommend solutions like a custom night guard," advises Perle.

Above article from:  Health.com

JONES SMILES
Sedation ~ Cosmetic ~ Family Dentistry
7330 Spout Springs Road, Suite C15
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 965-3048

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Children's Dentist Flowery Branch GA

Preventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way!

We know that children often don’t do a very good job of brushing their teeth. This even applies to adults too! Even meticulous brushing often may not reach the deep grooves in the back teeth. This results in bacteria, acids, and plaque formation, which will lead to decay. And once the tooth has decay, it is damaged permanently and will need a filling or crown.

What if there was a way to help prevent all this from happening? Fortunately, there is! The application of dental sealants will do the trick.

Here’s how it works:
•  The tooth (or teeth) is cleaned and sterilized.
•  A thin plastic coating is applied. This is usually white or clear in color.
•  A curing light is applied to the sealant to bond it into place.
•  The whole procedure takes just a few minutes. There are no shots or drills or removal of any tooth structure.
•  It’s totally painless.

Applying dental sealants is one of the best preventive things both children and adolescents can do to preserve their natural teeth!

Healthy smiles for your entire family! Give us a call today at (770) 965-3048 to schedule your child’s next visit.


Children's Dentistry Flowery Branch GA
 
JONES SMILES 
Sedation ~ Cosmetic ~ Family Dentistry
7330 Spout Springs Road, Suite C15
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 965-3048

Monday, 3 December 2012

Dentistry for Kids Flowery Branch GA

Choosing Your Child’s Dentist is Like Choosing
Their Pediatrician


Instilling good habits early, in an environment that’s comfortable and fun, is essential for a lifetime of good oral health. To ensure healthy teeth, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a first visit by two years old. Children’s teeth can be very susceptible to cavities at a young age due to many factors:

Children are not able to brush well on their own. Because of this, it is important for parents to be involved in their child’s daily dental care. This ensures both thorough cleaning and the development of proper dental habits. Little kids tend to eat more often during the day (grazing). This results in a prolonged exposure to acid (every time you eat you make acid), which may cause more cavities.

A tooth that is not as clean as it should be will be exposed to acid when food and juice contact it. This acid often speeds up the development of cavities. The good news is that identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can significantly reduce the chance of your child having a cavity.


Children's Dentistry Flowery Branch GA
 
JONES SMILES 
Sedation ~ Cosmetic ~ Family Dentistry
7330 Spout Springs Road, Suite C15
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 965-3048

Not Flossing – Things That Can Ruin Your Smile


Although many of us are much more diligent about brushing than flossing, they are equally important.
"Flossing every day is one of the best things you can do to take care of your teeth. It's the single most important factor in preventing periodontal disease, which affects more than 50% of adults," says Meinecke.
Flossing helps remove plaque and debris that sticks to teeth and gums, and gives you a brighter smile by polishing the tooth's surface; it even helps control bad breath.

Above article by: Kristin Koch, Health.com

JONES SMILES
Sedation ~ Cosmetic ~ Family Dentistry
7330 Spout Springs Road, Suite C15
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 965-3048

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Dentures Dentist Flowery Branch GA

Look Years Younger with Facelift Dentures


Why do we call them Facelift Dentures? It all comes down to the way they replace lost facial contours. They’re made using neuromuscular techniques that help restore a more youthful appearance. Traditional dentures do a good job of replacing missing teeth, but Facelift Dentures focus on more than just the teeth. By reversing some of the changes that happen with aging and tooth loss, many patients tell us they look years younger. This breakthrough also involves anchoring the denture plate so securely that you no longer have to worry about the foods you eat or that your dentures might shift or slip. If you are tired of having ill-fitting dentures and instead want to enjoy comfortable eating, then ask us about Facelift Dentures.

Dentures Dentist Flowery Branch GA

JONES SMILES 
Sedation ~ Cosmetic ~ Family Dentistry 
7330 Spout Springs Road, Suite C15
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 965-3048

Candy - Things That Can Ruin Your Smile


Contrary to what mom said, sugar won't directly rot your teeth—but the acid produced when you eat sugar and carbohydrates can.
"Naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth devour sugar, creating acids that attack tooth enamel, which can lead to decay and a host of other problems, including gingivitis and cavities," says Halpern.
The worst thing you can do is leave sugar lingering on your teeth and gums. Eating any amount of candy and brushing and flossing immediately is actually less damaging than not brushing after eating one piece before bedtime, says Halpern.
If you can't brush after a snack attack, eat cheese or yogurt, or chew sugarless gum to boost saliva flow and neutralize acids.

Above article by: Kristin Koch, Health.com

JONES SMILES
Sedation ~ Cosmetic ~ Family Dentistry
7330 Spout Springs Road, Suite C15
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 965-3048

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Cosmetic Dentistry - Smile Makeover Dentist Flowery Branch GA

Don’t Hide Your Smile – Remake It!

We emphasize the aesthetic aspect in ALL our work because we know that when your smile looks good, you feel good! We use the best combination of preventive care, tooth-colored fillings, and restorative techniques for optimum dental health. Modern smile makeovers are so easy and affordable that there’s simply no reason why you can’t have the perfectly beautiful, natural-looking smile you’ve always wanted. Ask us what veneers, bonding, and whitening can do for YOUR smile!


Cosmetic Dentistry in Flowery Branch GA


JONES SMILES 
Sedation ~ Cosmetic ~ Family Dentistry
7330 Spout Springs Road, Suite C15
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 965-3048

Dental Implants Flowery Branch GA

Dental Implant Restoration for a Perfect Smile 
Missing teeth can cause difficulties in chewing and make you self-conscious about your smile. We have an excellent solution – dental implant restorations! After Dr. Jones or an oral surgeon places a titanium post, we will custom-create natural-looking restorations. These will match the rest of your teeth, function just like the originals, and be impossible for anyone to detect! Get the smile you deserve – permanently!

Are you a candidate for implants or have questions about Facelift Dentures? Call (770) 965-3048 for a no obligation consultation today.

Dental Implant Dentistry Flowery Branch GA

JONES SMILES
Sedation ~ Cosmetic ~ Family Dentistry
7330 Spout Springs Road, Suite C15
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 965-3048

Sports Drinks - Things That Can Ruin Your Smile


In the last decade, sports beverages have become increasingly popular, but they aren't great for your teeth.
"Scientific research has found that the pH levels in many sports drinks could lead to tooth erosion due to their high concentration of acidic components, which could wear away at the tooth's enamel," says David F. Halpern, DMD, FAGD, president of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Additionally, these drinks are often high in sugars that act as "food" for acid-producing bacteria, which then sneak into the cracks and crevices in your teeth, causing cavities and tooth decay.

Above article by: Kristin Koch, Health.com

JONES SMILES
Sedation ~ Cosmetic ~ Family Dentistry
7330 Spout Springs Road, Suite C15
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 965-3048

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Tooth Decay – Also called Cavities, Dental Caries


You call it a cavity. Your dentist calls it tooth decay or dental caries. They're all names for a hole in your tooth. The cause of tooth decay is plaque, a sticky substance in your mouth made up mostly of germs. Tooth decay starts in the outer layer, called the enamel. Without a filling, the decay can get deep into the tooth and its nerves and cause a toothache or abscess.

To help prevent cavities

  • Brush your teeth every day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Clean between your teeth every day with floss or another type of between-the-teeth cleaner
  • Snack smart - limit sugary snacks
  • See your dentist or oral health professional regularly

Above article from:
www.nim.nih.gov


JONES SMILES
Sedation ~ Cosmetic ~ Family Dentistry
7330 Spout Springs Road, Suite C15
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 965-3048