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…

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…

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…

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…

Dr. McLaurin’s Toothbrush and floss Review

People are always asking me which oral hygiene products I recommend for use at home.  As a Periodontist, I often see patients who should have asked this question long before their serious gum problems brought them to my chair.  Please remember, these tools only work if you use them!  I agree with the ADA’s recommendations for good…