Today, if you want to floss your teeth (which you should do once a day), all you have to do is make a quick trip to the nearest grocery store and pick up some of that wonderful string that cleans between your teeth. It hasn’t always been that easy, though. The idea of flossing has been around for a long time, but it has certainly made significant advancements in the past couple hundred years. Your dentist near Roswell more about the background of this remarkable dental tool.
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February 8, 2018
November 4, 2017
The upcoming weeks are an exciting time of year as you gather with family and friends to celebrate the holidays. As you plan meals and shop for the perfect gifts, your focus is not on your dental health. However, if you are not conscious about your smile throughout the holidays, it could lead to unfortunate news at your next appointment with your dentist. To keep your smile healthy during the holiday season, there are some simple tips to keep in mind.
September 13, 2017
Research out of the University of Washington indicates that facial asymmetries, crooked teeth, and other bit alignment issues may be important indicators of past and future mental and physical health concerns. These studies are still in their early stages, but as the research continues, there seems to be mounting evidence in support of this theory. While early orthodontic treatments may not undo a stressful childhood or prevent future struggles with chronic illness, they can relieve undue strain on the smile and improve oral health. Keep reading to learn more about facial asymmetry and how it may help dentists and medical professionals better understand how to work with patients, especially nonverbal infants and children, during dental care.
August 6, 2017
Backpacks, school supplies, new clothes and shoes; these are the things on your mind as you prepare for back to school. Oral health is probably not on your mind, although it should be. Tooth decay is the number one issue that affects children more than any other chronic condition, and dental pain can make it difficult for your child to learn and concentrate at school. Your dentist in Marietta offers tips on how you can help your child prepare their oral health for the upcoming school year.
July 22, 2017
In addition to excellent home oral hygiene habits, your family relies on the great care of a dentist to promote the health of their teeth and gums. However, finding the perfect one can be a challenge because everyone has different needs. Often, it can be difficult to have all their requirements met at one location. At Elite Dentistry, we understand your struggle, which is why Dr. Caitlin Glen McDonald Mercke strives to provide all the services your family needs under one roof. Due to her compassion and comprehensive care, her patients are willing to travel the extra mile to visit their dentist near Roswell. Dr. Mercke will treat your family as her own while she fosters the health and development of their teeth for generations of healthy smile.
June 28, 2017
You care about the health of your teeth and gums to ensure they last a lifetime. To help you reach your goal, you need to use the right dental products. However, as you walk down the oral care isle in the store, it can be difficult to choose the best ones because there are so many different options. As your dentist in Marietta, Dr. Caitlin Glen McDonald Mercke wants to help you make a wise decision as they are your first line of defense against preventable dental issues, like gum disease.
May 1, 2017
When it comes to scapegoats, genetics are one of the best. Whether you’re short, nearsighted, or just uncoordinated, it often can be blamed directly on your genes. However, did you also know that they can affect your teeth? Genetics, along with other environmental factors, can drastically change how both the primary and permanent teeth develop. In some cases, they can even cause conditions known as enamel hypoplasia and enamel hypomineralization. Could these affect your next visit to the dentist near Westfield? Today, we discuss two of the most common dental problems you’ve probably never heard of. (more…)
April 27, 2017
When you think of chronic diseases that lead to strokes you probably think of high blood pressure or diabetes. But did you know that advanced gum disease not only raises your risk of developing heart issues and diabetes but also puts you at a higher risk for experiencing a stroke? Your dentist in Marietta is concerned about our local patient’s disregard for gum disease. In recognition of American Stroke Awareness Month, Elite Dentistry wants to shed more light on this “mouth-body connection,” or basically how important it is to maintain good oral health to avoid serious health problems like gum disease and strokes.
March 7, 2017
You have a family history of diabetes, and even though you eat right and exercise, genetics caught up with you – you just got diagnosed with this blood sugar disorder. You know this condition affects everything in your body, including your teeth. So you think, ‘What dentist near me understands the connection between diabetes and my smile?’ Luckily for you, the team at Elite Dentistry focuses on comprehensive dental care and has the experience you need when it comes to your oral and overall health. In this post, learn more about the link between diabetes and your teeth and how you can improve your overall well-being.
February 28, 2017
What’s your favorite thing about having dentures? Is it taking your smile out every night and placing your artificial teeth in a cup? Or, do you enjoy the messy pastes and dental adhesives? Do you really like having your partial move around when you talk and chew? Although dentures, partials, and bridges get the job done, when it comes to replacement teeth, you have better options from your dentist in Marietta. With dental implants from Elite Dentistry, you can not only make your smile look great, you can improve your overall oral health, too. Find out all about this superior treatment option here.