Saturday, May 29, 2010

Post a review of 19th Street Dental!

Convenience and Comfort are the hallmarks of our practice. We are located in a trendy, urban environment that houses both the residential and commuter population. We want our patients to smile and that is the reason that we use the latest technologies and techniques to restore natural looking teeth and deliver optimum care in a timely and comfortable fashion.

Whether you've visited 19th Street Dental for a week, months or even years, Dr. Trushar Patel and team would love to hear your feedback about how our practice is faring! There are lots of ways you can share your thoughts about us with the rest of the world, but we encourage you to head to our Google Local page and write a review there. Or, you may review us on Yelp if you'd like. After all, reviews help Dr. Patel and team create and maintain more beautiful smiles in Atlanta!

You may write a review here. Thanks in advance and enjoy the rest of Memorial Day weekend! We look forward to reading your reviews!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dr. Patel shares a few Invisalign® tips

Dr. Trushar Patel knows that image is everything. At an age when image and looks are so important, more and more people are opting to get their teeth straightened. Invisalign is a great option for anyone who is serious about fixing the way their teeth look but doesn't necessarily want the look and feel of traditional braces.

Great, we can help!

Invisalign aligners are made of a clear, thin medical-grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn. When wearing your Invisalign aligners, Dr. Patel wants you to ask yourself the following questions:

1. Am I eating with my aligners on? - These aligners are removable and should be taken out when you eat.

2. Am I drinking anything other than water with my aligners on? - Though it's not a necessity for you to take out your aligners while you drink, think about how sticky a soda is. If you take out your aligners when drinking a soda, you have a better chance of keeping your aligners clean.

3. Am I brushing before putting the trays on? - The aligners have both an inside and outside. Keeping the outside clean is easy. Keeping the inside clean is also easy: just make sure you've brushed your teeth before putting the trays on.

These are all very simple steps, and ultimately, they help to keep you building good oral habits. If you have any questions about Invisalign or your treatment here at 19th Street Dental, please do give us a call at 404-963-8235 and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Oral cancer and you, from Dr. Patel and 19th Street Dental

In our continuing efforts to provide the most advanced technology and highest quality care available to our patients, 19th Street Dental screens our patients for oral cancer. The fact is, every hour of every day in the U.S., someone dies of oral cancer, which is the sixth-most common diagnosed form of the disease. The five-year survival rate is only 50 percent, and oral cancer is one of the few cancers whose survival rate has not improved.

Early detection of pre-cancerous tissue can minimize or eliminate the potentially disfiguring effects of oral cancer and possibly save your life. Ask Dr. Trushar Patel about a screening at your next appointment and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

David Letterman's experience with a dentist

How about a treat today? Our staff at 19th Street Dental recently came across a really funny clip of funnyman David Letterman talking about his experience with a dentist. In the video, he jokes about his frustration with his dentist and the hole in his mouth "the size of an above-ground pool." We loved this clip, and think you will as well - Letterman at his best! You won't find the bad service Letterman had with his doctor at 19th Street Dental!

Have you been seen by Dr. Patel in the past six months? Give us a call at 404-963-8235!