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It’s a Good Day to Schedule Your Next Dental Visit

Posted on August 11th, 2018

Have you scheduled your next dental appointment?

If you haven’t, we hope you will plan your next visit today, and we hope you will visit our dental office in Marietta, GA. We are focused on making patients feel comfortable while helping them maintain or improve their smiles. We are a family-friendly office, and we have sedation and comfort options to help patients who may feel anxious about having work done on their teeth.

With all of this in mind, we want to share some reasons why you should schedule an appointment at Atlanta West Dentistry soon. Call (770) 941-6979 now!

Your Gums Look Different

You should not underestimate how important your gums are to your oral health (and your overall health, for that matter). Gum disease affects most people at some point in their lives, and according to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly half of all Americans 30 years and older will have advanced gum disease.

Why is this such a concern? Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. In many cases, gum infections are not painful, which means it’s a good idea to know other symptoms of periodontal disease before it starts to hurt.

If your gums look red or swollen or if they bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, you are likely in the early stages of a gingivitis. The good news is that this can be cleared up relatively easily before it turns into something that could put your smile at risk.

You Are Pregnant

If you are expecting, we would like to say congratulations. Growing your family means there is more love to share.

Until your little bundle of joy arrives, you know that your body will be going through a number of changes. This is good for the health of your son or daughter, but it can have some negative effects on your oral health. That makes your pregnancy a good time to schedule a dental checkup.

Brushing and flossing are always important, but they can be even more necessary at this time. Hormones that help your growing baby unfortunately also are good for bacteria that cause gum disease.

Some people wonder if it is safe to visit the dentist during their pregnancy. It’s perfectly fine and even recommended. However, you should let us know how far along you are when you make your appointment. Also let us know if you are taking any medications.

You may want to postpone some procedures until after your baby is born. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

You Are Having Problems When You Eat

Whether you are eating for health or eating because you love food, you should be able to eat without pain or difficulty. Toothaches, broken and cracked teeth, and missing teeth all can affect your ability to eat the foods that you want to eat.

If it hurts to bite or chew in certain parts of your mouth, that could indicate a bad cavity or an infected tooth. You could fix that by getting one of our tooth-colored fillings or a pain-free root canal.

Broken and cracked teeth also can make biting or chewing harder than they should be. A dental crown may be just what you need to restore the look and the function of your damaged tooth.

If you are missing teeth, you might decide to quit trying to eat many foods. Biting into something crunchy or chewing something like steak or chicken may start to feel like a chore. By filling the gap in your smile with a dental bridge and/or dental implants, you can look forward to dining out again.

You Are Embarrassed by Your Teeth

First, we want you to know that we are never going to judge anyone because of the condition of their teeth. We want to help you feel confident and comfortable sharing your smile with the world — in pictures posted to social media or in person.

With our cosmetic dentistry, you can create your dream smile by:

  • Whitening your teeth to remove stains
  • Straightening your teeth with Invisalign®
  • Fixing chipped, broken and worn down teeth with dental veneers
  • Closing gaps between your teeth
  • Combining services for a complete smile makeover

If you want to make a change, we can help … if you make an appointment to visit us.

You Have Frequent Headaches

How many mornings have you woken up with a headache or an earache? Does your jaw also hurt when you are eating breakfast? These could be symptoms of a TMJ disorder. Your TMJ issues could be a direct result of grinding your teeth in your sleep.

If you ignore this, you could run the risk of wearing down the enamel on your teeth. This can increase the risk of tooth decay. Grinding also puts added pressure on your gums, which could lead to infections as well.

At our Marietta, GA office, we can design a custom-fitted oral appliance for you to wear while you sleep. This can alleviate the pressure on your teeth and jaw, and it can stop you from grinding or clenching your teeth together. It could save your smile and end your painful mornings.

You Want to Prevent Problems

The best reason to visit our dentists regularly is to prevent problems from developing in the first place. Routine professional exams and cleanings should be part of your regular oral care routine.

We can remove plaque and tartar from your mouth before it leads to tooth decay and gum disease. While you are here, be sure to ask about dental sealants and fluoride treatments to fight cavity-causing bacteria and to strengthen your teeth.

We Hope to See You Soon

No matter what your reason, we look forward to seeing you during your next or your first visit to Atlanta West Dentistry. You can call (770) 941-6979 or contact us online to request an appointment with us.

We look forward to seeing you again … or to meeting you for the first time.