All About Jaw and Facial Pain

If you have dental damage, you may experience jaw or facial pain. However, no matter how trivial a symptom may seem, it could be the first sign of an underlying condition that needs to be treated as soon as possible. You should be aware of the causes of jaw and facial pain and what treatments can be used to alleviate... read more »

Ways Your Entire Health is Connected to Your Dental Care

Dr. Kathleen Tantuco and our dental team here in Sandy Springs, Georgia, want you to have the best dental health and not just because we don’t want you to suffer cavities or toothaches. We want you to have great dental health so you can have great health as well! Certain dental issues have been found to be linked to major... read more »

Gum Disease Poses a Serious Threat to Your Long-Term Oral Health

The inflammation and infection of gum disease threatens the oral health and quality of life of millions of Americans each year. Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control found that an estimated 64 percent of people over 65 years of age have moderate-to-severe gum disease. However, gum disease problems are not limited to just the elderly. In fact, the... read more »

Diabetes and Gum Disease

It is estimated that roughly 16 million people in this country have diabetes. Nearly 800,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. It is one of the most prevalent health concerns in the country. And it can affect the body in many different ways, including the mouth. One of the most common ways diabetes manifests itself in oral health is with... read more »

Caring for Your Teeth’s Best Friend

Every day you spend some time brushing and flossing your teeth, in your efforts to keep tooth decay and gum disease away. And while you throw away any used up floss, you won’t want to do that with your toothbrush. You will however want to take care to keep your toothbrush clean, by rinsing well with warm water after every... read more »

Plaque: The Sticky Film That Can Destroy a Smile

Each day, even though you may not notice it, the surfaces of your teeth are covered with dental plaque, which is a white or yellow film that sticks to your teeth and harms your smile. Many don’t think much of this substance, but the truth is: if you don’t quickly remove it from your smile, it could cause major dental... read more »