Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The First President of the US Only Had One Tooth

The first president of the United States, George Washington had horrible teeth. It's true, when becoming  president, he only had one natural tooth.   Perhaps, that's why we never see him smiling in pictures. Although many people of the time had missing teeth, only the aristocrats wore dentures.
                                       Smile GW. We can fix that smile with dental implants!

Many believe that George Washington's dentures were wooden.  That was a myth.  The Journal of the American Revolution, John Smith, Jr. wrote, "George Washington never had wooden teeth, nor did anybody of his time.  It would have been kind of dumb to make teeth out of wood when better materials were available."  It's been said his ivory dentures were stained from foods, such as wine.

Dentures of his time were made from human teeth and bone/ivory from hippopotamus.

+Verde Pointe Dental Associates .  +Kirk Kimmerling DDS , +Suzanna Aguilera DMD and Garrick McGrath DMD help people with ill-fitting dentures.  Dental implants to anchor dentures can make a difference in quality of life by stabilizing the bite to stay in place.  It's better dentistry that hold your smile still.

Interested in finding out how to make your dentures look, feel and perform better?  Contact the dental implant dentists in Marietta, GA., Verde Pointe Dental Associates.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It!

When it comes to dentistry, there's a legion of people with the philosophy; If it ain't broke, don't fix
it!  Although this sounds good on the surface, dental disease like many other diseases of the body doesn't necessarily hurt until it's too late for a minor repair. 

Disease involving the mouth, such as dental decay and periodontal gum disease usually does not cause discomfort in the early stages of easy repair.  A cavity can progress invading the inner most portion of the tooth causing the need for a root canal.  When the bacteria invades the nerve from decay, the more extensive and costly root canal becomes necessary to restore the tooth.

Gum disease is much the same as decay.  When it is left to progress, scaling and root planning, gum surgery and extractions can be the only treatment to get the mouth healthy. 

Regular dental cleanings at the dentist gives opportunity for early detection, less expensive restorations and a healthier you. 

If it ain't broke, FIX it!

The dentists at +Verde Pointe Dental Associates . +Kirk Kimmerling DDS,  +Suzanna Aguilera DDS and Garrick McGrath DMD are happy to welcome new patients to the dental office. If your dentist suggests necessary #dental work is necessary, and you disagree, do not ignore the situation.  Get a second opinion about the tooth, toothache, dental emergency, dental decay, periodontal disease, crowns bridges, a root canal, denture or implant.
Ignoring necessary dentistry is a mistake. 


Monday, November 3, 2014

Big Red Gum Reduces Bacteria that Causes Bad Breath

Good news for those of you that worry about bad breath. 
Researchers at the University of Illinois, Chicago have found that Wrigley's popular Big Red cinnamon chewing gum kills bacteria in the mouth that causes halitosis, bad breath.

Dental research was presented at an annual meeting, the International Association for Dental Research. Christine Wu, associate dean and professor of periodontics at the UIC College of Dentistry presented research that found a plant essential oil used by Big Red for flavoring, cinnamic aldehyde effective in killing bacteria that causes bad breath.  Dr. Wu searches for natural antibacterial agents to suppress decay and periodontal disease.

Big Red does not just mask the odor of bad breath, the antimicrobial agents temporarily eliminate the bacteria. 

+Verde Pointe Dental Associates , Drs. +Kirk Kimmerling DDS+Suzanna Aguilera DMD, and Garrick McGrath understand the importance of a healthy, refreshed mouth.  These Marietta cosmetic dentists understand that #brokenteeth #rottenteeth #gumdisease #dentaldecay #periodontaldisease #cavities and more play a significant role in causing bad breath.  Let our #MariettaDentist help with
get your mouth healthy with, #dentalcleaning #rootcanals #dentalimplants #dentalcrowns, #dentalbridges, #emergencydentistry and more.