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Impress Your Holiday Guests With A Pearly White Smile
12/04/2019
Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or you’re arriving to an event as a guest, you’ll want to make an exceptional impression as soon as you walk into the room. The best way to do so is to appear warm and approachable through your dazzling smile! But what happens when you look in the mirror and realize that your smile is not as dazzling as you’d hoped? Not to worry! MaconSmiles has got just the tips for you to make sure you’ll have beautiful pearly whites this holiday season!
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MaconSmiles Halloween Candy Buyback 2019!
10/21/2019
At Macon Smiles, we're proud to offer comprehensive dental care ranging from general and preventive dentistry to convenient, effective cosmetic dental treatment. But beyond offering dental treatments here in our office, we also strive to support our patients through every aspect of achieving a healthy smile – and that becomes extra important this time of year. With Halloween just around the corner, we know plenty of kids in Macon and the surrounding areas are looking forward to a night of indulging in delicious candies and sweets. But those Halloween candies come with a downside, and that's why we're offering a candy buyback program for Halloween 2019. This year we will be I am buying wrapped candy from kids $1/lb during office hours, Monday Nov 04-Fri Nov 08, 2019 and sent to Operation Shoebox who will make care packages for our military troops serving overseas.
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5 Ways to Cope with Sensitive Teeth
10/01/2019
At MaconSmiles, our mission is to help each of our patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile and maintain it for a lifetime. Much of the dental treatments we provide in our office focus on preventing cavities and keeping the teeth clean and healthy, but sometimes, dental problems go beyond decay – as in the case of sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth can make eating, drinking, and even breathing cold air a painful experience, so if you've been struggling with sensitive teeth, here are a few easy ways to handle it.
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Periodontitis and Treatment Options
09/16/2019
Giving you a healthy smile is our number one priority here at Macon Smiles and we’re proud to offer our high-quality dentistry services for all those located in or around Macon, Forsyth, and North Macon, GA. As your all-inclusive stop for dentistry, one of these efficient dental options that we offer is our Macon periodontics. If you’re unsure what periodontitis is or what periodontitis treatment is like, we’d love to explain more about it right now.
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The Benefits of Teeth Whitening at Macon Smiles
07/16/2019
In this day and age, so much technology has been introduced into the dental industry that it’s easier to achieve your dental goals in an easier, less painless, and faster way. Dr. Shah and her staff are ready to accommodate your requests! Lucky for you, one of their areas of expertise lies in teeth whitening!
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Starting the School Year with a Bright Smile
07/02/2019
At Macon Smiles, our passion is creating beautiful and healthy smiles for patients of all ages. As your dedicated children’s dentist, Dr. Shah and her friendly staff are committed to providing superior dental care to keep your child’s smile healthy, clean and sparkling.
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How to Tell if You Have a Cavity
06/20/2019
Cavities are a direct result of damage to your tooth through weakening of the enamel. As adults age, weakening of the teeth may also lead to toothaches from cavities. Toothaches are not the only signs of a cavity, so here are a few others you can look out for.
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A before & after of teeth whitening treatments.
4 Ways to get a Whiter Smile
05/23/2019
Your smile is often one of the first things people notice about you. A sparkling white smile can boost your confidence and provide many social, professional, and relational benefits. At Macon Smiles, we proudly offer teeth whitening in North Macon and beyond, to help our patients smile with confidence.
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Tips for Eating With Dentures
04/17/2019
For many people, losing their teeth is just a part of getting older. For others, poor dental hygiene or a traumatic injury may have led to dental loss. Whatever the reason, the most common solution is dentures.
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How to Choose the Right Toothpaste for Kids
03/13/2019
From green vegetables to plain water, chances are your children are just as picky as most other kids. Unfortunately for you, their sensitivities may extend to the types of toothpaste they use. Luckily, our dentist in North Macon has some tips to help you choose a pediatric toothpaste that meets your high standards and pleases your child's taste buds as well.
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5 Essential Dental Tools to Use at Home
02/06/2019
Everyone knows that a quality toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss are building blocks of good oral hygiene. However, dental experts recommend additional tools for patients to use at home, in order to promote optimally healthy and clean teeth. Our Macon family dentist suggests the use of five essential dental tools.
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Why I Should Get Cosmetic Dentistry?
01/14/2019
At Macon Smiles, we are dedicated to creating and maintaining gorgeous smiles for patients throughout Macon and the surrounding areas. We accomplish this through our wide variety of dental treatments, including cosmetic dentistry. If you’re looking for a way to improve your smile, read on to discover how cosmetic dentistry can help.
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10/02/2018
While we all love a sweet treat like Halloween candy now and then, the amount of candy most kids get for Halloween is unhealthy and can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and other dental issues not to mention the impact eating all that candy will do to your body! Instead, Dr. Shah and our team at Macon Smiles have decided to participate in the Halloween Candy Buy Back. This program will start Thursday, November 1st and will continue the next week from November 5th through until the 8th. We will be giving each trick-or-treater $1 for every pound of candy they bring in. The candy that we receive will be donated to Operation Gratitude who works with volunteers to create and send care packages to troops serving overseas. With the help of Operation Gratitude and our patients, we can help prevent cavities in Macon and give our troops a much-deserved taste of home.
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Summer Foods To Enjoy With New Dentures
08/13/2018
Your new dentures open up a whole world of possibilities when it comes to boosting your confidence and allowing you to feel like yourself again. While getting new dentures is exciting, there are some adjustments you will have to make, at least initially. While you won't have to modify your diet too much, these denture friendly foods will undoubtedly help you transition into your new smile.
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Which Is Better: Traditional Floss or Water Flossers
06/11/2018
Everybody knows that flossing is important to good oral health. While brushing removes plaque and food from the tooth surfaces, flossing finishes up the job by removing hidden plaque, bacteria, and food particles that get stuck between the teeth and under the gum line. While we may know how important flossing is, some simply don’t do it enough whether it be because of time or you simply forget.
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Do You Have To Care For Teeth With Veneers
04/02/2018
At Macon Smiles, our mission is to help our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles through quality dental treatment. But in addition to providing treatment in our office, we strive to be a comprehensive resource for all you dental questions and needs. Dental veneers are among our most popular cosmetic dental treatments, but often, our patients aren't sure what the care and maintenance procedures are after getting veneers. If you're wondering if you still have to take care of teeth after getting veneers, we can help answer this question for you.
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Should I Do Charcoal Teeth Whitening?
12/05/2017
If you notice some discoloration in your teeth, the likelihood is that you’re not alone. Discoloration and staining are extremely common, since many foods and drinks have pigment that can stain our teeth, and our teeth will also naturally become discolored over time. Despite it being a natural process, we can’t help but want to have a whiter smile, because having a radiant smile is a big self-confidence booster.
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Will Flossing Help Bad Breath?
11/16/2017
At MaconSmiles, our mission is to help our patients maintain strong overall oral and dental health. We're proud to offer a variety of quality dental treatment to patients throughout the Macon, GA area, and we can help to treat a variety of dental problems – including bad breath. But treating bad breath, also called halitosis, usually requires more than just in-office care. Patients often ask us what they can do at home to fight bad breath – and one of the most common questions is whether flossing will help with bad breath.
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Should I Replace My Toothbrush After Being Sick?
07/18/2017
At Macon Smiles, we’re glad to offer comprehensive dental treatment for patients of all ages with the goal of getting them a healthier smile. We place our patients first and we’re always willing to listen to any and all of your questions and concerns. As your trusted Macon dentist and dental team, we’d like to take the time to discuss one of these questions that we commonly get asked. That question is – “Should I replace my toothbrush after being sick?”
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Dental Veneers Vs. Braces
06/15/2017
If you want a perfect smile, you have plenty of options out there to get it. The question is, which treatment option is the best fit for you? Some of the most popular treatment options that people choose for fixing their smiles are dental veneers, and braces. Both are vastly different in terms of the treatment itself, but they both have fantastic results for those looking for a better, healthier smile.
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Come Out From Hiding... Show the World Your Smile!
03/01/2017
Are stained, chipped, discolored, or misaligned teeth causing you to want to hide your smile? If so, you're not alone. Many people experience a lack of confidence due to issues with their teeth. You’ll often find them covering their mouths when they laugh, speak or simply grin. Do you find yourself perhaps doing that as well?
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Treat Your Teeth Well This Thanksgiving
11/22/2016
As holiday season comes into full swing, here at Macon Smiles, we are dedicated to making sure that your smile remains healthy and beautiful. Our commitment to your oral health knows no bounds, so we are here to offer some helpful and healthy Thanksgiving tips for your teeth.
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Tips For A Tooth-Safe Spooktacular Halloween
10/24/2016
The vampires, the ghouls, the warlocks, the ghosts, the witches, the wizards, and the zombies, among others, come crawling out on Halloween. This holiday is usually a crowd-favorite and can be quite fun for kids and adults! Though we typically advocate for a very limited sugar load, we understand that this rule often gets broken on Halloween. With this, we want to prepare you with some tooth-safe candies for Halloween.
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Why You May Need To See A Dentist More Frequently
07/28/2016
Dr. Shah recommends that patients visit the dentist at least twice per year for a thorough oral exam to check the health of the teeth and gums. At these important visits to our office, Dr. Shah also looks for any early signs of oral cancer and our hygienist cleans the teeth professionally to remove stubborn deposits to make the teeth look and feel great.
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Teeth Whitening At Home vs. The Dentist's Office
05/17/2016
For a truly great smile that shines, it's important that your teeth are white and bright. However, many people cannot obtain bright, white smiles without the help of a cosmetic dentist. While there are a number of over-the-counter teeth whitening products which all claim they can do wonders, some work better than others at whitening and brightening smiles.
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Get the Help You Need with Headache Therapy & TMJ Relief
01/20/2016
It is never pleasant to experience headaches or TMJ symptoms as your quality of life is affected. Fortunately, there is help available for people suffering from headaches and symptoms of TMJ so they can get the relief they need to live pain-free, normal lives.
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