Sugar: The Scariest Halloween Trend

Halloween is approaching, and so are all those scary costumes and haunted houses. It shouldn’t be the ghouls and ghosts that you fear, however, but the candied apples, trick-or-treat sweets and all the soda that washes them down! Sugary and acidic foods can lead to tooth decay, and that can put a damper on anyone’s festive spirit.
 
While it would be nice if your neighbors all gave out fresh fruit or sugar-free candy (though we’re sure the kids disagree!), high-sugar sweets are still America’s favorite Halloween treat. If possible, try to limit children’s sugar intake. Encourage them to drink plenty of water while snacking – soda will only make things worse! And finally, while it’s easy to slip into a “sugar coma” and just pass out while watching a favorite horror flick, this is not the time to stray from your brushing or flossing routine. Let your children know that if they eat sweets without their toothbrushes on hand, they should rinse their mouths out with warm water.
 
If you think your child may have developed a cavity (whether the result of Halloween indulgences or not), please call us at 770-623-8750 for a check up. Even temporary baby teeth need to be properly cared for, as tooth decay can affect permanent adult teeth that are still developing below.
 
We’d like to wish you and your family the best this fall season. We hope that when the sweets of autumn runneth over, you’ll think of us (and your smiles).In my neighborhood I also like to give out a snack and toothbrush and toothpaste so that they have no excuse to brush before they go to bed that night. This year many neighborhoods are celebrating on Sunday Oct 30 since Monday is a school holiday for Forsyth County.

Costly complications of untreated or undertreated periodontitis (Gum Disease)

If Gum Disease is left untreated it leads to costly complications:

  • Further spread of infection
  • More tissue damage
  • Surgery
  • Loss of teeth
 Periodontitis potentially affects overall health:
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Pre-term, low birth-weight babies

Source: http://www.myarestin.com/

To schedule an appointment in the Atlanta area of Suwanee, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Duluth, Cumming, for a dental check-up call Dr, Ushma Patel’s dental office Center for Advanced Dentistry at 770-623-8750, visit http://www.johnscreeksedationdentist.com/ for more information.

Are you afraid of the Dentist? Have you heard of Sedation Dentistry?

I see it all the time. Apprehension. Dread. Nervousness. According to the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), nearly 1 in 3 people avoid dental visits due to fear. Without regular visits, oral health continues to deteriorate over a person’s lifetime. This can lead to health problems ranging from tooth sensitivity to gum disease as well as more chronic issues such as heart disease and diabetes, and social uneasiness about odorous breath or feeling embarrassed to smile. The good news is the dental industry has made tremendous advances in order to help reluctant patients receive the care they need. We do this through the comfort of sedation dentistry.

And the good news about sedation dentistry is that it allows those who have been neglecting their oral care to make major advances in the health of their mouth and smile in just one visit. With sedation dentistry, I can perform complex dental treatments in one appointment where it would have taken multiple visits to achieve the same results in the past.

So how do you decide if sedation dentistry is right for you? If you feel anxious about coming to the dentist, have sensitive teeth, suffer complex dental problems, or have an easily triggered gag reflex, talk to us about sedation. Or if you know anyone like this, help them by referring them to us. Call 770-623-8750 or visit www.JohnsCreekSedationDentist.com.

Animation Videos & Slides on Dental procedures from My Dental Hub Web Site Content

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button Endodontics (Root Canal Treatments)
button Esthetics and Restorative (Fillings, Veneers and Inlays)

All Ceramic Crowns On Fractured Teeth

All Ceramic Crowns Replacing Old Restorations

All Ceramic Single Crown

Bleaching of Teeth

Cast Post and Core with Crown

Cast Post and Core with Crown

Cracks In Heavily Restored Teeth

Crown Prep of Damaged Tooth

Crown Procedure

Crown with CEREC CAD – CAM System

Esthetic Inlays

Esthetic Post and Core with Crown

Esthetic Post and Core with Crown

Failing Restorations

Fractured Teeth – Non Restorable

Lower Posterior Crown

Metal-Ceramic vs All-Ceramic Crowns

Orthodontic and Prosthetic Treatment

Porcelain Fused To Metal Crowns

Porcelain Inlays

Porcelain Veneers

Prefabricated Post and Core with Crown

Prefabricated Post and Core with Crown

Progression of Tooth Decay

Replacing Old Veneers With New Veneers

Single Crown – Chipped Tooth

Smile Design Principles

Smile Design Principles

Smile Design Principles – Tissue Height

Smile Design Principles – Tooth Proportion

Types of Posts

Veneers

Veneers

What is a Veneer

Whitening with Trays

Why Crown (Cap) a Tooth

Your Teeth, Your Health

Zoom Whitening System
button Implants (Tooth Replacement with Artificial Roots)

Allografting – Exposed Threads

Bone Atrophy – Lower Mandible

Bone Atrophy – Upper Maxilla

Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting – Socket Preservation

Ceramic vs Metal Crowns with Implants

Effects of Loss of Teeth – Female Front View

Effects of Loss of Teeth – Female Side View

Effects of Loss of Teeth – Male Front View

Effects of Loss of Teeth – Male Side View

Effects of Single Tooth Loss

Esthetically Compromised Implant Restorations

Facial Effects of Tooth Loss – Female

Facial Effects of Tooth Loss – Male

Fixed-Detachable Prosthesis

Fixed Reconstruction – Implant Supported

Implant Placement Into Socket

Implant Placement Into Socket – Two Centrals

Implant Procedure

Implant Procedure – Diagram

Implants in Esthetic Zone

Implant Site Tissue Defect

Implant Supported Overdenture (Clinical)

Implant Supported Overdenture (Model)

Implant vs. Bridge

Locator Attachments for Lower Denture

Locator Attachments for Upper Denture

Lower All – On – 4

Lower All On 4

Lower Denture with Locator Attachment

Lower Fixed Detachable

Lower Guided Fixed Detachable

Lower Overdenture with 3 implants

Mandible Crown and Bridge Reconstruction

Milled Bar Implant Supported Overdenture (Clinical)

Milled Bar Implant Supported Overdenture (Model)

Milled Bar Procedure

Milled Bar Procedure – 4 Implants

Natural Tooth vs. Implant

Posterior Implant Supported Three Unit Bridge

Premature Aging Due To Bone Loss – Female Front View

Premature Aging Due To Bone Loss – Female Side View

Premature Aging Due To Bone Loss – Male Front View

Premature Aging Due To Bone Loss – Male Side View

Reconstruction with Multiple Implants

Restoring a Fractured Tooth with an Implant

Ridge Collapse

Single Esthetic Implant

Single Implant Placement – Lateral Incisor

Single Implant – Upper Posterior

Single Tooth Implant

Single Tooth Two Stage Procedure – Central Incisor

Single Tooth Two Stage Procedure – Cuspid

Sinus Lift – Lateral

Sinus Lift – Vertical

Sinus Lift – Vertical (Summers Technique)

Smile Design Principles

Three Unit Bridge

Two Implant Over Denture

Upper All – On – 4

Upper All On 4

Upper Denture with Locator Attachment

Upper Fixed Detachable

Upper Guided Fixed Detachable

Upper Implant Supported Bar Overdenture
button Oral Surgery (Wisdom Teeth and Other Surgeries)
button Orthodontics (Tooth Straightening)

Class III Surgical Correction

Class II Surgical Correction

Cleaning Braces With Floss

Clear vs Metal Braces

Congenitally Missing Teeth

Cross Bite

Esthetic Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Extrusion of Teeth

Invisalign Braces

Lingual Wear of Upper Teeth

Malocclusion – Class I

Malocclusion Class I

Malocclusion – Class I (Graphic)

Malocclusion – Class II

Malocclusion – Class II Adult

Malocclusion – Class II, Division I

Malocclusion Class II Division I

Malocclusion – Class II, Division II

Malocclusion Class II Division II

Malocclusion – Class II, Division II (Graphic)

Malocclusion – Class III

Malocclusion Class III

Malocclusion – Class III (Graphic)

Mandibular Asymmetry

Maxillary Expansion – Mixed Dentition

Normal TMJ Function

Open Bite

Posterior Crossbite

Proclined Upper Teeth

Space Regainer

TMJ – Anterior Disc Displacement

Treatment Adult Orthodontics – Class II

Treatment of Class III Malocclusion

Treatment of Class II Malocclusion

Treatment of Class II with Bicuspid Extraction

Treatment of Class I Malocclusion
button Periodontics (Gum Disease)

Bone Loss with Furcation Defect

Connective Tissue Graft – Lower Teeth

Connective Tissue Graft – Upper teeth

Crown Lengthening Before Crowns

Crown Lengthening for Esthetics

Crown Lengthening – Overview

Crown Lengthening – Procedure

Endodontic Periodontic Lesion

Frenectomy

Gingivectomy with Laser

Gingivectomy with Scalpel

Gingivitis

Grafting for Periodontal Defect

Horizontal Bone Loss

Lateral Pedicle Graft

Mild Periodontal Disease

Moderate Periodontal Disease

Peri-Implantitis

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease

Pocket Reduction – Esthetic Considerations

Pocket Reduction Procedure

Root Coverage – Alloderm

Root Coverage Graft

Root Hemisection

Scaling and Root Planning Therapy

Scaling Calculus

Severe Periodontal Disease

Stages of Periodontal Disease

Tissue Graft to Treat Recession

Vertical Bone Loss
button Preventive (Maintenance)

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CareCredit for dental procedures

CareCredit for dental procedures

We’re pleased to offer our patients CareCredit, North America’s leader in patient payment plans.  CareCredit lets you begin your treatment immediately – then pay for it over time with low monthly payments that fit easily into your monthly budget. 

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CareCredit is the credit card exclusively for healthcare services.  With no up-front costs and no pre-payment penalties, CareCredit lets you pay over time and frees up cash and credit cards for the other things you want or need.  CareCredit offers low monthly payment plans for healthcare procedures not commonly covered by insurance, including dental treatments.  Plus, you can use your card again and again to pay for additional treatment for yourself or family members in any CareCredit practice.

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Learn more by visiting http://www.CareCredit.com or contacting our office at 770-623-8750, http://www.JohnsCreekSedationDentist.com. Ready to apply? Apply online for your CareCredit card today

Your Dentist Is Your First Line of Defense Against Oral Cancer

Your Dentist Is Your First Line of Defense Against Oral Cancer By Jonathan B. Levine, DMD From Dr Oz’s website – http://www.doctoroz.com/blog/jonathan-b-levine-dmd/your-dentist-your-first-line-defense-against-oral-cancer
Oral cancer can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early: 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer in 2011 alone and it will cause over 8,000 deaths by the end of the year.

Here are the signs and symptoms of oral cancer:

A lump in the throat
Thickening or lump(s) in the lining of the mouth
Tongue numbness
Red or white lesions in the mouth
Dark blue or black spots on the tongue
Follow these easy at-home self-examination tips to help yourself stay on top of your health. Give yourself a little “Ah” in front of the mirror and check out your tongue (top and bottom), your gum areas, the back of your mouth, and the inside cheek areas of your mouth. If you notice any of the above symptoms, contact your dentist immediately.

During your routine check-up make sure to demand an oral screening test so that you are not one of the 85% of the population that has not had an oral examination. There are two new breakthrough screening tests that are effectively aimed at preventing oral cancer:

The Velscope sees early changes in cells in the mouth where they become dysplastic or unhealthy. The Velscope’s blue spectrum light causes the soft tissues of the mouth to naturally fluoresce, looking like a green-apple color. If there is an abnormality, the oral health professional will see the green color turn black.
If abnormal tissue appears, there is a second screening test, the Oral CDX brush. This test is like a pap smear for your mouth. The Oral CDX brush can save lives in much the same way as the pap smear has increased the survival rates for cervical cancer; since routine use, cervical cancer has gone from the second to eleventh leading cause of death.
Call your dentist today to schedule your next routine examination and remember that this routine checkup could save your life!