Orthodontic Braces Need Additional Oral Hygiene Focus

Correcting a significant deviation in the alignment of your teeth often requires the installation and adjustment of orthodontic braces by Dr. Mark Rowe and his staff specialists. Applying progressive tension to the braces will gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth to your gums. If you develop cavities... Read more »

A Chipped Dental Veneer Needs to Be Examined by a Dentist

Dental veneers are a somewhat common cosmetic dentistry application intended to clad the face of each tooth that appears in your smile with dental grade porcelain. This will provide you with a gleaming white smile that helps resist further dental stains. It’s important to be mindful that the dental veneers... Read more »

Eating and Your Braces

Braces and other orthodontics are a serious and expensive investment in your oral health. Straight teeth are easier to clean, safer for your smile and will make you feel more self-confident and attractive. You don’t want to spend a great deal of money and time on your orthodontics, only to... Read more »

Caring for Bleeding Gums

Let’s not kid ourselves: bleeding gums are no fun. They are sore, and they are often the indicator of a more serious disorder, the early phases of periodontal disease. Fortunately, there are some things you can to do alleviate your risk for bloody gums and the periodontal disease that often... Read more »

Definitions for the Tooth

If you are taking a trip to the dentist or want to share a tooth-related issue with someone, it helps to know the names for the outer portions of your teeth. That’s why Meadowbrook Family Dentistry in Duluth, Georgia has offered a short directory of vocabulary for beginners. Even if... Read more »

Remember to Use Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

If you are on a dental plan, your insurance likely starts over after December 31st. If that is the case for you, remember to utilize your benefits before the end of the year. The fall season is the perfect time to see Dr. Mark Rowe and our dental team in... Read more »

Fluoridation in America

Fluoride is like a blacksmith for your dental armor – that is, your tooth enamel. Your enamel is that crystallized outermost layer of your teeth that defends against bacterial decay. When the enamel breaks down, fluoride chemically adheres to it and restores its weakened defenses. In healthy doses, it can... Read more »

Over-the-Counter Whitening Selections

Is your smile dulled and yellow? No worries! You can bring back your smile with a whitening treatment! There are actually many over-the-counter whitening treatments that can brighten your smile - within the walls of your own home. The first option is whitening toothpaste. These are gentle polishing agents with... Read more »

Dental Health Care Focus: CEREC® Dental Crowns

If you are looking to improve your smile with a dental crown, you should contemplate the benefits that CEREC® crowns have to offer. Using state-of-the-art technology and with the expert craftsmanship of our team, we can fashion for you a dental crown in a single office visit. Focus your oral... Read more »

The Importance of Treating Gum Disease

Did you know, gum disease can lead to gum and bone loss? Well, it’s true! How much do you know about gum disease? Did you know, if left untreated your smile could be in for a painful disaster? Here at Meadowbrook Family Dentistry in Duluth, Georgia, we care about your... Read more »