Dentist Sandy Springs – 4 Steps to Good Oral Health

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Good Oral Health is Reflected in a Beautiful Smile

Good oral hygiene is critical to maintaining one’s overall health.  If you believe this and you should, then there are 4 essential guidelines of preventative care to good oral health:

  1. Floss regularly and floss first- It is recommended that individuals floss on a regular basis after meals and before brushing their teeth.  The reason to floss first is to dislodge any food particles trapped in between your teeth, which can be disposed of while brushing. Initially, you may experience some light bleeding but this should disappear once your gums get used to the flossing process.
  2. Brushing your teeth-  If you don’t have an electric toothbrush, good brushing by hand should take a minimum of 2 minutes and should involve brushing in a circular motion, which the electric toothbrush does for you.  We recommend using soft bristle brushes and toothpaste that contain fluoride.  The fluoride is important, because the rise of bottled water has led to the population’s decline in fluoride intake.
  3. Mouthwash- We are not sure how effective this is, but if you’re not going to brush twice a day, using a mouthwash that contains fluoride at least twice a day is a good preventative measure that kills the bacteria responsible for cavities and gum disease.
  4. Your Dental visits- Maintaining your oral health requires regular dental visits at least every six months.  You need to do this for early detection of potential problems that could develop into more serious problems and the hygienist can clean areas that might have been missed or that were resistant to the 3 steps above.

Finally, Finding a Dentist that is Right for You

Your dental care is an important aspect of your general health care.  So you need to make sure you find a dentist that is right for you.   Look for someone who’s competent and you feel comfortable with, one you can have a collaborative relationship with. This is important because there are conditions and problems that were not discussed in this article that the dentist will need to pay attention to during your regular checkups. Hopefully after reading this article, you will have a better understanding of the basics for good oral health.   I you have questions or concerns feel free to contact or call.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328


Dentist Dunwoody:Why you might see a Prosthodontist

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Dr. Novy Scheinfeld, Emory Trained Prosthodontist

(Prosthodontist = ADA accredited cosmetic dentist)

Prosthodontic dentists are with the passage of time gaining popular recognition as patients become more familiar with the advances in dentistry and how they can enhance their everyday lives. They are expert dentists with a post graduate ADA recognized degree centered around a complete knowledge of dentistry,  where function and beautification of teeth are combined in the final result.

There are a lot of people in this world who just weren’t born with beautiful smiles or for other circumstances ended up with damaged teeth.  Some inherited stains from medicines their parents took prior to child birth, while others developed discolorations through the years that make their appearance unattractive whenever they open to either to talk or smile. These people can be helped by  dentists who specialize in the cosmetic restorations that provide methods, procedures and plans which ultimately improve their personality as much as they improve their smile.

The first advantage of a prosthodontist is their training and experience with difficult cases and modern techniques take much less time in the beautification of the teeth as compared to older ordinary dentistry.

Another major change related to teeth are implants. In the past there had been an extensive time period involved in replacing missing teeth.  In some cases, there are alternatives that with significant preparation allow for teeth to be implanted in a day and utilized by the patient shortly thereafter.

Finally, technology often comes into play with veneers which are made up of a special material and again while technique sensitive are very easy to incorporate into quick and favorable results.  The combination of all of these techniques rest comfortably within the purview of a prosthodontist’s training and expertise.  A comprehensive approach by a prosthodontist is the best way to get your inner confidence boosted and your personality improved.  Contact us for a complimentary consultation.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328


Dentist Buckhead: A Beautiful Smile Is Precious And Priceless

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Dr. Novy Scheinfeld – Prosthodontist

Did you know that the shape, shade, length and spacing of your teeth could significantly improve your smile? And with the right smile we can greatly affect your self-esteem and confidence.

Common conditions that negatively impact your smile include broken, cracked or worn teeth, discolored teeth, missing teeth, crooked teeth, decayed teeth, gaps between your teeth and/or “gummy smiles.”  The good news is that with modern technology and improved materials, these situations can be dramatically changed to create natural looking, youthful smiles.

Each patient and their specific circumstances are evaluated on their own merits.  Factors such as occlusion [bite], oral habits, available space, health of the gum tissue, severity of the problem and patient expectation are all taken into consideration while planning your smile makeover.

Depending on the situation, there are a variety of choices that all result in excellent esthetic outcomes. For whiter natural teeth, in-office or at-home whitening techniques are available. Repairing teeth or closing spaces may be accomplished with tooth-colored composite resin bonding, porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns.

If you’re not satisfied with your smile or want to learn if you’re a good candidate for any of these remarkable techniques, call our office for a complimentary cosmetic consultation.

Novy Scheinfeld DDS PC, an ADA Accredited Prosthodontist
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328
(404) 256-3620


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Dentist in Sandy Springs: Your Natural Choice in Tooth Replacement

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X-ray of a dental implant

Whenever a tooth is lost, if bone structure allows, it should be replaced with a dental implant.  Failure to replace the tooth with an implant will ultimately contribute to the loss of facial bone structure.  Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, which represent an alternative to dentures or bridgework.  The advantages in addition to retained bone structure include improved chewing ability, better speech, more secure fit of the restoration, greater comfort, and improved self-esteem.

The implant itself is made from Titanium and is surgically implanted in the jawbone to function in the same way as a natural tooth root.  Once placed, it may be necessary for the implant to heal in the jawbone for a period of 3 to 6 months, which allows your bone to grow onto the implant in a process called osseo-integration.

Once integrated, the implant is then exposed from the gum tissue, and a restoration consisting of one or more replacement teeth, is fabricated by our prosthodontist to fit on top of the implants.

The restoration can be attached in several ways:

  • Removable structure, using special bars and clips.
  • Fixed or screw retained, using special screws and cement so that only your dentist can remove it, if necessary.


In the case of dentures, an implant-supported overdenture fits more securely than a conventional denture which rests on the gum tissue and offers no form of mechanical attachment.  The difference is the implants participate integrally in retaining bone structure in the jaw line.

Where a single tooth is lost adjacent healthy teeth can often remain intact and unaffected by an implant-supported restoration.  This is unlike conventional bridgework where healthy teeth are structurally altered to support the bridge.

Implants are usually placed under local anesthesia in our office.  The procedure involved in placing the implants is generally not painful and usually requires minimal recovery time and post-operative medication.

With our complimentary consultation we can tell whether you’re a candidate for dental implants.  Certain health conditions (like uncontrolled diabetes) or risk factors (like smoking) may preclude your ability to undergo implant therapy.  In addition, appropriate hygiene must be established prior to implant therapy and must be maintained to ensure the long-term success of the implant.  If we can be of assistance or answer any of your concerns or questions please feel free to contact our office.


Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328