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 Changing Your Smile

Ever since you can remember, you have always looked in the mirror and wondered how you could change your smile.  You have imagined how your teeth would look without a gap, or how your smile could shine if there were a few less cracks.

You have been searching for ways that you can improve your smile, but still are unsure what your best option is for transforming the look of your smile. Pure Dental Health has the answer.   With Porcelain Veneers or “Instant Orthodontics,” you can have your dream smile in less time than you ever thought possible.

Through this Pure Dental Blog, you will learn about the porcelain veneers process and see how this procedure is changing the way that patients think about their smiles.  You can have the “Hollywood Smile” that you have always wanted.  Keep reading to learn more!

Porcelain Veneers and You

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the fronts of teeth.  They are able to cover cracks, chips, gaps, and even severe stains with teeth.

About 0.5mm of enamel is shaved down from your teeth to make room for the custom-made porcelain veneer molds.  The team at Pure Dental Health creates these molds from your teeth, and then sends the molds to a dental laboratory.

After the porcelain veneers are created, they are affixed to the front of the teeth.  The dentists at Pure Dental Health then craft and shape the veneers further so they blend seamlessly with your own natural look.  Our dental experts take the time to create a beautiful, natural smile so that you can feel confident with your overall look.

Porcelain veneers are cared for like normal teeth.  They require complete oral care and cleaning.  Porcelain is stain resistant, so you can still drink coffee and enjoy your favorite foods without worry of destroying your pearly whites.

You do not have to remain unsatisfied with the look of your smile any longer.  Porcelain veneers can make a dramatic difference in the look of your smile.  With a team of experts who are available to help you achieve your dream smile, you can feel comfortable knowing that you will attain the best results.

More Information About Porcelain Veneers

If you think that porcelain veneers might be a good fit for you, then do not hesitate to contact our Pure Dental Health team.  Our dentists will answer any and all of your questions about porcelain veneers and help you decide the best cosmetic dentistry procedure to suit your individual needs.

You deserve to have a smile that you are proud of and want to show to the world.  Pure Dental Health and porcelain veneers can help you achieve the best results.  To learn more, do not hesitate to contact us.  Start smiling your most beautiful smile, today!

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Why Wait to Get a Straighter, More Beautiful Smile?

Do you want a straighter, more beautiful smile, but do not want to to wear traditional metal braces and wait a year or more for the final result?  Well, with Six Month Smiles®, you don’t have to!  Six Month Smiles® is a revolutionary system that utilizes specialized clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in a average of just six months.

Six Month Smiles® puts a modern twist on traditional orthodontics to give you an effective solution that fits your lifestyle as well as your budget.  The key components of the treatment are the use of unique clear braces and a primary focus on moving only the teeth that show when you smile.  Six Month Smiles® braces are also more comfortable than traditional metal braces because they use low force to gently move teeth into the desired position.

Most adults are candidates for Six Month Smiles®.  If you are an adult, (15 years or older), with spaced or crooked teeth and you are not looking for a major bite alteration, you may be a candidate for this life-changing treatment.  The only way to know for sure is to visit a Six Month Smiles® dentist.  For more information about Six Month Smiles® as well as other cosmetic dental procedures that can be used to improve your smile, call Pure Dental Health today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Justin Scott.

Your smile is important:  it is the first thing other people notice upon meeting you and can leave a lasting first impression.  Call Pure Dental Health today so you can be on your way to a beautiful, more confident smile!

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Tooth Replacement: What Are My Options?

According to the most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination (NHANES) Survey, (1999-2004), tooth loss in the United States has declined since 1970.  However, despite advances in dental hygiene and dental techniques, tooth loss remains a problem for many Americans.

An adult should have 28 permanent teeth, excluding the wisdom teeth.  In the 1999-2004 NHANES Survey, the average number of remaining teeth for adults between the ages of 20-34 years was 26.9.  For adults ages 35-49 years-old, the average number of remaining teeth was 25.05 and for adults age fifty to sixty-four years, it was 22.30 teeth.  These numbers show that even many young adults have lost at least one tooth by age 34.  As you get older, the likelihood of losing one or more of your permanent teeth is even greater.

So why are American adults losing their permanent teeth?  The most common reason is periodontal (gum) disease.  Tooth loss may also be caused by  infections, tooth decay and trauma.  As always, practicing good daily oral hygiene is the best way to avoid tooth loss.  This includes brushing thoroughly at least two times per day and flossing at least once daily.  It is also important to see a dentist every six-months for professional cleanings and exams.  Refraining from smoking or using other tobacco products is also a good way to decrease your chances of tooth loss.

Even with a healthy lifestyle and good oral hygiene, tooth loss is still a reality for some patients.  So what are the available tooth replacement options?  Pure Dental Health offers a variety of effective solutions for missing teeth including dental implants, Dentca Dentures, bridges and partial dentures.   All of these options can be used effectively to replace missing teeth but some have certain advantages over others.  Dr. Justin Scott can help you determine which option is best suited for your dental needs, your lifestyle and your budget.

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Conquer Your Dental Phobia Today

Does the idea of a visit to the dentist make your palms start sweating and your heart start racing?  If so, you may be experiencing dental phobia; a common problem that is shared by many people all over the world.  For some, dental phobia can be so extreme as to prevent those who suffer from it from seeking needed dental care.  This only leads to more serious dental issues and increases the need for dental treatment.

If this describes you, it is time to conquer you dental phobia!  The first step is to establish a rapport with a dentist.  Finding a compassionate dentist who understands dental phobia and provides a caring and empathic environment is a key step in conquering your fears.  Being able to communicate with your dentist about your fears is also key.

Dr. Justin Scott of Pure Dental Health understands dental phobia.  He and his dedicated staff work hard to make patients who fear the dentist feel comfortable and understood.  Our practice offers patient amenities including valet parking, HDTVs, heated towels, free Wifi, an Internet Bar and a beverage bar to enhance the patient experience.  In addition, we offer Sedation Dentistry in the form of Nitrous Oxide “laughing gas” as well as oral sedative medications.  By offering Sedation Dentistry, we are able to keep patients with dental phobias relaxed, comfortable and free of pain while receiving needed dental care.

We are all given one set of adult teeth to last us for a lifetime.  Don’t let a dental phobia risk your long-term oral health.  Call Pure Dental Health and schedule a consultation with Dr. Justin Scott today.

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Health News Article- Mercury

Article Title: How Safe Is Mercury In Your Mouth?

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In this health news article, the topic of discussion is the safety of mercury or amalgam fillings on your health.  Since traditional amalgams are created from metal, there is the risk of mercury leaking from the metals and into the body.  The toxins from mercury can cause illness.

In this article, patients shared their experiences with mercury fillings, and compared those experiences with how they felt when the fillings were replaced with ceramic ones. Some stated that while they had amalgams, they felt sick and could taste metal when they were eating.

Mercury exposure is known to cause memory loss, mood swings, tremors, anxiety, and arthritis.  Because of the potential health risks that are associated with mercury, many dentists are recommending that patients have their fillings changed.

At Pure Dental Health, we offer porcelain fillings to our patients to alleviate the risk of mercury poisoning.  These all-white fillings blend in seamlessly with the color of your natural teeth, so you have cosmetic appeal with this option as well.  No one can tell that you have any fillings!

With Pure Dental Health, we are concerned about you and your overall health.  To learn more about how removing silver amalgams could be better for your health, read the article above and contact our team at Pure Dental Health.

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Need A Smile Makeover?

Are you in need of a smile makeover?  Maybe you have spent the last few years caring for your children and your husband and have not taken very much time to care for yourself.  Or, maybe you have spent the last decade climbing the corporate ladder and it has left you with little time for anything else.  Whatever the reason, you just have not taken the time to care for your smile. Well, now is the time to do it!  With a smile makeover from Dr. Justin Scott of Pure Dental Health, you can have the beautiful, healthy smile you have always wanted.

A smile makeover is a comprehensive treatment plan that includes various cosmetic and restorative procedures to improve the appearance of your smile.  It may include a variety of procedures such as teeth whitening, orthodontics, fillings, extractions, crowns, bridges, dental implants, porcelain veneers, cosmetic contouring and more.  The goal of a smile makeover is to improve both the appearance and the health of your teeth and gums to give you a more attractive, healthy, long-lasting smile.  If done well, a smile makeover can dramatically improve your appearance and boost your confidence and self-esteem.

Successful smile makeovers require a unique combination of training, expertise, experience, equipment and technology.  For this reason, it is very important to find the right dentist to provide this important service. Dr. Justin Scott of Pure Dental Health has the skills, training, experience, equipment and technology needed to help you achieve your best smile.  If you are interested in a smile makeover, call Pure Dental Health today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott.  You are going to love your new smile!

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The Pure Dental Health Difference

 Why Pure Dental Health?

You have never been a huge fan of the dentist.  Whenever the time came to go and get your teeth check, you would go, but begrudgingly.  The dentist has just never been the place that you wish to spend your time, until now.

Pure Dental Health takes dentistry to a new level.  We make coming to the dentist not only bearable, but enjoyable.  How is a dental office able to provide so much comfort?  Through this Pure Dental Health blog, you will learn all the ways that we are different from your traditional dentist, and how we can make you feel excitement when headed to the dentist.

What’s Different About Pure Dental Health

We are passionate about delivering our patients with the best dental procedures and care.  We strive to learn the latest dental methods to ensure that you are always getting the best treatments and experience as little down time as possible.

But we do not stop there.  We believe that great customer service and excellent procedures should just be the baseline for our patients.  We have added elements to the dentist’s office that make you enjoy the entire experience.  Some of these additions include:

  • Internet Bar with Wi-Fi- While you wait for an appointment, why not use one of our computers to connect to the internet?  Or connect with our Wi-Fi so that you can stay connected to everything from our office.
  • Beverages- we have a variety of beverages to greet you before and after appointments.  Just let us know what you would like to drink!
  • Same Day Emergency Appointments- emergencies happen, waiting shouldn’t.  We work to try to get you into our office on the same day as the emergency so you can get back to smiling.
  • HD TV’s- there is no reason that you should be bored during an appointment.  Just look up to the ceiling to watch your favorite shows or movies while we work on your teeth!
  • Noise- Canceling Headphones- the noises of the dentist’s office can make some people uncomfortable.  That is why we provide you with noise canceling headphones so you can tune out the noise, and just relax.
  • Blankets- offices can be chilly, why not be warm and wrapped in a blanket?  We offer blankets so you can truly relax.

Interested in Pure Dental Health

We go above and beyond to make you feel as comfortable as possible in our offices.  If you are looking for a dental experience that you can look forward to, look no further than Pure Dental Health.  We are here to answer any questions that you may have, so do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

At Pure Dental Health, your dental health and happiness are both of our concern.  Let us show you how a dentist’s office should be—call us today!

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Porcelain Veneers: Will They Improve My Smile?

Are you wondering if porcelain veneers will improve the appearance of your smile?  The answer is most likely yes.

Have you ever noticed that everyone in Hollywood seems to have a perfect smile? Have you ever noticed anyone famous wearing braces?   Probably not.  How is this possible?  For many famous people who are not born with straight, white, beautiful teeth, porcelain veneers provide a way to achieve a more attractive smile without wearing braces.  Well, Hollywood actors and famous people are not the only ones who can benefit from this cosmetic dental procedure:  you can too! Many advanced cosmetic dentistry practices, including Pure Dental Health, now offer porcelain veneers. Since porcelain veneers are a cosmetic procedure, they are not covered under most dental insurance plans.  To assist patients with the cost of porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dental procedures, many dental practices offer attractive and flexible payment plans.

Porcelain veneers are extremely thin, custom-made porcelain shells that are laminated onto the front surface of teeth to change their appearance.  They can be used to address a host of cosmetic issues including teeth that are stained, gapped, discolored, chipped, broken, misaligned, malformed, too short or too long.  For patients who have crooked teeth but do not need changes in their bite, porcelain veneers can be a good alternative to braces.

Porcelain veneers are an advanced cosmetic dental procedure that requires a special blend of artistry and dentistry.  For this reason, it is important to select a cosmetic dentist who has been highly trained and has a lot of experience with porcelain veneers.  Asking to see before and after pictures of patients who have received porcelain veneers is always a good idea.  So is asking for references.

If they are done well, porcelain veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile as well as your overall facial appearance. If you are not happy with your smile but do not want to wear braces, call our Buckhead dental practice today and schedule a consultation with our talented cosmetic dentist.  He will sit down with you, examine your teeth and recommend the best cosmetic dental solution or solutions to improve your smile.

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Dental Implants: Are They Worth the Extra Cost?

Dental implants are one of the most exciting innovations to ever come out of the field of dentistry and provide a sturdy and lasting replacement option for patients with missing teeth.  The procedure involves inserting prosthetic (titanium) screws into the jawbone to take the place of missing tooth roots.  The jawbone is then given time to heal and to fuse with the screws in a process referred to as osseointegration.  Once the screws are anchored tightly into the jawbone they provide a secure foundation for replacement teeth that are made to look and feel like natural teeth.

Of all the available tooth replacement options, dental implants most closely resemble natural teeth in appearance as well as function.  For this reason, they are considered by many to be the gold standard in tooth replacement.  However, they are more expensive than bridges, partials and full dentures.  This causes many people with missing teeth to wonder if they really are worth the extra cost.  The answer is a resounding yes!

Why are dental implants so much better than other tooth replacement options?  The reasons are many.  Dental implants provide such a natural appearance that they are virtually impossible to detect by others.  They are so comfortable to wear, you may even forget that you have them!  Unlike dentures, you do not have to worry about dental implants slipping or falling out while you are talking or eating.  This can have a significant effect on your self-esteem as well as your quality of life.  The hassle of denture adhesive creams is also eliminated.  With dental implants, you do not have to change your diet to restrict or eliminate healthy, fiber-rich foods that are harder to chew.  This can positively affect your overall health.  Unlike tooth-supported bridges they do not require the reduction of the adjacent teeth.  This is much better for your long-term oral health.

If you are missing teeth and are tired of hiding your smile or dealing with dentures, call our Buckhead dental practice today to find out if you are a candidate for this life-changing procedure.  There are very few medical rule-outs for dental implants and most patients are candidates for this highly successful tooth replacement system.  You may also want to speak with one of our patient coordinators about the available financing options.

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