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What’s Wrong With Losing A Tooth?

Do you remember losing teeth as a kid? You probably wiggled loose teeth back and forth with your fingers and pushed on those teeth with your tongue. And then, of course, someone (the tooth fairy) was willing to give you money for your lost teeth. Pretty good deal. Now think about losing a tooth as an adult. If you noticed it was loose, you...

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How To Fix Your Gummy Smile

Who comes to mind when you think of a beautiful smile? Is it a celebrity or someone you know? How would you describe that person's smile? You are probably envisioning someone with teeth that are pearly white, perfectly straight, and parallel to one another. Now image that person with a "gummy" smile. For some reason, that smile doesn't look...

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Do You Need Electricity To Treat Sleep Apnea?

Everything is packed and ready to go. You have your tent, your fishing poles, and a compass. You have a backpack, a first aid kit, and ... what about your CPAP machine? You know your sleep apnea is a problem, and when you don't use your machine, you snore. And it's loud. (Your spouse told you this numerous times.) You certainly don't want to...

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Take Delight In Your Bright, White Smile

When is the last time you took a close look at your teeth? Maybe you leaned into the mirror, or you looked at a "selfie" trying to decide if you wanted to share it on social media. If you could change anything about your smile, what would it be? If you said whiter teeth, then you have a lot of company. Teeth whitening remains one of the most...

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Maybe You Should Consider Sedation Dentistry

When we visit our family physician, we expect him or her to be attentive to us. We want the doctor to notice our concerns, and we want the doctor to listen when we have questions. In short, we want to know that our doctor cares. At Atlanta West Dentistry, we believe you should expect the same kind of compassionate treatment when you visit...

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Keep Your Children’s Teeth Intact

For the past 14 years, our dentists, Dr. Cameron and Dr. Travis Watson, have participated in the Cobb County Child Assist Program to provide free dental care for children in need. Children's oral health is important to us, and we know it's important for you and your family as well. This is one of the reasons we put a strong emphasis on...

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What Factors Affect Your Risk Of Gum Disease?

Last month, the Powerball lottery drawing climbed to $1.5 billion dollars. In theory, you could spend a couple bucks to get your numbers and walk away with more money than you could spend in a lifetime. Spending a few dollars (note that we said a few) on lottery numbers is relatively low-risk situation. According to the Wall Street Journal,...

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Three Ways You Are Hurting Your Teeth

How often do you think about your teeth? Sure you remember to brush them, but when is the last time you really thought about what your teeth do for you? From a functional standpoint, teeth allow you to eat. Teeth are built-in tools that allow us to bite into food and tear it apart. This is what starts the digestive process so we can get energy...

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Get Away From Your Daily Grind

Another day, another headache. It wasn't bad as yesterday morning. That headache lasted until after lunch. At least, this one was over by the time you got dressed for work. If treating your headache has become as much a part of your daily routine as brushing your teeth, showering, and shaving, then it might be time to visit the...

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Correct Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

Ed, Eddie, and Edward* are eagerly awaiting Edward's wedding after Easter. Each has an issue he would like to address before the big day. All three want their smiles to look their best in the pictures. Ed would like to fix a problem with some discolored teeth in one part of his mouth. Eddie wants to correct his crooked smile, and Edward...

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