February 2018

Eating for Your Oral Health

Atlanta GA Dentist in ViningsWhen you consider ways you can improve your oral health, you likely think about brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist for regular cleanings & checkups. These are three very important steps. However, the condition and health of your mouth can also be drastically affected by what you eat and drink. In other words, what you put into your mouth can harm or boost your body health as well as your dental health. Remember, your overall health and oral health are very closely linked!

Don’t Ignore Your Sensitive Teeth

Vinings GA DentistAs many as 1 in 8 adults suffer from sensitive teeth, according to a HealthDay reporter from WebMD. While the condition is common, it should be taken no less seriously. Tooth sensitivity can cause you to avoid certain foods, like ice cream, coffee or soup, as many sufferers experience wincing pain when coming in contact with extreme temperatures. It may be tempting to just live with the discomfort, but you should know that your teeth may be trying to tell you about something more serious going on.

Sensitive teeth can be a temporary condition caused by the overuse of teeth whitening products. Or it could be that the natural aging process has caused your gums to recede, leaving your sensitive tooth roots more exposed. Tooth sensitivity often occurs when the outer layer of your teeth (enamel) gets damaged or wears thin. It can also be a symptom of receding gums, because your tooth roots are not designed to withstand outside exposures.

What causes the enamel erosion or gum recession that triggers sensitive teeth? It is important to find out. While one patient may simply need to cut back on their soda habit, others may need a gum graft for receding gums or even periodontal therapy to address serious gum disease. Infections within the gums and tooth can produce pain and sensitivity, and these are issues that must be professionally addressed by your dentist if you want to save your smile.

Treating tooth sensitivity is based on the culprit to your discomfort. Whether you need to start using a special toothpaste for sensitive teeth or you need a root canal or dental crown, it is critical that you let a dentist decide how to treat your sensitive teeth. Simply avoiding ice cream or popsicles should not be your answer.

Want to find out if your sensitive teeth are cause for concern? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Wayne Suway in Marietta. Pain of any kid from your teeth should be accurately evaluated, as this could mean the difference in a simple, conservative treatment and one that is invasive or costly. Not to mention, we always want your smile to be a comfortable asset, not one that is disruptive or painful.

Posted on behalf of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD
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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.