Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What do you love about summer?

Summer is finally here, and the team at 19th Street Dental thought we’d ask: What’s your favorite part about summer? Is it the warm weather? The free time you get? Spending quality time with friends and family? Grilling barbecue in the backyard?

Drs. Trushar Patel, Tammy Zeineddin, and team would like to know what makes your summer truly special. Let us know by posting on our Facebook page or by giving us a call!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Is Invisalign really customized for each patient?

Yes, it is, and that’s part of what makes it work, says Drs. Trushar Patel and Tammy Zeineddin. To find out if you are the right candidate for Invisalign treatment, the first thing we do is to take an impression of your teeth as they are now and digitize it. Using special software, we look at the current positioning of your teeth and compare it to the way your teeth should look.

Next we use special software to map out the exact path your teeth will take from the beginning of your treatment to the end. Based on the results, a set of custom aligners are created just for your teeth. Throughout the course of treatment, you will be required to wear these clear, removable aligners one at a time; each one moving your teeth closer and closer to their final, perfectly aligned position. The best thing about it all? Nobody around you will even know you are wearing braces!

If you have questions about Invisalign, or would like to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment, please give us a call.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June is National Smile Month!

According to the American Dental Association, a person's smile outranked eyes, hair and body as the most important physical feature, which is why it's important for our team at 19th Street Dental to support National Smile Month this June.

Show off your pearly whites by posting your favorite smile photos on the wall of our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing what you share!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What do you LOVE about Atlanta?

19th Street Dental, your Atlanta dentist, is situated around some pretty unique neighborhoods. Each is special with its own personality, created by the people and places (and our amazing patients) living within.

Today, Drs. Trushar Patel, Tammy Zeineddin and our team thought we'd ask: What are your favorite things about Atlanta? Is there a local event you attend every year? Do you have a favorite eatery? Perhaps a favorite getaway in Georgia?

Please feel free to share some information about your favorite local hang-outs in Atlanta, and everything you love best about “your neck of the woods” in Georgia.

If you need to schedule your next appointment, give us a call! Have a great week!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What, exactly, are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are a type of molar that is found in the very back of your mouth and are the last molars to develop. There are four wisdom teeth: upper left, upper right, lower left, and lower right. These teeth usually appear in late teens or early twenties but may become impacted (fail to erupt) due to lack of room in the jaw or angle of entry. The removal of wisdom teeth has become so commonplace that it is almost a rite of passage for young adults.

Drs. Trushar Patel and Tammy Zeineddin will tell you that when a tooth is impacted, it may need to be removed. If it is not removed, you may develop gum tenderness, swelling, or even severe pain. Impacted wisdom teeth that are partially or fully erupted tend to be quite difficult to clean and are susceptible to tooth decay, recurring infections, and yes, even gum disease.

Our friends at WebMD have developed a helpful explanation about wisdom teeth and how they impact your health. Also, feel free to give us a call with any questions you have or ask us on Facebook!