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Protecting Your Oral Health Marietta, GA
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When it comes to protecting your oral health, the National Institute on Aging highlights a few conditions and provides instructions on how to clean teeth and gums.

To begin, it’s wise to understand how the process of tooth decay begins. As you may know, a hard, outer coating called enamel covers teeth. Yet, plaque builds up on the surfaces of teeth everyday, due to foods and beverages. Plaque contains bacteria, which produces acids that eat away at tooth enamel. That’s why it’s imperative to practice good oral care at home, to remove plaque. Otherwise, the process of decay will ensue and turn into a cavity.

Similarly, plaque may accumulate on gum tissues, which can result in periodontal gum disease. Plaque irritates gum tissues, and may cause them to appear red and puffy. In some cases, gums may bleed while brushing. This is often referred to as Gingivitis, which is a preliminary form of gum disease. If not treated, gums may become severely infected, leading to Periodontitis.

Tackle Plaque And Prevent Gum Disease

Consider the following ways to tackle plaque and prevent gum disease:

  • Brush your teeth twice each day with toothpaste that contains fluoride
  • Floss each day
  • Commit to regular dental visits twice each year
  • Eat a well-balanced diet, limiting carbonated sodas and carbohydrates
  • Quit smoking, as smoking increases the risk for developing gum disease

Brush And Floss The Right Way

When it comes to cleaning your teeth, there’s a right way to brush and floss. First, it’s important to use gentle strokes as you brush your teeth. As a rule, make sure that you are using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Rather than brushing teeth side to side like a saw, use small circular movements. When approaching the gum line, exercise
caution and do not brush aggressively over gums. Next, brush over the tongue gently to remove plaque and other debris. After brushing your teeth and tongue, use dental floss to remove bacteria and leftover food that is trapped between teeth. Finally, rinse with a fluoridated mouthwash.

We’ll Give You The Tools And Resources You Need To Have Healthy Teeth For Life!

At Pure Smiles Dentistry, Dr. Sanil Patel and the team invite you to experience rewarding dental care at our Marietta location in West Cobb. As part of our comprehensive menu of services, we’ll provide you with the tools and resources you need to have healthy teeth for life. To schedule an appointment, call Pure Smiles Dentistry today.

Posted on behalf of Pure Smiles Marietta

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Phone: (770) 422-8776

FAX: (770) 428-2207


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Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month

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What Pure Smiles Marietta Patient Says

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  • Kim P.

    Dr Patel answered my call for practically in the middle of the night. He came and had no other appointments for the day! Just to help me. The facility was immaculate and him and his hygienist were so helpful. I wish I remembered her name. It had been a while since I had been to the dentist and they never made me feel judged. Great team of people. If you are looking for a dentist give Dr. P and his team a try you won't be disappointed! See u in 2 weeks Dr. P.!i

  • Lisa O.

    Hands down the best dentist I have found. I took all three of my kids and myself. This is a welcoming, child-friendly team. It is readily apparent how well this team works together to make every patient, no matter what age, feel comfortable. I appreciate these people so much. Thank you for being such an outstanding dentist team, Pure Smiles!

  • Carmelita Ch.-H.

    Doctor/Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Always make sure you feel comfortable. Pam is an excellent Hygienist. Office space is always clean and tidy. I would recommend this office as we have been going there for the past 12 years.

  • Hudson H.

    I usually HATE the dentist! I saw all these good reviews and was a bit skeptical, but after visiting this office I now know they’re all legit. Pure Smiles made me feel comfortable and was very considerate to me. I normally leave the dentist angry, this time however I was so pleased! Everyone was empathetic and went over and beyond to help me. Everything from scheduling to payment options, they cared. I actually want to floss now.

  • Michelle P.

    I only have positive things to say about Dr.Patel and the staff at Pure Smiles in Marietta. I was in bad shape with a wisdom tooth that needed to be removed. I was seen the same morning that I called, and everything was finished in under an hour. I received a check-up call that afternoon, which I felt was very thoughtful. I went back for an overall exam the following week, and I left their office feeling great about my future dental health. Do not hesitate to call Pure Smiles. The staff is kind, efficient, and up-to-date on dental advances.

  • Kashni S.

    Everyone from the front desk to our Dentist was wonderful. Dr. Sanil Patel was truly impeccable - everything was clean. He offers various services to meet all your cosmetic and medical dental needs in one place!! Check it out for yourself.

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We are conveniently located on Dallas Highway near many restaurants and shops!

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month