It’s National Oral Hygiene Month!

Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is one of the best ways to keep your teeth healthy and functional. At Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Buford dentists Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry are committed to helping patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. Sustaining optimal oral health is necessary to minimize the chance of developing complex dental issues like gum disease and tooth decay. Our goal is to help patients maintain healthy smiles and avoid the need for complex dental treatment which will save you money, time, and complications in the future.

Oral Hygiene

In order to maintain optimal oral health, patients should schedule regular visits to our Buford dentist office. Family dentists Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry suggest that patients visit our office at least twice a year for a routine preventive care visit. During a preventive care visit, Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry are able to examine the mouth, teeth, and gums for any signs of complex dental problems. While preventive care visits are designed to spot any signs of complex dental problems, your oral hygiene routine should be designed to minimize your chance of developing those complex dental problems. In order to develop a proper oral hygiene routine, patients should:

  • Brush your teeth for at least two minutes a day, twice a day.
  • Floss your teeth to get rid of debris that may be hiding between the teeth. Flossing is a great defense against gum disease. 
  • Use mouthwash. Mouthwash can help remove any debris of bacteria in the mouth. Look for a mouthwash with an ADA approved seal.
  • Chew sugarless gum after meals. Sugarless gum gets help promote saliva productivity which helps debris from sticking to the teeth.

Schedule An Appointment

If you haven’t scheduled a preventive care visits, visit Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry will gladly answer any questions you may have about your oral health, as well as examine your teeth and provide a personalized treatment plan based on your dental needs. Patients can call our Buford dentist office to schedule an appointment or schedule an appointment online.

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Halitosis

Oral health, halitosis, Buford, GA Morning breath and occasional bad breath happens to everyone. However, when bad breath isn’t solved by mouthwash, brushing, or chewing sugarless gum, you may have developed halitosis. Halitosis can be embarrassing for may patients, but don’t fret, Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers a full range of service to help improve your smile. Buford family dentists Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry are equipped to identify and solve a full range of dental concerns. If you are noticing persistent foul breath, it is important to visit our Buford dental office to get the treatment you need. Often, halitosis is due to poor oral hygiene; however, at other times, halitosis can be an indicator of a more complex dental problem. At Lanier Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are here to help you achieve your best smile!

Halitosis Treatment

Under the care of an experienced dentist, halitosis is a treatable dental concern. Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry will perform your initial comprehensive exam to determine the cause of your halitosis. Depending on the cause, we can offer the appropriate treatment. In the meantime, patients can maintain a proper oral hygiene routine to keep minimize the chance of developing complex dental problems. We suggest patients visit our Buford, GA dental office at least twice a year for preventive care exams. Preventive care exams allow your dentist to check your teeth for any signs of dysfunction thoroughly. After your visit, Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry will be able to provide a treatment more accurate to your dental needs.

Halitosis Causes

Halitosis can be an indicator of more serious dental concerns, so it is important to get your teeth checked to rule out other dental issues. Halitosis may be caused by:

Gum Disease: Gum disease causes an inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth. Over time, deep pockets for which store bacteria that may cause shifting teeth, foul odor, tooth sensitivity, toothache, and bleeding gums. In some patients, gum disease shows no symptoms, so it is necessary to get your teeth checked twice a year to rule of gum disease. If gum disease is present, we do offer a range of periodontal therapy to restore health back to your gums and teeth.

Dry Mouth: Dry mouth occurs when there is a lack of saliva in the mouth. Dry mouth can leave you more susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease, and halitosis. Dry mouth may be a side effect of smoking, certain medications, aging, or dehydration.

Smoking: Over time, smoking can have a negative effect on your oral health. Smoking has been linked to increasing the risk of gum disease. Smoking can be a contributing factor in developing halitosis.

Poor Oral Hygiene: Poor oral hygiene is one of the leading causes of halitosis. Maintaining excellent oral hygiene routine can minimize the chance of developing issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and halitosis.

Visit Our Buford, GA Dental Office

We offer a range of cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry services to our patients. We will work with you to give you the dental care you need. If you have halitosis and are seeking treatment, visit Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Patients can schedule an appointment online

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Tooth Enamel Erosion

At Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Buford GA, we are committed to helping our patients achieve a healthy, functional smile. We believe in educating our patients on proper oral health practices to help them maintain a healthy smile at home. One of the most common dental concerns is tooth enamel erosion. Tooth enamel erosion isn’t just limited to children, but patients from all walks of life can experience tooth enamel erosion if they do not properly care for their teeth. Once tooth enamel erosion has begun to take place, it can not be reversed. Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry offer a range of cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry service to help improve the function and aesthetic of a smile that has been damaged due to erosion. However, it is imperative that patients take the necessary steps to keep their enamel protected and avoid the need for complex dental treatment.

Protecting Your Enamel

    • Minimize the number of acidic foods and beverages you consume.  Acidic foods and beverages can harm the enamel over a period of time, leaving it susceptible to cavities, toothaches,  tooth sensitivity, and discoloration.
    • Drink more water and avoid sugary foods and beverages.
      If dry mouth is the cause of your tooth enamel erosion, drinking water can help promote saliva productivity. It is important to drink the recommended amount of water to help flush out any bacteria or food particles that may be hiding between your teeth.
    • Use ADA approved fluoride mouthwash and tooth paste. Fluoride mouthwash and toothpaste can help protect the enamel. Make sure you look for products with an ADA approved label. If you aren’t sure which products are right for you, Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry can answer any questions you may have.
    • Visit our Buford, GA dentist office. Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers a full range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services in our Buford dental office. Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry will thoroughly examine your smile and find the right treatment to restore function and beauty to your smile.

    Visit Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Buford, GA

    If you have a smile that has been damaged by tooth enamel erosion, visit our Buford dental office. Family dentists Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry will provide a comprehensive exam and determine which treatment is right for you. Patients can schedule an appointment online or call 678.926.9357

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Making The Most Out Of Your Dental Visit

Cosmetic Dentistry, Buford, GA At Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Buford dentist Dr. Alla Brown is dedicated to providing personalized, comprehensive dental care. Our Buford dental office offers a full range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services to patients of all ages. We believe dentistry is a partnership between dentist and patient, so we strive to offer patient focused dental care to each and every one of our patients. It is important for patients to feel like they can express their concerns to a trusted dentist, in hopes that their dentist can help develop the best plan to restore their smile. At Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we want each of our patients to make the most of their visit, so we have compiled a few tips to help you achieve that.

Tips On Making The Most Of Your Dental Visit

Tip #1: Tell Dr. Brown about your dental concerns. If you have a tooth that has been bothering you on and off or you’ve noticed that your gums bleed, let us know! No dental concerns are too big or too small to discuss. At Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are here to help solve your dental concerns and get you one step closer to a healthier, brighter smile.

Tip #2: Ask Questions! We love questions at our Buford dental office.Family dentist Dr. Brown encourages patients to ask questions concerning their dental health. If you don’t know something, feel free to ask one of the members of our experienced dental staff.

Tip #3: Keep us up to date on any changes to your oral health: Are you experiencing a new symptom? Is there something you need to disclose to your dentist? At Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, these are questions we would like to know. Keeping us up to date on changes in your health helps us get a better understanding of you as a patient and we are able to make informed decisions based on your needs.

Visit Our Buford Dental Office

If you are looking for a caring, dedicated dental practice, come visit Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Brown is an experienced dentist in Buford, GA, dedicated to providing exceptional, comprehensive dental care. Please feel free to schedule an appointment online or call 678.926.9357

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Dental Treatment For Your Missing Teeth

Woman showing her white smile At Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we know that complex dental issue occur every day. We offer treatments to help patients restore their smiles in our Buford, GA dental office. Dr. Alla Brown is an experienced dentist dedicated to providing exceptional dental care. Take the time to visit of Buford, GA dental office. Feel free to schedule an appointment online or give us a call at 678.714.9199

Replacement Options For Missing Teeth In Buford, GA

No need to be embarrassed about your missing teeth, especially when Dr. Brown has a number of replacement options to help improve your beautiful smile. Buford dentist, Dr. Brown offers a variety fo replacement options for patients who are missing teeth. She will work with you to find a solution that is right for you.

Dentures & Partials
Dentures and Partials are a durable replacement option for your missing teeth. Dentures and partials can help restore your smile if you are missing multiple teeth, Dentures and Partials can be designed to resemble your natural smile and give you a great option for your missing teeth. Due to advancement is dentistry, Dr. Brown has the option to secure your dentures or partials with dental implants. Patients who receive dental implants need to have a strong jaw bone structure. Before your treatment, Dr. Brown will thoroughly exam your bone structure to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.

Dental Implants
Dental implants are a stable and durable solution to patients who are missing teeth. Before your appointment, Dr. Brown will discuss your dental goals and any concerns you may have. In order to receive dental implants, you need to have a strong jaw bone structure. Dr. Brown will exam your mouth, teeth, bone structure, and gums to determine if you are able to receive dental implants.

Dental Bridges
Dental bridges can replace one or consecutive missing teeth. Traditional dental bridges requiring neighboring teeth to be reshaped in order to support the dental bridge. Dental bridges can be secured with crowns or dental implants.

Dr. Brown is a dedicated general dentist dedicated to providing exceptional, patient-focused dental care to the Buford area. If you are looking for replacement options, visit our Burford, GA dental office.

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No More Excuses, Floss!

preventative dental care atlanta gaEveryone seems to have an excuse not to floss. But did you know that flossing can prevent a whole range of oral health concerns from gum disease to tooth loss? And, flossing could even save you time and money. Consistent, daily oral hygiene is the best way to protect your natural smiles and prevent the need for costly dental proceudres. Atlanta, GA general dentist Dr. Alla Brown emphasizes the importance of flossing for your oral health.

No More Excuses, Floss!

Common Excuse: I have straight teeth that have no gaps in between them.
The Reality: Everyone has some amount of space in between your teeth. Flossing reaches surfaces of your teeth that brushing can not. Flossing removes food debris and most importantly flossing removes plaque build up where bacteria grows. Even if your teeth appear very close together the reality is that bacteria will grow in between your teeth. Plaque is the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease.

Common Excuse: Flossing just takes up too much of my time.
The Reality: Sitting in a dental chair for dental fillings or a root canal takes a lot longer. You can properly floss your teeth in about 1 to 2 minutes. Flossing can deter the development of serious dental health concerns that will require complex, advanced dental procedures to treat.

Common Excuse: I do not know if I am flossing right.
The Reality: That is okay, a lot of people are unsure if they are flossing right. Dr. Brown and our dental care team will be happy to advise you on proper flossing techniques that will benefit the health of your teeth and gums.

Common Excuse: My gums bleed when I floss.
The Reality: If your gums are bleeding, then flossing is extra important! If your gums bleed when you floss, you are most likely already showing signs of gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums that left untreated can cause bone loss, tooth loss, and systemic disease. The most effective way to combat and prevent gum disease is by flossing and brushing twice daily to remove the build up plaque that bacteria feeds on.

Schedule An Appointment

Regular visits to Dr. Brown allow for early diagnosis of any oral health concerns such as gum disease or tooth decay. Early diagnosis is key for effective and conservative dental care. Contact our Atlanta dentist office or schedule a consultation online to learn more about how comprehensive and conservative dental care can improve your smile.

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Porcelain Veneers for a Smile Makeover

African American Man SmilingPorcelain veneers offer permanent, comfortable and offer natural looking and long lasting results. With proactive oral hygiene and regular preventive care with Buford, GA cosmetic dentist Dr. Alla Brown of Lanier Family and Cosmetic Dentistry your dental veneers could last for years.

Dental Veneers Buford, GA

DENTAL VENEERS can be used to correct a range of cosmetic dental concerns. Veneers effectively correct dental problems such as gaps between teeth, discolored teeth, and chipped or broken teeth. Dr. Brown offers dental veneers as a treatment to correct cosmetic dental concerns and protect your teeth and gums from further damage.

Porcelain veneers are made using a high-quality translucent material. This state of the art dental material reflects light the same way as a natural tooth so that they will blend in with your natural smile. Porcelain veneers offer a permanent restoration and are matched to a patient’s natural tooth color for beautiful results.

Porcelain Veneer Treatment

Porcelain veneers require minor tooth preparation. Dr. Brown will remove a thin layer of your natural teeth to make room for the veneers. Once bonded, dental veneers are a permanent cosmetic restoration that can last for many years. Porcelain veneers are highly stain and decay resistant for durable, lasting results.

After careful placement and adjustments are made, you will be able to use your veneer teeth just like your natural teeth. Dental veneers require no more maintenance than your natural teeth.

Visit Your Dentist Buford, GA

Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is focused around providing comprehensive and quality restorative and cosmetic dental care so our patients may enjoy their optimal oral health. We welcome to new and existing patients to our Buford dentist office. Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers complete dentistry for our patients’ optimal oral health. Our dentist office focuses on our patients’ needs and quality of life. Schedule an appointment at our Buford dentist office.

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It Is National Dentist Day!

NDD-posters8It is the best day of the year! It is National Dentist Day! Our Buford, GA dentist office Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry invites all of our new and returning patients to celebrate with us! Schedule your next appointment with Dr. Alla Brown and make sure you floss extra well tonight! Good daily oral hygiene is the the best way to thank your dentist.

Dr. Alla Brown : Brightening Buford, GA Smiles

Dr. BrownDr. Brown is commitment to providing excellent progressive dental care . Dr. Brown completed her Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry by completing 500 continuing dental education credit hours. STaying current on new dental technology, techniques and treatments allows Dr. Brown to provide her patients with most modern dental care. Today’s dental technology allows for more effective, comfortable and long lasting cosmetic and restorative dental treatments.

What Our Patients Have To Say:

“I have a phobia about going to the dentist and it seemed it disappeared when I walked into the room. I have never felt so comfortable in my life sitting in a dentist chair. Usually I am sweating and shaking.” Daniel H

“We have never been to a dental practice that makes us feel as “a part of the family”. To be treated as though we are the most important patients makes us know that our dental care and personal well being is very important to Dr. Alla Brown and her staff. They use the most updated techniques and products to ensure that we are provided with great service.” Bob & Wylene H.

“I highly recommend Dr. Brown. She’s a great dentist, and a better person. Her whole staff is very friendly. The office is one of the nicer dentist office’s I’ve ever been in, including free drinks and personalized TV in each room.” John F.

Dental Services Buford, GA

Dr. Brown is well trained and experienced in almost all aspects of dentistry. Her comprehensive knowledge and experience allows for consistent and thorough care that will address your oral health concerns and fulfill your cosmetic goals. Dr. Brown understands the oral health concerns of all stages of dental development. Our Buford dentist office accepts patients of all ages offering a convenient and welcoming atmosphere for the whole family.

Visit Your Dentist Buford, GA

Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is focused around providing comprehensive and quality restorative and cosmetic dental care so our patients may enjoy their optimal oral health. We welcome to new and existing patients to our Buford dentist office. Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers complete dentistry for our patients optimal oral health. Our dentist office focuses on our patients needs and quality of life. Schedule an appointment at our Buford dentist office.

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Treatment Options for Missing Teeth

Man Missing ToothMissing teeth can detract from the aesthetics of your natural smile, but they can also contribute to complex oral health concerns. Jeopardizing both the function and beauty of you smile, missing teeth should be treated as soon as possible to maintain your oral health. Buford, GA dentist Dr. Alla Brown offers a variety of missing tooth treatments to fit your lifestyle, budget, and cosmetic goals.

Most patients will suffer from some form of severe tooth decay or missing teeth in their adult life. Seeking treatment for your lost teeth can help restore your confidence and even may improve your daily social interactions. It is important to note that missing teeth can also lead to serious dental health concerns.

Untreated, missing teeth can lead to:

Missing Tooth Replacement Options

With the advancements in dental technology, technique, and materials, tooth replacement is more efficient, more comfortable and natural looking than ever before. Dr. Brown offers a variety of treatment options for missing tooth so that she can personalize your treatment plan so you receive optimal results. While each option has many benefits, dental implants can be used in combination with all options for a more secure restoration.

  • Dental Bridge- Affordable and effective, dental bridges are ideal for replacing several consecutive missing teeth. Dental bridges are removable. When used with dental implants, Dr. Brown can secure the bridge for a permanent and long lasting restoration.
  • Denture– Dentures have long been the go to for missing teeth. Used for patients who are missing all of their teeth on the upper or bottom jaw. Dentures are now more natural looking and can be better fit for comfort and increased chewing ability. Fixed dentures are even more secure with the use of dental implants.
  • Dental Implant- Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jaw. Once healed, dental implants fuse with your natural bone making a stable foundation for a dental restoration. For one missing tooth, a crown may be placed on the implant for a permanent and beautiful dental restoration.

Visit Your Dentist Buford, GA

Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is focused around providing comprehensive and quality restorative and cosmetic dental care so our patients may enjoy their optimal oral health. We welcome to new and existing patients to our Buford dentist office. Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers complete dentistry for our patient’s optimal oral health. Our dentist office focuses on our patient’s needs and quality of life. Schedule an appointment at our Buford dentist office.

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Your Bleeding Gums May Be A Warning

Oral health, halitosis, Buford, GADo not ignore your bleeding gums! If you are experiencing frequent bleeding gums, they may be trying to send you a message. One of the most common causes of bleeding gums is gum disease, a complex oral health condition. Buford, GA dentist Dr. Alla Brown can help determine the cause of your bleeding gums for conservative treatment.

Gum disease is a common dental concern. Often coined “the silent disease” many patients are unaware they have it. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums due to a bacterial infection. When left untreated, it can lead to tooth decay, tooth loss and even bone loss. Recent studies are even showing that long-term periodontal disease is tied to serious systemic health concerns.

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and increased risk of heart attack and stroke have all been linked to untreated gum disease.

If you have bleeding gums, it is highly advisable to seek care from a dentist. Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers treatment for the prevention and early stages of gum disease. Preventive dental care is essential in avoid the long-term and complex health problems associated with gum disease.

Gum Disease Treatment Options

  • Dental Cleaning: Preventive dental care is the best way to avoid the development of gum disease. Visiting the dentist twice a year for professional dental cleanings are a great way to protect your gums from gum disease.
  • Scaling & Root Planing: If you have already developed gum disease, scaling, and root planing can help reduce bacteria causing plaque. Dr. Brown will take the plaque and tartar out of the deep pockets of the gum and smooth out your roots. This will help to remove the bacterial infection and avoid further damage to your teeth.
  • Periodontal Therapy: In some cases, gum surgery is necessary to treat the bacterial infection. In more advanced cases of periodontal disease, Dr. Brown may work with a periodontist specialist in order to provide you with optimal oral health.

Visit Your Dentist Buford, GA

We welcome to new and existing patients to our Buford dentist office. Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers complete dentistry for our patient’s optimal oral health. Our dentist office focuses on our patient’s needs and quality of life. Schedule an appointment at our Buford dentist office.

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