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February 23, 2012

Dr. Kovitch Talks About Childhood Obesity

We have all seen the billboards around town about childhood obesity – let’s face it, America seems to be one of the unhealthiest nations. From our portion sizes to our food ingredients, we tip the scale.  It is understood that people are overweight, but the health risks don’t resonate as much.  The study below explains the rise in sleep apnea and childhood obesity.  It is recommended that appliances are custom fitted, which is one of many services we specialize in. If you or your child suffers from any of the symptoms listed, make an appointment with your dentist to see what the best treatment would be.

Sleep Apnea and Childhood Obesity 

February 15, 2012

News in HPV Vaccine

The HPV Vaccine has recently made headlines again, now encouraging young boys to get the vaccine as well as young girls.  While we do not administer the vaccine, we are also encouraging a proactive approach.  Atlanta Smiles and Wellness is one of the only dental offices in Atlanta that offers a quick and easy screening to patients of all ages.  Teaming with OralDNA Dental Labs, patients are able to take a simple salivary diagnostic test, OraRisk.  While in the chair (the test can be taken at the same time as your cleaning), patients swish with a solution for 30 seconds and then expel into a cup that is later sent to the lab for testing….that’s it!  Click here for more information on these services!

January 31, 2012

Coolsculpting

Our great friends over at Aesthetic Specialty Centre are having a ‘cool’ event!  On February 27th, at their Old Alabama Road office, staff and reps will give you the inside scoop of their newest treatment, Coolsculpting.  The best part, those who attend receive 20% off….space is limited, so reserve your seat today. And remember to tell them that Atlanta Smiles and Wellness sent you.

January 26, 2012

February Specials!

February has a lot in store for our patients! Specials include:

  • The Take Home Teeth Whitening System: a 2 for 1 for only $350 (typically this package runs $375). *Restrictions Apply.
  • The Zoom! In-office Teeth System for $250 (typically this package runs $495).*Restrictions Apply.

Ask our Atlanta cosmetic dentists if you qualify for our February specials!

January 25, 2012

Video Testimonial Coming Soon!

Ah, the age of Social Media! As Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media sites flourish, so has another way to spread the word about products we love – video testimonials! What a better way to see how people feel about products they use than hearing it directly from the source?  We are happy to announce that we have received our first video testimonial, which should be up soon!  Stay tuned….

January 20, 2012

New Year, New Approach to a Healthier Lifestyle

New Year’s resolutions usually consist of setting goals about ‘being active’, ‘eating healthier’ or ‘loosing 10 pounds’, but the real resolution is where to start – we suggest starting with Juice Plus.  It’s an all-natural supplement filled with whole fruits and veggies.  Incorporating JP into your diet is a quick, easy way to start!

December 7, 2011

I’m Dreaming of a White……Set of Teeth!

We just got a new whitening product in called Tres White! The best part about it is that ortho patients can use it even before their braces are taken off!  Tres White is quick, easy and comes in a variety of strengths (even stronger than your supermarket bleach).

December 2, 2011

All About Extractions!

Extractions: Atlanta Smiles and Wellness has a conservative approach and we will do what we can to help repair your original teeth; however, there are situations when the tooth cannot be restored or is causing overcrowding.  When a tooth is removed, it is referred to as an extraction.

  • Simple Extraction – the tooth is fully erupted and exposed in mouth and local anesthetic is applied. Extractions are also common when referring to wisdom teeth.

Scaling & Root Planning – Deep Cleaning: Periodontal treatment should be done with ease and as a conservative, cost-effective solution.  Deep cleanings are also knows as scaling and root planning. ‘Scaling’ is the removal of dental tartar from teeth above and below the gum line; ‘Root planning’ involves the smoothing of the root surfaces to remove bacterial toxins.  This procedure is typically broken up into two appointments; one for the right side of the mouth (upper and lower) and one for the left.  These procedures are performed by our gentle and talented hygienists, keeping your comfort in mind.

TMJ Therapy: Do you ever wake up with a pounding migraine or sore jaw?  This may be linked to TMJ, teeth grinding, clenching or snoring habits.  Molars can face up to 270 lbs of force! Our Atlanta cosmetic dentists offer a few options to our patients to ease or eliminate the pain with an oral appliance, as opposed to uncomfortable headgear or nasal inserts.  Depending on the diagnosis, treatment options may include an Occlusal Guard, a Snore Guard or NTI.  Each is custom-fitted to the patient’s mouth and their specific needs.

December 1, 2011

How to De-Stress this Holiday Season

This time of year brings extra stress into our everyday lives.  As your dentist, we unfortunately can’t help you with your in-law’s gifts; however, we can suggest a few easy ways to help reduce your stress level.

1.        Exercise – This is usually the first item to get cut off the list during the holiday hustle and bustle.  Exercising has unbelievable benefits, including stress relief, boost of self-confidence and energy and melting off those extra holiday calories.

2.       Get a nite-guard – Most people take their worries with them to bed at night.  To avoid clenching or grinding your teeth, have your dentist customize a nite-guard for you.  These devices help eliminate the stress on your jaw muscles, allowing for a pleasant morning, headache-free.

3.       Relax – Easier said than done, but be sure to take time for yourself this holiday season.

November 30, 2011

Join Our Online Community

Atlanta Smiles has exciting news! We recently started a brand new communication system called DemandForce. Our patients can now:

Request appointments online any time
Receive appointment reminders and confirm appointments via email/text
Receive exclusive promotions and specials digitally
Refer friends and family members with one click
Communicate with the office at all times
Submit reviews, including public web reviews, and surveys online
Help support us in being green and providing excellent customer service by taking advantage of DemandForce!

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