Protect your family’s smiles and overall health.
Family dentistry prevents tooth decay and cavities from becoming bigger and more expensive problems.
There’s a known connection between gum disease and heart disease, and Kennesaw family dentistry can help protect not just your smile, but your overall health too.
Our services include:
If you are concerned with dental health for your entire family, please let us know. We’re here to care for the dental needs of all age groups.
Our Family Dentistry Services in Kennesaw
All cleanings are designed to clean away plaque, which is a natural bacteria that grows in your mouth on food debris. If plaque is not cleaned off, it will harden into a substance called calculus. It is the presence of calculus that leads to periodontal disease.
There are many techniques for cleaning teeth, and you can think of a professional cleaning as a deep cleaning. The choice of treatment depends on the severity of the buildup of plaque and calculus.
We recommend a cleaning every six months to ensure you and your family are protected from the risk of periodontal disease.
During exams, we begin with a visual examination of the mouth, looking for problems or abnormalities. Intra-oral cameras help us look closely at the tissues and tooth structure of the month.
Dental x-rays, taken with our digital x-ray technology, reveal structural issues in the teeth and gums. Oral cancer screenings are also completed in dental exams with the purpose of early detection.
Generally, a dental exam is a short but important diagnostic process.
Bacteria cause gum disease, making both brushing and flossing crucial. When brushing, you want to clean along the gumline, onto the gums. Doing this will stimulate blood flow in the gums, keeping the tissues healthy. Of course, flossing between the teeth will prevent decay as well.
There is a proven link between gum disease and heart disease. As you age, it becomes increasingly important to avoid gum disease. Gum disease also can lead to tooth and bone loss in older patients. So, we encourage regular visits for visual examinations and cleanings. Gum disease can be spotted visually by a dentist, so frequent visits are essential to keep this in check.
Being aware of risk factors related to gum disease is important. If you smoke, have diabetes, or have a family history of gum disease, you may want to be extra proactive.
At Brookpointe Dental, we use digital x-ray technology that exposes patients to lower levels of radiation than standard dental x-rays and are considered very safe.
A common procedure we perform is referred to as a root canal. This method eliminates infections inside a tooth. With today’s modern technologies and treatments, we do our best to make the process as painless as possible.
Technically, a root canal is called endodontic therapy. When the pulp of the tooth (or the part with blood vessels and nerves) becomes infected, it is necessary to clean out the infection and protect the remainder of the tooth. Following the procedure, the tooth is structurally sound and the root remains healthy.
To protect your smile from severe infections, keeping your teeth healthy with brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings is essential.
‘‘ My family and I have been patients of Eric Duncan for over eight years. Eric and his staff are great. Every visit we are greeted with smiles and great attitudes. ’’
Frank G., Actual Patient
FAQs About Family Dentistry
- How do I properly brush my teeth?
To effectively clean your teeth and remove plaque, brush all surfaces of all your teeth for a full 2 minutes in small, circular motions on the outer and inner surfaces of each tooth.
Make sure you do this twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, especially if it has the ADA Seal of Acceptance…Open a new window to the ADA website….
- How do I floss my teeth properly?
1. Use about 18 inches of floss and wrap one end around your middle finger, with the rest wrapped around your other middle finger.
2. Pinch the floss tightly between thumbs and forefingers and gently insert them between your teeth.
3. When the floss reaches the gum line, curve the floss into a “C” shape against the side of the tooth.
4. Rub the floss gently up and down, keeping it pressed against the tooth. Repeat the process for each side of every tooth.
- Are you accepting new patients?
Yes! We’d love to have you and your family join our dental family.
Our dental office is located in Kennesaw, GA, and love serving our surrounding communities, such as Marietta, Acworth, Woodstock, Fair Oaks, Northeast Cobb, Emerson, Cartersville, Dallas, and Powder Springs.