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What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is the most common cause of oral health decline. Although it starts off small, periodontal disease can fashion into a major problem if it's not treated quickly. Because we care about your dental health and well-being, we've assembled this post about gum disease and what you need to know about it. Side effects of periodontal disease can vary.... read more »

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Periodontal Disease Is Often Caused by Poor Oral Hygiene Practices

The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice and floss once each day. Consistency in this daily oral hygiene routine is important for removing bacterial deposits to maintain healthy teeth and gums. If you struggle to maintain this basic regimen each day, it can cause hardened tartar deposits to build up on your teeth near the gumline.... read more »

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Tips for Cavity Prevention

A cavity is a hole in the tooth enamel that is often caused by tooth decay, erosion, oral accidents, injuries, or other damage. Cavities are not inevitable. Consider the following tips for trying cavity prevention: - Try to eat a diet that is healthy and nutritious to ensure your smile is getting the crucial minerals it needs to keep your... read more »

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What Can Laser Dentistry Do for You?

Dentistry has come a long way in recent years. In fact, treatments that were once dreaded, like root canal therapy, are now relatively painless. For instance, you may know that many dentists have incorporated lasers as part of their regular treatments. Laser technology can be used to make a variety of treatments more efficient and less intrusive. Our team can... read more »

What You Should Know About Pregnancy and Your Teeth

The human body changes when a woman is pregnant. Pregnant women need to take care of their bodies to make sure their baby is healthy. However, many pregnant women forget about the importance of protecting their oral health. In reality, if pregnant women don’t care for their teeth well, they could experience a number of potentially serious issues. For example,... read more »

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How Age Affects Your Oral Health

We all know how age affects our health. However, did you know that age affects your oral health too? According to the American Dental Association, your oral health is linked to your entire body. That is one of the many reasons it is vital to keep your oral health in excellent condition. Yet here at Stewart Family Dentistry in Lithonia,... read more »

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Vegetarian Diets: How it Affects Your Teeth

You probably know that a diet can affect your health. Similarly, you probably know that a diet can affect your teeth—but do you know what a vegetarian diet could do to your teeth? Unfortunately, a vegetarian diet can lack some of the nutrition you need, which could eventually harm your teeth or gums. However, if you’re careful, a vegetarian diet... read more »

Refresh Your Smile This Summer with a Dental Cleaning

At Stewart Family Dentistry, the dental practice of Dr. Ron Stewart and Dr. Vonda Hester, we are delighted to offer dental cleanings and exams in Lithonia, Georgia, and the surrounding areas to make sure you and your family’s smiles are their healthiest. What can you expect at our dental checkup? We advise our patients to come in for cleanings and exams... read more »

The 3 Reasons Why Dental Cleanings Are So Beneficial

In addition to oral hygiene, dental cleanings are extremely important and beneficial for your smile. It’s strongly recommended that you attend your cleanings every six months. If you do, your smile will remain in tip-top shape. There are many reasons why cleanings are so beneficial for your smile, and three of those reasons are: They prevent cavities Dental cleanings successfully... read more »

The ABC’s Of Dental Health

Keeping good oral hygiene practices is very important for dental health. Our mouths are full of bacteria which, if it collects, can form a film on the teeth called plaque. Plaque bacteria breaks down the sugars in foods and creates acids that attack tooth enamel. Overtime, this can cause problems to develop such as tooth decay and gum disease. Following... read more »