Regular Dental Visits
In order to maintain a healthy smile, it is vital to have professional cleanings and regular check-ups. Therefore, you should visit your general dentist twice a year (once every six months). At each appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth and provide an evaluation of existing dental problems and proposed treatment.
Tooth Decay Prevention
Tooth decay is a progressive disease resulting from the interaction of bacteria that naturally occur in your mouth and the sugars consumed in your diet. Sugar causes a reaction in the bacteria, which causes the bacteria to produce acids. These acids break down the minerals in teeth, forming a cavity. Dentists can remove the decay and fill the tooth using a variety of fillings or cover the tooth with a crown. Avoiding unnecessary decay simply requires strict adherence to a dental hygiene regimen: brushing and flossing twice a day, regular dental check-ups, diet control and fluoride treatment.
The teeth, bones and soft tissues of the mouth require a healthy, well-balanced diet. A variety of foods from the five food groups help minimize and avoid cavities and other dental problems. Consuming sugary and starchy foods should be limited, including candies, cookies, chips and crackers. Healthier foods, such as vegetables, low-fat yogurt and cheeses, help promote stronger teeth.
The grooves that form the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) are extremely difficult to clean of bacteria and food. As the bacteria react with the food, acids form and break down the tooth enamel, causing cavities. Tooth sealants can protect these areas by sealing the grooves, preventing bacteria and food particles from accumulating. The sealants are made of a resin material that is applied to the back teeth, molars, premolars and any area prone to cavities. Sealants last for several years but needs to be checked during regular appointments.
Fluoride is a substance that helps teeth become stronger and resistant to decay. Regularly drinking fluoridated water and daily brushing and flossing ensures significantly fewer cavities. Many, if not most, public water sources contain fluoridated water. Your dentist can evaluate the level of fluoride in your primary drinking water source and recommend fluoride supplements if necessary. There are also many kinds of toothpastes, mouthwashes and even some dental flosses that contain fluoride.
222 12th St. N.E., Suite 1A | Atlanta, GA 30309
There’s no underestimating
the significance of achieving
a healthy and beautiful smile.
We offer a variety of treatment options.
Welcome to Ansley Midtown Dental!
Welcome to Ansley Midtown Dental, the office of Drs. Michelle Greissinger, Megan Post, and Arsala Shah. We are conveniently located in Midtown Atlanta and our top priority is helping children, teens and adults achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile!
Our professional team is dedicated to providing the highest standard of cosmetic and general dentistry care for the entire family, in a pleasant and comfortable environment. We believe in the importance of patient education and promise to speak candidly about your treatment options and progress.
Our professional team is dedicated to providing the highest standard of general dentistry care for the entire family, in a pleasant and comfortable environment. We believe in the importance of patient education and promise to speak candidly about your treatment options and progress.
One of the first things people notice is your smile! We are pleased to provide several innovative dental treatment options for enhancing your smile, such as porcelain crowns, veneers, bonding and whitening. Whatever your dental concerns, we will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan designed to address your unique needs!
EARLY DENTAL CARE
We believe early dental care can promote a lifetime of healthy smiles for your child. While we understand some children are apprehensive about visiting the dentist, we have designed a unique environment that will make your child’s time with us a fun and rewarding experience.
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Includes cleanings, exams, and routine x-rays at no additional cost.
Exclusive discounts off other procedures, like fillings.
Benefits start immediately and membership runs for 12 months from the date you join.
No deductibles, waiting periods, annual maximums, denials of claims, or pre-approvals.