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    6 Ways Full Dental Implants Can Change Your Life

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    There are a few different options available today for dental work. They range from bridge work and dentures to full dental implants. Depending on your needs and hygiene habits, dental implants may be the way to go. There are benefits of full dental implants besides saving the hassle and time associated with dentures. We’re discussing some of those benefits here. Keep reading to learn more. Improved Self Esteem It kind of goes without saying that your self-esteem will improve drastically when you have a full set of teeth that don’t affect your daily routine. Caring for your full dental implants is just like caring for your real teeth. You’ll need to brush and floss regularly. That’s it! When you have what feels like real teeth again, your whole attitude will change for the better. Preserve Your Jawbone Because dental implants work like real teeth, they also help preserve the jawbone. Consider this comparison to how dentures may allow your jawbone to deteriorate. This deterioration can cause further oral health issues. Full dental implants stimulate the bones in your jaw and the surrounding tissue which preserves the bone density. You’ll be able to chew normally and maintain a youthful appearance. Improve…

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    5 Ways Professional Dental Cleaning is Important

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    Be honest now, how often do you really take care of your teeth? Chances are it isn’t enough as you should. And you’re not alone, either. An estimated 47.2 percent of American adults suffer from some sort of periodontal disease according to the CDC. You owe it to yourself — and your teeth — to check in regularly with your dentist for a professional dental cleaning. Not convinced yet? Here are five great reasons why you need to get a professional cleaning. 1. A Toothbrush Isn’t Always Enough Even if you’re diligent about your oral health, brushing your teeth isn’t always enough. The mouth is filled with hard to reach areas that a toothbrush or even flossing can’t always reach. It’s important that you brush and floss, but you’ll occasionally need a more powerful cleaning. Even the strongest toothpaste can’t remove certain stains. Professional dental equipment, on the other hand, is more than capable. Professional cleanings involve more than just a rinse or a wash. The pros use helpful chemicals to remove plaque and tartar that may have built up in your mouth over time. 2. Oral Health Is Connected To Overall Health When it comes to the health of…

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    How to Prevent Tooth Stains

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    There’s nothing like that cup of fresh, hot black coffee to bring you to life every morning, or a relaxing glass of merlot at the end of a long day. Unfortunately, these beverages — along with many other substances — can stain your teeth. We all want the whitest, brightest smile possible, so read on to learn how to prevent tooth stains! Stop Smoking One of the worst culprits when it comes to stained, yellow teeth is cigarette smoking. If you are a smoker (or if you chew tobacco products), you not only at putting yourself at risk for a number of health problems, but you’re doing your smile a disservice, as well. Limit Beverages That Stain Aside from the aforementioned coffee and red wine, other beverages that can cause tooth staining include colas, iced tea, and dark fruit juices — like cranberry or prune. If you are in the habit of sipping on coffee during the morning hours, having a soda or two in the afternoons, and then switching to red wine after work, your teeth are going to be stained. Limit your intake of these beverages, or drink them through a straw to minimize contact with your tooth…

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    How to Floss Your Teeth Correctly Every Time

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    If you’re like most people, you give lots of attention to your pearly whites. But not enough attention is given to what really counts – your gums. Without healthy gums, your beautiful teeth are at risk of falling out. Periodontitis affects about 47.2% of the American adult population. This ranges from mild to severe periodontitis, and some have more advanced cases of periodontal disease. So unless you want to become a part of this growing population, you need to learn how to properly floss your gums. Now, let’s review the proper techniques, so you’ll know how to floss your teeth correctly. How to Floss Your Teeth Learning how to floss your teeth isn’t hard at all. You can use the following method with basic floss found at your local pharmacy or supermarket. Make sure to wash your hands beforehand, since your fingers will come into contact with your mouth. 1. Wind the Floss The first step is to take 18 inches of floss and wind it around your middle or index fingers. You may find the middle finger to be a better option, so it will allow your index finger to manipulate the floss as needed. Eighteen inches of floss…

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    How To Keep Your Teeth Clean

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    Brushing Brushing your teeth is the number one way to keep them clean and healthy. Brushing your teeth removes plaque and food from the surface of the teeth. Cosmetic dentists recommend the average person should brush their teeth twice a day. The best times to brush your teeth are in the morning after waking and in the evening before bedtime. Some people are instructed to brush their teeth more often. For example, people with braces should brush after each meal. There are two popular types of toothbrushes to choose from: a manual toothbrush and an electric toothbrush. Manual toothbrushes are inexpensive and are made with a variety of bristle strengths – soft, medium, and hard. Most patients should stick to soft bristles unless otherwise directed by the dentist. Electric toothbrushes are designed to achieve a deeper clean than a manual toothbrush. As long as you stick a regular cleaning routine, either type of toothbrush will keep your teeth clean. Flossing While brushing your teeth is the best way to clean your teeth, a toothbrush is unable to clean between teeth. To remove the plaque and food from between your teeth you will need to floss regularly. Flossing should be done…

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    Benefits of Proper Oral Care

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    Keeping Your Teeth Clean and Healthy Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is important for your physical appearance, hygiene, and overall health. Not only does it feel great to have clean teeth, it also benefits you in other ways. Maintaining good oral health can prevent chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis. If you have ever been in a social situation and noticed your breath could use freshening up, you know how embarrassing bad breath can be! Halitosis can be caused by different factors, but the most common cause is poor oral hygiene. Poor oral hygiene leads to tooth decay which creates the odor known as bad breath. If you notice that your breath has a foul smell that isn’t remedied by brushing the teeth, be sure to schedule an appointment with your Alpharetta dentist. The sooner tooth decay is addressed, the better chance of reversing your halitosis. By practicing a proper oral health regimen, you can keep bad breath at bay! Oral Health This includes taking care of more than just your teeth. One of the most common oral health issues is gum disease. Development of gum disease is most often the result of poor dental care. Gum disease,…

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    Keeping Your Kid’s Teeth Healthy

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    Did you know that the health of your child’s teeth is partially determined before the first tooth even breaks through the gums? Thanks to genetics, some children start out with healthier teeth than others. There is also research that suggests the mother’s diet during pregnancy may have a positive or negative effect on the health of their child’s teeth. This makes it even more important to introduce a good oral care routine at a young age. Every child is different, and some will enjoy dental care more than others. Being consistent and sticking to a routine will get them off to a good start! When To Start On average, babies “cut” their first tooth (or teeth) between 6 months and a year old. Once the teeth start to come in, it is important to begin properly caring for them. For an infant who has not started solid foods, you can use a clean, wet cloth to gently wipe the teeth down after feedings and as needed. Once the baby starts eating solid foods, a soft bristled, small tooth brush can be used with warm water to gently clean the teeth. Once your child is able to hold the toothbrush on…

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    Welcome To Our New Website!

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    Welcome to the new home of www.golsendental.com! We will be adding and making adjustments to the site as more time goes by. Please stay tuned! We appreciate your patience.

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