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At Chamblee Orthodontics, we’re happy to spread our knowledge on topics related to your smile. Our bi-monthly blog posts will have an orthodontic emphasis, but will include oral hygiene tips, information on different types of treatments, home remedies, facts about gum disease and how to prevent and fight it, as well as happenings around our practice! Feel free to follow along, share, and join the conversation!
At Chamblee Orthodontics, education is paramount in our mission to help our Atlanta friends and neighbors improve and maintain their oral health. For this reason, we try to avoid using dental jargon when we’re speaking with our valued patient family. However, there are terms that can’t be broken down as easily; in those cases, we’ll […]Continue Reading »
Saliva. Just the word can conjure an array of images in your imagination. From salivating at a delicious meal to studying Pavlov’s dogs to watching a baseball player spit, life is full of saliva! And that’s a good thing because saliva is very important for oral and overall health. Problems with saliva can lead to […]Continue Reading »
Thumb sucking is normal behavior for babies and young children. But just how normal? More than 75% of little ones suck their thumbs, fingers, hands, pacifiers, or other items such as the corner of a blanket during these early years. Most kids stop this behavior on their own between the ages of three and six. […]Continue Reading »
Dentistry is serious medicine, and daily oral hygiene is a top priority. But teeth can be pretty fun, too—not to mention fascinating. For starters, have you ever seen the full sets of baby teeth and adult teeth present in a child’s head x-ray? Go ahead, look it up. There are tons of interesting dental facts […]Continue Reading »
To binky or not to binky? Pacifier use for infants has been a subject of debate as long as they’ve been around. Dr. Ceneviz shares some pros and cons below. Pros Pacifiers can soothe a fussy baby. Whether your child has a strong sucking reflex or has difficulty falling asleep, a pacifier can be an […]Continue Reading »
The upper teeth formed along the maxillary jawbone are called “maxillary teeth” and include the top incisors, molars, premolars, and canines. Dr. Ceneviz shares more information about maxillary teeth below. Understanding the role of the upper teeth and caring for them properly is important in the fight against bacteria and infection in gum tissues and […]Continue Reading »
If your child’s permanent adult teeth haven’t emerged in a timely manner, you may wonder if there is a reason to worry. Chamblee Orthodontics would like to share a few possible reasons permanent adult teeth can be delayed. Is There Enough Space for the New Teeth to Grow? The most common reason for permanent teeth […]Continue Reading »
Diastema is the medical name for a space or gap between two teeth. While the most commonly gapped teeth are the two at upper front and center, a gap can occur between any two teeth. There are many potential causes for gapped teeth, including: Teeth that are too small for the jawbone Teeth that are […]Continue Reading »
Dr. Ceneviz can diagnose and screen for a host of maladies thanks to sophisticated imaging technology. X-rays are now so frequently used and so effective that most of us take their capabilities for granted—but it was not so long ago a tumor or damaged bone couldn’t be found without the patient actually being cut open! […]Continue Reading »
If your child loses a tooth too soon or needs a baby tooth extracted due to decay, Dr. Ceneviz may recommend space maintainers to support their dental health. Space maintainers are custom-made acrylic or metal dental appliances that can either be removable or cemented into the mouth. Their purpose is to keep the space open for […]Continue Reading »