Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder characterized by repeated pauses in breathing throughout the night. It occurs when tissues in the throat overrelax and hinder the free flow of air. Physicians often recommend CPAP therapy as the best sleep apnea treatment, while dentists tend to favor oral appliance therapy. But did you know there is another noninvasive treatment that may help? Let’s talk about why treating OSA is so important and how you may be able to benefit from NightLase laser therapy.(more…)
Thornton Dental Wellness Blog
March 8, 2021
December 10, 2020
The past year has been a wild ride for all of us, and if you’re like many others, you may be feeling a bit worn and in need of somer rejuventation. The good news is that your Marietta cosmetic dentist offers a multitude of treatments that can help you look and feel younger. Keep reading to find out the different ways you can give your smile some self-care this year and start off 2021 feeling refreshed and more youthful.(more…)
September 17, 2020
Have you seen your dentist for a checkup twice this year? If not, time is quickly running out. Most dental insurance policies reset on January 1st, making you lose any benefits you haven’t used yet. While you might not want to spend any time at your dentist’s office during the holiday season, here are four reasons that maximizing your dental insurance coverage before the end of the year could benefit your oral health and your wallet.(more…)
July 7, 2020
In today’s world, full and shapely lips are a mark of beauty. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with plump lips. If you’re among those who have thin lips, there are several treatments to enhance their size, like Botox and dermal fillers. While they are effective, you have another option. Laser therapy is a non-invasive solution to fix thin lips, whether caused by genetics or age. You can give your smile the boost it needs without injections or surgery.
June 9, 2020
You recently had to get one of your front teeth extracted due to severe decay. Now there’s this giant gap in your smile that makes you incredibly self-conscious. You’re afraid to laugh, talk, or even grin in front of other people for fear of them judging you for your missing tooth. You may have heard about dental implants as a method of replacing lost teeth, but can they be used to replace front teeth? keep reading below to find out.(more…)
May 13, 2020
Your dental team does more than just clean your teeth. They consider you to be a part of their dental family and want to know you as an individual. There’s nothing that they like more than greeting you with a handshake or a hug and catching up on your life. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are refraining from any close contact to keep you safe. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t share a fun greeting with them. Consider some of these no-touch ways of saying hello during the next appointment with your dentist.(more…)
April 18, 2020
Teledentistry is a completely virtual and safe way to get the oral care you need without having to visit your dentist’s physical office. Although it has been around for years, many professionals are beginning to adopt this practice of virtual consultations due to the threat of COVID-19. Not only does this give patients peace-of-mind, but it also provides them with fast and effective diagnoses from their dentist to learn whether they need a treatment. Read on to learn more about virtual dentistry and how it can benefit you during COVID-19.(more…)
March 28, 2020
Right now, you probably don’t want to have to worry about going to a crowded grocery store for medicine while your tooth is in pain. Toothaches are often considered emergencies that need immediate attention, but it’s important to be able to find relief from the pain while you’re waiting to see the dentist. If you don’t want to stress about shopping for medicine in the middle of dental crisis, make sure your pantry is already stocked with these 5 handy home remedies for tooth pain.(more…)
September 12, 2019
When you stare into the mirror, are you greeted by aesthetic flaws that you’d like to fix? If you decide to get cosmetic care to make the desired improvements, the question may arise, “Is cosmetic dentistry covered by insurance?” To find out the answer and to learn about some of the methods available to upgrade your appearance, continue reading. With the right information and action, you can soon enjoy the smile or facial enhancement that you’ve been looking for!
August 12, 2019
Making the decision to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry will pay off for a lifetime. And since it’s something you won’t be doing again for a long time, it’s well worth it to make sure you get quality work done from the beginning. But where do you start when you’re looking for the right cosmetic dentist in Marietta, GA? The best thing to do is look at real-life examples of a dentist’s work. At Thornton Dental Wellness, we include a Smile Gallery on the cosmetic services page of our website for just that reason. Keep reading to learn why looking at photographs should be your first step to getting great results. You’ll also find out how the most popular cosmetic procedures can benefit your smile!