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Heart Disease and Oral Health

Heart Disease and Oral Health

  According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, more than 200 million Americans suffer from some degree of inflammation of the gums. Over the past decade, researchers have published studies that link the bacteria involved in periodontal disease to cardiovascular disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have connected oral infections..

Start the New Year with a Smile

Start the New Year with a Smile

We’ve been celebrating the New Year for a really, really long time. It goes way back, but it started formally in 1582, when Pope George XIII made January 1st the official holiday for ushering in the New Year. The idea was to yell, cheer, and blow horns to scare away all the evil spirits of the..

Proper Dental Care for Your Pet’s Health

Proper Dental Care for Your Pet’s Health

Our adored pets are a big part of the family, but dogs and cats are usually not known for their minty-fresh breath. Did you know that bad breath can be a sign of a more serious dental problem for your furry companions? Proper dental care is important to a pet’s overall health. About 80 percent..

What is a water pick and do I need one?

What is a water pick and do I need one?

Water picks make an excellent addition to your regular home care regimen of brushing and flossing. Especially helpful to those who suffer from periodontal disease and those patients of ours undergoing orthodontic treatment with full-bracketed braces, water picks use powerful tiny bursts of water to dislodge food scraps, bacteria, and other debris nestled in the..

Halloween tips from the American Association of Orthodontists

Halloween tips from the American Association of Orthodontists

Fall can be a great time of year, with the leaves changing color, cooler weather, and Halloween approaching! While Halloween is a lot of fun for kids, our team at Georgia School of Orthodontics wants to remind you that it can also be risky, especially if you have kids with braces. Take a look at..

How do teeth move with braces?

How do teeth move with braces?

Although teeth seem to be solidly fixed in their sockets (at least they don’t wobble when we chew!), all teeth can easily be moved if our doctors and our staff attach brackets and wires to them called braces. In the past, all braces were made of stainless steel, but today’s advanced dental technology gives people the..

What’s the advantage of Invisalign®?

What’s the advantage of Invisalign®?

Our doctors and our team know it is natural for you to feel some concern when you need to wear any type of dental device to correct a problem with your teeth. Both braces and Invisalign can produce great results in giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. Both methods can straighten your teeth and..

What are Adjustments?

What are Adjustments?

If you’ve just gotten braces at our Atlanta or Duluth office, you’ve probably also learned a whole new vocabulary. Malocclusion, brackets, archwires, ligatures, elastics—you’ve got the definitions down. But now you’re scheduled for an “adjustment.” What exactly does that mean? Why Do I Need an Adjustment? After all, you’ve just gotten braces! But the fact is, moving..

Taking Charge of your Dental Health

Taking Charge of your Dental Health

Now that you’re a teenager, you have a lot more responsibility and independence. Choosing high school classes and electives. Getting a driver’s license. Landing your first job. And those new responsibilities extend to your dental health as well! Braces If you’ve just gotten braces, you might feel a bit overwhelmed. Learning how to brush and..

I Brush My Teeth Regularly. Why Do I Need to Floss?

I Brush My Teeth Regularly. Why Do I Need to Floss?

Brushing your teeth regularly is one of the most crucial parts of maintaining good oral health, and perhaps the most fundamental, however, there are also other elements involved. Flossing, for instance, is also vital; some experts would say, and our Doctors and team at Georgia School of Orthodontics agree, that it holds just as much..