We Are Whitening For Charity!

We Are Whitening Smiles For Charity!

We are so excited for this campaign! If you or anyone you know are interested in whitening, then now is the time to do it! You can have a white smile AND help abused and neglected children at the same time! We know, NO BRAINER!

Call our office at 770-623-8750 to schedule your whitening appointment today!

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April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

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Our office strives to bring its patients state-of-the-art technology to provide you with the latest advancements in oral health. We introduced the OralID™ screening device into our office a few years back. The OralID examination allows us to visualize any oral mucosal abnormalities including cancer and dysplasia (pre-cancer) before they can be detected with the naked eye. The procedure is quick, painless, and no rinses or dyes are used.
Similar to other cancers, early detection of Oral Cancer is critical. Studies have shown that early detection of oral cancer with technologies like the OralID™ dramatically improves the survivability of the disease. If oral cancer is detected in its later stages, which typically occurs during a conventional oral cancer exam, the chances of survival are dramatically reduced.
Who is at Risk?
• Age – 17+ years
• Tobacco Use
• Alcohol Use
• HPV infection
If you have any questions about risk factors, please feel free to talk to our hygiene staff. We recommend all of our patients be screened with the OralID™ to reduce the mortality of late stage detection.
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You Can Have New Teeth In Just A Day!

Did You Know You Could Have A Brand New Smile In A Day?
The “Teeth In A Day” procedure utilizing dental implants is a revolutionary procedure in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. They allow you to walk away with a new set of high quality replacement teeth in just 1 day
Teeth in A Day is a procedure where Dr. Patel and her team are able to rebuild peoples mouths using dental implants and natural looking replacement teeth. Dental implants are the most effective way to replace broken or missing teethbecause they are placed into to your own bone and are the closest thing to what you were born with.
The Teeth in A Day procedure is unique because temporary, fully-functional teeth can be placed on the same day that you receive dental implants. These temporary teeth remain in place until your custom, permanent teeth are ready to be placed. This allows you to experience instant, beautiful results from your dental implant procedure with little to no pain because the teeth are supported by the implants and are not rubbing on your gums.
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You may be a good candidate for Teeth in A Day if you:
  • Have one or more damaged teeth.
  • Want to see an immediate cosmetic and functional dental improvement.
  • Have multiple missing teeth.
  •  Want results that can last a lifetime with proper care.
  •  Currently wearing a removable partial or complete denture.
  • Do not grind your teeth excessively.
  • Do not have medical conditions that may negatively affect bone healing.
  •  Want an alternative to dentures or bridgework.
Discover if the Teeth in A Day procedure is right for you by scheduling a consultation and examination with Dr. Patel. At Center For Advanced Dentistry, your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities.
If you’d like to discuss the possibility of getting new teeth in a day, call us today at 770-623-8750 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Patel!

Meet Our Hygienists!

We are dedicated to providing the best standard of care possible! That is why our team is highly trained and always up to date on the latest and greatest advances for oral hygiene. 

Take a minute and get to know our skilled dental hygienists!

Meet Mariya….

Mariya

“I have been practicing dentistry for 9 years now.

I was born in Ukraine and moved to the United States when I was 7 yrs old. I was raised in Buffalo New York, where I attended Erie Community College and obtained my license in dental hygiene.

I absolutely loves putting smiles on patients faces and making them happy.

I am happily married with 3 beautiful children. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, scrapbooking, and photography.”

 

Meet Kellie…

Kellie Loscavio

“I’ve been practicing Dental Hygiene for nearly 19 years. I spent the first 15 years of my career doing General Dentistry and then practiced Pediatric Dentistry for 4 years.

I love working with adults but also find it very rewarding to put a smile on a little person’s face too!
I’m originally from south Georgia and did most of my under graduate studies at Georgia Southern University. In 1999 I moved to Atlanta to attend hygiene school at Clayton State University, but I’m a tried and true GEORGIA girl! “GO DAWGS!”
In my spare time I enjoy being in the kitchen with my 10 year old daughter and going camping at Lake Lanier. I find that one of the best things about my field is being able to build lasting relationships with my patients and their families.”

 

Children and Cavities

Though children are using a set of teeth they will eventually lose, that set of teeth needs to survive until the adult teeth guide them out of the gums, which helps ensure the adult teeth grow in correctly and with enough room. That’s why oral hygiene is important as soon as a baby’s teeth begin to come in, and teaching oral hygiene should begin at a young age. Despite your best efforts to ensure good dental hygiene, sometimes kids end up with cavities. Cavity care for children is very similar to cavity care for adults, because preserving tooth health is the most important aspect.

Baby Teeth Get Fillings

Though baby teeth aren’t permanent, they are the only teeth your child will have for several years, until the adult teeth come in. To preserve your child’s oral health, your dentist will opt to drill out the cavities in baby teeth and fill or crown them accordingly. The primary teeth help the adult teeth to come in properly, so losing primary teeth before they’re ready to come out isn’t good for your child’s permanent teeth.

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Call our office today to schedule your child’s dental check up!

770-623-8750 🙂

Seal Out Tooth Decay With Dental Sealants!

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How Do Sealants Work?

Think of them as raincoats for your teeth. When the cavity-causing bacteria that live in everyone’s mouth meet leftover food particles, they produce acids that can create holes in teeth. These holes are cavities. After sealant has been applied it keeps those bits of food out and stops bacteria and acid from settling on your teeth—just like a raincoat keeps you clean and dry during a storm.

Who Can Get Sealants?

Children and adults can benefit from sealants, but the earlier you get them, the better. Your first molars appear around age 6, and second molars break through around age 12. Sealing these teeth as soon as they come through can keep them cavity-free from the start, which helps save time and money in the long run. Ask your dentist if sealants are a good option for you and your family.

How Are Sealants Applied?

It’s a quick and painless process. Your dentist will clean and dry your tooth before placing an acidic gel on your teeth. This gel roughs up your tooth surface so a strong bond will form between your tooth and the sealant. After a few seconds, your dentist will rinse off the gel and dry your tooth once again before applying the sealant onto the grooves of your tooth. Your dentist will then use a special blue light to harden the sealant.

Can Sealants Be Placed Over Cavities?

Sealants can be used over areas of early decay to prevent further damage to your tooth. Because some sealants are clear, your dentist can keep an eye on the tooth to make sure the sealant is doing its job.

Are There Any Side Effects?

With the exception of an allergy that may exist, there are no known side effects from sealants.

Is There BPA In Sealants?

Yes, there is a tiny amount of BPA in sealants but not enough to cause you or a loved one any harm. In fact, you get more exposure to BPA by simply touching a receipt, using cosmetics or coming in contact with dust.

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How Long Do Sealants Last?

Sealants will often last for several years before they need to be reapplied. During your regular dental visit, your dentist will check the condition of the sealant and can reapply them as needed.

February is Children’s Dental Health Month!

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