Gum Disease and Its Treatment

Gum disease is a condition affecting 64.7 million Americans and if left untreated, this infection of your gum tissue can result in tooth loss while increasing your risk for diabetes and heart disease. Treating gum disease is fairly simple in the early stages and is often reversible. In this stage, periodontal treatment usually includes stepping up your daily brushing and flossing... read more »

There Are Several Options for Repairing a Chipped Tooth

Your teeth have been designed to be hard enough to bite, chew and grind most normal foods. Unfortunately, there are some instances that can chip one or more teeth. This could be as mundane as chewing on ice, grinding your teeth or using your teeth as tools. Even if the chip doesn’t cause you any pain, you should still have... read more »

What to Do If Your Gums Are Bleeding

At DeMercy Dental, we want our patients in Roswell, Georgia, to know that the health of your gums is as vital to a healthy smile as your teeth. Were you aware that the state of your gums is a good indicator of your overall health? While the main cause of bleeding gums is the buildup of plaque at the gum line... read more »

A Chipped or Damaged Bridge Needs to Be Repaired

Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Amanda Kossick made your dental bridge in Roswell, Georgia, highly durable so it could handle the test of time and the rigors of biting and chewing. As strong and sturdy as your bridge is, there are still rare instances when something can chip or otherwise damage it. If this happens, you should not delay in seeing... read more »

3 Examples of When you Need A Bridge

The world of cosmetic dentistry presents anyone in need of it with many different options. From crowns to implants, it can be difficult to decide on what procedure is the best fit for you. While that decision is ultimately made between you and Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Amanda Kossick based on preferences and needs, you should still be educated about... read more »

Causes of a Toothache

A toothache can be caused by several sources.  Any single one of them can pose serious complications. If it goes untreated for too long the problem could become very significant. If you suspect your toothache is directly related to a recent trauma such as a blow to the face, it could be that the dentin, pulp or root of the... read more »

A Loose Bridge Should Never Be Ignored

Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Amanda Kossick installed your bridge by cementing it securely onto two abutments. In most cases, a bridge will stay secured for many years. However, there are rare occasions when a blow to the face or a hard fall can compromise the integrity of the cement. It’s also possible that pervasive bacteria from gum disease could gradually... read more »

How to Properly Care for Your Smile-Cleaning Toothbrush

Your toothbrush is an essential tool that will help you keep your smile in tip-top shape, which is why our DeMercy Dental team strongly recommends that you take great care of your toothbrush. If you take care of your smile-cleaning tool, your teeth and gums will stay healthy and strong, giving you the successful oral health you deserve. In order... read more »

Our Professional Fluoride Treatment for Healthier Tooth Enamel

Your teeth are very tough. This is due to the microscopic mineral crystals that make up the outer enamel layer of each tooth. However, acidic foods and beverages, as well as the natural bacteria in your mouth, can actually erode these mineral crystals through a process known as demineralization. Over time, untreated demineralization can lead to the development of cavities... read more »

Your Total Smile Makeover

If you have suffered major damage to your smile from injury or decay, you might think that it beyond saving, much less fully restoring. We at DeMercy Dental would like to respectfully disagree. That is because we offer a complete smile makeover for people who require all kinds of work. Some people have suffered considerable damage to their teeth as... read more »