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Is a Vegan Diet Bad for Oral Health?

April 29, 2021

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Eating salad, wondering how a vegan diet affects oral health

Many people choose to stop consuming animal products for ethical reasons, while others do so to improve their overall wellness. They find that it is enjoyable to explore new recipes and discover a wide variety of plant-based foods. But could forgoing animal products actually be bad for your teeth and gums? Let’s talk about how a vegan diet affects your oral health.

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How Crohn’s Disease Can Affect Your Dental Health

February 16, 2021

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person putting toothpaste on an electric toothbrush

Do you have Crohn’s disease or some other type of inflammatory bowel condition? If so, then you already know that it impacts your digestive system, primarily your intestines. However, what you may not know is that your mouth is the first part of your digestive tract. As a result, your teeth and gums might be adversely affected by your condition. Read on to learn more about the link between Crohn’s disease and dental health and how you can keep your smile healthy.

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A Healthy Heart Starts with Your Smile

January 18, 2021

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Hands representing Heart Health Month.Did you know February is American Heart Month? With heart disease the leading cause of death in the U.S., it’s best to maintain a healthy lifestyle to lower your risk of cardiovascular complications. Besides diet and exercise, your dentist also recommends improving your dental health. Believe it or not, gum disease is linked to heart disease. With at least 50% of Americans having a form of the infection, it’s crucial you commit to your gum health to prevent cardiovascular disease. Here’s how a healthy mouth can promote your heart’s health.

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Does Your Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

December 3, 2020

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Dental benefits claim form with glasses and ballpoint pen.

Each year, millions of men and women across the U.S. choose dental implants to replace their missing teeth. Are you considering implant treatment? If you are currently weighing the pros and cons of different tooth replacement options, you are probably wondering what role your dental insurance will play. While insurance regularly covers things like biannual checkups, it’s a bit more complicated when it comes to dental implants. Keep reading to learn when dental insurance covers implant treatment and how you can get the most out of your insurance benefits.

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How to Floss When You Have Dental Implants

October 7, 2020

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Flossing dental implants

If you have missing teeth, you have a variety of different options when it comes to replacing them. One method that is preferred by both dentists and patients is dental implants. This is because they have so many benefits over other methods. This includes maintaining the integrity of the jawbone, restoring almost full chewing power, and lasting upwards of 25 years. However, they won’t last that long if you don’t take care of them properly with a good oral hygiene routine, and that includes flossing. Flossing dental implants may seem tricky. Continue reading to learn some tips from your dentist.

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How Has Social Distancing Changed Your Dentist’s Practice?

May 16, 2020

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Sign on floor asking visitors to practice social distancingOne of the biggest changes to our everyday lives brought about by COVID-19 has been social distancing. In stores and offices across the country, visitors are being asked to stay at least 6 feet apart from each other for the lowest possible risk of spreading an infection. As dentist safety protocols have evolved to accommodate for current health concerns, social distancing has been adapted to dental practices as well – but how is this possible? Read on to learn about 3 simple steps being taken to control the flow of patients in a dental setting so that everyone stays safe.

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Should I Scrape My Tongue? Find Out What a Dentist Recommends

February 22, 2020

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Woman with blond hair asking her dentist, Should I Scrape My Tongue?If you brush and floss regularly, it’s easy to assume that you’re doing a great job of maintaining your oral hygiene. But while brushing and flossing are great for removing plaque from your teeth and gums, you wind up leaving a lot of bacteria on the surface of your tongue where it can lead to several oral health problems. One common question people have for their dentist is, “Should I scrape my tongue to keep it cleaner?” Keep reading for the answer to that question below!

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Visit Our New State-of-the-Art Office in Acworth!

December 27, 2019

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welcome matWe love to serve our community. That is why we Dr. Hamel and our team are always looking for new ways to make your dental experience a pleasant one. We accomplish that goal through friendly service, personal care, and, of course, applying the principles of holistic dentistry. However, the physical environment in which we work is also important. That is why we are proud to invite you to our state-of-the-art facility in Acworth. Would you like to know more about what you can expect when you visit our new, modern building?

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Promote Your Wellness Through the Body and Oral Health Link

July 16, 2019

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woman smilingYou know healthy teeth and gums are influential to a beautiful smile, but did you know they also impact your general health? In fact, many people say your mouth is the gateway to your overall health. Unfortunately, there are several dental conditions that can lead to medical concerns, like heart disease. Not to mention, certain dental materials can also increase your risk of potentially adverse side effects. Here’s what you need to know about the oral health link to make the best decisions for your mouth and body.
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The Health Benefits of a Mercury-Free Restoration

February 6, 2019

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Woman smiling optimisticallyYour amalgam fillings, also known as silver fillings, actually contain around 50% mercury with silver, tin, and copper. So, why is this a big deal? For years, mercury has been a concern because it can affect your health. Just like many naturally occurring substances, it’s degree of harm it can cause is directly related to the amount that you intake. Unfortunately, silver fillings release mercury vapor that can accumulate in your body overtime. Keep reading to learn why you should get your amalgam filling removed and replaced with a mercury-free restoration.

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