It may surprise you to know that some individuals have very strong opinions about which type of toothbrush is the best: manual or electric. Is there really one that is clearly better? Most dentists will tell you that all toothbrushes, when used correctly, are effective at removing plaque. Choosing which kind you prefer is really up […]
Bad Breath Is No Fun
Imagine you are starting a new job and are going to meet your new boss for the first time. Confidence is key to your success. As you reach out to shake the extended hand your broad confident smile exposes rows of pearly white teeth, yet when you open your mouth to exchange greetings you worry […]
Overlapping Teeth Can Be Corrected for a Beautiful Smile
At Russell Anderson Jr. Dentistry, we provide cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry. That means we fix all types of smile shortcomings. Overlapping teeth are fairly common. And while many individuals don’t mind a slight overlap, others feel self-conscious and would like it corrected. What causes teeth to overlap? Genetics or thumbsucking as a toddler can bring about […]
If you are a worried Kennesaw resident experiencing inflamed gums or an aching tooth, you’re are not alone. There is an Epidemic of Dental Problems About one third of U.S. adults are by tooth decay, according to the CDC, and gum disease plagues one in seven people age 35 to 40. Don’t ignore these symptoms, […]
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. […]
How Long Can You Use a Toothbrush?
As you stand over your sink and ponder the frayed bristles of your number one toothbrush, you may speculate whether you should replace it. Hopefully, we are all brushing our teeth on a daily basis. And we hope parents are helping their children brush daily. Like a good pair of jeans, it seems the more […]
Five Facts About Enamel Erosion
Our teeth work hard and are continuously under assault. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel—the hardest substance in the body. Sadly, enamel erosion is extremely common, though largely preventable. Enamel’s chief enemies are acidic foods and beverages. Other factors that can weaken enamel or wear it away are some […]
What is a Sleep Study?
If you’ve done any research on sleep apnea, you may know that it must be diagnosed by a medical doctor. What type of doctor diagnoses sleep apnea? As it turns out, there are quite a few specialties. This is from the American Sleep Apnea Association: Sleep specialists come from a variety of medical backgrounds. They […]
5 Compelling Reasons To Consider Dental Sealants For Your Child
Do you have a young child? Why are dental sealants important for kids’ oral health? 1. Children without sealants have almost three times more tooth decay than children with sealants. (Centers For Disease Control) 2. Sealants may be covered by your Georgia dental insurance plan. For moms and dads without dental insurance, sealants are worth […]
What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
Evolution isn’t always tidy and linear. For example, we have smaller jaws than those of our ancestors thousands of years ago, but most of our bodies haven’t adapted by generating fewer teeth. Two-thirds of us generate the same amount of teeth as early humans. These late-developing extra molars are called wisdom teeth and they pose […]