Dental Benefits Expiration Dates

Your dental insurance is designed to help you prevent common oral health problems. That’s why your routine preventative care services — like cleanings and exams — are usually covered twice per year. But if you need a filling or other type of restoration, it’s important to be aware of the technicalities when your benefits run…

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Dental Veneer Maintenance

Porcelain veneers are an amazing accessory to have. They make your teeth look brighter, straighter, and completely transform your smile. But they also require the right maintenance to keep them looking great. Here’s everything you need to know to help your veneers last as long as possible: Use a Nonabrasive Toothpaste Avoid harsh cleansers and…

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Treatment Options for Chipped Teeth

Chipped or cracked teeth are one of the most common dental emergencies that we see at our Brookhaven dental practice. And, since these injuries often occur on the front teeth — be it from an accidental bump to the mouth or an athletic activity — they typically require immediate attention.  Depending on the size and…

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What is Teledentistry?

A few things have changed at Elegant Smiles (Brookhaven) over the past few months. Since dentists throughout the United States have had to change the way they see patients, there’s been an exciting new way to provide emergency and consultation appointments: teledentistry. Teledentistry is a different way of “seeing” the dentist. The virtual appointment process uses…

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Are Brookhaven Dentist’s Offices Open?

Now that social distancing rules are starting to taper, you’ve probably noticed that nearly all of the dentists’ offices in Brookhaven are closed (or at least appear to be.) That’s because offices are providing same-day emergency treatments, but not routine checkups or elective procedures at this time. What does this mean for you as a…

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What to do During a Dental Emergency

In Brookhaven, we offer same-day emergency dental treatments for all ages. But during this time of “social distancing” and the rapid spread of COVID-19, our Brookhaven dentist is taking special precautions to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Are You in Pain? How severe is your discomfort? If it’s something minor that you can…

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COVID-19 March 30th Update

We hope this message finds you in good health. As the world adapts to these unusual circumstances from COVID-19, we just wanted to keep you updated. We are continuing to closely follow healthcare guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff. We want to reiterate that our commitment is to you,…

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What to Do If Your Dental Filling Falls Out

A dental filling can be tooth-colored or metal (which may look silver, or even black, depending on how old it is.) While both kinds of fillings last quite a long time, they can loosen and come out as they age or develop leakage around them.  If you have an old dental filling that has fallen out,…

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What Takes Place During A Root Canal?

Root canal therapy is a treatment in Brookhaven, Georgia that’s used to treat an abscessed tooth.  During your procedure, you can expect the following steps to take place: Making you comfortable – We’ll first numb the area to be worked on with a local anesthetic. Isolating the tooth – Once you’re feeling numb, we’ll isolate the tooth by…

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When Is The Right Time To Get Dentures?

While the usual goal is to live a full life with the set of teeth that you were given, some people will be faced with deciding if dentures are best for them. Here are some circumstances that may lead you into getting dentures from our Brookhaven, Georgia dentist: Many Bad Teeth – Having a mouth…

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