Gum Disease: Signs and Symptoms

We all need to be careful to not bring gum disease on ourselves. Brushing and flossing can help us enjoy good oral health and avoid the issues that come with gum disease. We can also help ourselves by learning more about the signs and symptoms so we can recognize gum disease if it comes. Here is what generally comes with... read more »

How to Keep Periodontal Disease at Bay

If you want a strong and healthy smile, you need to take good care of your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, there are major dental issues in the world today that can destroy your oral health, like gum disease. This is why it’s best to do all you can to keep this disease at bay. To help you do so, Dr.... read more »

Why you Shouldn’t Fear Checkups

Being nervous, or having a serious anxiety attack, over the thought of visiting the dentist isn't something that's rare. A lot of people have serious anxiety issues over dental visits, but there are many reasons why you shouldn't have those feelings. Your visits with Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Amanda Kossick here at DeMercy Dental in Roswell, Georgia, are important to... read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

What Is Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw?

Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a rare but serious condition that can cause deterioration to the jaw bone. Learn more about this disease and if you are at risk for it. Causes ONJ is also called antiresorptive agent-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw (ARONJ) because antiresorptive agents like bisphosphonates and denosumab can cause this condition. Antiresorptive agents are used by... read more »