Blog Archive

When Do You Need to Visit the Dentist for Tooth Pain? Nov 13th, 2020

Tooth pain comes in a few varieties. There’s a sharp pain. There’s dull pain. There’s intermittent pain that comes and goes or is triggered by hot or cold foods. Most people don’t want to run to their dentist right away, but it may be necessary if the pain is intense....

5 Reasons Your Teeth Aren’t White Anymore Oct 14th, 2020

Experts predict the teeth whitening market will be a $6 billion industry by 2025. Six billion! It’s no secret there are more products than ever to whiten your teeth, and how much better you look and feel with a whiter, brighter, younger-looking smile. Unfortunately, discolored teeth are inevitable. Yellow, stained...

Why Is It Important to Visit the Dentist? Sep 29th, 2020

You probably know you should visit the dentist regularly. Yet, according to the American Dental Association, more than 20% of people haven't seen their dentist in the last few years. And only 50% visit their dentist twice a year, as recommended.  Admittedly, some people find a dental visit uncomfortable. One...

Are Dental Implants Right for You? Jul 24th, 2020

Are you one of the 120 million Americans missing one or more teeth? Dental implants may be the right option for you. There are many reasons why people lose one or more of their teeth. For example, decay or gum disease can cause you to lose your teeth. You could...

6 Super Cool Facts About Invisalign That You Didn’t Know Jun 23rd, 2020

Remember when the only way to straighten teeth was by wearing clunky metal braces? Since Invisalign® came on the scene in 2000, the popularity of these clear aligners has risen steadily. From adults to teens, the option to nearly invisible orthodontics has been widely welcomed. Do you want to improve...

5 Way Dental Veneers Can Improve Your Smile May 28th, 2020

Looking for a dazzling smile but don’t want to invest the time and money in braces or other long term dental procedures? Veneers are a simple way to help you get the bright, impressive smile you’ve always wanted in just a few appointments.  Veneers are thin custom shell coverings, usually made...

Safety and Sterilization is our Priority May 1st, 2020

Dear Patients, I hope that this message finds you and your family safe and well.  I have been working very hard over the past few weeks in preparation for our return to treating patients on May 4th.  We can not express our gratitude enough for the understanding and patience you...

Look Years Younger by Brightening Your Smile With Our Zoom!® Teeth Whitening Treatment Apr 28th, 2020

Almost every part of our body changes as we get older. This includes our teeth. As you age, your teeth and smile look older and duller. So, while you’re dying your hair or Botoxing your forehead, you should also think about treating your teeth. An easy way to improve your...

Forget the Temps: Our Advanced CEREC® Technology Delivers Same-Day Crowns Mar 19th, 2020

Dental crowns replace a missing or chipped tooth. With over 178 million Americans missing at least one tooth, there's a high need for crowns.  In most cases, a dentist takes a mold of your tooth and sends it to a lab to be fabricated. A temporary crown is then used...

How To Deal With Tooth Sensitivity Mar 9th, 2020

Tooth sensitivity is not uncommon among the American population. In fact, according to the Academy of General Dentistry, over 40 million American adults suffer from tooth sensitivity. This condition is characterized by a sharp pain caused by varying temperatures. For instance, cold or hot drinks may trigger pain or discomfort...

Tooth Abscess: identification, treatment, and prevention Feb 25th, 2020

A tooth abscess is a great discomfort because it can make it difficult for you to manage your daily life. It is very painful, and can even cause some to be unable to eat or even drink. Before you plan to visit your dentist for the treatment, it is better...

5 Benefits of Mouthwash Feb 12th, 2020

Most people assume that brushing their teeth gets rid of all the oral hygiene issues for them. However, they are not aware of the fact that it is not an all-in-one solution for your oral health. There are many other things that you should consider using apart from a toothpaste....

How Long Do Dental Fillings Last Feb 7th, 2020

You may be surprised to know that dental filling actually do NOT last forever. Just like veneers, dental fillings are durable but they get worn out overtime. It is important for you to regularly make appointments with Dr. Scott Veal for check ups on your fillings. WHAT IS A DENTAL...

Dealing With Bad Breath Jan 31st, 2020

No one wants bad breath. It can cause social problems and reduce your self-confidence. Aside from the social issues, having bad breath consistently also indicates that there may be something medically wrong with your body. HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO DEAL WITH BAD BREATH:Brush and Floss Twice a Day –...

Should You Brush Your Teeth Before or After Breakfast? Jan 28th, 2020

Are you one of those people who can’t stand waking up to morning breath? There’s a good chance that you brush your teeth first thing when you get out of bed. But then you probably go on to eat your breakfast, right? Many people don’t like eating breakfast with a...

Is Your Holiday Feast Good for Your Teeth? Jan 25th, 2020

The food that surrounds the holiday season is, no doubt, delicious! But don’t forget that all of the foods you eat do have an affect on your teeth, and it’s important to be aware of what you’re eating. This blog will list some of the most common holiday foods and...

Caring for Oral Health During Cold and Flu Season Jan 23rd, 2020

The winter season is upon us, which often means dealing with potential health issues. Colds, flus, and winter woes galore are all aspects of this season that may pose difficulties. It’s important, however, to remember that your teeth can be affected, too. Teeth are very sensitive and exposing them to...

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month Jan 15th, 2020

How often do you use your mouth in a day? How often do you eat, drink, or speak? How often do you smile? These sound like silly questions, right? But we often underestimate and undervalue the importance of our mouths and oral care. This is probably why oral cancer is...

Five Reasons Why You Should Floss Every Day Jan 1st, 2020

Our mouths are something we use every day, so taking care of it should always be a top priority. Taking care of your mouth means you should routinely brush, floss, use mouthwash, and even visually check the appearance of your mouth for anything out of the ordinary. Believe it or...

Help! I Broke My Tooth Dec 10th, 2019

Teeth are exceptionally strong but can still fracture, chip, or break. Tooth injuries can happen by being hit in the face or mouth, falling, or biting down on something hard. Having cavities that weaken the tooth or old fillings that don’t support the enamel can also cause teeth to break....

Signs You Might Have Impacted Wisdom Teeth Nov 1st, 2019

With the recent advances in dentistry, it is uncommon for symptoms of wisdom teeth to appear before the teeth are removed. Dentists, more often than not, will recommend they be removed before they cause a problem. However, that’s not always the case, and you can experience symptoms as a result...

Is A Crown Really Necessary? Oct 10th, 2019

Crowns are the most common dental restoration and are often recommended in dentistry. Crowns are the ideal solution to many dental problems and they can extend the life of your teeth. Considering how much they cost, it’s only fair that you’d want to know the scoop on crowns. If your...

4 Options For Whiter Teeth Aug 10th, 2019

After years of food and drink that can stain your teeth, like that coffee every morning to get you going, teeth can start to look a little dull and not as white than they used to. That is why many people turn to professional teeth whitening options found at the...

What Does it Mean When Gums are Bleeding? Jul 5th, 2019

If your gums begin to bleed when you are brushing your teeth, it’s time to have a visit with Dr. Veal. While your gums may not hurt or appear swollen, bleeding gums are a sign that your oral health is not as good as it should be. When your gums...

The Best and Worst Thanksgiving Foods for Teeth Jun 1st, 2019

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to start preparing for your family’s big feast! Before you indulge in your most beloved holiday foods this year, Dr. Scott Veal reminds you to take some time to think about your dental health. Thanksgiving is certainly a time to enjoy delicious dishes, but...

5 Ways to Protect Teeth From the Holiday Sugar Rush Mar 20th, 2019

If there is one thing you can guarantee around the holiday season in Dunwoody, it is that you will have a lot of access to candy and sweet desserts. It is a great time of year to indulge in these things but if you are not careful, all of that...

Are Root Canals Painful? Mar 13th, 2019

Severely damaged or decayed teeth often require root canal therapy. In most cases, dentists perform this procedure before placing a crown over the tooth to protect it from damage. The purpose of this procedure is to relieve pain and restore the tooth by removing the pulp, which is the soft...

Which Is the Right Fit: Dentures or Implants? Mar 5th, 2019

Which Is the Right Fit Dentures or ImplantWhen a tooth or teeth are missing, it can affect the person’s confidence and ability to talk or eat. Having Dr. Scott Veal provide a solution to the missing teeth can help a person have more normal functioning of the mouth and an...

4 Simple Tips to Cure a Mouth Sore Feb 9th, 2019

When a mouth sore arises it has a way to derail the next few days. Everything from eating to talking, to drinking, becomes difficult with a painful mouth sore. Whether your mouth sore has popped up from an injury to your mouth, eating spicy or acidic foods, or from an...