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IF YOU ARE GOING VEGAN DO IT RIGHT FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR TEETH Oct 10th, 2019

You are what you eat, right? There’s a lot of debate about the pros and cons of vegan diets, but the effect it has on oral health is seldom discussed. A recent study published in The Public Library of Science (PLOS) ONE reports that a diet without animal products may...

How Often Should I Brush My Teeth? Oct 1st, 2019

Lets start here. The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing, and rinsing with an alcohol free mouth wash. In addition you should let a professional "brush your teeth" at least twice a year. In other words, make sure you visit your dental office twice a...

Summer Photo Contest Winner!!! Aug 29th, 2019

Congratulations to Vaniya!!! Her summer storm photo is the winner.

ANNUAL SUMMER CONTEST! Aug 12th, 2019

Our annual Summer Contest is finally here!! Vote on your favorite photo of the summer through our facebook link! The winner will receive $100 :)   https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009052730277  

5 Reasons for dry mouth Jun 30th, 2019

Pyschological  Sometimes having a dry mouth is a normal part of life. Temporary anxiety, open-mouthed breathing, mild dehydration, menopause, pregnancy, and decreased saliva due to sleep are all normal causes of dry mouth.  Prescription Medication  Sixty-three percent of the top 200 most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S. are known...

How to Know if You Have a Cavity Jun 3rd, 2019

So, how do you know if you have a cavity? Well, depending on the severity of your tooth decay, you may experience a variey of symptoms. Here are some of the accompanying symptoms that go along with tooth decay. Nothing (in the early stages) A toothache or spontaneous tooth pain Tooth...

Do you have bleeding gums?? Here are 5 reasons why your gums might be bleeding! May 1st, 2019

Common Causes of Bleeding Gums • Vigorous Tooth brushing The extra oomph you’ve put into your brushing since your most recent visit may be the first place to look. Instead of brushing with the vigor you’d use while scrubbing a stack of plates after Thanksgiving, aim for gentle and patient:...

And the winner of our Spring Bunny Contest is.... Apr 18th, 2019

And the winner of our Spring Bunny Contest is.... #4-Hanna Good job Hanna and thank you all for voting!

Our Spring Bunny Contest! Mar 25th, 2019

Our Spring Bunny Contest is in full swing! Cast your vote to help one of us at a chance to win $100 + bragging rights. We will announce the winner in a couple of weeks!!

FACTS ABOUT ORAL CANCER Jan 14th, 2019

KNOW The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers in the United States for 2019 are: About 53,000 people will get oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer. An estimated 10,860 people will die of these cancers. The average age of most people diagnosed with oral cancer...

How Stress Affects Oral Health Dec 11th, 2018

Stress may negatively affect your oral health in indirect ways. For starters, stress can cause folks to reach for coping strategies that aren’t so good for your teeth (or the rest of your body). Junk food, sweets, cigarettes, or alcohol are just a few examples. When these substances interact with...

Help Your Kids Get in The Habit of Brushing Twice a Day for a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles! Nov 28th, 2018

Check out this retro tooth-brushing inspiration!! Love it.  Brushing Fun!   #Drpaulfreemandds #atlantadentistry #atlantadentist

Our Halloween Contest is in full swing!! Click the link below to connect to our Facebook for voting! Oct 11th, 2018

Cast your vote to help your favorite Halloween Hat entry win $100-yes we made these, not Martha Stewart!  https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaDentistryByDesign/#atlantadentistry #drpaulfreemandds #paulfreemandds

Implants Oct 1st, 2018

Implants If you are self-conscious because you have missing teeth, wear dentures that are uncomfortable or don't want to have good tooth structure removed to make a bridge, talk to Dr. Paul Freeman to see if dental implants are an option for you.Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace...

It's BBQ time? Aug 30th, 2018

It's BBQ time, or is it....Are you attending a BBQ this holiday weekend? If so, will there even be BBQ there? We are debating as we head into the long weekend: Is it appropriate to invite anyone to a BBQ and not actually have BBQ there? Are you grilling out or...

Eat The Foods You Miss! Jul 23rd, 2018

Loose, uncomfortable dentures that can fall out of your mouth and prevent you from eating some of your favorite foods are the dentures of yesteryear. With an implant-supported denture, you can eat the foods you miss, and boldly laugh again without a care in the world. Call Dr. Paul Freeman DDS...

Understanding the Five Stages of Tooth Decay Jun 20th, 2018

Did you know there are five distinct stages of tooth decay? And, that in the first stage of decay, you can actually take steps to reverse the progression of the disease?Indeed, it’s true. In the first stage of decay, whether you’re a child or an adult, the application of fluoride...

Memorial Day Fun – Don’t Cut it Short with a Dental Disaster May 24th, 2018

Memorial Day on the lake is supposed to be about relaxing, not panicking; but dental emergencies can crop up anywhere. These setbacks don’t discriminate between office cubicles or serene bodies of water. Here are a few of the most common emergencies and what to do until you can get to...

Kicking the Tobacco Habit is Good for your Mouth May 10th, 2018

While the current percentage of Americans who smoke cigarettes is the lowest it’s been in decades, those who continue the habit remain at risk for heart and lung disease. Additionally, while we know smoking is also bad for our oral health, most don’t understand just how bad it is… More...

Proper Brushing FAQs Apr 12th, 2018

Mouth open or mouth closed? After lunch or after dinner? Flat or at an angle? We brush our teeth every day (hopefully!), but who knew it was this complicated. Just grab a brush a get to work, right? Not so fast, my friend! There are actually some best practices to...

UNHEALTHY GUMS AND YOUR HEALTH Mar 22nd, 2018

 Unhealthy Gums and Your HealthIf you suffer with red gums, or the roof of your mouth swollen this could shine light on other health problems? Some dental problems, such as bad breath, pale gums and red gums, can be signs of gum disease. But other oral symptoms may point to seemingly...

WHAT IS PLAGUE? Feb 1st, 2018

What is plaque?Most people have heard of the word “plaque,” and know it’s not something you want on your teeth. Yet, they don’t know what exactly plaque is or how it contributes to dental decay. Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that lives on the surface of your...

Amazing Benefits Of White Tea Dec 27th, 2017

Amazing Benefits Of White TeaHealth benefits of white tea include a reduced risk of cancer, cardiovascular disorders, and an improvement in oral health. It has antioxidant and anti-aging properties which help in maintaining good health and wrinkle-free skin. It protects the skin from harmful effects of UV rays. With its antibacterial properties, white tea also protects the body...

ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONTEST Dec 20th, 2017

It's Official Clark, The Winner Of Dr. Freeman's Christmas Contest Is #3---Congrats Suzanne!                     #atlantadentist #atlantadentistrybydesign #cosmeticdentistry #drpaulfreeman #christmassnowmen

Thinking about Having A Baby, Or Recently Pregnant? Nov 30th, 2017

Thinking about Having A Baby, Or Recently Pregnant?If you're considering getting pregnant, or are already expecting, concern over the status of your teeth might not be at the top of your list as of late. However, if you're early enough into a pregnancy, or planning one, you should actually schedule...

Dental X-Rays: Are They Safe and Necessary? Nov 2nd, 2017

 Dental X-Rays: Are They Safe and Necessary?"Do you have any questions for me today?" Each time you visit us at Atlanta Dentistry By Design, you're likely to hear this familiar refrain. By asking, we are able to address any concerns you may have about your teeth, a procedure, or just share...

And the winner is... Oct 31st, 2017

IS DENTAL BONDING A GOOD OPTION FOR YOU? Oct 5th, 2017

Is Dental Bonding A Good Option For You?What Is Dental Bonding?Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which a tooth-colored composite material is applied to a tooth, sculpted into shape, hardened, and polished. It’s called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth. Dental bonding is ideal for small cosmetic...

ARE YOU WRECKING YOUR TEETH WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT? Aug 24th, 2017

Dr. Freeman would like to share this sometimes overlooked, but common sense information. If your dental health is jepordized by any of these issues, don't worry Dr. Freeman will be able to provide you with solutions for a your dental health.ARE YOU WRECKING YOUR TEETH WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT?Thumbs Down on Thumb...

DO YOU NEED DENTAL IMPLANTS? Aug 10th, 2017

DENTAL IMPLANTSMany people who have conventional dentures don’t like to wear them because they don't stay in place. TeethXpress offers a way to keep dentures secure and allows you to go about your daily life with confidence. Conventional dentures are designed to give you the appearance of natural teeth, but not actually replace...

DO YOU HAVE BAD BREATH? Aug 3rd, 2017

Do you have bad breath?Having bad breath or medically known as  halitosis is obviously something that most people would prefer to avoid. In order to cure bad breath, you need to be able to tell if you have it. Common causes of Bad Breathsleeping with your mouth open.  Sleeping with your mouth open...

Check out these ADA remedies Jul 20th, 2017

Stinky breath, unsightly mouth sores, and tooth decay: Check out these ADA remedies.The best way to keep your mouth, teeth, and gums looking and feeling great: Your daily brushing and flossing routine, combined with a balanced diet and regular dental visits. But following these oral hygiene commandments isn't always enough. Many common oral-health problems, such...

What Energy Drinks Could Do To Your Teeth and Health Jul 6th, 2017

Energy Drinks and Your Teeth and Health. Should You Worry?Researchers at Southern Illinois University set out to discover the answer in 2012.  The results, which surprised even the research team, showed considerable damage to tooth enamel after only five days of steady consumption. To determine the effect of these drinks on...

What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer Jun 22nd, 2017

What You Need to Know About Oral CancerRegular dental checkups can detect oral cancers early, before they've spread, and your dentist will probably see the signs before you do.Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth, lips, or the back of the throat. About 35,000 Americans are diagnosed with...

Tooth Sensitivity Causes Jun 14th, 2017

10 Common Causes of Tooth Sensitivity 1. You brush with too much gusto. Sometimes tooth sensitivity comes from brushing with too much force or using a hard-bristled toothbrush. Over time, you can wear down the protective layers of your teeth and expose microscopic hollow tubes or canals that lead to your dental...

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Did you know Dr. Freeman can help you get a better night’s sleep?A custom fabricated TAP sleep appliance can quiet snoring and give your bed partner an escape from the effects of second hand snoring.Snoring can affect your quality of life and may have an impact on those who sleep...

Reduce Inflammation with herbs and spices May 4th, 2017

 Nutmeg, clove and ginger – just the mere mention of these delectable spices is probably enough to get you pining for Thanksgiving. But did you know spices like these might offer a powerful assist in the overall protection of your gums? When it comes to combatting inflammation, a little bit...

Is Good Weather Giving You a Toothache? Apr 6th, 2017

Sometimes, as the pollen count rises, patients arrive at their dentist’s office with the chief complaint of maxillary pain and pressure. This pain can be severe enough to convince patients that a root canal or extraction may be necessary, and can even present convincing sensitivity to hot and cold. As...

Cerec Restorations Mar 30th, 2017

CEREC can help you achieve all-cereamic restorations in a single dental appointment. It is the most used dental CAD/CAM system world-wide creating highly-esthetic, metal-free restorations without the need of impressions or temporaries. Check out this cool short CEREC video#atlantadentist #atlantadentistry #paulfreeman #dentist30309 

Raffle Winner Mar 23rd, 2017

Congratulations to William M winner of our in office raffle.

Invisalign for Health Feb 23rd, 2017

InvisalignWhat is Invisalign®?The Invisalign® orthodontic system is used to treat misaligned teeth by gradually moving them into place using a series of clear, removable aligners which are practically invisible. This means patients can show off their smiles during treatment, instead of having to wait until the braces come off. Proven...

YOU WILL NEVER SKIP TEA TIME AGAIN Feb 9th, 2017

A recent study indicates black tea extract as a natural inhibitor of bacterial growth. This study compared common gingival cultures treated with black tea extract against cultures treated with tetracycline. The black tea extract impaired the bacterial growth so well it promises to reduce bacterial counts and gingival inflammation as...

“OIL PULLING” Jan 12th, 2017

Oil pulling, originates from an ancient, folk remedy that has been practiced for centuries in India and southern Asia as a holistic Ayurvedic technique. Its practice has been spoken of a bit more lately and as it is on the trend, it is noteworthy today. We are hearing more about...

MOUTH-WATERING NEWS Dec 15th, 2016

Your saliva is more essential than you think. According to the Trust in the Strength of Saliva article, your saliva works hard to also protect your teeth against bacteria that causes decay. It is essential to your oral health.Have issues with dry mouth? Did you know dry mouth can be...

DO WE NEED TO INTERJECT “RED WINE” INTO THE OLD SAYING OF AN APPLE A DAY? Dec 1st, 2016

Before we start throwing back additional glasses of red wine, for the health benefits of course, let’s discuss the recent pitch that red wine may now also prevent dental cavities.According to recent media reports by Medical News Today, Huffington Post and other media coverage of a laboratory study published in...

5 WAYS GREEN TEA IS GOOD FOR YOUR ORAL HEALTH Nov 17th, 2016

Green tea may well be a treat for your taste buds. But new research is suggesting that it benefits the rest of your oral cavity as well. Green tea contains compounds that appear to control inflammation and fight bacterial infection. This drink is also rich inantioxidants, which have many health...

DON’T WASTE TIME WITH GIMMICKY TEETH WHITENING METHODS Nov 3rd, 2016

Your best bet: Custom teeth whitening traysValue $300 for both upper and lower trays & your first set of syringesRefill pack of 4 bleach syringes – $40 – each syringe can supply 4-7 sessions The best and most predictable whitening results come from 1 of 2 methods: trays or a quality...

IF YOU ARE GOING TO GO VEGAN, DO IT RIGHT FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR TEETH Oct 10th, 2016

You are what you eat, right? There’s a lot of debate about the pros and cons of vegan diets, but the effect it has on oral health is seldom discussed. A recent studypublished in The Public Library of Science (PLOS) ONE reports that a diet without animal products may impact...