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How Does Your Dentist Know You Haven’t Been Flossing?

Most people have tried it at least once: you realize your twice-a-year cleaning and exam with us happens in a few days, and as usual, you have not been flossing. So for the next two to three days, you start using the floss every day, possibly even after every meal, in an attempt to break up the clusters of harmful bacteria that grow between your teeth and gums.

And every year, Dr. Patel or Dr. Corbett look in your mouth and says, “still not flossing, I see.”

How Your Dentist Can Tell When You Don't Floss | Fairfax Station, VA

There are a few reasons this technique doesn’t work. And let’s be honest, you’re not surprised that it doesn’t. You know you need to floss more often, that you haven’t, and that what you try to do beforehand is basically the grown-up version of starting your homework on the bus to school. So let’s agree that you need to make more of an effort to floss daily, and move on.

The reason your dentist can tell when you’re not flossing is that failing to floss leads to gingivitis, which is very easy for a dentist to see. Gingivitis has clear symptoms, including:

  • Red or bleeding gums
  • Gums receding from the teeth
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Bad breath

Your gums won’t bleed all the time with gingivitis, but a thorough cleaning from a dental professional will definitely do the trick. If your dentist probes your gums and a few drops of blood start welling out, it’s a dead giveaway. Dentists are also more likely to notice receding gums than you are, because they’re trained to look for the signs.

“But what about bad breath?” you’re probably asking. “I don’t have bad breath.” Um, are you sure about that? It’s possible that you’ve just gotten used to the smell of your own breath. Ask a family member to help you judge, and be sure to thank them (or to apologize, depending on the result).

With regular flossing, brushing, and dental checkups, you can get rid of the symptoms of gingivitis. But you have to be doing it for at least two weeks for all the signs to disappear. And if you floss every day for two weeks in a row, just keep doing it! It’s become part of your daily routine at that point.

Regular dental cleanings are also essential to prevent gingivitis. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Patel and Dr. Corbett at her office by calling 770-623-8750 today. Don’t try to trick us by flossing right before your appointment :)….we will totally know.

5 Reasons To Consider Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

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#1 – You Can Remain Awake

If the word ‘sedation’ makes you think that you’ll be entirely ‘knocked out’ during the dental work, that is not necessarily the case. There are various levels of sedation that can be used, depending on the patient and the work being performed. Often, it is enough to provide a moderate level of sedation. This can be enough to allow the patient to relax while the work is completed, but it does not require putting you completely to sleep. The idea here is to make you comfortable while using only as much sedation as necessary to allow for a positive experience.

#2 – Speed Up the Process

Part of the time you spend in the dentist’s office is spent on the dentist trying to make sure you are comfortable, and helping to calm you down if you get nervous or anxious. With sedation dentistry, much of that time will be saved. With the patient properly relaxed, the dentist can simply get down to work. In the end, working with a relaxed patient is generally going to save time, and it may lead to better outcomes as well.

#3 – Improve Quality of Life

One of the worst things about getting nervous for a dental appointment is the fact that it can affect your quality of life for days – or even weeks – before the appointment arrives. Once you schedule your visit, you may start to think about that visit day after day. This is especially true for people who have a fear of dental work, or for those who are going to have major work performed.

It is not necessary to allow your dental appointment to take away from your enjoyment of day to day life for days or weeks in advance. By choosing sedation dentistry, you will know in the back of your mind that you already have a plan for how to deal with your anxiety during the procedure. When you start to get nervous, you can just remind yourself that the sedation process will help to make the whole experience more enjoyable.

#4 – Have All Necessary Work Completed

Some people – perhaps yourself included – put off having necessary dental work done such as dental implants (a service that according to Dr. Patel, “Dental implants allow people who are missing teeth to be able to smile, speak, and chew well and comfortably.”), tooth colored fillings or periodontal treatment because they are scared of coming in to the office. Obviously, this can have negative effects on long-term oral health. If you need to have work done but you keep putting it off, the problem is not going to resolve itself and you may end up with a bigger issue down the line.

Sedation dentistry will allow you to check off all of the procedures that you need to have completed within a reasonable amount of time. You won’t have to fear your appointments anymore, and you will feel relief when all the work is done and your oral health is back on track. If you have been hiding from your dental needs for some time due to fear and anxiety, allow sedation dentistry to help you get over those fears and have the necessary work completed.

#5 – Subdue Your Gag Reflex

In some cases, the gag reflex will get in the way of proper dental work. If you have a particularly sensitive gag reflex, you may find it difficult to have dental work completed in a timely manner. That reflex could continually get in the way of the work that the dentist is trying to perform, leading to longer visits and potentially unfinished care. Nobody wants that to be the outcome of your appointment, so sedation dentistry may be able to help. When sedated, even just slightly, you should see a reduction in your gag reflex, meaning the dentist will be able to get on with the work without the interruption of repeated gagging responses.

Simply put, sedation dentistry can make the dental experience more enjoyable. We understand that many of our patients have some degree of anxiety over dental care, and we don’t want that to be the case. We think of our office as a wonderful place, where patients can come to improve their smiles and address any oral health problems they may be experiencing. Through the use of sedation dentistry, we can ‘take the edge off’ of those anxieties and allow for better oral health results when all is said and done.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, or if you would like to learn more about the services we offer, please feel free to give us a call or stop by. Our entire team would love to help you have the best dental experience of your life. Whether you need sedation dentistry or not, we are confident that you will be happy with the service you receive in our office. We look forward to serving you in our office soon!

To schedule, call 770-623-8750 or visit our website at www.johnscreeksedationdentist.com.

Patient Appreciation Contest & Kids Contest

Patient Appreciation Contest

You Can Win The Latest iPhone! Yah, we know you want it!!!!iphone2

Wondering How You Can Enter The Contest? Well, Here’s How…
Just refer your friends, family, and co-workers!
  • 1st Referral- $25 Amex Gift Card
  • 2nd Referral- $50 Amex Gift Card
  • 3rd Referral- $75 Amex Gift Card
Beyond 3 referrals you will be treated to dinner for 2 at an upscale restaurant for each referral. In addition you will enjoy VIP Status benefits that will give you 15% off products and services for one full year. To keep VIP status, you must send us at least 3 referrals that becomes patients each year. 
You will also be entered into the drawing for the lastest iPhone! 
Drawing will be held later in the year! 

Kids, Make Sure You Enter Our “Back To School” Contest!

You Could Win A $50 Gift Card To Use Towards Your School Supplies!!!!

Parents, have your kids guess how many Goldfish are in the bowl! 

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Hey- We ALWAYS have contests going on in the office! You could even win one! Keep a look out in our monthly newsletters and social media sites for what we are doing next! Don’t be shy! Enter to be a winner!

Back To School Smiles

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The start of August means one thing for parents; school is almost back in session. And with the new school year about to get under way, there are several tasks that parents will be undertaking to say goodbye to summer and get ready for fall. Some of these tasks include back-to-school shopping and haircuts. What many parents don’t consider is their childs oral health. 
A good smile can have several advantages for anyone. Studies have shown that a smile is the first thing that people notice about someone. Having an attractive smile is also huge for a person’s self-image. When children head back to school, they get back into a routine. That makes early August the perfect time to incorporate healthy oral habits.

Back-to-School Dental Visit

Everyone should schedule visits to the dentist twice a year, but this is even more important for school-age children as there is still great change going on in their mouths. The major change is that the children are losing their baby teeth and preparing for their permanent teeth to come in. Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease and, if left untreated, can cause troubles eating, speaking, sleeping, and even learning. If decay invades the child’s mouth forcing baby teeth to be removed before they are ready, it could result in permanent teeth coming in and filling those empty spots which could cause overcrowding. Later on this could force orthodontic problems requiring the child to seek more orthodontic treatment than would have been previously required.
Studies have shown that more than 60% of children don’t see the dentist annually. This is the root of tooth decay becoming so prevalent in children. Taking your child twice a year to the dentist for a cleaning will ensure that they won’t fall into the decay problems that many children do. And while you’re already completing so many back-to-school chores, it’s the perfect time to schedule a dental visit.

Establish Healthy Brushing Habits

The best way to have your child practice healthy oral habits is to get them to start brushing their teeth early. Many children see brushing as a chore in which they refuse to take part. However, there are always ways that you can make brushing fun. Making brushing fun will convince the child to continue doing so on a regular basis which will help their oral hygiene going forward.
Starting healthy brushing habits early in childhood is a good idea for multiple reasons. One is that oral health during early childhood is critical for future oral health. Tooth decay at a young age can cause future problems that are difficult to overcome. Another reason is that children develop habits in early childhood that they take with them into the future. If a child learns to brush his or her teeth regularly, it will become a routine and they will take those habits with them throughout their life.
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Good Nutrition

Part of maintaining good oral health includes good nutrition. Failure to eat the recommended five daily servings of fruits and vegetables increases the risk of cavities. National studies have shown that only one in five children eat the recommended five servings and the same number meet the minimum standards for calcium consumption. To ensure that your child is meeting these health requirements, consider packing them a healthy lunch for school and for after school. Many children go straight from school to after-school sporting activities. If they don’t have healthy after-school snacks, they might turn to sugary foods and drinks as there are no other options, which can be disastrous to the child’s health. Packing healthy snacks such as bite-sized carrots, fruits, nuts, and bottled water are a much better option to go with. These healthy snacks will also give the child the energy needed to be successful in their physical activity.
With the start of August comes the new school year, and each new school year brings an excellent opportunity to improve the oral health of your children. By establishing healthy oral habits and scheduling regular dental visits, you’ll be setting them up for future success when it comes to oral hygiene. 

Come & Join Us At Books For Africa

As you know, we have been having a book drive for the last 3 months in our office! We have been collecting books to send to Africa.

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Our team will be going down to the headquarters on Wednesday, July 25th from 12:30pm-2pm. If you would like to join us, please let us know by Friday, July 20th so that we can get you added to our volunteer list.

The address is:

3655 Atlanta Industrial Drive

Bldg 250

Atlanta GA 30331

 

Go and Follow Them:

www.booksforafrica.org

https://www.facebook.com/BFA.ATL/

https://twitter.com/books4afratl

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