Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Only an Emoticon is Happy with a Discolored Front Tooth

Have you noticed someone with one dark front tooth?  A dark, discolored front tooth becomes the focal point of a person's face.  It changes their entire appearance, resulting for many in an embarrassing smile.
Only an Emoticon is Happy with a Discolored Front Tooth!

The good new is that a discolored front tooth can be fixed by a dentist.  

A. Let's look at why the tooth turned dark.

Perhaps the number one reason a tooth turns dark is due to trauma.  The tooth has been injured and the internal nerve tissue has died and is staining the inside of the tooth dark.  

B. What does a dentist do to fix the tooth?

If a tooth has died from trauma, a dentist will need to perform a procedure called a root canal. The procedure is designed to remove the dead tissue, clean the internal structure, and fill it with Gutta Percha, a rubber material.  Sometimes, a dentist will suggest a few extra appointments to internally bleach the tooth before it is filled.  These procedures usually take care of the dark tooth problem, giving back the beautiful smile once enjoyed. 

The dentists at +Verde Pointe Dental Associates believe a beautiful smile is important to how people feel about themselves.  If you are suffering from a less than perfect smile, let our Marietta cosmetic dentists help by offering new patients a $100 dental coupon good towards services in the dental office.  

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Dental Decay and Your Baby

Most people do not realize that dental decay is a communicable disease.  A parent's harmful dental decay causing bacteria can be passed to your baby's mouth, putting your child at an increased risk for cavities.

One of the nation's leading dental benefits providers, Delta Dental Plans Association has determined that less than one third of American caregivers realize that they can pass dental disease to a baby.

You can protect your baby with a little forethought. Let's take a look at the facts.

Tooth decay bacteria called Streptococcus mutans is commonly found in the human oral cavity. This bacteria can be passed when contaminated saliva from an adult enters a child's mouth. Typically, primary care givers and family contaminate the baby.  Streptococcus mutans metabolize sugars and ferment-able carbohydrates into tooth dissolving acids.

1. Brushing, flossing and will help prevent decay by reducing bacteria in the mouth.

2. Reducing the intake of processed sugars, such as in candies, juices and cokes will reduce the colonization of bacteria causing decay.

3. Brushing after eating or at least rinsing with water helps protect against tooth decay leading to dental fillings, crowns, root canals, toothaches, dental emergencies and more.

The doctors at +Verde Pointe Dental Associates+Kirk Kimmerling DDS, +Suzanna Aguilera DMD and +Garrick McGrath DMD welcome new dental patients to the state of the art facility.