Dental Implant Care by Chamblee Dentists

Chamblee Sandy Springs Dentist near meDental implants cannot decay, but the supporting bone and gum around the implant must be carefully maintained to protect against long term failure.  And although they are visually indistinguishable from natural teeth, dental implants need to be cared for in a slightly different manner.  As a consequence, it is important to maintain healthy gum tissue and supporting bone by building an effective plaque removal routine and practicing it two to three times a day.  We encourage patients to visit our dental hygienist for professional maintenance visit three to four times per year, depending on the prosthesis design and the patient’s abilities to perform adequate home care.

Electric toothbrushes disrupt biofilm better than a manual brush due to the ability to generate more brush strokes than the human hand. Regardless of the toothbrush chosen, you should brush for a full two minutes with a soft bristle brush.

We recommend interproximal cleaning products that promote gingival stimulation such as soft picks, rubber tip stimulators, and proxabrushes with plastic wires.

And finally, the dental hygienist plays an integral role in determining what professional maintenance schedule is best suited for your implant based on the type of implant prosthesis, dexterity, and overall health.

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

Chamblee Dentists | Dry Mouth and Cavities

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Diabetes requires vigilant care.

When you have diabetes, you may take a number of medications. Any of these medications may cause you dry mouth. In addition to being uncomfortable, dry mouth can cause bad breath, sore tongue or throat, and trouble chewing, speaking, or swallowing.

If you wear dentures, you might notice a difference in the way the dentures fit when your mouth is dry. Poorly fitting dentures can cause mouth sores, which may heal more slowly because of your diabetes.

If you have diabetes, you also may be more likely to get new cavities or to develop cavities under fillings you already have. Brushing your teeth twice a day with a toothpaste that has fluoride and cleaning between your teeth once a day may help lower the risk of getting cavities. Fluoride is also important. It strengthens teeth and helps prevent cavities.

If we can help, please contact us.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

http://www.rightsmilecenter.com

Chamblee Dentists Treating Patients – Healing People

Chamblee | Brookhaven Dentist near meA Healthy Body begins with a Healthy Mouth

Our dentistry is more than just beautiful smiles.  Your 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.  Think about that. You will live 10 years longer with your teeth or implanted teeth because of the changes in your eating habits.

90% of systemic diseases have oral manifestations. (AGD, 2002) One of the leading causes of teeth loss is due to periodontal disease and 75% roughly the same number of Americans (73%) who would rather go grocery shopping than floss have some form of periodontal gum disease.  Periodontal infections have been linked to a host of serious diseases, including heart attacks, strokes, cancer, diabetes, respiratory disease, low-birth weight babies, Alzheimer’s disease, accelerated aging and more.

Gum infection and disease is a serious health risk. But you can prevent gum disease with proper oral health care.  And yet, gum disease is often neglected for years and years because the infection is out of sight and usually persists with no pain.

So what are the solutions for this problem?  Keep your teeth! Come see us regularly. Realize that you will not be able to detect problems yourself until they are severe, whether cavities or gum disease. Compliment your dental visits by simply brushing and flossing your teeth well.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

The Right Smile Center: the Advantages of a Multi-specialty Practice

Chamblee | Sandy Springs dentists near meOur healthcare delivery model is a Better Way to Coordinate Care.  In a group practice setting, we have an opportunity to share ideas and develop professionally.

We believe we they can improve your patient care by having multiple dental professionals  to consult with and refer to for alternative patient care under one roof.  While most group practices have dentists with a single area of specialization, we have in-house expertise in prosthodontics, orthodontics and implant placement and restoration. A practice with a diverse array of expertise is designed to attract more patients seeking a one-stop shop for their oral health concerns.

As dentistry progresses, it is impossible for a single dentist to know everything the discipline of modern dentistry has to offer.  A multispecialty group fosters an environment of collaboration among many dentists – each an expert in a particular aspect of dentistry – to provide the greatest benefit to patients.

So when you’re here for regularly scheduled routine maintenance, take advantage of having fresh set of eyes examine you when one of us is out of town or indisposed.  We practice together because we have confidence in each other.  We hope you will too.  And when we can’t meet those needs, we’ll refer you out.

If we can answer any of your questions or concerns about the Right Smile Center, please feel free to contact us.

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

Brookhaven Dentists: Is the Right Smile Center right for me?

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Make the right choice in the right dental practice; choose Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC, and her daughters Hanna Orland, DMD and ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD located in the heart of Chamblee, GA.   Some people avoid smiling because they are ashamed of their teeth or unsure of how they will be received by the dentist after so many years of procrastination.  Our practice has over 4 generations of patients who are not ashamed of their smile.  Cosmetic dentistry involves improving the aesthetics and function of your smile with the right smile, to make you look and feel more attractive.

Click www.rightsmilecenter.com and see for yourself.  We have over 1000 unedited reviews by patients with real life experiences in our practice.  Don’t believe me, read what others have to say – good, bad or otherwise.  If quality oral health care and cosmetic dentistry are right for you, then we are right for you.

Hanna Orland, DMD

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

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Dentist Chamblee: Women and Oral Health Issues

women exercisingAs a woman, why do I have to worry about oral health?

Everyone needs to take care of their oral health. But female hormones can lead to an increase in some problems, such as:

•Cold sores and canker sores

•Dry mouth

•Changes in taste

•Higher risk of gum disease

Cold sores are small, painful sores are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1.  Once you are exposed to the virus, it can hide in your body for years. Things that trigger the virus and lead to cold sores include:

•Getting too much sun

•Having a cold or infection

•Having your period

•Feeling stressed

Cold sores can spread from person to person. They most often form on the lips and sometimes under the nose or chin. The sores heal in about 7 to 10 days without scarring. You can buy over-the-counter drugs to put on cold sores to help relieve pain. If you get cold sores a lot, talk with your doctor or dentist about a prescription for an antiviral drug. These drugs can help reduce healing time and the number of new sores.

Canker sores are small ulcers inside the mouth. They have a white or gray base and a red border. Women are more likely than men to have canker sores that recur. The cause of canker sores is unknown. Risk factors include:

•Fatigue

•Stress

•Having your period

•A cut on the inside of your cheek or on your tongue

•Allergies

•Celiac disease

•Crohn’s disease

Canker sores most often heal on their own in one to three weeks. See our dentist if you get a large sore (larger than a half inch, or about the size of a dime). You may need medicine prescribed to treat it.

To help with pain:

•Avoid hot, spicy foods

•Use mild mouthwashes or salt water

•Try over-the-counter pain medicines

No proven way exists to prevent canker sores.  If you get them often, talk with your dentist.

Another issue women experience is burning mouth. It is most common in postmenopausal women.  Women with this condition describe a burning feeling in the mouth or tongue.  Unfortunately, the cause is unknown, but given that it occurs in the mouth, it might be linked to:

•Hormones

•Dry mouth (which can be caused by many medicines and disorders such as Sjögren’s syndrome or diabetes)

•Taste problems

•Nutritional deficiencies

•Use of ACE inhibitors (blood pressure medicines)

•Anxiety and depression

•Dentures that do not fit

•Infections (especially fungal infections)

Talk to your doctor or dentist if you have burning mouth.  Treatment depends on the cause — if it can be determined — and might include adjusting your dentures, vitamin supplements, or pain or other medicines or referring back to physician for a global diagnosis.

Taking good care of your teeth and gums can help you avoid or lessen these oral health problems.  If we can be of service, please do not hesitate to contact us in our Chamblee or Sandy Springs office.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

or

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

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