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Oral Health

Dental Health Linked to Dementia

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Smiling Dementia PatientWhile researchers have yet to find a direct cause and cure to dementia, they have managed to pinpoint some contributors to the disease. Surprisingly, dental health plays a significant role in the risk for dementia, much more so than previously thought. At Atlanta Smiles & Wellness, a comprehensive dental practice in Atlanta, we understand the role that dental health plays in brain health, and we’re committed to helping our patients optimize their oral care for preventative measures. read more

Dental Effects of Missing a Tooth

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Dental effects of missing a toothLosing a tooth is never fun, and neither are the aesthetic and health effects associated with tooth loss. There are several potential effects, including issues with speaking, eating, and social interaction. Fortunately, preventative strategies, including regular dental checkups, a proper dental cleaning regimen, and regular cleanings can help prevent or reduce the risk of tooth loss, regardless of age or health status. read more

Signs You Need to See a Dentist

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Signs you need to see a dentistIgnoring common signs of dental health issues tends to result in worsened conditions. When it comes to oral health, intuition and a little good common sense can help reduce future costly complications. Common signs, including jaw pain, newly diagnosed medical conditions, and constant dry mouth, can help you decide if you need to see a dentist. Below Atlanta Smiles & Wellness, a family dental practice in Atlanta, discusses the signs in greater detail. read more

Habits That Harm Your Teeth (And How to Break Them)

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Habits that harm your teethWe all have bad habits. Some of them, particularly those tied to anxiety, can lead to issues regarding the teeth and jaw. Eating throughout the day, nail biting, and jaw tightening/clenching are common examples of habits that may contribute to poor oral health. In this blog post Atlanta Smiles & Wellness, a family dental practice in Atlanta, discusses these habits and how to break them. read more

Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Mouth

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Diabetes and oral healthDiabetes and oral health conditions often go hand in hand, and without proper management of either, there is a chance of the disease worsening. In addition to a proper oral health routine, a healthy diet can go a long way in managing blood sugar levels while also decreasing the risk for gum disease. Below the team at Atlanta Smiles & Wellness, a family dental practice in Atlanta, discusses a few of the ways diabetes can affect your mouth. read more

How to Choose a Dentist

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Choosing a dentistChoosing a dentist can be stressful as well as highly challenging. In this day and age, many people rely on recommendations from family members and friends, online reviews, and thorough research. Here Atlanta Smiles & Wellness, a cosmetic and family dental practice in Atlanta, provides some tips to get you started. read more