Here’s some good news for folks with one or more cavities: around here, we treat tooth decay with tooth-colored composite resin fillings, which are both more attractive and safer to use than traditional metal fillings. In today’s post, we wanted to share a video link from our friends at the American Dental Association, that explains some of the benefits of tooth-colored fillings. Please check out the clip below, and then be sure to get in touch to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Morton!
Hello and welcome to our online educational platform. We hope to see your smiling face in-person sometime this summer because there is so much that we can do for you! Today we wanted to explore some alternative ways to straighten out the unseemly situation in your mouth. Are you an adult who has been plagued by certain orthodontic issues most of your life? Would you like to finally do something about your crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth? Then it is time to visit Mint 32 Dentistry for a clear aligner consultation with Dr. Morton. We are proud to feature two great aligner systems in our Alpharetta, GA dentist’s office. And both Invisalign and Inman offer an easier way to transform your smile than having to wear harsh metal brackets and wires for 2-3 years. Keep reading to hear more about this exciting opportunity and then be sure to follow up with our team to schedule your preliminary appointment. Clear Orthodontic Aligners Our alternative orthodontic treatments use the same basic principle: they consist of clear plastic aligner trays (that are similar to mouthpieces) to gently and gradually move your teeth into better positions. Dr. Morton will help come up with a series of these custom-made aligners that will do all the orthodontic shifting in small increments. Once you begin the process, you’ll just switch them out on your own every two weeks or so instead of coming in for monthly in-office orthodontic adjustments! A Smooth, Comfortable Experience Because both Invisalign and Inman aligners are made of a gentle yet durable plastic that feels natural on your gums, cheeks and tongue, it will feel natural as the process unfolds. Plus, they won’t be easily noticed by any of your friends, family or co-workers. Whichever system you go with, you will really enjoy the smooth, comfortable aligners in part because they are also removable. That means that your menu choices won’t have to be modified. And caring for your orthodontic gear is just a matter of rinsing the aligners under warm water! At Mint 32 Dentistry, we have found both Invisalign and Inman to be safe, subtle, and effective programs. As long as you are wearing your gear for about 20 hours per day, treatment time is usually only a matter of 6-12 months with Invisalign, depending on the severity of the problems we are addressing. The Inman system works much faster than that, but it only focuses on the front row of teeth. Both plans offer great results in a fraction of the time that old-school braces would require, but there are a few differences between the two, which we can go over in detail during your consultation. Make It Happen! Now that you know what we can do to boost the health and appearance of your smile, what are you waiting for? You know you deserve it, and with summer here, there couldn’t be a better time to launch your transformational journey! To find out if you are a good candidate for clear plastic aligners, contact us online or visit our Alpharetta, GA dentist’s office in person at 5755 NORTH POINT PKWY, SUITE 204.
Hello and welcome to our blog! We hope that your summer is going well and that you have had plenty of reasons to smile. That said, if you have recently suffered tooth-loss as an adult, you likely won’t feel much like smiling. Such an experience can be traumatic, painful, and embarrassing, until you find a workable solutions. That’s where we come in! Did you know that modern dental technology makes it possible for us to provide you with dentures that are 100% secure?! Keep reading to hear more about this awesome restorative dentistry solution and then be sure to follow up with our team to schedule your dentures consultation in our Alpharetta, GA dentist’s office. Dr. Morton will get you smiling BIG again in no time! What Are Dentures All About? Simply put: dentures are artificial, replacement teeth, also known as dental prosthetics. They have been around in one form or another for as long as people have been losing teeth–which is a very long time! They have come along way from the slippery version that your grandparents would have had to suffer through. Will Dentures Restore All That Was Lost In My Life? We hope so! If you have empty slots due to missing or extracted teeth, this dental prosthetic is an excellent solution for helping you with chewing fiber-rich food as well as improving your appearance and boosting your self-confidence. You will look and feel better at work and at play. Doesn’t that sound nice? Are There Different Dentures Options? Yes. Full dentures can replace an entire arch of teeth. Partial dentures replace some of your teeth in a row. It just depends on your situation. One way or another, we’ll get you on the healing path. Can Dental Implants Be Used In Conjunction With Dentures? Definitely! And this is a great way to go. Implant-retained and implant-supported dentures are what we call the dentures that are attached to dental implants. Here’s the deal: we can either create a custom set of dentures to attach to your implants, or we may be able to adjust your dentures to connect to the implants. Your smile will be stabilized by the strong, permanently attached implants, whereas traditional removable dentures do not connect to anything and instead rest on your gums. Are Dentures Cost Effective? Absolutely! Our dentures provide a practical, affordable, and effective solution for restoring your smile following tooth loss as an adult. They will help you reclaim your life the easy way. Dr. Morton will work through all the details with you when you are here for your consultation. So, what are you waiting for? Reclaim Your Smile And Your Life! We hope you have been inspired by today’s post. Our team knows how frustrating life without teeth can be, and we are ready to help you do something about it. To see if you are a good candidate for your first set of dentures or if you are curious about upgrading your existing dentures, call our Alpharetta, GA dentist’s office today at 770-901-2719.
Ah, summertime in Alpharetta, GA. What a fun place to be! There’s no shortage of live music, seasonal brew, outdoor grilling, camping, and so forth. While we hope you have plenty of reasons to smile, we don’t want you to have so much fun that you forget about your ongoing oral health needs, which never take a vacation! To help you keep such things top of mind, the crew here at Mint 32 Dentistry has put together some guidelines for keeping your mouth clean and your smile looking great all through the season. Please continue reading, and then be sure to follow up with our team to schedule your next preventive or cosmetic dental appointment with Dr. Morton! Avoid Sugary Snacks A cold pop or sugary snack (especially a tasty treat from Four Fat Cows) can be appealing in the summer, especially when you are camping, hanging by the pool, or out on the road. But such choices won’t be good for you in the long run because all that sugar will feed the bacteria that brings about tooth decay. If you don’t want to get fillings in the Fall, be mindful of your sugar intake! Drink Water We all know on some level that drinking water is a great idea in general. But not everyone realizes that it can help keep your breath fresh by allowing you to produce enough saliva to eradicate the bad-breath-causing bacteria. Any water with fluoride is even better! Brush Like You Mean It It’s summertime, and the living is easy, right? Even though your routine may have relaxed a bit, you should still be brushing your teeth for 2 minutes or more, at least twice each day. This will keep cavities and gum disease on the run, and it will leave your mouth feeling refreshed. Find The Floss Brushing is a great start but brushing alone is never going to be enough to get the whole job done. To tackle the plaque and tartar that remains between your teeth and in other hard to see areas, dental floss is your best bet. Do it once a day at least. Rinse With Fluoride This is a great way to step up your routine. There are fluoride mouthwashes available at any drugstore that can bring added oral health benefits. Be sure to check the labels for age-appropriateness! Visit MInt 32 Dentistry For the happiest ending, you will want to find some time to visit with us this summer. After all, we can only do so much for your smile if you never show your face in our welcoming office. Coming by our dental office every three to six months is key for optimizing your oral health. Here’s why: our professional teeth cleanings we can eradicate any bacteria, tartar, or plaque that is waiting to cause trouble. Plus, our complete oral exams will give you a clearer picture of what is going on in your mouth at any given time. Early detection and treatment is always the easiest path. Remember, we also offer additional preventive treatments! For instance, we can provide fluoride treatments and dental sealants for folks of all ages. These things can cut down your future likelihood of cavities, etc. Learn More, Get Started! Let’s recap: steering clear of sugary snacks, drinking all the water you can, brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing regularly, rinsing with fluoride, and visiting our office will keep your smile looking great all summer long. Contact us now to make it happen for you!