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 »

Why Do Dental Professionals Recommend Using a Tongue Scraper?

Tongue scrapers are hand-held tools that clean your tongue and improve your oral health, even though it might not seem like it. In fact, tongue scrapers are quite handy, especially because they provide a myriad of benefits. To help you know a little more about tongue scrapers in Sandy Springs, Georgia, Dr. Kathleen Tantuco and our dental team are happy... read more »

Guidelines for Oral Health Happiness During the Holidays

From our entire team at Vernon Woods Dental and Implant Center, we would like to wish you a happy and joyous holiday season! To continue enjoying a healthy smile, keep practicing safe and effective oral health habits. Following are just a few scenarios to outline some the risks your smile may be facing during the holidays: Question: What else can I... read more »

All You Need to Know About Caring for Your Smile this Thanksgiving

Did you know Thanksgiving could be a scary holiday for your teeth and gums? Well, it’s true, which is why our Vernon Woods Dental and Implant Center dental team encourages you to take good care of your smile this holiday season. You can do so by doing the following things: -Don’t snack all day: With plenty of food lying out... read more »

Give Thanks for Dental Veneers All Season Long

As the season of Thanksgiving blesses us with joy this month, we would like to express thanks for oral health. And we would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to help you craft the perfect smile. If you haven’t yet looked into the benefits of dental veneers yet, we would like to share their benefits with you today.... read more »

Halloween Dental Health

The leaves are changing; the weather is cooling down. It’s the time of year for sweaters, hot cocoa, and of course, Halloween! This festive holiday gives your children a chance to dress up and to stockpile on free candy. The intake of candy can present dental health issues if not handled carefully. Here are a few tips to help keep... read more »

Schedule a Professional Dental Cleaning

As you know, it is highly important to your oral health that you brush and floss your teeth every day. However, oral hygiene alone is not enough to achieve and maintain ideal oral health. You must also have a professional dental cleaning and checkup twice a year. This will allow Dr. Tantuco and Dr. Chong to help you keep your... read more »

Temporary Toothpaste Substitute

What do you do to keep up your oral health? Do you make a point of brush and floss every day? If so, good for you—but what would you do if you found your toothpaste tube empty one day and weren't able to get more right away? As you can probably guess, you shouldn't just avoid brushing. Fortunately, there are... 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 »

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 »