Archive for the ‘ Dental Health ’ Category

Canker Sores and Cold Sores | Something hurts!

You woke up and noticed, and felt, something sore on your face or lips or inside your mouth. Should you be concerned? Usually, the answer is no. Most often that lesion, is a canker sore or a cold sore caused by a fungal or viral infection. Though quite different, they both typically resolve in a […]

The Tooth Fairy

The history behind the myth and today’s more modern traditions.   The Tooth Fairy is often a fond memory of one’s childhood, similar to the way we remember Santa Clause, or the Easter Bunny. But where did this mythical creature originate, and how can Drs. Hochberg and Diora use the Tooth Fairy as a tool […]

Do Wisdom Teeth need to be removed?

But they aren’t bothering me! And for many patients their third molars, typically called wisdom teeth, can remain in place for their lifetimes. However, that is not always the case. The last teeth to erupt, and the furthest back in our mouth, Drs. Hochberg and Diora tell us that many times these teeth present problems […]

Oral Cancer | You’re not in the clear!

Vaping and It’s Potential Risks What is Vaping? Vaping is the common term of using a handheld electronic device that vaporizes a flavored liquid for inhalation. This new fad, especially in our youth population, is increasing in popularity. What many people may not know is, most vaping liquids on the market contain nicotine derived from […]

HOW DO I PICK THE BEST TOOTHPASTE FOR ME?

Toothpaste Truths   One of our most frequently asked questions is ‘what toothpaste should I use?’ And the easy answer is one that you will use twice a day. But, that doesn’t quite narrow down your options with the numerous choices that are now on the market, especially when we are bombarded with daily radio […]

What is National Children’s Dental Health Month?

National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) began as a single day event in Cleveland, Ohio in 1941. After four decades of success, the American Dental Association (ADA) extended the program to a month-long observance in February. Many dental practices, educators, and healthcare providers participate in raising awareness about the importance of dental health for children, […]

What makes you SMILE? | Bringing smiles to those who need it most

For over 35 years we’ve had the pleasure of providing dental healthcare services in Midtown, Atlanta. Our entire Colony Square Dental Associates (CSDA) team, strives to maintain and enhance healthy smiles. As we begin a new year, we are thankful for those who have placed their trust in us over all these years. But, we […]

Dental Do’s and Don’ts | Dental Health Care Resolutions for the New Year

As 2017 is almost at an end, many reflect on what has transpired over the last 12 months. And resolutions for the New Year are made. We plan to exercise more, eat a bit less, choose healthier foods, and take time to enjoy family and friends. All worthwhile intentions. But, how many commit to taking […]

Dental Pulp Trivia | What is dental pulp and why is root canal therapy sometimes necessary?

Approximately 15 million root canal treatments (RCT) are performed each year. It’s no secret that this procedure can save your natural tooth by removing the infected pulp inside. What is dental pulp you ask? Dental pulp is the center part of a tooth comprised of connective tissue, blood vessels, and cells. If this gets infected […]

David G. Hochberg, DDS | President of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)

On October 14, 2017, the gavel was passed on to Dr. Hochberg as he became the newly elected President of the AAID. Implantology, the placement and restoration of dental implants, is a specialized area of dentistry that has enhanced the quality of life for millions. With continual advancements in technology and techniques over the past […]