1401 Johnson Ferry Rd Suite 164 Marietta, GA 30062

General Dentistry East Cobb GA

Are you looking for a dental office that provides quality routine dental care? Has it been a while since your last dental cleaning?

At Sea of Pearls Dental Boutique, we provide high-quality cosmetic and restorative services and maintain the smile with general dental care. General dental services offer preventative care against future oral health issues and complications. Dr. Daniela Oliveira is a general dentist in East Cobb, GA. She provides routine preventative care and cosmetic services, and restorative care to keep patients’ smiles healthy and functional throughout their lives. 

Dr. Oliveira takes a more personalized approach to our patients when they visit, placing their comfort and confidence in the dentist chair as the highest priority. Our dental care team will take the time to explain our findings and all aspects of any dental treatment we will be performing.

We believe that an educated patient who knows what to expect can feel more relaxed and less stressed when they visit. We encourage you to ask questions and tell us about your concerns, lifestyle habits, or any medical conditions that could affect your oral health. 

General Dentist in East Cobb, Georgia

General Dentistry in East Cobb, GA

With general dental care, patients receive treatments to prevent common dental problems.

Sedation Dentistry

Dental sedation is a treatment method that benefits many types of dental patients. Patients with dental fear or anxiety, special needs, or lengthy procedures receive comfortable care under sedation. Nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation offer pain-free and comfortable care for patients of every age. Additionally, Dr. Oliveira completed advanced education courses in the DOCS program to administer dental sedation and anesthesia using the Wand. 

Custom-Made Mouthguards

Our dental office can create customized mouthguards for patients with malocclusion. Occlusion is the contact between teeth. Improper tooth contact, or malocclusion, can generate an underbite or overbite. Furthermore, patients with malocclusion often experience teeth clenching and grinding, also known as bruxism. Wearing a customized professional mouthguard keeps the teeth apart and prevents pain and wear caused by bruxism.

Family Dental Care

As a family-friendly dental office, we provide dental care for patients at every stage of life. For children and teenagers, we recommend fluoride treatments and dental sealants. These treatments protect the enamel from bacteria-causing tooth decay. Over time, patients may require cosmetic care for tooth discoloration or even restorative dentistry for missing or damaged teeth.

Why Preventative Care is Crucial

Preventative care is the foundation of your oral health. Not only do you need to visit the dentist every six months, but you should brush and floss regularly at home, too. You must participate in both of these places for preventative care to truly be successful.

At home, brush at least twice daily and floss at least once daily. If you can, you should brush and floss after every meal. Regular brushing and flossing remove food debris and prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar. This buildup is what causes tooth decay and gum disease. Eating a well-balanced diet provides essential nutrients to your mouth and keeps your teeth healthier.

When you visit the dentist office, we provide a more thorough dental cleaning that you can’t get at home. Specialized dental tools allow us to reach places that are difficult to hit when you’re brushing your teeth at home. We provide essential advice about your diet, dental products, and lifestyle habits that can keep your oral health consistent.

You also get a thorough oral health exam at our office during your appointments. With our trained eyes and advanced diagnostic technology, we can catch issues in the earliest stages. Early intervention means that we can treat or manage the condition with less invasive and less expensive treatment options. Conditions like gum disease and oral cancer have early warning signs that can be hard to catch on your own.

Routine dental checkups catch problems before they become emergencies. Dental emergencies are painful and costly. Filling a small cavity is much easier than performing a root canal or extracting a severely infected tooth. Preventative care allows you to avoid the strain on your wallet with extensive dental treatments.

Diet and Oral Health

The things you eat and drink have a big impact on your oral health. Like the rest of your body, you should eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to help your teeth and gums. Citrus fruits and bell peppers are high in Vitamin C, which helps repair connective tissue and reduce inflammation in the gums. Vitamins A, E, and other antioxidants also help with inflammation and protect your gums from cell damage.

Fibrous fresh fruits and vegetables are especially important. They require a lot of chewing to break down, helping clean between your teeth, and chasing other food debris away. Your saliva production also increases when you’re eating these foods. Saliva is very important to your oral health. It helps neutralize acids from your consumption and flushes away food debris and bacteria.

Calcium is important to build strong bones, but it’s also crucial to strong tooth enamel. Dairy products containing calcium help keep your teeth more resistant to decay. Phosphorus found in proteins is also essential for your enamel’s health. You get Vitamin D just from going outside and soaking up the sunshine. This vitamin contributes to calcium absorption, making it more effective for your body.

Sugars and acids are the two worst things for your smile. Bacteria feed on sugars, releasing an acidic byproduct. The acid eats through the tooth enamel, making it more susceptible to tooth decay and infection. When eating sugary or acidic foods, drink water afterward to help neutralize it. Processed foods like white bread and crackers break down into sugars, so it isn’t just sugary snacks you have to be wary of.

The Mouth-Body Connection

The mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. So it makes sense that oral health would be connected to your systemic health. It’s a main connection to your digestive and respiratory systems. Poor oral health and conditions like gum disease can carry issues throughout your entire body.

Conditions like gum disease, tooth infections, and abscesses are all causes of consistent inflammation. Chronic inflammation exacerbates other conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

Oral health and cardiovascular health may be the most connected. Many patients with gum disease have higher risks of things like heart disease and strokes. Bacteria from gum disease gets into the bloodstream through fissures in the gum tissue. Inflammation and arterial plaque become problems throughout the body.

Diabetes and oral health are also connected. Diabetes leads to dry mouth, making tooth decay and gum disease more likely. It can also slow the healing process, so that gum disease and other problems are harder to manage. People with diabetes are more likely to develop gum disease due to reduced blood circulation and impaired immune function. Untreated gum disease can also exacerbate diabetes, making it harder to control sugar levels.

General Dental FAQs

Read answers to frequently asked questions about general dentistry.

How often do I need to visit the dentist?

Patients need to schedule regular dental cleanings every six months or bi-annually. At routine appointments, we provide thorough cleanings, x-rays, and consultations. Regular dental visits are important for patients of all ages. We can discover and diagnose emerging dental problems and offer preventative treatment to reverse oral health issues. Our dental hygienists also thoroughly clean patients’ smiles, removing decay-causing bacteria.

Is dental sedation safe?

Dental sedation is safe. We monitor our patients under sedation constantly during their treatment. Our professionals have years of experience administering sedation to patients of all ages. We welcome questions from patients about their possible reactions to sedation or how sedation fits into their specific dental procedure.

Why is fluoride important for your teeth?

Fluoride is an important part of a good oral hygiene routine. Consuming water that contains fluoride or using fluoride toothpaste strengthens the tooth enamel. Once fluoride enters the tooth enamel or the outer layer of the tooth, it helps it remineralize. Remineralization protects teeth against problems like cavities, tooth decay, and dental erosion. Sea of Pearls Dental Boutique offers fluoride treatment at regular appointments to add a layer of protection to the smile.

Are sports mouthguards and nightguards the same?

Night guards and sports mouthguards are both oral appliances. However, they are not the same. Sports mouthguards are rubbery plastic that covers the front of the upper and lower tooth arches. Night guards cover the lower or upper arch of teeth and are crafted from hard acrylic.

These mouthguards cannot be worn interchangeably because they have different uses. Sports mouthguards prevent damage to the teeth and gums during contact sports. In addition, night guards prevent tooth wear, headaches, and jaw pain caused by teeth clenching and grinding. 

Call Our Dental Practice Today

We serve patients in East Cobb, Roswell, and Sandy Springs, Georgia. Contact Sea of Pearls Dental Boutique at 470.795.6677. You may also schedule a dental appointment with us on our website. Do not hesitate to ask Dr. Oliveira or a member of her team if you have questions about your treatment options. We are always happy to answer questions from our patients.