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 »

Dental Implants Will Restore Your Smile

If you suffer from missing teeth, you are not alone. Many people look for ways to restore their smile, without the use of dentures. That is why dental implants have risen in popularity. Thanks to advances in modern technology, dental implants are now an effective way to replace either one missing tooth, or even multiple missing teeth. Dental implants are... read more »

Plaque: What You Should Know

As you probably know, it’s important to brush and floss your teeth. Similarly, you know that you should visit your dentist every six months. But do you know why doing these things are so important? Honestly, there are several benefits to brushing your teeth, but removing plaque is a very important one. You see, after you eat, food particles are... read more »

ADA Accepted Dental Products

In 1930, new dental products were arising, as well as extravagant claims about what they could do. The American Dental Association (ADA) took it upon themselves to adopt guidelines to evaluate dental products for safety and effectiveness. The ADA Seal of Acceptance program began in 1931, when the first ADA Seal of Acceptance was awarded. President Ronald Reagan awarded the... read more »

Soothing Your Baby During Teething

Did you know that some babies are born with their first tooth? Or that other children won’t get their first tooth until they are over a year old? Generally though, children get their first tooth when they are between four and six months old. Naturally, most parents are excited when a baby’s first tooth peeks through—though their excitement can be... read more »

Good Bacteria, Bad Bacteria, and Your Mouth

You may know that your mouth is full of bacteria, even if you brush and floss your teeth. Fortunately, not all of the bacteria are bad. Of course, there are definitely bacteria you should remove. For instance, plaque comes from these bad bacteria. Sadly, plaque may erode your teeth and cause cavities. If not removed, plaque could harden into tartar,... read more »