December 2015

Cavity Prevention

Marietta GA Dentist OfficeCavities are the most prevalent oral health care issue and will affect most people within their lifetimes. The good news is that cavities are not life threatening and they are easily preventable.

Cavities are caused by plaque building up on the enamel of the teeth. Plaque is a bacteria-laden substance that is sticky and can quickly lead to the demineralization of tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is the hardest structure in the human body, but even it is not invincible. The bacteria in plaque utilize carbohydrates from food, especially from refined sugar, to produce acid. This acid will eat through the tooth enamel until the bacteria infect the tooth, causing a cavity. If left untreated, these bacteria can infect the tooth so severely that it will cause tooth loss and can spread to neighboring teeth and gums.

Prevention is the most important step in keeping the mouth free from cavities. The most important things that you should do are to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss every single day. Brushing and flossing help to remove plaque from the mouth so that it does not adhere to the teeth and begin its destruction. Rinsing the mouth after eating is also another method in cavity prevention. When you rinse the mouth after meals, it helps to loosen and rinse away food particles that have been left in the mouth after a meal until you are able to brush your teeth and floss.

Dental sealants are a highly successful treatment available from your dentist to protect the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. These back teeth have many pits and grooves where bacteria, plaque, and food particles tend to become trapped. Dental sealants are powerful weapons against cavity prevention, and although they were once encouraged only for children, adults receive just as many benefits for their permanent teeth.

Simple steps can help to protect your teeth so that they last for a lifetime. Ask Dr. Wayne Suway about the best methods of cavity prevention in order for you to achieve the healthiest and most beautiful smile. Call today.

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Your Mouth and Cold Temps

Atlanta GA Dentists near ViningsWith cold temperatures coming in, it seems that we have a lot to prepare for. Of course we have to make sure sleds are ready in case of a Georgia snow! But we also make sure that we are stocked up on Vitamin C, Kleenex, and hand lotion. Many people forget that their mouths also need a little extra TLC during late Fall and Winter months. Cold weather is often hard on the teeth. In some instances, cold weather brings to attention underlying problems going on in the mouth. This time of year also leaves the lips and mouth at risk for other concerns if they are not first countered with prevention.

If you have ever been in the dentist’s chair and felt a sudden sensation that causes you to almost jump out of the chair, then you have experienced what is called a “zing.” This zing is a sudden reaction to a sensitive place in your tooth or gum line. With cold temperatures, your teeth are susceptible to feeling this same zing throughout the day. Despite tooth enamel being the hardest substance in the human body, they are not invincible and they are not immune to hot and cold temperatures. Teeth are porous and sensitive in nature as the inside of the teeth are comprised of thousands of nerves and sensitive roots. Teeth are used to hanging out around 98.6 degrees with our normal body temperatures, thus, cold temps can cause the mouth to experience unwanted changes.

If you find that your teeth are overly sensitive during cold months, it could be that you have an underlying sensitivity problem with one or more of your teeth. Recessed gums are the number one cause of extreme sensitivity, and breathing in cold air can affect your sensitive spots just like drinking a cold beverage. There is also the case of people who self-inflict TMJ because they tend to clench their jaws while they are tensing up trying to stay warm. Another issue could be with fillings that do not fit inside the tooth any longer or crowns or bridges that have eroded over time.

If colder temperatures have your mouth overly sensitive, please contact Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD in Vinings. Dr. Suway has been practicing dentistry for more than 30 years, and he is committed to providing patient-centered care to everyone. You do not have to suffer through winter. Call today!

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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.