Tongue-Tie Tied to Children Sleep Apnea

We know that tethered tongue is associated with many immediate problems, like latching in breastfeeding. Now, researchers are investigating how this adversely affects a child’s growth.  They examined children ages 2 to 16 with untreated tongue-tie issues and found severe development problems in children who had not received frenectomy treatment as infants. Their findings were…

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What Makes A Periodontist Different From My Dentist?

I am often asked this question.  Patients want to know if they really need a specialist for their critical dental care.  Let me explain why you do.  Periodontics, also called Periodontology, specializes in up to date treatment of your teeth’s supporting structures, mouth and gum diseases and the conditions that affect them. Your teeth’s supporting…

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Help Dr., I’m Losing Teeth!

Every Tooth In A Man’s Head Is More Valuable Than A Diamond. ~Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605 Every week in my periodontal practice I see patients who are desperately trying to save their teeth. It’s like a light bulb has gone off in their head and NOW they see the light! It’s my mission…

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Can I Afford Dental Implants?

Affordable Dental Implants in Atlanta Many of my patients ask this question, and I understand that they want to be sure of the financial commitment they are considering. Instead of that question, I wish they were asking me “Can I afford not to get a dental implant procedure?” If you lose a tooth, or are…

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Why I choose laser for your gum surgery

Dentistry has witnessed enormous advances during the two decades I have been practicing. I am fascinated by new procedures and take pride in my cutting edge practice. I was the first dentist in the Atlanta area to use laser light technology for surgery, to specialize in implant procedures, and now I am using stem cells…

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Tooth Replacement Options

I often see patients who have lost a tooth or teeth who are seeking options for completing their smiles. I love to help them work through the treatment plan that is best for their needs. Lost teeth can cause more than health problems, they can cause embarrassment, affect your self-esteem, and even change the way…

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Steps for a successful dental implant surgery

You’re considering getting having a dental implant procedure done and now you want more information. You’ve come to the right place! At Dr. Gail McLaurin DMD, Atlanta periodontics specialist, we specialize in state of the art dentistry and have extensive education about, and experience with, dental implant surgery. At your initial consultation we will thoroughly…

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How gum disease really hurts you

At AtlantaPeriodontics.com we know that many adults in Atlanta have some form of gum disease, from simple inflammation to major disease that causes tooth loss. They may feel their immediate pain, but may not realize how their oral health can affect their general physical health. Research has shown that people with gum disease are more…

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Can Your Age Affect Your Teeth?

When you are a young child there is great excitement over losing teeth. I remember when my little red-haired son, Sam, lost his first tooth. He was so proud! He showed that gap with glee to everyone he saw. It’s my mission to make sure that now that he’s grown, all his teeth stay in…

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