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July 31, 2018

No, Porcelain Veneers Don’t Stain. Here’s Why.

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veneer color matching chartAlong with Snapchat and selfie sticks, porcelain veneers have steadily risen in popularity over the past decade. This cosmetic treatment offers a number of benefits for people who are interested in transforming their overall look — and many patients are attracted by the fact that porcelain veneers won’t stain or discolor over time like even the most beautiful natural teeth eventually will. In fact, veneers practically don’t stain at all. Keep reading to learn more about how that’s possible.


March 30, 2018

Want to Replace Your Missing Teeth? Implant Dentist Warns Against Smoking

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmerriman @ 6:46 pm

breaking a cigaretteDental implants have a very high success rate — according to some estimates, over 95 percent of cases result in patients obtaining a heathy, long-lasting smile. Implants’ high success rate, combined with their many other significant benefits, may have you thinking about using this method to fill in those gaps in your mouth. However, if you smoke, you could be sabotaging your own smile. Your implant dentist in Marietta is here to talk about why smoking is an implant killer.


October 18, 2017

Want a Smart Money Tip? Visit Your Dentist in Marietta

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmerriman @ 11:41 am

portrait of a happy familyCan you believe it’s October already? 2017 has been a pretty crazy year, there’s no denying that. As we gear up for the holidays and a fresh new batch of resolutions to start off 2018, it’s a perfect time to think about how you can make smarter financial decisions — starting now. Speaking of which, have you considered wrapping up this year with a visit to your dentist? Keep reading to find out why that could be the best decision for your wallet and your oral health.


September 22, 2017

Why Do We Get Cold Sores? Can They Be Treated?

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family smiling beside poolThere’s a lot of misinformation out there about cold sores (also known as fever blisters). For example, are they the same as canker sores? No — the latter is limited to the inside of the mouth, while cold sores can appear on the lips, nose, cheeks, and only sometimes inside the mouth. And are cold sores rare? Definitely not. It’s estimated that 2/3 of people have the virus causing cold sores.


August 16, 2017

5 Essential Facts About Occlusal Wear & Oral Health

240_f_86835407_4zsuvbzdcylxe5bnozcx13vgffbmc45wAt the Marietta dental office of James A. Merriman, DMD, FAGD, we believe an educated patient is the best kind to have. When patients understand more about how to achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile, Dr. Merriman and his team know we are able to help you make treatment choices that will keep you smiling for years to come. Occlusal wear is one common oral health issue many of our patients don’t know much about, but Dr. Merriman would like to remedy that! Keep reading to learn more about this common condition that effects oral health, function, and cosmetic appearance.

June 5, 2017

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body: Recommendations from a Marietta Dentist

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Polyphenol is a great micronutrient that your Marietta dentist recommends for your teeth. 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

Dentist in Marietta, GA Recommends Regular Oral Cancer Screenings

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmerriman @ 10:38 pm

Dentist in Marietta, GA provides oral cancer screenings.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

Dentist in Marietta: Oral Health Affects Overall Well-being

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmerriman @ 8:09 am

Dentist in Marietta provides comprehensive care.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

Why Is It Important To See Your Dentist In Marietta Twice A Year?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmerriman @ 12:40 pm

We all know we should see our dentist in Marietta twice a year, but why? In this post, Dr. James A. Merriman explains why this is crucial to your health. 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

The Benefits of Getting Dental Implants in Marietta

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The multiple benefits of getting dental implants in Marietta.

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.

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