Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Athens Residents Perfect Smiles

Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Athens Residents Perfect Smiles

Hi. I’m Dr. Glenn Alex, and I’ve been a dentist here in Athens since 1988. One of my favorite things about being a dentist is seeing how my Athens area patients find renewed confidence in themselves after a smile makeover.

If you’ve ever wanted to improve your smile, call me today at 706-549-5678 so we can talk about your cosmetic dentistry options.

There have been numerous advances in the field of cosmetic dentistry in recent years and you may be surprised to find out what your Athens dentist can do for your smile.

Teeth whitening is a common procedure in Athens dental offices, and the results can be dramatic! Brighter teeth can be the centerpiece of your new, youthful look.

Veneers are designed to cover the fronts of the teeth and are custom-made for each individual patient. These are useful for Athens patients who have broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth that they would like to hide.

Enamel shaping, bonding, and braces are other important procedures that can be used to help your teeth look their best.

So, why wait, Athens? Now is the time to get the smile you’ve always wanted, and I’m here to help. The personable staff here at Glenn Alex DMD would love to answer any questions you have about these cosmetic dentistry procedures as well as bridges, crowns, and general oral health.

We are currently accepting new patients, so contact us today!

Dr. Glenn Alex
Glenn Alex DMD
140A Trinity Pl
Athens, Georgia
706-549-5678
http://www.glennalex.com/

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How Long Should You Brush?

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Did you remember that brushing and flossing fights bad breath and removes stains?

If you have persistent stains that brushing can’t remove, get your teeth bleached at Glenn Alex DMD for a dazzling, stain-free smile.

The American Dental Association recommends two minutes as a minimum time for brushing. Most men and women think they brush that long but would be surprised if they actually set a timer. Most of us only brush for about a minute, if that.

I am Dr. Alex of Glenn Alex DMD. In my office, we practice preventative dentistry by working with our patients to establish essential oral hygiene habits.

If you are looking for a a family dentist in Athens, I invite you to come meet my personal team.

Our address is 140A Trinity Pl, Athens, Georgia. We offer general and restorative dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry.

And here’s a quick cold-fighting tip for my Athens patients: get a new toothbrush when you catch a cold. A toothbrush teeming with germs can re-infect you!

Give us a call at 706-549-5678.

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Dental Care For ICU Patients Lowers Infection Risk

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Hi, I’m Dr. Glenn Alex of Glenn Alex DMD. Today’s post focuses on an interesting article that appeared recently on Science Daily.com. The article describes a study of Brazilian ICU patients that compared infection rates of those who received enhanced oral care instead of routine oral care. The patients who received the more intense dental care were 56 percent less likely to develop a respiratory infection during their stay.

“Enhanced dental care included teeth brushing, tongue scraping, removal of calculus, atraumatic restorative treatment of caries, tooth extraction and topical application of chlorhexidine corresponding to each patients’ needs four to five times a week. Comparatively, regular treatment consisted of mechanical cleansing using gauze followed by topical application of chlorhexidine three times a day.”1

“Bacteria causing healthcare-associated infections often start in the oral cavity,” said Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues, MD, lead author of the study. “This study suggests that having a dentist provide weekly care as part the ICU team may improve outcomes for vulnerable patients in this setting.”1

If a member of your family has serious health issues, you may want to talk to their doctor about the oral health implications of their condition. In unfortunate cases where one of my patients experiences severe health issues, I am happy to work with their medical team to ensure that their dental health is not compromised. Even some manageable chronic conditions can require more frequent exams and cleanings.

Though this study pertains to ICU patients, it is also a reminder to all of us. Receiving consistent quality dental care and practicing proper daily oral hygiene is essential for everyone. Some patients have an inaccurate view of oral health – they seem to have the notion that it exists autonomously. It is actually interdependent with general physical health.

At Glenn Alex DMD, we see ourselves as key members of your healthcare team and are dedicated to your physical, mental, and emotional health. If you are looking for a personal dental practice in Athens, we invite you to schedule a consultation by calling 706-549-5678. You can meet me, Dr. Alex, and my team of dental professionals. Thanks for visiting our dental blog.

1Wanessa T. Bellissimo-Rodrigues, Mayra G. Menegueti, Gilberto G. Gaspar, Edson A. Nicolini, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins, Anibal Basile-Filho, Roberto Martinez, Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues. Effectiveness of a Dental Care Intervention in the Prevention of Lower Respiratory Tract Nosocomial Infections among Intensive Care Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2014; 35 (11): 1342 DOI: 10.1086/678427

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Smile Makeovers: First Things First

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Hello, I’m Dr. Glenn Alex of Glenn Alex DMD. Thanks for visiting my blog. In today’s post, we will focus on something that happens occasionally when a patient requests cosmetic dentistry from their Athens dentist.

Let me set the stage. The patient comes in for a consultation about a smile makeover. We’ll call him Mr. Jones. The dentist listens carefully as he explains the esthetic problems that he wants to remedy. Mr. Jones wants to fix two chipped teeth, get a dental implant for a tooth that is missing altogether, and whiten his whole smile. He describes what he envisions for his smile after undergoing treatment.

The dentist performs an examination of his entire mouth and takes x-rays. The dentist discovers some additional problems. There are three teeth with moderate decay, one tooth with extreme decay, gum disease, an old crown with a crack in it, and severe bone recession at the potential dental implant site where the tooth was extracted ten years ago.

The dentist explains that these issues need to be addressed before the smile transformation is performed. Mr. Jones says that the smile makeover is his first priority and plans to deal with the other problems sometime in the future.

How does the dentist advise Mr. Jones? The dentist will probably explain that the lasting success of a cosmetic dental procedure such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or tooth whitening is influenced by the condition of the mouth at the time of treatment. There must be a solid, healthy foundation, so to speak, on which to build the smile makeover.

First things first. It makes no sense to attach a veneer to a decayed tooth that may need a root canal. A dental implant may not integrate with the surrounding bone structure if placed at a site where there is bone recession. Tooth whitening will probably not produce favorable results where there is gum disease and exposed tooth roots.

Can Mr. Jones ever have his dream smile? Yes! There are treatments to repair all of the problems mentioned previously. But just like many other things in life, the order of operations is critical.

If you are interested in a smile makeover or simply need a check-up, schedule an appointment by calling 706-549-5678. I look forward to discussing both your oral health and esthetic concerns.

Dr. Glenn Alex
Glenn Alex DMD
140A Trinity Pl
Athens, Georgia 30607
706-549-5678

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Get Your Teeth In Shape, Athens!

Get Your Teeth In Shape, Athens!

These days Athens residents are more conscious of their health than ever. Many of us are trying to stay active, eat a balanced diet, and better manage stress. When you feel healthy, attractive, and happy, you smile more often. You want your smile to complement and enhance your physical and mental condition. Here at Glenn Alex DMD, we want to make sure that those in the Jefferson, Watkinsville, and Athens area have healthy, attractive teeth.

Eating right is a great step toward optimal oral health in the Athens area. A balanced diet that is low in sugar and high in nutrients will support dental health at every age. And, of course, water is always the beverage of choice for those who want healthy teeth.

Daily brushing and flossing are essential healthy habits for your mouth. Also, regular check-ups and cleanings with your Athens dentist are a must.

Another way to get those teeth looking beautiful is by undergoing some routine cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you want to close spaces between the teeth, improve your gumline, or repair chips or cracks in the teeth, then dental bonding, gum recontouring, crowns, or porcelain veneers might be what you’re looking for.

I’m Dr. Glenn Alex, a personal Athens dentist. I have been taking excellent care of Athens area smiles since 1988.

Dr. Glenn Alex
Glenn Alex DMD
140A Trinity Pl
Athens Georgia
706-549-5678
http://www.glennalex.com/

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Beautiful Teeth For Your Every Emotion

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Unfortunately, not everyone in Athens smiles all the time. And not everyone in Athens is smiled at all the time. But even frowns need to be clean if you want to maintain a high level of oral health.

If you are looking for a dentist that will serve you with a smile and help keep your teeth ready for a smile at a moment’s notice, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Glenn Alex DMD in Athens.

Glenn Alex DMD
140A Trinity Pl
Athens, Georgia 30607
706-549-5678

Dr. Glenn Alex and the personal dental team at Glenn Alex DMD have been cleaning, restoring and improving smiles in Athens, Georgia since 1988. We do find that patients are interested in more than clean teeth and healthy gums, though these are certainly important priorities.

We provide a wide variety of unprecedented cosmetic dental services for our patients. Our dental services include but are not limited to dental implants, sedation dentistry, porcelain veneers, smile makeovers, and TMJ/TMD treatment.

If it’s not a mega-watt celebrity smile you’re looking for, then perhaps we could interest you in a more serious professional look or a sly half grin. If your frown’s getting you down, even when your teeth have been cleaned, let us help you achieve the look that will make you proud to smile. We can meet your needs and answer your questions:

How much do braces cost in Athens?
What is that pain when I chew?
Do I need a crown?
Can I straighten my teeth without braces?
What can be done with this chipped tooth?
Am I a candidate for veneers?
How does a dental bridge work?
What is the cost of dental implants in Jefferson GA?
Will my insurance pay for porcelain crowns?

Dr. Glenn Alex is committed to providing powerful improvements to your smile which will polish your professional presentation, strengthen your confidence in the relationship realm, and increase your joy in life’s simple pleasures. When your questions involve cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, or restorative dentistry, you can count on Dr. Alex to have the answers and deliver them with a smile.

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Our Top Priority At Glenn Alex DMD In Athens

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At Glenn Alex DMD, our passion is helping Athens patients achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Glenn Alex’s considerable experience, advanced skills, and exacting standards ensure the ultimate in patient satisfaction.

Because each Athens man, woman, and child has unique dental needs, we develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses each patient’s challenges and goals.

Some Athens dentistry patients come in twice-yearly for an examination, cleaning, oral cancer screening, and fluoride treatment. We work with them to maintain their oral health and prevent common dental problems such as cavities and gum disease.

Many Athens smile makeover patients take advantage of modern cosmetic dental procedures to achieve the smile they deserve. If you are unhappy with your smile, contact us today at 706-549-5678. We offer a broad range of cosmetic dental procedures including dental bonding, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, teeth whitening and tooth-colored filling replacement. We also offer sedation dentistry options for Athens folks who become anxious during dental treatment. You can take comfort in the fact that we are dedicated to the highest standard of safety and sterility at our practice.

If you are looking for a family dentist or cosmetic dental specialist in the Athens area, call Glenn Alex DMD at 706-549-5678. We invite you to visit our comfortable Athens dental office and friendly staff.

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Smile makeovers
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The Bright Choice in Dentistry

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The Gift Of Oral Health In Athens

The Gift Of Oral Health In Athens

Many dental patients in the Jefferson GA, Watkinsville, and Athens areas may wonder why, with all the advances in dental medicine, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss. It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world, but don’t let their simple design fool you. These tools are the best bet to prevent tooth decay, plaque build-up, and gum disease for Athens dental patients!

When done properly and consistently, brushing and flossing are an essential part of everyday oral hygiene. Brushing, which should be done at least twice a day, can be done effectively with any type of toothbrush. There is no need to pay a bundle for a fancy electric toothbrush from your Athens WalMart, just brush your teeth in small, circular motions for 2 to 3 minutes making sure to reach all the surfaces.

Flossing should be done once a day and is important for reaching the areas where a toothbrush cannot. A wide variety of floss can be found at Jefferson GA, Watkinsville, and Athens drugstores, so find one you like.

I’m Dr. Glenn Alex, an experienced Athens dentist, and I want to help you enjoy your dental visits and adore your smile.

Our personal staff loves sending our Athens and Watkinsville area patients away with a new toothbrush and floss, but we also find it rewarding to see our patients gain renewed confidence with a smile makeover.

We’d love to answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry such as tooth whitening, veneers, dental implants, or any other dental health topic.

Give us a call today at 706-549-5678!

Glenn Alex DMD
140A Trinity Pl
Athens, Georgia 30607
706-549-5678
http://www.glennalex.com/meet-dr-alex/

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How To Avoid A Cracked Tooth In Watkinsville

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Ouch! No Athens dental patient wants the pain and inconvenience of a cracked tooth, so today in the Glenn Alex DMD dental blog we are going to focus on how to avoid this preventable problem.

The first thing to remember is that avoiding a cracked tooth is not rocket science; you should steer clear of chewing on hard things if you don’t want a cracked tooth! This includes ice, hard candy, and (sorry Athens cinephiles) popcorn.

Also, protect against any impact to the mouth that could be experienced during sporting events. If you are a member of a local Jefferson GA or Watkinsville rec center basketball, ultimate frisbee, or flag football league, pick up a mouth guard at a Athens area sporting goods store.

Tooth grinding is never a good thing, and it can even lead to a cracked tooth or temporomandibular conditions. Talk to your dentist, doctor, or physical therapist and try some stress reduction techniques to keep your jaw nice and relaxed.

Be sure to keep your regular check-ups with your Athens dentist because your dentist can spot possible problems that could predispose you to a cracked tooth such as an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth.

If you have a cracked tooth, you’ll want to pursue the correct course of treatment and, if needed, explore some cosmetic dentistry procedures to fix any visible damage such as veneers, a porcelain crown, or a dental implant.

Hi. I’m Dr. Glenn Alex of Athens. I practice general and cosmetic dentistry. My practice, Glenn Alex DMD, offers the following services:

Sedation dentistry
TMJ/TMD treatment
Porcelain veneers
Smile makeovers

If you are in the Jefferson GA, Watkinsville, or Athens area and are in need of dental care or have questions about teeth whitening or smile makeovers please give us a call at 706-549-5678.

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How Can You Improve Your Smile Quickly?

Porcelain Veneers With porcelain veneers, you can revamp your smile without significant restorative dental work.

Porcelain veneers are glass-like, wafer-thin covers that are attached to the front of your teeth. Porcelain has been used in dentistry for many years because no other restorative material is such an excellent match for natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is translucent and can be matched to the color of any tooth. It is stronger than enamel and resists stains.

Dental ceramists who fabricate porcelain veneers are both artists and technicians. They create beautiful paper-thin wafers that adhere to teeth, correcting chips and stains. Porcelain veneers can also straighten crooked teeth for patients who don’t need orthodontic work.

Patients who receive porcelain veneers appreciate the less-invasive process of enhancing their smile. Newer techniques require no removal of healthy tooth enamel.

We would be happy to show you what veneers can do for your smile.

Glenn Alex DMD is located at 140A Trinity Pl in Athens. We provide skilled dental care for patients in the greater Athens area. Our phone number is 706-549-5678. You can visit http://www.glennalex.com/ for information about our practice and our personal team.

Smile – sunshine is good for your teeth!

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Dr. Glenn Alex and his staff provide amazing cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, and even treat TMJ disorders. Call today for an appointment if you are in the Athens area, including Watkinsville and Jefferson GA.
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