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Don't ignore symptoms of gum disease! Your Acworth area dentist offers productive treatments

When we set out to perform daily oral hygiene, our thoughts may not be on the big picture. We look at our teeth as an important feature to the smile, as well as to chewing function. In the instance that teeth look shiny and suitably white, it can be easy to forget the main reason brushing and flossing is so vitally important.

Brushing and flossing are activities that make the smile beautiful, but the main purpose of cleaning the teeth has very little to do with the attractiveness of the smile. Primarily, the oral cavity is cleansed for the removal of bacteria and tiny particles of food. Gum disease doesn't necessarily show up in the smile, however, it does pose a great threat to both oral and systemic health.

Because gum disease develops so unobtrusively, it is possible to have the condition and not know it. Typically, no pain presents in the early stages of gum disease. The subtle early warning signs are often explained away, leaving bacteria to flourish. Many people believe that the small amount of bleeding that occurs during brushing or flossing is normal. Not so. It is also commonly believed that teeth naturally loosen with age. Not an accurate assumption. These are both symptoms of gum disease at various stages. To keep teeth and gums, as well as the body, healthy, it is important to recognize gum disease as early as possible.

In addition to bleeding gums, some of the signs of gum disease include:
  • Tenderness, redness, and/or swelling in gum tissue.
  • Receding gums.
  • Chronic bad breath.
  • Space between the gums and teeth.
  • Changes in bite.
  • Sores on gum tissue.
  • Dental appliance no longer fit well.
Early symptoms of gum disease are so subtle that the best method of detection is regular dental care with your dentist near Acworth. At 32 Dental, we conduct thorough examinations at six-month intervals, carefully measuring the level of gums. Our hygienist performs gentle cleanings that effectively remove plaque, and we recommend deeper cleanings for tartar when necessary. We can help you avoid, or control, gum disease. Contact us today for your dental examination.

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About Dr. Sean Breckley

Dr. Sean Breckley
A graduate from the Temple University School of Dentistry and Susquehanna University, Dr. Sean Breckley is an established professional in the field of dentistry. He is a firm believer of contributing to the community and ensuring his patients receive the best possible dental care. Whilst maintaining his professionalism, Dr. Breckley takes time to get to know his patients and make sure they are comfortable and at ease to avoid any unnecessary dental anxiety and stress. He is presently a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program.

About Dr. Lan Vo

Dr. Lan Vo
A graduate from the University of California-Irvine and Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Lan Vo is a highly skilled and resourceful dentist in the field of professional dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program whilst maintaining a certification with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Vo is very people-oriented and is a favorite amongst children and commands a great deal of trust amongst anyone who has had the fortune of being treated by her.
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    I've been seeing Dr. Breckley and Dr. Vo since they opened this practice, and I'm still a huge fan. I recently had some dental work done with them (like this morning). I've never doubted the doctors' abilities, and this experience was no exception. They are experts and are very good at their craft. I want to also mention the support staff, especially the women on the front desk. They are thorough, helpful, and so very nice. I've never experienced the follow-up and follow through at another practice as I have with them at 32 Dental. I always know what my bill will be. There are never any surprises, and that is so comforting in this day of American healthcare. :) I'll continue to refer my friends to them and patron their practice based on my experiences with them! Thanks!
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    My 8 year old son had to have 2 teeth pulled because the babies just didn't want to let go. The whole procedure went amazing! My son was like "Wait we're done already? I didn't feel anything! Wow." I would definitely recommend this practice to anyone who wants both kids and adults to be taken care of at the same location!
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  • Review Posted By Dave M.
    I'm 55 and have used many dental offices over the years. Without question, both of the 32 Dental locations, have been extremely pleasant and rewarding to my mouth!. The quality of work, expert advice on dental care, friendly as they come... what more can I say. Highly recommended!
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    My son has anxiety about going to the dentist. The hygienist did an awesome job of putting him at ease. My son was very comfortable with her, and had no issues during the appointment at all. It was stress free. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you.
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  • Review Posted By Angela B.
    32 Dental was quick and kind. The office staff was efficient and the dentist was very thorough. He referred me to a specialist due to the type of root canal needed. He was able to find one available for the same day. I will definitely use them in the future.
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