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Is Smoking Bad For Your Teeth?

Although less and fewer people in the US are smoking cigarettes, there are still plenty of smokers out there. In addition, vaping or smoking e-cigarettes has been rising in popularity due to the stigma that it is healthier than smoking cigarettes. Unfortunately, both smoking cigarettes, as well as vaping, is not healthy for your oral health, especially your teeth. Smoking is bad for your teeth and overall oral health. Learn more about the effects of smoking on your oral health from Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta.

Side Effects of Smoking on Your Oral Health

When you smoke, it can take quite the toll on your oral health as well as your teeth. Aside from hurting your dental health, smoking can also lead to lung cancer, cardiopulmonary problems and make asthma symptoms worse and increase coughing fits. Smoking can also affect your blood pressure, increase your risk of heart attacks, strokes and cause chronic lung problems like emphysema. On the other hand, smoking can lead to some terrible oral health side effects like bad breath, discolor your teeth, increase your risk of developing oral cancer, cause gum disease, and increase the time it takes for your body to heal wounds or after surgery.

Cigarettes contain harmful substances like tar, nicotine, and others that can do a lot of damage to your teeth. When you smoke, your mouth and teeth are the first parts of your body that come into contact with the smoke and chemicals which is why it’s no wonder smoking causes so many oral health problems. When you smoke, the chemicals go directly onto your teeth. Unless you brush your teeth directly after smoking, these chemicals will cause plaque, yellow stains and weaken your enamel. In addition, your weakened enamel will protect your teeth less from the harmful bacteria that smoking also produces. This means your teeth are more likely to develop cavities and gum disease. Gum disease can lead to rotting teeth that eventually fall out.

Smoking Affects Surgeries and Wound Healing

When you smoke, it decreases the amount of oxygen in your body. As a result, your body heals a lot slower when you’re a smoker. This is one of the top reasons doctors are hesitant to perform surgery on smokers. When it comes time to heal, your body will heal at a much slower rate. This can increase your chance of infection. If you have broken bones that need healing, smoking also affects the rate at which these heal as well. If you are going to undergo surgery, we highly recommend that you quit smoking a month before your surgery. Just a few days after quitting, your oxygen levels rise significantly. 4 weeks after quitting, your inflammatory cell response reduces. In addition, if you’re a smoker, your risk of having a heart attack, going into cardiac arrest and having a stroke is increased significantly during surgery. In other words, if you smoke and undergo surgery, it’s more likely you can have life-threatening problems.

How Vaping Affects Your Dental Health

Now that you know how cigarette smoking affects your dental health, it’s time to learn how vaping affects your dental health. Vaping is trending now more than ever when it comes to alternatives to smoking cigarettes. This is because people think it is a healthier alternative. Studies have shown that vaping is healthier for your teeth, but just as harmful to your overall health.

For example, vaping has not shown to give patients bad breath, plaque build-up or tooth discoloration. This should not encourage you to want to vape. Studies have found that if you smoke the vaporizers with nicotine in them, you are still going to experience the side effects that come with smoking nicotine such as a decreased blood flow. Therefore, you will still be at an increased risk for problems during surgery and your body will take longer to heal wounds. This decrease in blood flow can prevent your mouth from fighting off harmful bacteria. Therefore, you are more prone to infections in your gums and teeth. No kind of smoking is good for your teeth!

Although vaping does not stain your teeth, the vapors in the cartridges release different inflammatory proteins that seep into the gum tissue. This can lead to different oral diseases. In addition, some of the different flavorings found in vaporizers can lead to cellular damage throughout your mouth. Vaping can also suppress your immune system. Studies have found that vaporizer users can still have respiratory problems and issues in the nasal passages. If you think that vaping is a healthy alternative to smoking cigarettes, think again.

Increasing Your Oral Health as a Smoker

If you’re a smoker, of course, our first piece of advice is to quit smoking. Unfortunately, not all patients can do this, nor is it an easy process. In the meantime, we recommend that you do everything in your power to maintain your dental health. This means you need to brush more often than non-smokers so that you can remove the harmful chemicals from your teeth. This will help prevent decay, cavities and gum disease. We can even recommend some toothpaste and mouthwashes that are designed specifically for smokers. They might fight off bad breath and harmful chemicals better than traditional products. We also recommend that you visit us every 6 months for your dental checkups and cleanings. Our dentist will check for cavities, decay, signs of gum disease and check for oral cancer. Prevention is the best way to keep your mouth healthy!

Schedule Your Next Visit Today

If you are a smoker, it’s important for you to visit our dental office in Alpharetta regularly so that we can ensure your smile stays healthy. If you can’t quit, make sure you are taking as good care of your oral health as possible. Smoking is bad for your oral health and we’re here to help you as well as we can. Give Old Milton Dental a call or fill out our online form today to schedule your next dental appointment.

The Wand!

Have you ever heard a horror story about a patient’s mouth that was not “numbed” before a procedure? One of the most common horror stories coming out of dentist’s offices are about the anesthetic, or “numbing”, shot before a dental procedure is performed. Old Milton Dental uses a new tool that provides anesthetic quickly and is painless! Get ready to read about “The Wand”!

The Wand is a new dental tool that uses great technology to deliver local anesthetic. The delivery of the anesthetic is controlled by an advanced computer technology. The Wand looks like a ballpoint pen, with a tiny needle ejecting out the bottom. The anesthetic is delivered to the patient before the needle touches the gum. The computer controls the amount and speed of the anesthetic to maintain comfort for the patient.

How does this affect you? Most dental patients fear the prick and the sting of anesthetic, even if they have never had a bad experience before. The Wand eliminates these fearful perceptions of a dentist visit. The Wand makes the numbing process entirely painless. The anesthetic is delivered before the needle even touches your gums! All fear and horror stories can be put in the past!

Old Milton places your comfort and satisfaction as our top priority. The Wand guarantees your comfort while being numbed before a dental procedure. You can be confident in our promise of ensuring your comfort while you are in the dentist chair. Explain the process of The Wand to your children who may be scared of coming to the dentist. Visit Old Milton Dental to learn more about The Wand and the comfort and satisfaction we promise!

Contact Information:

Old Milton Dental

4165 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 270

Alpharetta, Georgia 30005

Phone: 678-624-0370
Fax: 678-624-0319

Website: http://www.oldmiltondental.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/oldmiltondental

Digital X-Rays

At Old Milton Dental, we care about your experience in addition to the work we perform. Our office continually seeks for new technology that allows our skilled professional dental staff to provide optimum service without sacrificing your comfort. One of the technologies we use regularly are digital x-rays. This blog entry will give you more insight into our decision to use digital x-rays regularly.

Digital x-rays are simply internal pictures of the mouth. There are two types of digital x-rays, intraoral and extraoral. The purpose for your visit determines which x-rays will be used.

Intraoral x-rays capture very detailed images of a tooth’s structure. The detailed image shows any problematic areas in the tooth. These include cavities, the health of the tooth’s root, as well as monitoring developing teeth. These details enable our professional staff to diagnose and treat specific needs. Intraoral x-rays are the more common of the two types of x-rays.

In contrast, extraoral x-rays take pictures of a larger area of the mouth. These types of x-rays are more common with TMJ or jaw issues. These can be extremely beneficial as they reveal the growth and development between the teeth and the jaw.

The storage of these digitized images are also advantageous. The images are stored on a computer, which is a major benefit that is often overlooked. Once the images are on the computer, the Old Milton Dental staff can view the x-rays in more detail. We can zoom to see all areas of the tooth or oral region. This enhanced image ensures the tooth is diagnosed appropriately. Our patients are also able to see their tooth as the digital x-ray can be seen on the computer or a television screen. Knowing our patients understand the diagnosis and problem with their teeth is critical to Old Milton Dental.

Contact Information:

Old Milton Dental

4165 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 270

Alpharetta, Georgia 30005

Phone: 678-624-0370
Fax: 678-624-0319

Website: http://www.oldmiltondental.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/oldmiltondental

CEREC

The professional dental staff at Old Milton Dental uses the best dental technology available to serve you. Dr. Corey Mazer uses the innovative CEREC 3D technology to create personalized porcelain restorations. This device is one of the most beneficial dental tools and technology you will find in Alpharetta and the greater Atlanta area. Old Milton Dental uses innovative technology to provide you with the finest product and material, all while being time efficient.

CEREC 3D technology enables Dr. Corey Mazer to create dental restorations in Old Milton Dental’s Alpharetta office. CEREC restorations are extremely strong while maintaining an extremely natural appearance. CEREC restorations have demonstrated three times the strength of restorations made in off-site labs. This exceptional durability and strength do not interfere with the natural look and feel of the restorations. Using CEREC technology, Dr. Corey Mazer produces the most aesthetically pleasing all-porcelain crowns. Often porcelain crowns are created with a metal base, which often leaves a dark line where your crown meets your gums. Inlays, onlays, porcelain crowns, and other restorations are created with to be lasting and beautiful.

In addition to producing a great restoration, Dr. Corey Mazer uses CEREC technology to cut your costs and wait time. Your dental restoration can be created and placed in minimal time. Without CEREC technology, your dental impression would need to be sent to an off-site lab, adding unnecessary time and costs for you. Old Milton Dental works to eliminate avoidable costs and wait time by using CEREC technology.

There are relatively few dentists who perform restorations with Cerec 3D technology. Dr. Corey Mazer and his professional staff uses Cerec 3D Technology to provide you with the best dental service available in Alpharetta and the greater Phoenix area. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Contact Information:

Old Milton Dental

4165 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 270

Alpharetta, Georgia 30005

Phone: 678-624-0370
Fax: 678-624-0319

Website: http://www.oldmiltondental.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/oldmiltondental

Chattahoochee River National Park Area

One of the local treasures you can enjoy as a resident of the greater Atlanta area is the Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area. Recreational activities have no limit in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Bring your fishing gear to catch trout, catfish, and other fishing game. Relax down the river in a tube, raft, or boat! The river and the surrounding trails offer a fabulous environment for families, friends, and even dogs!

The beauty of the Chattahoochee River extends beyond the river itself. Trails alongside the river welcomes both leisure bike riders and intense mountain biking. Horseback riding is another popular activity on the breathtaking trails. Surround yourself with the beauty of your backyard!

The Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area provides educational activities for you to learn more about the rich history of the beautiful area. Enjoy an educational walk with a park ranger at Palisades-Whitewater Creek. While walking through forests, you will learn more about the geological changes of the area, as well as a history of primitive cultures who lived along the river years ago.

Old Milton Dental invites you to enjoy the natural beauty your backyard offers. Enjoy the National Park, the gorgeous river enriched with beauty and history, and time with your family and friends. With the park and the waters open from sunrise to sunset year-round, there’s no reason to miss out on this beautiful opportunity. Fall in love with the Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area!

 

Contact Information:

Old Milton Dental

4165 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 270

Alpharetta, Georgia 30005

Phone: 678-624-0370
Fax: 678-624-0319

Website: http://www.oldmiltondental.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/oldmiltondental

Rivermont Golf Course

Old Milton Dental’s quest to provide you and your family with quality services and amenities continues! Old Milton Dental looks beyond the dental office to the Rivermont Golf Course, located in Alpharetta. Soak up the last of the Georgia summer rays outside at the Rivermont Golf course.

Enjoying the beautiful weather is not the only benefit to golfing at the Rivermont Golf Course. The golf course is enriched with an impressive history, hosting multiple qualifying and championship games. The renovated golf course continues to add history and prestige to the course, by hosting both male and female sectional qualifying for USGA’s Mid-Amateur Championships.

The beautiful course lies within the classy Rivermont Golf and Country Club. Proclaimed as a “home away from home”, the club offers several amenities and benefits the entire family can enjoy year round.

As a resident of North Fulton County, “The Golden Corridor”, Old Milton Dental recognizes you are surrounded by expertise and success. We continue to hold to our guarantee, that whether your needs are dental or recreational, your needs can be taken care of with the highest level of customer service and quality in North Fulton County.

There are several ways for your recreational needs to be met, as outlined in our most recent blog posts. Your dental needs require special attention and expertise. At Old Milton Dental, we continue to pride ourselves in our ability to provide quality service in a warm and friendly environment. We even offer our free consultations and second opinions because the Old Milton Dental staff cares about each individual. If you require special dental attention, or just have a question, please learn more about Old Milton Dental by using the following links and contact information.

 

Contact Information:

Old Milton Dental

4165 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 270

Alpharetta, Georgia 30005

Phone: 678-624-0370
Fax: 678-624-0319

Website: http://www.oldmiltondental.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/oldmiltondental

Country Club of Roswell

Old Milton Dental has dedicated posts to enlighten Alpharetta and North Fulton County residents regarding fabulous and beautiful opportunities that surround them. Businesses and social clubs in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, and the greater Atlanta have been spotlighted. Old Milton Dental now takes the spotlight to Roswell county. Sharing a similar perspective regarding the significance of being family-oriented is the Country Club of Roswell.

The Country Club of Roswell is claimed “the premier family club in the Roswell/Alpharetta area.” An established Youth Program supports this claim, offering families and youth recreational and support opportunities. Various sport teams and social events are run specifically for the children and youth in Roswell, Alpharetta, and the surrounding areas. Whether you are interested in having your child be in classes, camps, or on a sports team, the Country Club of Roswell is a great resource for you to consider.

A true focus on family does not mean only focusing on children. Adults and parents in North Fulton County can also enjoy a myriad of social opportunities at the Country Club of Roswell. Amenities can be enjoyed by the entire family or individually, and caters to all interests. A beautiful Aquatic center, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, and full service Clubhouse and Garden, in addition to several other benefits await you and your family.

The Country Club of Roswell shares common values with Old Milton Dental. You can count on Old Milton Dental to care about you and your family. Old Milton Dental provides a comfortable and friendly atmosphere to silence anxieties. Contact our office today to learn more about the dental care we provide.

 

Contact Information:

Old Milton Dental

4165 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 270

Alpharetta, Georgia 30005

Phone: 678-624-0370
Fax: 678-624-0319

Website: http://www.oldmiltondental.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/oldmiltondental

Country Club of the South

Old Milton Dental hopes none of our clients ever settle for less than what they deserve in any area of their lives. Our staff recognizes the great opportunities and experiences that surround Old Milton Dental clients. One beautiful facility that cannot be overlooked is the Country Club of the South, located in Johns Creek.

The Country Club of the South has a similar regard as Old Milton Dental towards customer service and establishing long-lasting relationships with clients and their families. The Country Club of the South offers it’s members year round benefits and facilities for every occasion and need. A detailed calendar keeps members up to date on all the events and enriching activities offered through the club.

The club offers incredible fitness and recreational facilities for the entire family. The golf course on The Country Club of the South’s golf course was recognized by Golf Digest as one of the “Top 20 Golf Courses in Georgia”, and hosted the Champions Tour Nationwide Championship from 1991 to 1994. The swimming pool and tennis courts offer programs as well as recreational time for the entire family. Members also enjoy classes and personal training through the fitness center. The recreational and fitness programs offered appear supreme.

The benefits of club membership surpass the various facilities and amenities located on the grounds of the country club. The Country Club of the South also provides you with access to the Benefits Finder, which helps members save on golf, travel, dining, and more!

Benefits of membership go beyond simple savings, but also establishing excellent relationships. The Country Club of the South connects influential and ambitious people together. Networking is a great tool for all professionals and even families. The Country Club of the South offers this opportunity for people living in the North Fulton County area, specifically Johns Creek. Old Milton Dental welcomes you to look into the Country Club of the South for quality service and opportunities.

 

Contact Information:

Old Milton Dental

4165 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 270

Alpharetta, Georgia 30005

Phone: 678-624-0370
Fax: 678-624-0319

Website: http://www.oldmiltondental.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/oldmiltondental

Fulton County, Georgia

Old Milton Dental is located in northern Fulton County, Georgia.  Affectionately coined the “Golden Corridor”, the northern Fulton County is full of great opportunities and experiences.

Fulton County is home to fourteen cities and towns, including the mega city Atlanta. The first county in Georgia to reach a population of one million, Fulton County remains the state’s most populated county.  Measuring 535 square miles, the county is larger than the states Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Northern Fulton County rightfully deserves the nickname “The Golden Corridor”. Two major cities in northern Fulton County, Sandy Springs and Alpharetta (home to Old Milton Dental), have the top and fifth highest per capita incomes in the state. The Golden Corridor alone headquarters more Fortune 500 companies than any other county in Georgia.

While maintaining this rich business environment, Fulton County encourages residents and visitors to view the scenic beauty of Georgia. Recreational activities can be enjoyed throughout the year, allowed by the great climate of Fulton County. The average low temperature in the winter is 51 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average summer high is 82 degrees.

The majestic Chattahoochee River brings an added dimension of scenic beauty to the county. Atlanta itself is built on the crest of a large ridge of the river. The Chattahoochee River preserves natural and scenic beauty in the midst of the major metropolitan.

Lake Lanier, a portion of the Chattahoochee River, spreads over 38,000 acres, and an additional 20,000 acres of shoreline and islands. Lake Lanier offers lakeside campgrounds, boating, and luxurious resorts maintaining golf and spa facilities. Home to the most visited lakeside resort in Georgia, Lake Lanier attracts over 7.5 million visitors annually. The lake hosted the rowing and spring canoeing events during the 1996 Summer Olympics, hosted by Atlanta.

Old Milton Dental invites you to visit the Golden Corridor and experience the various attractions of Fulton County.  Balancing business, recreation, and family-oriented atmospheres, Fulton County offers attractions for every taste. Old Milton Dental is proud to call the Golden Corridor home.

 

Contact Information:

Old Milton Dental

4165 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 270

Alpharetta, Georgia 30005

Phone: 678-624-0370
Fax: 678-624-0319

Website: http://www.oldmiltondental.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/oldmiltondental