10 Spooky Stats About Halloween Candy and Oral Health


Halloween brings seasonal fun for children and adults, including costumes, haunted houses, trick-or-treating, parties, and lots of sweet treats. Eating candy is part of the fun, but practice moderation. Take some of the horrors out of your Halloween by avoiding damage to your teeth. Here are 10 spooky stats about Halloween Candy and your Oral […]

Traveling with An Oral Appliance Versus A CPAP Machine

Sleep apnea makes life more challenging. Poor sleep impacts overall health and mental function. Yet, with the proper treatment, patients can experience improved nighttime rest, which helps reduce sleep apnea symptoms. When it comes to traveling with an oral appliance, it is much more convenient than its counterpart.  Doctors often recommend CPAP machines to treat […]

Dental Health Linked to Dementia

While 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 […]

Dental Effects of Missing a Tooth

Losing 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 […]

Signs You Need to See a Dentist

Ignoring 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 […]

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

We 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 […]

Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Mouth

Diabetes 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 […]

How to Choose a Dentist

Choosing 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.