James A. Merriman Blog
June 5, 2017
Everyone knows that having a healthy diet will correlate to having a healthy body, but did you really consider how this will also improve your oral health? Your teeth and gums are directly affected by what you consume. That’s why your Marietta dentist believes it’s so important to keep patients informed on what foods keep your mouth and body strong and which foods will deteriorate your health over time.
May 24, 2017
Oral cancers are on the rise throughout the US and around the world, but awareness of the disease that kills one American per hour remains critically low. Many adults have never had an oral cancer screening. Have you? If the answer is no, or if you have but it’s been a while, Dr. James A. Merriman, your dentist in Marietta, GA, recommends scheduling a screening today. Find out why below.
April 20, 2017
Want to enjoy a better overall well-being? It all begins with your mouth. It’s no surprise that what you eat affects everything from your waistline to the strength and beauty of your hair — but your oral health can have a negative or positive impact on the rest of your body, too. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums can help you enjoy a better overall well-being for a (longer) lifetime to come! Learn more from the dentist in Marietta, then schedule an appointment for your preventive care with Dr. Merriman.
March 20, 2017
Since you were a child, you’ve always been told that you should see your dentist in Marietta twice a year. But, why? Even though you follow this advice to protect your teeth, you’d like to know the reasons that make visiting the dentist twice a year important for your oral health. In this post, Dr. James A. Merriman explains the logic behind preventive dental care and how regular visits help you get the most out of your smile.
January 21, 2017
Face it: you hate your missing teeth. It seems odd to hate something that isn’t there, but that’s how you feel nonetheless. It’s usually the first thing you think about whenever you start speaking to someone, and you barely show your teeth in pictures anymore. It’s time for a change; it’s time to replace your missing teeth. You keep reading about how dental implants may be one of the best ways to do this, but why? What makes them better than other methods, such as a bridge? Dr. James Merriman can discuss the multitude of benefits you get when replacing your teeth with dental implants.
January 7, 2017
It’s a new year, which means one thing to many people: New Year’s Resolutions. What do you want to be better in 2017? Your health? Your appearance? Why not improve both by taking better care of your smile? These 5 healthy habits from your dentist in Marietta, Dr. James Merriman, will help your teeth look and feel better than ever, and make other people take notice in 2017.
January 2, 2017
As you reach your golden years, your oral health needs will change. You will have unique oral health requirements due to years of wear and tear on your teeth and health conditions. As a result, it can be more difficult to maintain your oral health than when you were younger. Maintaining your oral health as a senior requires semi-annual visits to your dentist in Marietta. Unfortunately, only 23 percent of seniors over the age of 65 have visited the dentist in the past 5 years. As a result, 16 percent of seniors admit that their oral health is in poor status. As your dental care provider, Dr. James Merriman and his hygienists have the information you need to maintain your oral health as a senior.
November 21, 2016
Has your smile become dull and discolored? With professional teeth whitening in Marietta, you will remove years of tough tooth discoloration to gain a radiant white smile before the holidays. As a cosmetic dentist, we offer two different whitening treatments to give you a confident, brighter smile. Our safe and effective whitening treatments will remove years of food stains, discoloration from aging, and stains from lifestyle habits. Smile brightly this holiday season with professional teeth whitening.
October 20, 2016
If it has been a while since your last dental checkup and cleaning, now is the perfect time to schedule your semi-annual dental hygiene appointment. With October being National Dental Hygiene Month, it offers the perfect reminder to schedule a dental cleaning and checkup with your dentist in Marietta, Dr. James Merriman. As you snack on Halloween candy, make sure you do not suffer damaging effects by having your teeth professionally cleaned and a comprehensive examination to protect your oral health.
September 16, 2016
There’s been some debate lately regarding whether or not flossing is all that necessary. When the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services removed flossing from their publication Dietary Guidelines back in August, flossers and non-flossers alike took notice. We did, too. And you know what? Your dentist in Marietta, GA has just one thing to say in response: flossing definitely still matters.