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 »

Dentures and Your Oral Hygiene Routine

The custom dentures or partial dentures fitted for you at DeMercy Dental effectively restore the function and appearance of one or more sets of your teeth. Even though your dentures are made out of artificial materials that aren’t susceptible to bacteria and tooth decay, they will still need important consideration in your oral hygiene routine and daily activities. Many people... read more »

Fluoride: Improve Your Dental Health

Fluoride is a mineral that is important to dental health, as it strengthens the tooth enamel. The teeth become more resistant to acid attacks from bacteria in the mouth. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay and can even reverse early tooth decay. So, where can I find fluoride, you may ask? Fluoride is found in many places naturally and has been... read more »

How to Care for Bonded Teeth

Do you ever feel embarrassed, or even ashamed, of your smile? If you have minor smile flaws, Dr. DeMercy and Dr. Kossick may recommend dental bonding in Roswell, Georgia. During the bonding procedure, our dentists will apply a tooth-colored material to your teeth and use a special light to harden it and bond it in place. This material can enhance... read more »

Relaxing in the Dental Chair

There are a number of people who get nervous, or even anxious, when they visit a dental office. Some people are fearful enough that they will even avoid going to the dentist at all costs. Does this describe you? Don’t worry; there are ways to ease your dental fears. Preparation Be prepared for your appointment by asking our dentists what... read more »

Can a Breath Mint Prevent Bad Breath?

At some point in your life, you’ve probably had to deal with bad breath. When you do, do you ever turn to a breath mint or chewing gum? If so you aren’t alone, but are these products really the best thing for your oral health? In reality, using mints and gum isn’t necessarily a problem--though sugar will feed the bacteria... read more »