Friday, June 25, 2010

Patient question: How, exactly, does Invisalign work? [Video]

Have you ever wondered how Invisalign treatment at 19th street Dental manages to straighten teeth without having you go through traditional metallic braces?

The Invisalign system is a state-of-the-art system of clear, removable aligners that we proudly offer at our convenient Atlantic Station office. Dr. Trushar Patel is a certified Invisalign provider in Atlanta, offering Invisalign for teens and adults. If you've been wanting to straighten your teeth but are unsure about going through traditional orthodontic treatment, we encourage you to give us a call at (404) 567-8900 to learn if Invisalign is the right option for you at 19th street Dental!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

19th Street Dental, helping you save face this summer

At 19th Street Dental, we know how important it is to protect your face while playing sports. With summer a week away, we know the chance of people damaging their precious mouth and pearly whites increases over the summer months.

That’s why Atlanta dentist Dr. Trushar Patel and our team are doing our part to spread the word that mouth injuries can be avoided simply by reminding yourself and your kids to wear mouth guards.

In addition, please:

• Wear a helmet
• Stretch before and after a game or practice
• Wear protective eye wear
• Wear a face shield to avoid scratched or bruised skin
• Be observant—even as a spectator

All of these can reduce injuries. Only by using a mouth guard and other forms of facial protection can people avoid serious sports injuries. Be sure to avoid mouth guards that custom form to your teeth as these will resist any tooth movements we are trying to achieve. Lastly, please give us a call if you have any questions about mouth guards or other forms of facial protection.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Dr. Trushar Patel, supporting National Smile Month

Our friends at the American Dental Association discovered that a person's smile was important than their eyes, hair and body as the most important physical feature. After all, there is a big reason why Americans spend as much as they do annually on general and cosmetic dentistry each year: people everywhere want to look (and feel) great.

That brings us to June, also known as National Smile Month. It's a great time for Dr. Trushar Patel to remind all of our patients to practice good oral hygiene between your visits to 19th Street Dental.

Here are a few simple steps you can take to improve your oral health this month in-between visits to our office.

* Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
* Floss everyday to clean between your teeth.
* Reduce your intake of sugary foods and drinks.
* Visit Dr. Patel on a regular basis

If you have questions about any of these tips, we encourage you to give us a call at 404-567-8900. We hope you have a great weekend! Now get out there and share your smiles with Atlanta!