One 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.
May 16, 2020
February 22, 2020
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!
December 27, 2019
We 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?
July 16, 2019
You 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.
February 6, 2019
Your 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.
January 8, 2019
Having healthy gums is very important to your oral health. Without them, you won’t be able to keep your teeth in your jaw for very long. However, having healthy gums doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re happy with your smile. In fact, the so-called “gummy smile” is more common than you’d think. That’s why dentists now offer gum recontouring in Marietta, GA to adjust the amount of gum visible in your smile.
But how does this treatment work? How can you know if you should receive it? A dentist answers those questions and more.
December 21, 2018
Dental emergencies can turn a fun sporting event or party into a real disaster. Well, that’s if no one knows how to handle it. Dental emergencies can happen out of nowhere, and the key is to know what to do next as well as how to prevent it in the first place. Keep reading to discover the best ways to handle a dental emergency in Marietta and what you can do to prevent a dental disaster from occurring.
November 18, 2018
A dentist’s goal is to help patients enjoy healthy, strong teeth and gums. They work hard to ensure that the treatments they carry out promote full dental function. However, some dentists go above and beyond that calling. They choose to practice holistic and biologic dentistry. What exactly does that mean, and how can visiting such a dentist benefit your overall wellness?