August 2015

Flossing is Not an Option if you want Healthy, Beautiful Teeth

Dentists near Marietta GAYou do many things to benefit your body and overall health: you watch what you eat and try to maintain a healthy diet, you get regular exercise, you limit your consumption of sodas and alcohol, and you even brush your teeth twice a day. Those will help you achieve a healthy life and you are encouraged to keep at it. However, if you want to achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile then you need to understand that flossing is not an option – it is a necessity.

Flossing needs to become a habit for every single person because of how important it is to the health of your mouth and your entire body. While brushing your teeth is important for keeping the surfaces of the teeth clean and your breath fresh, flossing it still considered to be the most important thing you can do in terms of oral hygiene. Toothbrushes are not designed to clean the tight spaces between the teeth; while floss is an “interdental cleaner” specifically designed to remove food particles and plaque that is trapped in between the teeth. Tiny particles of food that become trapped between the teeth grow bacteria and form the sticky plaque that you can feel on your teeth when you run your tongue along them. When plaque is not removed by flossing, it will harden to form tartar. This tartar develops quickly, and will begin breaking down the tooth enamel, causing irreparable damage to the teeth.

Another huge benefit of flossing is that if it is done regularly, it will significantly cut down on the need for scraping of the teeth by your dental hygienist. The only way for tartar to be removed is during a professional cleaning with scraping tools. If you floss, the tartar is almost non-existent; therefore, the need for scraping is extremely limited. Maybe that is the only encouragement you need!

Dr. Wayne G. Suway wants to partner with you to achieve optimal oral hygiene and oral health. Let our practice help you learn the proper techniques of flossing so that you can promote your own health at home.

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Is It Time To Say Goodbye to Your Toothbrush?

Marietta GA Dentists in ViningsBefore you pick your toothbrush up today to brush your teeth, take a good look at it. Do you know how long you have been using this particular toothbrush? Does it look right? Is it time to say goodbye to your toothbrush?

The American Dental Association recommends that you replace your toothbrush every three months; with six months being the absolute longest anyone should use the same toothbrush. A toothbrush is a tool that is designed to help clean the teeth and gums and keep them as healthy as possible between dental visits. The bristles of the toothbrush are fashioned in such a way that they are firm enough to brush away plaque and food particles, yet gentle enough not to injure the gum line. However, after a few months of use, these bristles begin to break down and are not as effective at cleaning as they were when the toothbrush was new.

Because the toothbrush is designed to clean the teeth and remove plaque and bacteria from the mouth, these elements will inevitably become trapped on your toothbrush. While it is extremely beneficial to vigorously rinse your toothbrush under running tap water, this will not eliminate all of the germs from your mouth. As months go by, bacteria will eventually begin to build up on your toothbrush, making it a dirty object that has no place inside your mouth. This is especially true if you have just battled a virus, flu or strep throat. After any sickness, it is important to replace your toothbrush immediately to avoid reinfection.

Aside from a clean mouth and a professional dental checkup, one of the benefits of keeping regular bi-annual dental checkups is that you will receive a new toothbrush as the end of your visit. This regularity allows you to replace your toothbrush on a schedule that is easy enough to remember. Contact the office of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD today to schedule your next dental appointment. We have a new toothbrush waiting for you!

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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.

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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.

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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.