Are floss picks as good as regular floss? Floss picks vs regular floss? While it’s better to floss with a floss pick than to not floss at all, it’s important to note that floss picks can only clean a part of the tooth’s surface. Doctor Anderson recommends traditional floss or dental tape. Here’s why: A […]
Checkups and cleanings
What If My Dental Crown Cracks, Comes Loose, or Comes Off?
Quite often, people get stressed out if their dental crown moves or comes off completely. This is understandable. It may have shifted or come off while brushing, flossing, or even simply eating. If this has happened to you, don’t stress! Here is what to do if your crown comes off. There are three steps: 1. […]
Treatment For Stress-Induced Jaw Pain
Everyday dilemmas cause some individuals to respond by clenching their jaw or grinding their teeth. Daily commuting, work problems, or an overpacked schedule are some persistent culprits. Teeth grinding and jaw clenching can trigger or aggravate a painful condition called TMD or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. TMD is often mistakenly called ‘TMJ,’ the acronym for temporomandibular […]
Think You Know How To Brush? Think Again.
You’ve been doing it since you were five. You switch to autopilot morning and night and get it over with. But are you doing it right? Actually, many individuals are making tooth brushing mistakes. You may need to tweak your routine to better support your oral health and safeguard your smile from tooth decay and […]
3 Tips To Make Brushing Count
Many of Doctor Russell Anderson’s patients walk in for general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, or cosmetic and implants. Many for routine checkups and cleanings. And most really want to know if they are brushing correctly. Having patients come for treatment and leave with questions answered—from which toothpaste to buy to proper tools and techniques—is our business. […]
What Are Dental Space Maintainers And How Are They Used?
What are dental space maintainers? Dental space maintainers (or spacers) are devices used for children who have lost some primary teeth but their permanent teeth have a while before they will grow in. They hold space for the appropriate adult teeth to grow in. They also prevent the remaining adjacent primary teeth from moving into the […]
Today in the Russell Anderson Jr. Dentistry dental blog, we are going to consider the two lumps of soft tissue in the back of the throat—the tonsils. Your tonsils sit at the base of the tongue, one on each side. They are part of the body’s lymphatic system. As such, they are part of your […]
Can I Get a Metal-Free Tooth Implant?
Many Kennesaw dental patients are turning to metal-free dentistry. Instead of amalgam fillings, they choose composite and porcelain restorations. Non-metal fillings and crowns can be matched precisely to your natural tooth color. Some individuals are sensitive to the metals used in traditional fillings. Non-metal materials can prevent potential tooth sensitivity. Controversy Over Whether Dental Amalgam is Toxic […]
10 Reasons To Choose A Pediatric Dentist Instead Of A General Dentist For Your Child
Little teeth are just like big teeth, right? Why do I need a different dentist for my child? First off, emerging teeth aren’t just like adult teeth. And, yes, we recommend a special dentist for your child. Why should I take my child to a pediatric dentist? A pediatric dentist can better serve your child’s […]
Can My Dentist Help With My Snoring?
Partner can’t sleep because you snore? Is it finally time to eliminate it? Snoring sounds can result when the tissue in the back of the throat collapses onto the soft palate. This constricts the airflow. As you breathe, this area opens and closes—with a noisy result. Your snoring might be due to a condition called […]