This New Year’s Eve, Resolve to Improve The Health and Appearance of Your Smile

Happy New Year!  Today is that special day of the year when we reflect back on the year we have had and make resolutions for the coming year.  It is a great time to make a fresh start and to initiate habits and lifestyle changes that will benefit your health and quality of life.  It is also a great time to get started on achieving a healthier, more beautiful and confident smile.  Maybe you have been wanting to improve your smile for a while, and have considered cosmetic dentistry, but just have not gotten around to scheduling a consultation.  Or, maybe you just did not want to spend the money.  Well, now is the time to do it!

Maybe your teeth are a little yellowed and dingy from age, smoking, tobacco use or from drinking coffee, tea and/or red wine. If so, teeth whitening may dramatically improve the appearance of your smile.  If you are unhappy with the shape or length of your teeth, or if you have gaps or unevenly spaced teeth, porcelain veneers may be a good cosmetic dental solution for you.  If your teeth are crooked or misaligned, you may want to talk to your dentist about adult braces.  Today there are many orthodontic alternatives to traditional metal braces.  One of these solutions may be right for you.  If you are missing teeth, you may be good candidate for a bridge, partial denture or dental implants.  Or, maybe you need a combination of cosmetic dental services or a complete smile makeover to help you achieve your goal.

Whatever the case, the experts at Pure Dental Health can help.  Call our office today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Justin Scott to find out which services will best help you attain your goal of a healthier, more beautiful and confident smile.  We wish you a very happy and healthy New Year!

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Cosmetic and Preventative Dentistry

Pure Dental Health Dentistry and You

You arrive home from work and immediately head to the mailbox to check for a package.  As you start sifting through the letters, you come across a note from your high school class.  Your high school reunion is fast approaching, and you keep debating if you should attend.

While you are happy with multiple aspects of your life, you are unhappy with something that you have to see everyday—your smile.  You have not been satisfied with the look of your smile for quite sometime, and are looking for ways that you can improve your overall appearance.

Pure Dental Health can help.  Our team of dental experts can offer you a variety of options to help improve the look of your smile.  You could be smiling your most beautiful smile in less time than you thought possible.  Keep reading the Pure Dental Health blog to learn more!

A Healthy, Beautiful Smile

There are multiple ways for the Pure Dental Health team to help you achieve your dream smile.  Through cosmetic dentistry, we can help you find the procedures that will work best for your individual needs.  For cracks, chips, gaps, and severely discoloration in the teeth, porcelain veneers might be the right fit for you.  If your teeth just need a subtle ‘pick-me-up,’ then you might benefit from our in-office teeth whitening services.  If you have been looking to straighten your teeth, then six-month smiles or Invisalign might be just right to fulfill your smile needs.

While our Pure Dental Health team can help you achieve the smile aesthetics that you have been searching for, we can also provide our patients with the tools to keep their smiles healthy for a lifetime.  With our preventative dentistry procedures, you can keep your teeth in their best shape.

During routine dental checkups, we can evaluate your mouth to ensure that you are always a picture of health.  From these dental evaluations, we can look to see if there are any small issues that could become larger problems in the near future.  We can then work with you to make sure that these little problems are tended to swiftly, and can be treated in their infancy.

Pure Dental Health keeps your teeth looking great through general dentistry, preventative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and everything in between.  Keep your smile at its best, with Pure Dental Health.

A Picture Perfect Smile

To find out more information about our Pure Dental Health team and what we can do to enhance the look and the health of your smile, do not hesitate to contact us.  We will answer all of your questions about our procedures and help you to decide which treatments might be right for you.  With Pure Dental Health, you always know that you are receiving trustworthy information, the best in dental care, and best in dental technology.

You deserve to have pearly whites that make you want to smile.  To learn more about how Pure Dental Health can help you to achieve your smile dreams, contact us today!

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Cosmetic and Preventative Dentistry

Pure Dental Health Dentistry and You

You arrive home from work and immediately head to the mailbox to check for a package.  As you start sifting through the letters, you come across a note from your high school class.  Your high school reunion is fast approaching, and you keep debating if you should attend.

While you are happy with multiple aspects of your life, you are unhappy with something that you have to see everyday—your smile.  You have not been satisfied with the look of your smile for quite sometime, and are looking for ways that you can improve your overall appearance.

Pure Dental Health can help.  Our team of dental experts can offer you a variety of options to help improve the look of your smile.  You could be smiling your most beautiful smile in less time than you thought possible.  Keep reading the Pure Dental Health blog to learn more!

A Healthy, Beautiful Smile

There are multiple ways for the Pure Dental Health team to help you achieve your dream smile.  Through cosmetic dentistry, we can help you find the procedures that will work best for your individual needs.  For cracks, chips, gaps, and severely discoloration in the teeth, porcelain veneers might be the right fit for you.  If your teeth just need a subtle ‘pick-me-up,’ then you might benefit from our in-office teeth whitening services.  If you have been looking to straighten your teeth, then six-month smiles or Invisalign might be just right to fulfill your smile needs.

While our Pure Dental Health team can help you achieve the smile aesthetics that you have been searching for, we can also provide our patients with the tools to keep their smiles healthy for a lifetime.  With our preventative dentistry procedures, you can keep your teeth in their best shape.

During routine dental checkups, we can evaluate your mouth to ensure that you are always a picture of health.  From these dental evaluations, we can look to see if there are any small issues that could become larger problems in the near future.  We can then work with you to make sure that these little problems are tended to swiftly, and can be treated in their infancy.

Pure Dental Health keeps your teeth looking great through general dentistry, preventative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and everything in between.  Keep your smile at its best, with Pure Dental Health.

A Picture Perfect Smile

To find out more information about our Pure Dental Health team and what we can do to enhance the look and the health of your smile, do not hesitate to contact us.  We will answer all of your questions about our procedures and help you to decide which treatments might be right for you.  With Pure Dental Health, you always know that you are receiving trustworthy information, the best in dental care, and best in dental technology.

You deserve to have pearly whites that make you want to smile.  To learn more about how Pure Dental Health can help you to achieve your smile dreams, contact us today!

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Oral Hygiene and The Risk For Pneumonia

We know that practicing good daily oral hygiene including brushing and flossing your teeth daily leads to improved dental health, however, a recent study shows that it may also be important for maintaining good overall health.  Researchers from Yale University School of Medicine discovered that changes in the mouth bacteria preceded the development of Pneumonia in hospital patients.  The lead researcher, Samit Joshi, M.D. studied thirty-seven participants over the course of a month. Afterwards, he concluded that changes in oral bacteria play some role in a person developing Pneumonia.  The research team discovered that patients on ventilators who contracted Pneumonia experienced a significant change in their oral bacteria prior to falling ill.  Dr. Joshi presented the findings of his research at the Infectious Diseases Society of America annual meeting in October, 2011.  While further research is needed to definitively link oral bacteria with Pneumonia, other studies have affiliated oral health with respiratory diseases.  This could have important implications, especially in the elderly who are more susceptible to developing Pneumonia and other respiratory problems.

Most experts agree that brushing your teeth thoroughly (for at least two minutes) twice per day and flossing your teeth once daily can go a long way in helping patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health.  Visiting the dentist regularly (once every six months for most patients) for a professional dental cleaning and examination is also vitally important to your dental health. If you have not been to the dentist for a regularly scheduled dental cleaning and examination in more than six months, schedule an appointment with your dentist today. Your dentist and dental hygienist can also provide you with important tips on maintaining good oral hygiene at home.

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Whiter Teeth Equal A More Attractive Smile

There is no doubt that whiter teeth make for a more attractive smile.  However, our teeth naturally become more dull and yellowed with age.  There are also certain foods and beverages out there that can actually stain your teeth and cause them to become discolored, even if you are young.  Some of the biggest culprits include the following:

•  Tea

•  Sauces (Tomato, Soy, Curry)

•  Sports Drinks

•  Wine

•  Berries

•  Soda and Other Carbonated Drinks, and

•  Candy.

Some of these foods and beverages such as soda and candy should only be consumed in moderation, for other health reasons as well as your oral health.  However, other foods such as berries have important antioxidants that are vital to your overall health. If you drink beverages such as tea, wine and sports drinks, drinking through a straw will help to minimize the contact of the substances with your teeth.  It is also a good idea to rinse your mouth with water and then follow by brushing your teeth after you have consumed any of these types of foods and beverages.  The longer the substances stay in contact with your teeth, the greater the chances that they will cause stains.  Brushing and flossing your teeth daily and visiting your dentist for routine dental cleanings and exams can also help to minimize the negative effects of theses foods and beverages on your teeth.

Even if you eat these foods and beverages in moderation and maintain good daily oral hygiene habits, you may still desire whiter teeth.  Whiter teeth result in a brighter, more beautiful smile and can serve to take years off of your appearance.  Fortunately, Pure Dental Health offers a Whitening For Life program to help our patients achieve and maintain whiter teeth and more beautiful, confident smiles.  If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth due to stains and discoloration, call Pure Dental Health today to get more information about this program and the other dental services we offer.

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Health News Article- Lowering Dementia Risk with a Toothbrush

Article Title: Brushing Your Teeth May Lower Dementia Risk (And 8 Other Reasons to Brush)

Article Source: Huffington Post article from September, 2013

Article Review:

Through this article about dental health, additional reasons are listed why you should brush your teeth.  Oral health not only affects your dental health, but it affects multiple areas of your general health.  The better care that you take of your teeth and mouth on a day-to-day basis, the more likely that you will experience the benefits towards your overall health.

In addition to keeping your oral health in tip-top shape, research shows that brushing your teeth can help with the following:

  • Preventing stroke
  • Preventing gum disease
  • Decrease the risk of pneumonia
  • Healthier babies throughout pregnancy
  • Warding away mindless eating after meals
  • Decrease the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease

There are a multitude of areas that oral health can affect the rest of the body, and by keeping oral health at its best, the rest of your health can follow.  Take the time to brush your teeth properly, floss daily, and visit your Pure Dental Health dentists at least twice per year.

If you have any questions about the connections between oral and general health, then do not hesitate to contact our Pure Dental Health team.  We will answer all of your questions about the best hygiene habits, and refer you to even more useful resources for oral health!

 

 

Health News Article- Holiday Advice

Article Title: Dentist Gives Advice to Keep Holiday Smiles Bright

 

Article Source: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/brain-and-behavior/articles/2011/12/17/dentist-gives-advice-to-keep-holiday-smiles-bright

 

Article Review:

Through this health news article, the Academy of General Dentistry gives advice about how to keep your teeth in the best shape during the holiday season.  During the holidays, more parties lead people to consume more sugary drinks and sweets than usual.  The spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry also noted that patients’ hectic schedules and stress levels can lead to oral hygiene suffering.

 

There are multiple ways to protect your teeth during the holiday season, which include:

  • Rinsing Your Teeth– red and white wines are very acidic and can eat away at tooth enamel.  Do not swish wine around in your mouth, and make sure to drink water in between glasses of wine to reduce the amount of acid from your teeth.
  • Watch Out For the Sweets- sugary foods can help cavity-causing bacteria to grow.  Chew sugar-free gum or drink water when you do not have a toothbrush and floss handy.
  • Stop Stressing- during the holidays, individuals tend to stress more causing them to clench and grind their teeth.  This can lead to jaw pain, headaches, and even chipped teeth.  Find ways to back away from stress and relax during the holiday season for both your general and oral health!

 

The Pure Dental Health team is here to ensure that your teeth stay at their healthiest, even during the holiday rush!  Learn more on how we can help by contacting our Atlanta office and following these health news tips!

Restoring Smiles With Porcelain

Changing Your Smile with Porcelain

You know that the holidays are fast approaching.  With the holidays comes sweets, parties, and plenty of pictures.  Everyone wants to get together to show their pearly whites and holiday spirit, but you are not proud of your smile.  Years of chips and cracks have built up, and your teeth do not reflect how spirited you truly feel.

But what can you do to improve the look of your smile, especially with the holidays right around the corner?  The answer lies with Pure Dental Health and porcelain veneers.  Porcelain veneers can completely change the look of your smile, in only a couple of visits to our Pure Dental Health office.

To learn more about how porcelain veneers can change your smile, keep reading this Pure Dental Health blog!  You could be smiling your most glowing smile for the holidays in no time!

Porcelain Veneers and You

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are applied to the fronts of teeth.  During an initial consultation with the Pure Dental Health dentists, we evaluate to see if you are a good candidate from veneers.  If you are a good fit for the procedure, then our dentists make molds of your teeth to send to the dental laboratory to create your custom porcelain veneers. You can choose to transform your smile so that your teeth are longer, a different shape, cover up cracks and chips, and even hid gaps.

The enamel is shaved down approximately 0.5mm to allow for the veneers to fit in place once they are completed at the dental lab.  During your next visit, the porcelain veneers will be ready for the dentists to attach to the front of your teeth.  After the veneers are bonded to your teeth, our expert Atlanta dentists will shape the veneers so that they best fit the shape of your mouth.  This step is crucial to ensuring that your smile looks natural, beautiful, and unique to you.

Porcelain veneers give our patients the opportunity to change the look of their smiles so that they can feel confident and happy with how they look.  You do not have to remain dissatisfied with your teeth any longer. Let the experts at Pure Dental Health help make a difference to your smile with porcelain veneers today!

Learn More about Porcelain Veneers

If you think that porcelain veneers could be a good choice to fulfill your cosmetic dentistry needs, then do not hesitate to contact our Pure Dental Health team.  We are here to help identify if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, to walk you through the process, and to help you feel comfortable with our procedures.

You deserve to feel confident with your smile at all times.  Let our team of dental experts help you to achieve your ultimate smile goals.  Learn more about porcelain veneers and cosmetic dentistry, today!

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Dental Implants: An Investment in Your Health

If you are like many people with missing teeth, you have probably thought about investing in dental implants but decided that they are too expensive.  As a result, you have settled for removable dentures or some other type of temporary tooth replacement option.  Maybe you were too busy putting kids through college or paying for sports, piano lessons and other activities for the kids.  Maybe you were too busy taking care of a sick loved on or investing in a business.  Now that you have taken care of everyone else in your life, isn’t it time to take care of yourself?  Dental implants represent a significant investment, however, the return on investment is huge.  Dental implants provide a permanent solution to missing teeth and provide for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.  With dental implants, there is no more dealing with messy and smelly denture adhesive creams: no more worrying that your dentures will slip or fall out. And then, there is the added benefit of improved dental and overall health.

Dentures, when worn over a long period of time can cause bone loss, often making them uncomfortable to wear and negatively affecting their fit and stability.  Dentures and other removable tooth replacement options can also negatively affect your chewing function making it hard to properly chew and digest foods  such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains.  These foods are rich in fiber and also are rich in important nutrients and antioxidants needed to maintain optimal health.  Often times, these foods are replaced with foods that are easier to chew but are more processed and have higher amounts of fats and calories.  Over time, eating an unbalanced diet can negatively affect your overall health and leave you more at risk for developing serious health issues including overweight, obesity and diabetes.

Many dental practices, including Pure Dental Health, offer attractive in-house and flexible payment plans to help patients with the costs associated with dental implants and other major dental procedures.  If you are ready to make an investment in your quality of life, your dental health and your overall health, call Pure Dental Health today to get more information about this life-changing tooth replacement solution.

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Relaxing at the Dentist?

During this hectic and busy time of the year, where do you go to get away from it all?  You need a place to go where you can relax and sooth your nerves;  somewhere where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, meal planning, parting going, etc.  You may be thinking about a Spa where you can get a massage or a facial.  But what about your dental office?  Maybe not the first place you were thinking, however, if your dental practice is Pure Dental Health in midtown Atlanta, you may want to reconsider.  That is because our dental practice offers patient amenities such as valet parking, warm scented towels, noise canceling headphones and a beverage bar that make you feel like you are in a spa, not a dental practice.

Are you due for a dental cleaning and checkup?  If so, now is a great time to get it taken care of, and relax at the same time.  It is also a good time to spend the rest of the money you have in your health savings account before the first of the year.

Maybe tooth whitening would give you the pick-me-up you need to make it through the slew of holiday parties that you will be attending and to boost your confidence.  Or, maybe you should consider giving yourself the gift of a more beautiful smile this holiday season.  Maybe it is time to invest in porcelain veneers to help you obtain the smile you have always wanted.  Come on into Pure Dental Health today and let us pamper you!  On the behalf of the dentist and staff at Pure Dental Health, we wish you and your family a very happy, safe and relaxing holiday season!

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