Relevant Guidelines Concerning Tooth Hazard Prevention

Risks to your teeth are present in numerous aspects of your life. Even if you keep your teeth safe from hidden dangers by brushing and flossing effectively, bad habits and other risks in your lifestyle put your teeth in harm's way on a daily basis. Unhealthy habits are some of the greatest risks to our smiles that we continually cause... read more »

Is Bruxism Slowly Destroying Your Smile?

Is bruxism slowly destroying your smile? If your teeth or gums show signs of harm that cannot be easily be explained, you may have bruxism. If you would like to see more about bruxism, listed below are some frequently asked questions: What precisely is bruxism? - Bruxism is an oral health disorder in which a person grinds or gnashes their... 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 »

How Do You Know When to Take Your Child for Their First Dental Visit?

It’s important for parents to keep their children healthy and strong. But did you know that you’ll need to keep your child’s mouth healthy if you’re hoping to help them stay healthy overall? To do so, you’ll have to visit a dentist regularly—but did you know when you should schedule your child’s first appointment? We recommend scheduling your little one’s... read more »

Gum Grafting to Improve Your Smile

At Vernon Woods Dental Care Associates in Sandy Springs, Georgia, we offer a soft tissue graft, also called a gum graft, to help our patients have the smile they want even after having periodontal issues. Dr. Tantuco and Dr. Chong may recommend gum grafting to increase your comfort, improve your oral health, and give you a more attractive smile if your... 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 »