August 2018

Teeth-Friendly Snacks for Back-to-School

Back to School Wording with Colored PencilsIt’s time to say goodbye to lazy summer mornings and beach vacations. Back-to-school season is upon us and parents must start planning ahead for a more structured routine. As you work hard to ensure your child has the perfect outfit and proper school supplies for a positive back-to-school experience, don’t forget about what their smile may need for ideal health through the year. It is important to take steps to protect the health of your child’s teeth and gums, which may include scheduling that routine dental checkup before school starts and making sure they have a good supply of dental hygiene supplies to use during their rushed morning routine. One of the biggest ways you can promote better dental health in your child during the school year, however, is to send “teeth-friendly” snacks in their backpack. (more…)

Dental Sealants

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD Marietta GA DentistBrushing and flossing are essential components of keeping the teeth healthy and clean. However, the teeth are complicated structures in the human body that often require more than routine maintenance to ensure that they stay healthy and beautiful. Dental sealants are treatments available to patients of all ages to prevent the infection and/or loss of your teeth. Dental sealants are one of the easiest methods of dental protection that benefits the teeth by blocking the formation of cavity and decay.

Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are applied to the back teeth. The bicuspids and molars are the teeth in the back of the mouth that are used for chewing food. These back teeth have many grooves and pits, making them the ideal places in the mouth for food particles and bacteria to become trapped. While brushing and flossing removes a majority of these particulates, they do not remove all of them. Dental sealants protect the surface areas of the back teeth where flossing and brushing cannot reach.

Dental sealants “seal out” tooth decay. After a professional cleaning from the dentist or dental hygienist, dental sealants can be applied. The sealants are easily applied to the back teeth and are bonded with the teeth by the use of a curing light to help it harden into place. There is no pain associated with the procedure, and it takes less than five minutes for the procedure to be done on each tooth. This simple procedure can reduce the risk of cavities, helping the teeth to last a lifetime.

For a long time, dental sealants were thought to only benefit children as their mouths matured. However, adults are great candidates for this preventive dental procedure to help ensure that their teeth last for years and years to come.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is proud to provide patients of all ages with dental sealants to protect their teeth. At your next dental cleaning, ask about how dental sealants can benefit your teeth.

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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.