James A. Merriman Blog
September 6, 2018
Even as dental hygiene habits and access to dental care improve in our country, tooth loss remains a significant issue. In fact, statistics say that the majority of people over the age of 35 are missing at least 1 tooth. Fortunately, tooth replacement options have steadily improved over the last couple of decades, and today, dental implants offer the best solution for any number of missing teeth. Keep reading to learn more about why you can’t go wrong with dental implants in Marietta!
August 28, 2018
If you are considering getting braces as an adult, you’re probably thinking first and foremost about the cosmetic benefits that come with straighter teeth and a more attractive smile. But did you know Invisalign in Marietta is good for your oral and overall health, too? It’s true. Keep reading to learn more about clear aligners, and how getting this treatment is a wise decision on more counts than you might think.
July 31, 2018
Along 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.
June 30, 2018
Are you unsatisfied with the appearance of your teeth? Covering up your smile can leave a bad impression — it may make you seem nervous, unconfident, or even secretive. Getting a smile makeover is a wonderful way to boost your confidence and invest in yourself, as this comprehensive treatment can be used to enhance the size, shape, color, and function of your teeth. Keep reading to learn more about how it works from your cosmetic dentist in Marietta.
May 20, 2018
The next time you want to feel overwhelmed, take a spin down the toothpaste aisle at the grocery store. What — impossible decisions aren’t really your thing? It’s not piece of cake picking the right toothpaste for you and your family, and the thing you should know is that there may not be a single formula that will suit all of your varied needs. Your dentist in Marietta knows the struggle and has more below on how to choose a toothpaste based on several factors — including special blends for kids and whitening and anti-sensitivity for you.
March 30, 2018
Dental 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.
February 9, 2018
Did you know that your dentist in Marietta has continued to pursue knowledge in dentistry since he graduated dental school? It’s mostly on ways to help make your dental experience better, but sometimes he’s comes across some fascinating stuff. He’s learned about everything; from statistics to animal facts, there’s no reason for him to stop expanding his knowledge. Today, he’d like to give you the same opportunity to you and your family!
Inside are just a handful of the facts he’s learned during his decades of practicing of dentistry. To make things more fun for the kids, he even included some facts about your children’s favorite animals as well!
October 18, 2017
Can 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
There’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
At 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.