Teeth Cleanings Brookhaven Dentist

Chamblee, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs dentist near meOral Health impacts your overall health and wellbeing. At the Right Smile Center in Chamblee and Sandy Springs, preventive dental care is the foundation of our dentistry. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is the key to not only long-term oral health, but the healthy quality of your life. Poor dental health has been associated with a greater risk for several health problems and systemic diseases.

Preventive care visits give Drs. Scheinfeld and Orland, along with their staff the opportunity to spot potential dental issues in the early stage when conservative treatment is most effective.  A typical preventive care visit to our offices include:

Digital dental x-rays

Professional dental cleaning

Oral Cancer screening

Periodontal screening

Dental caries (cavities) screening

Give us a call or drop us an email.

 

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

and

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

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Sandy Springs Chamblee Dentists Treating Patients – Healing People

Chamblee Sandys Springs Dentist near meAs oral physicians, dentists save lives.  Americans are aware of the importance of eating right, taking dietary supplements, and implementing vigorous exercise regimens to maintain their health and delay aging.  However, most people are still unaware of the amazing health benefits of healthy teeth and the detrimental impact of poor oral hygiene.  Generally, an infection anywhere in the body can be serious, if not deadly…and is usually treated immediately.  Yet, gum disease is often neglected for years and years because the infection is out of sight and usually persists with no pain.

A recent article in the Journal of the American Dental Association discussed dental implications of “metabolic syndrome”- a combination of obesity, high cholesterol and triglycerides, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar. These people need to be exercising as well as eating a diet rich in fibrous fruits and vegetables. Studies have shown that maintaining the natural teeth are critically important for people with metabolic syndrome.

The reason is that as people progressively lose teeth, they will often alter their food selection. The fewer back teeth are present, the harder time they have eating a healthy diet. Instead, they tend to select foods that are softer and higher in saturated fat, trans-fatty acids, and cholesterol. Therefore they get less of the fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, carotene, folate, potassium, and vitamins C, E, and B6 that they need.

And once gum disease starts it does not usually reverse itself without specialized treatment. You are not “too old for good dental care” because the average 65 year old has 17.3 years of life remaining! How do you know if you have gum disease?  Buy maintaining regular daily oral habits and seeing your dentist.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

And

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

Sandy Spring Chamblee Dentists – Healthy Body comes with a Healthy Mouth

Chamblee Sandy Springs Dentist near meYour eyes may be the window to your soul, but your mouth is the gateway to your body. It’s important to your global health.  We are oral physicians who know that ‘people who keep their teeth live an average of ten years longer than people who lose their teeth’ – Charles Mayo, MD.

So what kind of dialogue can we develop from this kind of knowledge and how are we going to interact with you?  Do we send it in a letter?  Or do we mention it face to face?

Heart Disease – Fatal heart disease was twice as common in those patients with periodontal infection.

Stroke – If your gums are infected, you triple your risk of having a stroke.

Diabetes – Studies show that treating periodontal disease may reduce a diabetic’s blood sugar levels.

Premature, Low Birthweight Babies – Woman with dental infections were 3 times more likely to have premature, low-birth weight babies than women with healthy teeth and gums.

Obesity and Weight Loss – Periodontal disease is our body’s most common chronic infection. Bacteria from gum disease may interfere with fat metabolism, leading to elevated LDL cholesterol and total health.

Osteoporosis – As dental bone density decreases, so does hip bone density.

Pneumonia and Respiratory Diseases – Pneumonia and lung abscesses can result from the same bacteria that cause periodontal disease. [1]

Cancer – “In January 2007, a Harvard University School of Public Health study uncovered a strong correlation of advanced gum disease in men to a 63% higher incidence of pancreatic cancer. [2]

These are serious consequences where your periodic oral exams can make a difference in your life.  Call now for your consult and oral exam.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

[1] Poor oral hygiene and periodontal disease may promote oropharyngeal colonization by potential respiratory pathogens (PRPs) including Enterobacteriaceae (Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Enterobacter species, etc.), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus. J. Periodontal 1996 Oct;67(10 Suppl):1114-22. Relationships between periodontal disease and bacterial pneumonia. Scannapieco FA,Mylotte JM.

[2] Cancer risk increases when gum disease is present. Even the presence of moderate gum disease contributed to an overall 14% increased risk of cancer. These include lung, kidney and blood cancers in both smokers and non-smokers. Chronic advanced gum disease was the most frightening – with an additional fourfold increase in head and neck cancer for each millimeter of related bone loss around teeth.”

 

Sandy Springs | Chamblee Invisible Orthodontics

Sandy Springs Chamblee Orthodontist near meEverybody wants a great smile, but sometimes we need a little help. Not to worry, more and more people are reaching success with clear orthodontic aligners from Clear Correct.   Traditional braces use brackets connected by wires to encourage teeth to move, while Clear Correct aligners are a series of tight-fitting custom-made retainers that slip over the teeth. They’re made from a clear plastic or acrylic material and fit tightly over the teeth, but can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. You’ll get a new aligner every few weeks to continue moving your teeth into the desired position.

In our Sandy Springs and Chamblee offices we use them for cosmetic purposes to achieve the right smile. Clear orthodontic aligners are typically used for patients who have mild or moderately crowded teeth, or have minor spacing issues.  Because the invisible aligners are custom-built for a tight fit, they are best for adults or teens.

If we can be of service please contact us.

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

And

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

Sandy Springs | Chamblee ? Corporate Dentistry & Over-treatment

Sandy Springs | Chamblee Dentist near meAllegations of over-treatment take many different forms, but the majority of such allegations imply an improper motive on the part of in-network dental practices.  Suggesting or providing treatment which is not necessary, often not justifiable, appears to be linked to corporate dental practices that desire to generate additional fees.  Often we have someone leave our practice due to the failure of their dental insurance, only to come back when the corporate, in-network practice is over prescribing treatment.

Over-prescribing of dental treatment can of course occur in any clinical setting, but when it takes place in ‘private’ corporate practices it often becomes difficult to separate the sometimes subjective clinical judgments as to what is and is not necessary, from the financial motives to generate target income. This introduces an uncomfortable dimension to any clinical considerations.

There is considerable anecdotal evidence to suggest that in-network practices tend to recommend or provide more treatment when seeing a new patient for the first time, than they might do if they encountered an existing patient, with exactly the same oral condition under their care for many years.  The new in-network patient appears to present many ‘golden’ opportunities for the first visit.

Unfortunately, in the oral healthcare setting post 2008 recession, this imbalance has fundamental consequences for the patient’s ability to decide for themselves whether or not to proceed with any particular treatment that has been suggested to them.  It’s like taking your car to the auto mechanic.  The patient lacks the expertise to discern whether he/she is being taken for a ride.

In our Sandy Springs and Chamblee offices, we pride ourselves of defining treatment that’s in the best interest despite the pressures on the current insurance system.  And we always present alternatives that might be available.  We been around a long time and has more than a 1000 five star reviews.  Call us for treatment in your best interest.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

And

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

Sandy Springs Chamblee Dental insurance review

Chamblee Sandy Springs dentist near meDental insurance is different than other types of insurance. It rarely covers 100% of major dental procedures. In addition, most dental plans have a relatively low maximum yearly benefit. Depending on your plan, your coverage may max out after your insurer pays for $1000 or $1500 of your dental care in a year. Dental insurance is similar to other insurance in that you will likely have to meet an out-of-pocket deductible before your coverage kicks in. That could be something like $50 or as much as hundreds of dollars depending on your plan’s coverage.

Drawbacks aside, dental insurance doesn’t have to be expensive. Many decent plans cost less than $20 a month. Those with dental insurance can find further help in paying for the remaining cost of treatment by using some of the other means covered in this article.

If you have an immediate need for a procedure but don’t already have dental insurance, then an individual policy might not be the best option. Most individual dental insurance policies have waiting periods for different procedures. For example, you may have to wait 6 months from sign-up to be covered for a routine cleaning. Major procedures like root canals or crowns could have waiting periods of a year and a half or more.

For a lot of these reasons we attempt to figure out how to deliver quality dental care at affordable prices.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Drive

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

http://www.rightsmilecenter.com

Dentist Sandy Springs – Common Pain Relievers for Dental Pain

Sandy Springs Chamblee Dentist near youOver-the-counter pain pills are safer and more effective than prescription opioids for controlling the pain following dental procedures, a study by the ADA has found.

Researchers analyzed five reviews of studies of medication and medication combinations for pain relief. They included only reviews of high or moderate methodological quality.

The data included several randomized trials on the use of oral medication for the most severe kinds of postoperative dental pain. More than three dozen drugs and drug combinations were tested in various dosages and applications. The study was published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

The researchers conclude that the most effective pain relief with the fewest side effects resulted from a combination of 400 milligrams of ibuprofen (Advil) with 1,000 milligrams of acetaminophen (Tylenol). No opioid-containing medicine or any other combination of drugs was more effective than common over the counter pain pills.

We have a conservative approach and rarely prescribe more than 7 opioid pills at a time.  Generally, we prescribe the common over the counter pain pills like the study indicates.

If we can be of service please give us a call or contact us online.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Scheinfeld, DMd

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30328

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com