Cavities and Your Dental Health

Cavities are permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of a tooth. They can develop into tiny openings or holes. A cavity is a result of tooth decay. Cavities are commonly a problem for children but aging adults can develop a cavity. As you get older, the gums pull away from your teeth exposing the roots of your teeth to plaque.

Dental Emergencies

Ever considered you could have a dental emergency? What is a dental emergency? Are you prepared if you have a dental emergency? Being prepared for an emergency is helpful in remaining calm in a stressful situation. Lawrenceville Family Dental Care is ready to assist you in your dental emergency.

Understanding TMJ/TMD

Are you experiencing pain in your jaw, hear a popping sound, have pain on one side of your jaw? You may be experiencing what is commonly known as TMJ but is better described as TMD. If you are in Lawrenceville or the surrounding areas, call Lawrenceville Family Dental Care and they will work with you to determine your source of pain and what to do to relieve your discomfort.

Oral Health Changes With Age

The process of aging brings many changes, making it even more important to take good care of one’s health. The same is true for teeth and gums. Contrary to what some believe, losing teeth is not inevitable. In fact, when teeth are properly cared for, they can last a lifetime.

Porcelain Veneers

Do you find yourself hiding your smile when talking and laughing with friends? Maybe you have started smiling less because you’re embarrassed of your teeth. Porcelain Veneers are a unique solution in cosmetic dentistry that helps individuals obtain a beautiful, confident smile. At Lawrenceville Family Dental Care, we offer high quality porcelain veneers to residents throughout Gwinnett County and surrounding communities.

Protecting Your Child's Teeth

When it comes to the health of your child’s primary teeth, there’s no better time than now to begin establishing good oral health habits. The truth is, oral hygiene begins in infancy, as dentists recommend wiping down gum tissues after feedings. This sets into motion a predictable routine as teeth begin to erupt.

Cosmetic Dentistry

When it comes to enhancing one’s smile, even the smallest change can boost confidence, self-esteem and make a person want to smile more. Given the enormous advancements in the arena of cosmetic dentistry, not to mention the many options available to patients, it’s no wonder that countless individuals are turning to cosmetic dental treatments to improve their smile.

Dental Sealants

A tried and true preventative measure, dental sealants are a thin coating painted onto adolescent teeth to protect them from cavities. Remarkably, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that sealants can prevent 80% of cavities for two years after their application. Moreover, they continue to provide protection at 50% over four years.

Sleep Apnea and Oral Health

A potentially dangerous condition that can affect just about anyone, sleep apnea is characterized by shallow breathing or a temporary pause in one’s breathing, as noted by Tooth Wisdom online. Interestingly, dentists often diagnose the condition, as they see patients more often than a regular physician.

Osteoporosis And Oral Health

As studies continue to investigate osteoporosis and what it’s all about, new light is being shed on the connection between osteoporosis and oral health. Dentistry IQ explains that osteoporosis is a condition that’s worth worrying about, because it will affect more than half of all Americans, particularly those over the age of 50. Because fragile, weakened bones characterize the disease, it’s easy to understand why the dental community has taken notice.

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