Monday, April 26, 2010

Dr. Patel wants to know: Could you be a teeth whitening addict?

Dr. Patel knows that in an age—and culture—where looks matter as much as anything in life, more and more folks want to look and feel great - and that means more and more people compulsively whitening their teeth. Many of us feel that our smiles are most striking when our teeth look especially white, but unfortunately, soft drinks, coffee, tea, and tobacco can leave behind ugly stains.

But there can be too much of a good thing when it comes to teeth whitening. At 19th Street Dental, we are proud to offer one-hour in-office teeth whitening with ZOOM!™ Advanced Power. To help you restore your gleaming, bright white smile and to give you an added boost of confidence, we offer many options, including both in-office and take-home whitening procedures.

Lastly, if you suspect you may have a teeth whitening addiction, we encourage you to check out this helpful article from our friends at WebMD.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ten Facebook tips for parents, from Dr. Patel

At 19th street Dental, we are well-aware that thousands of parents tend to sign up for Facebook accounts and ‘friend’ their children, often as a way to keep an eye on their online activities. But many parents in this digital age are still lost when it comes to monitoring their kids online, often stepping over boundaries. Late last year, parenting specialist Vicki Courtney wrote a helpful post on the things parents should and shouldn’t do while surfing through their kids’ Facebook profiles. We came across her article, “Top Ten Facebook No-Nos for Parents” recently and thought you might benefit from reading Vicki’s interesting piece.

The article is designed specifically for those moms and dads who aren’t sure whether they’ve crossed the line in monitoring their kids’ presence online. Dr. Patel and our team hope you find this article informational. Please let us know what you think!

Speaking of Facebook, have you stopped by the 19th Street Dental page recently? If not, stop by and 'Like' our page!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Oh no! Atlanta makes the ‘14 worst-teeth cities’ list!

What makes for a beautiful smile? Dr. Trushar Patel will tell you regular dental visits, brushing and flossing, not smoking, minimizing your intake of soda and coffee, among other factors, will maximize your chances of achieving great oral health.

Our friends at TotalBeauty in 2009 released their list of the “14 Worst-Teeth Cities,” and our team at 19th Street Dental is sad to report Atlanta was chosen among the fourteen. Here’s an excerpt from the article: “Atlanta has a few factors working against it. One, as the home of the Coke Corporation, it's no surprise that they rank no. 4 in cola consumption. That plus its rank of no. 9 in most teeth lost and no. 47 in dentists per capita means less than perfect smiles. Its one saving grace? Almost 95 percent of residents receive fluoridated water, which can help strengthen teeth."

Have you been perfecting your smile by visiting 19th Street Dental on a regular basis? If not, it’s time to schedule an appointment!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dr. Patel, helping calm children's dental fears and anxieties

Dr. Trushar Patel knows that many children have fear when it comes to visiting the dentist. Our team at 19th street Dental found a great article on helping kids overcome fears of the dentist, courtesy of our friends at WebMD.

Dr. Patel and our team at 19th street Dental excel at making children feel comfortable visiting the dentist. In fact, most of our young patients look forward to their next visit!

Has your child visited us in the last six months? If not, it’s time to schedule an appointment!