Quick Ways to Improve Your Smile

Enhancing Your Smile

You wake up, ready to jump into your routine.  A sunrise bike ride followed by breakfast and reading the newspaper.  You make your way to the shower to get ready for your day at work.

As you look into the mirror, you sigh.  “I just wish that I could enhance my smile,” you mumble to yourself as you grin at your reflection.  Luckily, with Pure Dental Health, this is easier than you ever thought possible.

Through this blog, you will learn some simple ways that you can improve your smile.  From teeth whitening to porcelain veneers, Pure Dental Health has the answers to helping you achieve your most beautiful smile.  Keep reading to learn more!

Easy Ways to Change Your Smile

If you are look for fast, simple ways to improve the look of your smile, then you have come to the right place!  At Pure Dental Health, we are committed to offering you the best ways to improve the look and feel of your smile.  Some of these methods include:

  • Teeth Whitening- at Pure Dental Health, we not only offer in-office teeth whitening that makes your teeth considerable whiter in only an hour, but we also offer teeth whitening trays every time you come into our office for a regular cleaning.  Whitening your teeth is an easy way to take years off of the look of the smile, and help you feel like your smile has been rejuvenated.
  • Porcelain Veneers– porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are attached to the fronts of teeth.  They look natural and are referred to as “instant orthodontics” as they can transform your smile is as little as two visits to Pure Dental Health.
  • Invisalign- Invisalign clear aligners are an easy way to straighten your teeth in less time than with traditional braces.  These clear aligners blend in with your natural smile, and give you the ability to eat, drink, and smile without changing your normal routine.  For an easy way to make a dramatic difference in your smile, talk to you Pure Dental Health team about Invisalign.

All of these procedures can help you achieve your most beautiful smile in less time than you ever thought possible.  You do not have to remain unsatisfied with the look of your smile any longer—consider some of our cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry procedures.

More Information About Our Procedures

If you think that some of our Pure Dental Health procedures might be right for you, then do not hesitate to contact our team.  We will answer all of your questions about everything that we do, including what perks that we offer in our office.

You can have a beautiful smile that you love to share with the world in no time flat.  Let the Pure Dental Health team show you how you can achieve your most desirable results. Contact Pure Dental Health today!

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The Cost of Dental Implants Vs. Other Replacement Options

If you have considered dental implants in the past to replace missing teeth but ended up going with another replacement option due to cost, you are not alone.  Many adults choose temporary or removable tooth replacement options such as dentures, partials and bridges over dental implants because of the difference in cost.  If you take the financial aspect out of it, most patients would prefer dental implants over the other options.  And why not?  Dental implants offer a long-term solution to missing teeth that allow for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.  That is why they are considered by most dental professionals to the be gold standard in tooth replacement.

There is no denying that dental implants cost more than dentures, partials and bridges.  However, when you consider the return you receive on your investment in terms of improved quality of life, the cost may not seem quite as high.  Dental implants are prosthetic screws usually made of titanium that are placed in the jawbone to take the place of missing tooth roots.  Once they have been allowed to heal, the screws fuse to the bone and are anchored securely into place.  Prosthetic teeth can then be attached to the implants to take the place of missing teeth.

Dental implant supported replacement teeth look so much like natural teeth, you may be the only one who knows you have them. They are so comfortable, you may even forget that you have them.  Unlike dentures, dental implants are not removable and do not require the use of messy denture adhesive creams.  With dental implants, you can enjoy meals and other social interactions without worrying that your dentures will click, pop, slip or fall out completely.  For some, this alone is worth the extra cost!

With dental implants, you can once again eat the foods you love.  With dentures, many patients are forced to change their eating habits to eliminate foods that are harder to chew.  Unfortunately, the foods that are eliminated are often foods that are high in fiber and important nutrients.  Usually, these foods are replaced with softer foods that are higher in carbohydrates and calories.  Over time, this nutritional imbalance can lead to overweight and obesity as well as serious health problems including Diabetes and Heart Disease.

Many patient-centered dental practices recognize that the cost of dental implants can be prohibitive for many patients who would really benefit from this revolutionary tooth replacement system.  As a result, some dental practices are offering attractive financing options to help with the cost of dental implants and other procedures that are not fully covered under dental insurance plans.  Pure Dental Health in midtown Atlanta offers state-of-the-art dental implants as well as in-house and flexible payment plans to help cover the cost. If you have missing teeth or are tired of putting up with a temporary, removable tooth replacement solution, call Pure Dental Health today to schedule a consultation with our dental implants dentist, Dr. Justin Scott.

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Sedation Dentistry Takes the Fear Out of Dental Treatment

It is that time of the year where you see ghosts and goblins, spiders and skeletons lurking around every corner.  Halloween is upon us bringing many reasons to get spooked.  However, visiting the dentist should not be one of those reasons.  Dental phobias are real, but visiting the dentist can actually be a comfortable and pleasant experience, if you choose the right dentist and the right dental practice.

First and foremost, you need to find a dentist and a dental practice that understands dental phobia and provides an environment that is both compassionate and supportive.  Secondly, it is important to find a dentist who will take the time to get to know you and to listen to your dental needs and goals as well as your concerns about receiving dental treatment.

Many progressive dental practices, including Pure Dental Health in Atlanta, now offer Sedation Dentistry.  For many patients, this can be life-changing.  Sedation Dentistry refers to the administration of medications to relax and calm or “sedate” patients during dental procedures.  It requires special training on the part of the dentist and can be used for patients with dental phobias, fear of needles, sensitive teeth, severe gag reflexes or any other issues that make it difficult to receive dental care.  These medications put you in a state of semi-consciousness where you can still breath on your own and respond to simple commands, but you are very relaxed.  After the medications wear off, you may not even remember the whole experience.

If you have put off needed dental care in the past due to fear, today is a new day!  Call and schedule an appointment with Pure Dental Health or a Sedation Dentist in your local area.  Putting off needed dental treatment will only lead to more serious oral health issues and can even lead to tooth loss.  With Sedation Dentistry, there is nothing to fear.  As far as the Halloween goblins and ghouls…can’t help you with that one!

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New Study Finds That Almost Half of American Adults Over Age 30 Have Gum Disease

A new study published on August 30th in the Journal Of Dental Research found that gum disease affects nearly half of American adults over the age of thirty.  This news is especially concerning since gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults.

In this study, researchers analyzed data from a nationally representative study of more than 3,700 American adults aged thirty and above.  It found that 47% of the adults had periodontitis.  Forty-seven percent of the American population of adults age thirty and above represents about 65 million adults.  Of this 47%, 9% had mild gum disease, 30% had moderate gum disease and 8.5% had severe gum disease.

The percentage of Americans with gum disease went up significantly when the researchers looked at a population of adults aged 65 and older.  The study found that 64% of American adults aged 65 and above had either moderate or severe periodontitis.

According to the American Dental Association, the warning signs for gum disease include gums that bleed easily or are red, swollen and tender.  Other signs are gums that have pulled away from the teeth or chronic bad breath or bad taste.

The best way to prevent periodontal disease is to practice good oral hygiene including daily flossing and brushing, and to visit a dentist for regular dental exams and professional dental cleanings.  Pure Dental Health provides a full range of preventative and routine dental care to help patients maintain healthy teeth and gums and to prevent periodontal disease.  Pure Dental Health also provides comprehensive treatments for patients who already have periodontal disease.  You can take control of your dental health; you do not have to become a statistic.  If you would like more information about ways to prevent gum disease or if you need treatment for your existing gum disease, please call Pure Dental Health today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Justin Scott.  You only get one set of adult teeth.  Take care of them now so they will last you for a lifetime.

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Health News Article- What Your Mouth Is Trying To Tell You

Article Title:  What your mouth is trying to tell you

Article Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37340814/ns/health-oral_health/#.UD_ZWFGRjzI

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Your mouth can say more about you than you ever thought possible.  In this health news article, researchers examine different parts of the mouth and what they can say about your overall health.  Some areas of the body that were taken into review included:

  • The Tongue- if the tongue’s color is pale, then you could have an issue with anemia or iron deficiency).  Iron helps produce energy and hemoglobin.
  • Your Saliva- if you are left with dry mouth, then you can experience more tooth decay, oral yeast infections, and gum disease.
  • Gums- if your gums are puffy, bright red in color, or with small abscesses, then you could be experiencing the first signs of gum disease.

All of these areas of the body are important to take note of so that you always have a pulse on the state of your oral health.  At Pure Dental Health, we always are looking for ways to help you maintain your smile’s health.  We want you to feel happy and confident with how your teeth look and feel, and also have the tools to learn more about your oral health.

To learn more about your oral and general health, do not hesitate to contact Pure Dental Health.  We are here to help you learn how to keep your smile at its best.  Learn more today!

Dental Implants: Their Effect on Overall Health

Dental implants are a revolutionary tooth replacement system that enables you to have replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.  Their positive effect on a recipient’s overall appearance, confidence and self-esteem are widely recognized.  However, you may not have stopped to consider their positive effect on your overall health.

Natural teeth are able to exert up to 250 pounds per square inch (PSI) when biting forcefully.  For normal chewing, natural teeth exert a pressure ranging anywhere from 45 to 75 PSI.   With dentures, the average PSI is reduced dramatically.  For this reason, many denture wearers have a hard time eating and properly digesting certain types of foods.  As a result, they are forced to change their eating habits and reduce the amount of or eliminate altogether the foods that are harder to chew. Unfortunately, the foods that are eliminated are often the foods that are rich in fiber and nutrients such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains.  Many times, these foods are often replaced with softer foods that tend to be higher in carbohydrates and calories. Over time, this nutritional imbalance can contribute to health problems such as overweight, obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Dental implants serve to replace missing tooth roots and are anchored securely into the jawbone in a process referred to as “Osseointegration.”  During this process, the titanium screws actually become fused with the jawbone.  For this reason, replacement teeth that are affixed to dental implants are able to exert a chewing pressure that is similar to natural teeth. Patients with dental implant-supported replacement teeth do not have to change their diets and are able to eat fiber-rich foods that are dense in nutrients and lower in calories and carbohydrates.  Eating a nutritionally balanced diet is a very important component of overall health.   By allowing you to eat foods from all of the food groups, dental implants can have a positive effect on your overall health as well as improving your appearance and your quality of life.

If you currently have missing teeth or are tired of wearing dentures, please call Pure Dental Health today and schedule a consult with Dr. Justin Scott.  Our friendly staff will be happy to provide you with more information about dental implants as well as the financing options that are available.

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Procedures We Love

Transforming Your Smile

You have gone to the dentist twice a year for as long as you can remember.  Every six months, you march into the dentist’s chair, have your teeth cleaned and checked, and head out the door with your next appointment notice in your hand.

This has been your routine for as long as you can remember.  But have you actually taken the time to think about if you could benefit from another procedure that your dentist has to offer? At Pure Dental Health, we offer a wide variety of different procedures that can help you reach any cosmetic or smile goals.

Through this Pure Dental Health blog, we will explore some of our favorite cosmetic dentistry procedures that can make a big impact on the look and fell of a smile.  To learn more about Pure Dental Health’s favorite procedures, keep reading our blog!

Pure Dental Health’s Favorite Procedures

At Pure Dental Health, we take pride in our procedures and our commitment to patient satisfaction.  You are always our top focus, and we strive to make you feel comfortable at ease in our state-of-the-art clinic.  Some of our favorite procedures that we offer to our clients are:

  • Teeth Whitening- teeth whitening is a quick and easy way to completely transform the look of your smile.  With our in-office procedure, you can walk out with teeth that are up to six shades brighter.  In addition, any time that you come into Pure Dental Health for a general dentistry cleaning, you qualify to take home free teeth-whitening trays so your smile can stay at its brightest!
  • Tooth Colored Fillings- for another subtle cosmetic dentistry procedure, think about white fillings.  These fillings match the natural color of your teeth without the risks of mercury associated with traditional amalgams fillings.
  • Adult Braces- at Pure Dental Health, we know that there are many people who still wish they could have beautiful and straight smiles.  That is why we offer methods of straightening teeth that differ from traditional braces.  With six-month smiles, you could have a beautiful smile in less time than you ever thought possible!  We also offer Invisalign clear aligners, which allow for you to straighten your teeth without anyone knowing!

More Information About Pure Dental Health

If you have any questions about adult braces, teeth whitening, or white fillings, then do not hesitate to contact our Pure Dental Health team.  We can also address any of your inquiries into any of our other procedures at Pure Dental Health.

We are here to make you feel happy and confident with your smile.  You deserve to have a smile that you are truly proud of and want to share with the world.  The team at Pure Dental Health can help you to achieve the results that you desire.  Learn more about what we do, today!

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Porcelain Veneers: The Perfect Holiday Gift…For Yourself.

How would you like to unwrap a perfect smile for the Holidays this year?  It is October and the holidays are just around the corner.  That means parties and social gatherings galore.  The holidays provide endless opportunities for us to gather with friends, family, neighbors and coworkers.  It can also put a lot of pressure on you if you are not confident about your appearance.  Even if you are fit and healthy and have the perfect outfits and well-coiffed hair, if you do not have an attractive smile, you are not going to be happy with the way you look.  Why not give yourself an early holiday gift that can be enjoyed throughout the holiday season and beyond?  That gift is porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are extremely thin, custom-made shells that can be laminated onto the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance.  This cosmetic dental product is a good solution for many patients with gapped, spaced, misaligned, mis-shaped, discolored, chipped or otherwise unattractive teeth.  To find out if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Justin Scott of Pure Dental Health in midtown Atlanta.  Dr. Scott is highly trained and skilled in Cosmetic Dentistry and he provides porcelain veneers that are natural in appearance and made to last.

Have you failed to pursue porcelain veneers in the past due to the cost?  If so, you may be glad to hear that Pure Dental Health offers convenient and attractive financing options.  So, what are you waiting for?  Don’t let another holiday season go by without giving yourself the gift that keeps on giving…the gift of a beautiful smile.  Happy Holidays!

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Teeth Whitening: Which Method is Right For Me?

If you have ever cruised the aisles of the drugstore looking for teeth whitening products, you probably noticed that there are a myriad of options out there.  Teeth whitening is currently the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States.  That is because everyone wants to have a whiter, more beautiful smile.    There is no doubt that removing stains from your teeth and brightening your smile can dramatically improve your overall appearance and give you a more youthful look, however, all teeth whitening methods are not the same.  Some over-the-counter methods are simply not very effective and others can actually be harmful to your oral health.  For this reason, The American Dental Association recommends that you whiten your teeth under the supervision of a dentist.

One of the benefits of whitening your teeth under the supervision of a dentist is the fact that he or she can help you select the safest, most effective method to suit your particular circumstances.  He or she can closely monitor your oral health to make sure it is not being compromised in the process.

The dentist and staff from Pure Dental Health are committed to helping patients achieve whiter, brighter smiles while at the same time protecting their dental health.  Our whitening for life program provides each of our patients with free set of whitening trays to be used at home on an ongoing basis.  In addition, we offer free whitening solution every time you visit our office for a dental cleaning and exam for as long as you remain a patient in our practice.

If you are interested in whitening your teeth, please call Pure Dental Health today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Justin Scott.  Dr. Scott will be happy to examine your teeth, review your dental history and help determine which teeth whitening method best suits your needs, your lifestyle and your budget.  You are going to love your smile!

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