Alpharetta Dentist- Mouthwash – Swish or No?

You brush and you floss regularly. You’re on board with the regular checkups at your Alpharetta dentist, and you don’t have tonsils to collect tonsil stones. Still, though, sometimes something seems a little rotten in the state of Denmark – aka your mouth. You pass the mouthwash when you buy your toothpaste, but you heard… Continue Reading

Tooth Sensitivity

  If you look at a cup of hot coffee or tea, or a cold soda, or crunchy foods, with a mingled sense of anticipation and dread – anticipation for the tasty goodness, dread for the shooting pain you know you will feel in your teeth when you take a bite or a swallow –… Continue Reading

Gingivitis vs. Periodontitis

Your Alpharetta dentist, Dr. Woods is concerned with your overall oral health, not just the health of your teeth themselves. A thorough oral examination will always include checking on the health of not only your teeth, but also your gums and other surrounding oral tissues. Dr. Woods is checking, among other things, to see if… Continue Reading

Importance of Routine Dental Check-Ups- Alpharetta Dentist

Routine dental checkups are an important part of your overall health care regimen. Regular visits to your Alpharetta dentist are virtually the only way to ensure that you keep your teeth and gums health and stop tooth decay early when it begins, ensuring that you keep your pearly whites long into your golden years. In… Continue Reading

Damaged Teeth? Could It Be Because of These?

Many of us go day to day without knowing that even the simplest of tasks and foods are doing damage to our teeth. We go days without properly flossing or cleaning our teeth because we are unaware of these dangers. At Smilescapes, we understand that your smile creates first impressions, so we take the extra… Continue Reading

Are Your Teeth Rotting Due to Decay?

Decaying teeth can be misleading at times because not only does decay effect the outer enamel- the hard outer coating of your teeth, but it effects the inside layers- commonly known as the dentin and pulp areas, as well.  Bacteria will continue to grow and damage the inside of your teeth if the warning signs… Continue Reading

What you might not know about your mouth: 15 interesting facts

As humans, we are constantly learning about our bodies more and more everyday. As technology advances in the dental industry, our teeth have more to say about ourselves than we could imagine. Not only can the size of your teeth determine your approximate age- due to their growth cycle, scientist can actually tell what type… Continue Reading

Preventing Tooth Decay With Your Children

Tooth decay is becoming a very popular fear for most parents these days. Most parents overlook their child’s first little tooth that comes in as being a starting point for teeth cleaning. When this is overlooked, tooth decay can start early with your children, which can put their permanent teeth at risk, due to the… Continue Reading

How to Properly Floss Your Teeth

Every time you eat, tiny food particles get wedged down in between your teeth. You brush your teeth like you are supposed to daily and a couple days go by when you then remember it is time to floss. Those food particles you thought you got out with your toothbrush have already decayed and are… Continue Reading

What is a Root Canal?

Root canals have a bad reputation for being scary and painful. I am here today to tell you quite the opposite. Root canals seem scary at first, but have many advantages to getting them done. Understanding what a root canal is, knowing the advantages of having it done, and learning about the signs and symptoms… Continue Reading