Patient Education

The Basics of Cavities

From an early age, the threat of cavities has been in the back of our minds. We know that if we don’t eat well and brush our teeth, we run the risk of getting a […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Using Mouthwash

Mouthwash isn’t just used for a fresh breath or a quick way to feel like you’ve covered your oral health routine for the morning. It actually has some great hygienic properties but only if you […]

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Toothbrush Replacement and Care

Your toothbrush is probably the central object of your morning and nightly routine. You’ve used one as long as you can remember and how you’ve cared for it all these years is good enough, right? […]

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Amalgam and Composite/Resin Fillings

No one wants to hear those dreaded words from a dentist: “You have a cavity.” If you’ve been told recently that you need a filling, you might have a few questions about what’s going to […]

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The Basics of X-Rays

We often don’t think about how critical the technology of the X-ray is to modern medicine.  Just a hundred years ago however, diagnoses were difficult or even impossible, making treatment just as complicated. However, now, […]

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Get Whiter Teeth This New Year

One of the few resolutions you hear about when the new year comes around is getting whiter teeth. Although living a healthier lifestyle and setting goals is a great way to start off 2017, don’t […]

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Teeth Grinding Causes and Treatments

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a dental issue that can have a variety of causes. It usually occurs at night and can be caused by stress, anxiety or just an uneven bite. While you may […]

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Custom Mouth Guards

If you play sports or grind your teeth at night, your dentist may have recommended a custom mouth guard. Especially in the athletic world, mouth guards are a common piece of protective equipment and are […]

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Caring for Your Oral Piercings

Oral piercings commonly refer to piercings of the tongue, cheek or lips and are usually shown off with jewelry such as studs, barbells or rings. They are a form of self expression that has become […]

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2-Minute Oral Cancer Screenings with OralID

Cancer is a scary disease. It often strikes without warning and can change your life in an instant. Fortunately, your doctor can monitor you for signs of most types of cancer. Because early detection can […]

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Wisdom Teeth Basics

While it’s common to hear about wisdom teeth removal, a lot of people don’t really understand what wisdom teeth even are or why they have to be taken out in the first place. Wisdom teeth […]

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Tooth Sensitivity 101

If drinking a cup of hot tea or eating ice cream causes you pain and discomfort, you might suffer from tooth sensitivity. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, approximately 40 million adults in America […]

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In-Office and At-Home Teeth Whitening

At Dr. Roberts Family Dentistry, we are pleased to offer two teeth whitening options! Call us at 706-494-2679 or schedule your appointment online. White and bright smiles are confidence boosters but life can get in […]

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What to Eat for Healthy Teeth

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), your oral health is sometimes the first to feel the impact of a bad diet. When you eat sweets and carbohydrates, the bacteria in your mouth converts the […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are an excellent additional layer of protection against tooth decay.  Fluoride in toothpaste and drinking water protect the smooth surfaces of teeth, but they are less effective among the back teeth.  The chewing […]

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Kidney Disease and Perio

We have previously discussed the possible link between cardiovascular disease and oral health. More recent research now indicates that there may also be a link between kidney and gum diseases. Though more studies need to […]

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How to Prevent Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is the destruction of the hard protective outer layer of your tooth’s enamel. Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that constantly forms in your mouth. When you eat or drink foods […]

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10 Tips for Dry Mouth Relief

Dry mouth is a condition that refers to lack of moisture in the mouth, usually as a result of an abnormal flow of saliva. Certain medications, diseases, cancer therapies and even lifestyle habits may cause […]

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Holiday Activities for Your Family

Now that your children are out of school for winter break, you may want plan some family fun time before classes begin again next month. Here at Dr. Roberts Family Dentistry, we have some holiday […]

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Dental Implants

George Washington’s famously uncomfortable dentures robbed him of his smile and made it difficult for him to eat and speak normally. Thankfully we have better options to replace teeth lost through tooth decay, disease or […]

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Boo! Sugar Bugs Are Lurking this Halloween

Trick or treat! Yes, the day is here: Halloween, the enemy of dentists everywhere. Or is it? As your dentist, Dr. Roberts has some opinions about Halloween, but they may not be thWe want you […]

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Cardio and Perio

The possible link between gum health and heart health has been researched and debated for many years. While there is no proven link between gum disease and heart disease, there is much anecdotal evidence that the […]

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Diabetes and Perio

If you have diabetes, you know that high blood pressure can have devastating effects on your entire body. Your teeth and gums are no exception, but with diligent care and hygiene, you have the power […]

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