Surprising Causes of Your Bad Breath

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is extremely common in our population. We get patients complaining daily about bad breath, and trying to mask it by chewing gum, mint candy, mouthwash rinses, etc. Bad breath can be a nuisance to your partner, family members or anyone in close proximity to you. One of the most common causes of bad breath... read more »

Facts About Clenching or Grinding Your Teeth

Has your dentist in Tucker, GA, Dr. JD Desai at Lavista Park Family Dentistry, ever mentioned you were clenching and grinding your teeth? At our dental practice, we have some simple solutions to protect your teeth from clenching and grinding, also known as bruxism. Here are some causes of clenching and grinding: Stress and emotions: Anxiety, stress and emotions are... read more »

Six Critical Oral Health Care Tips for Smokers and Vaping

If you are a smoker or vaper, you need to consider the following: Try to quit smoking. Speak to your dentist regarding smoking cessation and its benefits. One can also call Quitline for guidance and support. Try slowly reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke to start with. Clean your teeth and gums twice a day with dentist-recommended toothpaste. Your... read more »

What Is the Best Way To Fix a Broken Tooth? 

Your dentist in Tucker, GA, Dr. JD Desai at Lavista Park Family Dentistry, has been providing excellent dental care to patients in Tucker, Atlanta, North Druid Hills and the Stone Mountain area. We work with our patients to help them restore their broken teeth. Broken teeth, especially in the front, cause a lot of anxiety in our patients. Our team... read more »

How Long Does It Take To Get a Dental Crown and Should I Get One?

Did you know, according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), more than 1 out of 4 people in America have untreated tooth decay? That is around 100,000 million people! Many times your dentist will recommend a simple tooth-colored filling to restore your tooth. Other times, a dental crown will be recommended. Why is my dentist recommending a crown, not... read more »

How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaning at the Dentist?

It all depends! Do you have gum and bone disease or minor gingivitis or nothing at all? At a minimum, we recommend two regular dental cleanings. If you currently have or have been previously diagnosed with periodontal or gum disease, your dentist will recommend you protocol that suits your needs. Importance of dental cleanings: Getting regular cleanings is imperative for... read more »

Questions You Should Consider Before Choosing a New Dentist Near You

Most patients will type “dentist near me” in their Google search bar. Finding a dentist you can trust is not an easy task. It is important to do your research prior to picking a dentist that is right for you and your family. Below are a few questions that will help you make the right decision. What services do you... read more »

Dental Implants, Do I Need Implants? Do I Qualify for Implants?

Dental implants have become extremely popular recently. More implants are being placed now than ever before. Dental implants have become the standard of care in dentistry, offering ideal esthetics and function. What is a dental implant? A dental implant is a titanium root that replaces the root of the tooth. The actual tooth part is called an abutment and a... read more »

What Are Your Options for Replacing Missing Teeth?

Do you have multiple missing teeth? Did your dentist talk about multiple extractions or pulling your teeth? There are two options for replacing missing teeth; one is a removable prosthesis and the other is a non-removable prosthesis. Removable prosthesis: This includes partial dentures, complete dentures, flippers, etc. Non-removable prosthesis: This includes dental bridges and dental implants. Here at Lavista Park... read more »