The hidden cost of missing regular teeth cleanings in Powder Springs
By Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley
Oral bacteria in a sticky film called plaque can coat the teeth and gums. Bacteria consume sugars in the foods and beverages you consume and release acids that can eat through tooth enamel and compromise the inner structure of the tooth. At Thirty-Two Dental, we see patients every day who have developed cavities because of missed teeth cleanings and regular at home care. When decay is left to advance, it can become extremely costly as restorations become necessary. The good news is a few simple preventative actions can make your oral health a priority.
Eat a balanced diet
Eating a diet with a healthy mix of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and dairy helps your body maintain proper function. It also keeps the saliva rich with essential minerals to help keep the enamel strong.
Reduce sugar intake
By limiting foods and beverages that are high in sugar you can protect the teeth from decay. If you do consume a sugary drink or sweet, make sure to brush the teeth as soon as possible. You can also rinse out the mouth water or chew sugar free gum if you are unable to brush immediately.
In addition to being terrible for your overall health, smoking and tobacco products can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. If you need resources to help you quit, please let us know.
Regular Teeth Cleanings
At your twice-yearly appointments, we can monitor the teeth for early signs of decay and address it before cavities develop. In addition, professional cleanings can remove troublesome plaque.
At-home oral hygiene
Regular, careful brushing and flossing at home is one of your best ways to combat tooth decay. By thoroughly cleaning the teeth each morning and evening you can keep your teeth beautiful and healthy.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Breckly are absolutely fantastic! Never worry about another painful trip to the dentist if you are going to see them. They make sure you are never in any pain throughout the entire procedure. I just had my wisdom teeth removed and Dr. Vo did a fabulous job, as always. I had four impacted wisdom teeth and they were out before I knew it. I was up and eating solid food the very same day, and could have been back at work if I needed to. My stitches fell out within a few days and everything healed up much faster than any of my friends who saw other doctors. I stayed awake for the procedure, and I would say that it definitely is much better than being put to sleep. It has a faster heal time and less discomfort. My face honestly didn't even swell. I've gone to Dr. Vo and Breckly for minor things before and they have always been amazing, but after my great experience with something more major, I know they are by far the two of the best dentists, I have ever seen.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Berkley are the ONLY dentists we see. Dr. Vos taken care of my parents, my husband, our daughter and son, and myself for the past 7 years. We love the care and the personal relationship she establishes with her patients. She takes the time to get to know us, our families, our dental concerns, which is NOT the usual in the business.Thank you for everything. Dr. Berkley is very attentive and gently with my children. We came in for a cleaning yesterday and they did great under his medical care. The staff is extremely professional and willing to help. Amazing team. If you have been afraid of the dentist, check them out and theyll change your mind about dentistry.
My family and I love Dr. Vo. I would suggest this practice to anyone who wants a dentist and staff that truly care about your health and will go above and beyond the typical dentist. I followed Dr. Vo from a previous office, and although this office is farther away, it is worth it because of how caring the staff is.
Switched to 32 dental after Dr. Breckley left Dr. Goetees practice. Great staff, and nice space. They use the latest technologies and have K cups in the waiting room!
Dr. Vo is fantastic. She is patient, knowledgeable, and excellent at her job, and most importantly, she takes time to answer your questions and explain any concerns she has about your teeth, so you really know what\'s going on. It inspires me to take better care of my teeth. By far, she is the best dentist I have been been to, and I highly recommend her. No more of those dime-a-dozen dentists for me!