November 2014

Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment

Sleep Apnea Treatment in Marietta GASleep apnea is a condition in which the muscles around the tongue and throat relax and block the airflow to the lungs while a person is sleeping. This can obviously be a very dangerous condition, but it also has other side effects that many people are unaware of. Morning headaches, drowsiness even after a “full night’s sleep,” foggy brain, memory problems, and more can be caused by sleep apnea. Even though people may not remember tossing and turning all night or repeatedly losing their breath, or even snoring all night, that does not mean that they got a good rest during the night. A spouse may be able to tell you how well you slept (or didn’t!), or a sleep study can provide information about your sleep habits. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD has been practicing for over thirty years and has the experience patients with sleep apnea need in order to breathe and sleep better at night.

Dr. Wayne Suway is one of less than 2,500 in the United States that has been awarded a Mastership of Dentistry by the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Suway offers his expertise for helping those who suffer from sleep apnea find relief. He offers all of his patients a personalized treatment plan to ensure that they get the individual care that they need. A CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device is an effective solution for most people, however, it is often a very uncomfortable. Dr. Suway offers the Dorsal Appliance as an alternative solution. This appliance is similar to a fitted mouth guard, and it keeps the airway open; it is worn at night, and it eliminates snoring and sleep apnea.

If you want to address sleep apnea, or even snoring, call the dental practice of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD today. We are dedicated to helping patients care for their entire oral health, which includes treatment for sleep apnea. Dr. Suway wants to partner with his patients to ensure that they live a healthy life, starting with their oral health.

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Porcelain Veneers

Vinings Porcelain VeneersThese days it seems that there are endless ways to enhance people’s appearance and/or make them appear younger. However, what many people fail to take into consideration is the appearance of their smiles. A smile has a huge impact on the overall appearance of the face. A smile that is dull, damaged, or misaligned can add years to the face, while a bright white, straight smile can takes years off the face. A radiant white smile is almost synonymous with youthfulness; therefore, people should not neglect their smiles when wanting to transform their appearance. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is the trusted source in Vinings to help patients restore confidence in the look of their smiles with porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are used to transform less than stellar smiles into smiles that are worthy of being shown off. Porcelain veneers are strong, custom made shells that cover the front surfaces of the teeth in order to immediately modify their appearance. With porcelain veneers the natural teeth are prepared by removing a small amount of the tooth enamel so that there is room in the mouth for the veneers. Once the customized veneers are fabricated, they will e applied and permanently cemented to the teeth using a special hardening light. Because porcelain veneers can be color matched, it is easy to restore just those teeth that need restoration. For instance, perhaps two front teeth were chipped or broken biting into something hard. Porcelain veneers can be made to correct just those teeth. Of course, some people wish to transform or correct their entire smiles, and veneers can also be used for that purpose.

If you are interested in porcelain veneers or would like to set up a consultation to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for them, please contact the dental practice of Dr. Wayne Suway. With over 30 years of experience in family, comprehensive, and cosmetic dentistry, Wayne G. Suway, DDA, MAGD is the reputable name to know and trust in Vinings for your impressive smile.

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Senior Dentistry

Senior DentistryAs people age, so do their dental care needs. Dental care for seniors involves unique considerations that have changed since patients were children and even as younger adults. The aging process affects the entire body, making it more likely for seniors to suffer from a host of oral health issues. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is the trusted name in Vinings as the source for gentle, comprehensive dental care for senior patients. He has over 30 years of experience, and he has treated complex problems for mature and senior citizen dental patients. Dr. Wayne Suway offers a variety of effective solutions for patients as they grow older that are specific to their stage of life.

There are a variety of dental issues that affect seniors at a much higher rate than younger patients. Tooth sensitivity, discoloration, gum recession, root deterioration, and tooth loss are all issues that many senior patients suffer from. While poor oral hygiene can be a cause, common medications for diabetes, cholesterol, heart related illnesses, and other conditions are often the root of the problem for oral issues. Dr. Suway believes that dental problems do not have to be a natural or accepted part of growing older. He offers his expertise to his patients so that he can help prevent oral health issues with proper care and treatment. Dr. Suway is well-qualified to treat even the most complex dental cases to both treat current issues and prevent new issues from occurring.

If you are a senior adult who is looking for a dentist to trust with the health of your mouth, contact the dental practice of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD. Whether you need extensive dental work or you wish to simply maintain the best possible health for your aging teeth and gums, Dr. Suway will exceed your expectations with his gentle, comprehensive dental care.

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How to Reverse Gum Disease

Marietta Gum TreatmentGum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the leading cause of tooth decay. Gum disease is also the most preventable oral health issue and can be altogether avoided by proper oral hygiene. However, for those who are already suffering from gum disease, early detection and intervention can reverse the damage that has been done. Many people are unaware that certain signs and symptoms are telltale signs of gum disease. Ignoring red, swollen gums that bleed after brushing is a dangerous choice because these symptoms are telling you that your gums need attention. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD offers his expertise in dental care for those diagnosed with gum disease in order to prevent serious side effects and to prevent the need for oral surgery.

Early detection of gum disease is very important in reversing the disease, and an appointment should be set up with a dentist immediately as soon as signs of gum disease are present. Once a dentist has declared that gum disease is in its early stages, it is time to begin working at reversing the disease. Beginning to properly care for the teeth is the very first step. Routine professional cleanings at a dentist’s office, brushing the teeth after each meal, and flossing every day are the three simple steps needed to reverse gum disease. In fact, it is the same three steps that prevent gum disease in the first place! Flossing between the teeth and just below the gum line will help to remove buildup that gets trapped in the gums and causes gum disease to develop. Rising with a mouthwash prescribed by a dentist is also important to help fight germs that cause gingivitis.

Together with your dentist you can reverse gum disease. Dr. Suway wants to partner with you to keep your mouth as healthy as possible. If you have started noticing that your gums are tender or bleed when you brush, contact the dental practice of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD to begin your track to a healthier mouth.

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Diet and Dental Health

Vinings DentistThere is a direct relationship between a person’s diet and his or her dental health. While many people choose the foods that they eat, or choose not to eat, only thinking of the pant or dress size they want, they should also take into consideration the health of the mouth when making decisions. Foods and beverages contain sugars and acids that can contribute to tooth decay in a very short period of time. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD wants to help all of his patients make wise, knowledgeable decision about the best foods and drinks to consume and which ones to avoid.

According to the American Dental Association, “Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease that is entirely preventable.” People have the choice as to what foods and beverages they consume; therefore tooth decay is avoidable. Foods that contain high amounts of sugars and acids are highly damaging and corrosive to the enamel of the teeth. The enamel is the substance that protects the teeth from bacteria, diseases, and decay. When it is compromised due to unhealthy eating habits, a person’s entire oral health is susceptible to decline. Dr. Wayne Suway understands that a nutritious diet benefits the entire mouth. He can help patients learn to think before they eat and drink. A balanced diet with limited between-meal snacks can benefit a person’s entire body.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD cares about his patients on a personal level. He has provided quality dental care to patients for over 30 years and he is dedicated to keeping his highest standard in patient comfort. Dr. Suway leads a team of caring professionals who are diligent about addressing all patients’ concerns. From dental cleanings and checkups to preventative care to cosmetic and restorative dental services, Dr. Wayne Suway is the name to trust in getting the dental care you need. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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Our Patient Reviews

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Missy Stone

I have known Dr. Suway for 30 years. My parents found him originally and made me a believer and life long friend and patient. In the years since, I have recommended my husband, son and friends. I would hear that going to the dentist was a fear of many people. I could never understand that because it was always a pleasure to come to Dr. Suway’s office. His staff are so professional, gentle and kind. It’s nice to see the same faces twice a year. You can tell they love working with him. I tell people that Dr. Suway gives the best shots – you can’t even feel a pinch. My son who hates needles, has no problem getting a shot for a filling. I love Dr. Suway’s personality. When you walk in the office you might hear him singing a country western song. I have porcelain veneers on my front teeth and am so thrilled. It’s been 10 years and they are still white and beautiful. He is an artist and perfectionist who loves to make people happy. I recommend Dr. Suway to become your dentist. He is a man of character and professionalism, yet down to earth. If you choose Dr. Suway, you’ll get an excellent dentist, but also a friend for life.

Dennis & Maria Liber

Dr. Suway is very relaxed and as a result we find that we are very relaxed as well. He takes the time to listen when we have concerns and he answers questions fully. We never feel like he is rushing from us to another patient. When we do need fillings, crowns or any other extensive work, he is concerned that we are comfortable and feeling no pain.

Nealean K. Austin

Through the years, we have found Dr. Suway to be a skillful perfectionist in all areas of his profession. He keeps abreast of and utilizes the latest dental techniques to improve and ensure the longevity of his patient’s teeth. He is a caring, personable professional who always greets his patients with a sincere, ready smile. Dr. Suway is also a ‘confidence booster.’ I say this because by the time I was 30 years old I was wearing dentures. He immediately recognized a self-conscious young wife, mother and professional who needed his professional help. His approach to boosting my confidence was through dental implants. At that time dental implants were a relatively new procedure. Dr. Suway carefully explained to me the advantages of dental implants and was proactive in working with my insurance provider to ensure that they understood the correlation between the required dental procedures and health plan benefits. I can smile with confidence forever because of Dr. Suway. Dr. Suway’s staff is a mirror image of his positive professionalism. They are always courteous, knowledgeable, efficient and personable. Appointments are scheduled at your convenience. You know that your time is valued because at the precise time of your appointment you are greeted, then immediately seen by either Dr. Suway or a hygienist. His work is outstanding and he is one of a kind.

Allison Lewis

My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Suway since 1988. Dr. Suway and his staff have provided us with state-of-the-art oral health care in a pleasant, friendly and compassionate environment for many years. Dr. Suway has done many procedures for me including root canals, crowns and a bridge. His work is beautiful. He is truly a perfectionist and that is exactly what I want in a dentist. I would never trust my smile to anyone other then Dr. Suway.