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How Do I Care for Temporary Fillings After Dental Surgery?

February 15, 2018

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man dental painThe last time that you visited your dentist, you were cavity free! This time, however, you have some dental problems that need to be addressed with dental surgery. Your dentist has arranged a series of visits for you to deal with your dental concern head on—and one of these visits requires that you receive a temporary filling.

How do you care for a temporary filling until your next dental visit? Learn all about temporary fillings and their maintenance here in this week’s blog post!

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Cost of Invisalign vs. Braces: Your Cosmetic Dentist Weighs In

January 5, 2018

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A woman thinking.When it comes to orthodontic treatment, you want to make sure you’re getting the best value possible. Now that multiple treatment options exist, you’re given the opportunity to save more for similar methods of smile realignment. Furthermore, the benefits that come with each treatment will likely influence how much you’re willing to spend on each. That’s why your cosmetic dentist is comparing clear braces from Invisalign and traditional metal braces.

After reading today’s post, you should have a better understanding of the expectations from each treatment as well as an estimate of how much you’ll be spending on each. While a healthier and straighter smile is important, it shouldn’t break the bank in the process.

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The Waterpik or Traditional Flossing – Which One is Better?

December 2, 2017

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package open spelling word flossThere are only a few things that you love more than UGA football. Your idea of heaven would be a never-ending day of watching the Bulldogs run between the hedges. But, you remember that a typical gameday starts early in the morning with tailgating and eating again from the stadium’s concession stands. And often times, on these occasions you’ve noticed that your teeth and gums have remained soiled. You’re definitely not going to stop cheering on your team, nor are your going to miss out on the delectable treats all around you. But, you would at least like to be able to practice some form of oral hygiene. You know that you need to floss, but you’re unsure whether you should use the waterpik or traditional method. Thankfully, your dentist will weigh in on this.

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Your Dentist in Athens Explains Why Your Gums are Bleeding?

November 19, 2017

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health tooth beside unhealthy toothIt’s 6 am on a Saturday morning and you’re already up and awake because today, between the hedges, the Georgia Bulldogs take on the Tennessee Volunteers. As you brush your teeth you notice blood on the brush and in the sink, but no pain. Although you’re curious about why your gums are bleeding, your main focus is still on getting ready to go and cheer on the ‘Dogs.’ This could be a sign of something serious though, like gum disease. It’s important to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Athens as soon as possible.

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Experience Instant Teeth Whitening with the Right Lip Color!

October 7, 2017

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red lipstick smiling happy womanWith the holidays around the corner, you might start to see more and more “lippies” selling out. Everyone wants to look great for their upcoming events with friends and family. Lipstick is a key component in putting on a great face.

With that in mind, you may automatically avoid getting bright red lipstick to dodge the yellowing affect it sometimes has on your teeth. If you rarely deter from your favorite lip color because you fear that your coffee stains may look extra dulling, this dentist is here to help you understand that you can rock any color with the right selection. The best part? You might not even need to waste money on a pipe dream DIY teeth whitener or over the counter teeth whitening products!

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Have Symptoms of TMJ Disorder? Get Help from a Dentist Now!

September 18, 2017

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woman dealing with dental painWaking up with a headache and jaw pain just isn’t the best way to start the day! If this is your normal morning, the best way to solve those problems is to discover the issue at hand. Ask yourself, what may be causing your headache? The cause could be lying just in front of your ears: your temporomandibular joints.

That’s right, your body could be reacting to several factors that cause your TMJ’s to dysfunction. Let’s take some time to explore TMJ disorder and how your dentist can help you address it.

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Oral Sedation Can Help You Receive Dental Work You Need!

August 18, 2017

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happy healthy sedation dentistryHave you been avoiding your dental appointments because you’re afraid of visiting the dentist? If so, you shouldn’t let your dental phobia keep you from getting the dental care your smile really needs to stay strong. Most patients end up avoiding the dentist, which only makes your oral health problems worse. Your dentist understands it’s not the easiest thing to pick up the phone and schedule an appointment if you dread visiting your dentist in the first place. Fortunately, your dentist can help you feel comfortable receiving dental treatments with a single, safe, small pill also known as oral sedation.

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Need to “Reset” Your Smile? Your Cosmetic Dentist Can Help!

July 19, 2017

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young happy woman smiling Have you ever wished that you could just press a reset button and start over brand new? For instance, that time you and your high school crush had your first kiss and you embarrassingly knocked heads together. Or that time you tripped and fell walking in front of a room full of people. Press reset, rewind, and start from the beginning.

Thankfully, there is a reset button of sorts for your smile! If you have multiple flaws in your smile that you’d like to fix, your dentist may be able to help you with a complete smile makeover! You can achieve the smile that you’ve always dreamed of with this comprehensive approach to cosmetic dentistry.

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How Do You Know You Really Need a Root Canal in Athens?

June 20, 2017

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painless root canal Root canals tend to get a bad rap from patients.  But you should know there’s no reason to cringe at the thought of having to undergo this procedure.  When a root canal in Athens is needed, your dentist makes it their priority to create a positive dental experience despite the rumors you may have heard about root canals.

The primary reason for getting a root canal is to save your natural teeth. Let’s explore what getting a root canal really means, the signs that you need it, and the process of getting one to give you a better understanding.

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Get Your Smile Social Media Ready with Your Athens Dentist

May 7, 2017

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Your Athens dentist uses composite resin that matches your teeth. Spring break was a wake-up call for you. You had the time of your life with your friends and took tons of pictures that ended up on social media, but when you went back to view them, you became extremely self-conscious of your smile. Over the years it’s become yellowed, drawing more attention to the gaps that have already existed in your smile. Now, all you can think of is fixing the flaws you have. Luckily, your Athens dentist has service that can help you achieve the smile makeover you’re looking for. At Advanced Dentistry of Athens, we believe in considering both the micro and macro-aesthetics of your smile to get the results you’ve been desiring.

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