My Philosophy as a Dentist in Johns Creek

Today I want to talk to you about yearly traditions. As you are gearing up for the holidays, you are likely embarking down a familiar path of rituals for you and your family. Maybe it’s making your favorite eggnog recipe or trimming the tree. Perhaps it’s arranging family games, planning a special holiday meal, or stashing presents in your ingenious hiding spots.

I notice a lot of people go through their own mini-makeovers this time of year as well. They perform updates on their homes, make hair appointments to spruce themselves up for their yearly holiday card photo, and come in for teeth whitening procedures to erase coffee, tea, and wine stains and brighten up their smile before the holiday parties.
Yes, that onset of cold weather paired with the festive retail displays and familiar trimmings that line the main streets of Cumming, Johns Creek, and Alpharetta trigger a lot of activity for all of us.

These reminders bring me to a question for you: What triggers your medical upkeep? Do you have certain times of the year that you plan your routine visits to your family doctor, gynecologist, and dentist? Are you reactive, only seeing a medical professional when you think something is wrong? Or do you keep a regular maintenance schedule for yourself and your family?

Hopefully, the latter. It is my philosophy that preventative care is absolutely the most essential way to take charge of your health. I focus on the overall well-being of my patients and, with the help of modern science, can actually foresee dental issues and circumvent most of them before they become a bigger and more costly problem.

Why is this important? Three reasons.

  • Your comfort.
  • Your time.
  • Your money.

That’s right. Preventative care is first and foremost, more comfortable for patients. Heading off problems before they begin saves patients from larger dental procedures such as crowns or root canals. While medical techniques allow me to perform these procedures with a higher level of comfort for my patients, most people would still prefer to avoid them altogether if possible. Crowns and root canals are more costly than preventative care, and they take more time in the office to address and fix.

With just two visits per year for a typical dental patient, I can keep you in preventative mode over the course of your lifetime. We can head off problems before they start and keep more money in your wallet, increase the overall health of your body (we’ll discuss your mouth’s link to heart disease and more in the next blog), and help you spend less time at the dentist.
My philosophy is simple: See me on a regular basis to avoid seeing me even more often than you’d like!

What system do you have in place for preventative care? Please remember to schedule those routine appointments for you and your family before your body triggers an issue for you that could have been entirely prevented!

Blazing Strides in the Dental Experience

You may remember the worn leather chairs, the hum of the drill, and the drab office interior that was synonymous with dentistry decades ago. You probably remember gigantic X-ray machines and dark fillings, and felt like your dentist’s office was more akin to an old corner of a hospital than a comfortable, friendly place to be.

We think your entire experience at the dental office should be a pleasant one. We offer clean, spacious surroundings filled with plenty of natural light. You’ll enjoy beverages and snacks in our reception area and find comfortable amenities in our private patient treatment suites. At Center For Advanced Dentistry we use technology such as patient education DVD’s and Intra-oral video cameras to teach you about your teeth and show you what we see inside of your mouth, bringing you into the process of learning about and caring for your oral hygiene.

Aside from a warm environment, accommodating and gentle staff, and patient education tools, we invest in our patients’ comfort and safety. Our low dose digital X-ray machines significantly decrease your exposure to any radiation. Instead of being awake and remembering everything that happened during your appointment, you can comfortably dose off into sleep with a small pill that we give you right before your treatment. What used to take days and weeks to rebuild in your mouth can be done in a fraction of the time in far fewer appointments. And the materials and options available today have allowed many dentists like myself to offer an alternative to orthodontics with options such as dental veneers which is also referred to as “instant orthodontics.”

Best of all, that common culprit, the cavity, can be treated with white materials to help you maintain a gorgeous white smile, absent of any mercury fillings.

Today’s progressive dentists also offer great financial terms, so your budget does not need to be a deterrent to seeking quality, professional, and comfortable care. There’s even a zero-interest CareCredit to help with dental and medical out of pocket expenses that our office has available for your consideration.

It all comes down to making it an easier, more pleasant experience for our patients. We see you in less time, providing patients with significantly reduced levels of discomfort and anxiety. By the way, if you are unsure about your dentist’s recommended course of treatment, we offer a second opinion at no charge.

Do you have any dental hang-ups? If so, do the new technologies reduce your apprehension about visiting your dentist?