After careful consideration of the latest CDC and government recommendations, we have made the difficult decision to close our office for all patients with general dental needs until Monday, March 30th, 2020; however, we will open for emergency patients on an as-needed basis. Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry is committed to flatten the curve and slow progression of this illness in our community. We have enforced extra measures to ensure our office is a safe environment and we are proud of our daily infection control, but we also recognize the importance of practicing social distance and reducing public exposure. 

During this time, we remain committed to serving your dental needs. Our office is scheduled to open on Monday, April 6th, 2020, but should anything change with our schedule, our staff will keep you updated. Stay well and help those around you who are in need!  Dr. Kai, Dr. Obeid, and staff

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Are You a "Grazer?" You Could Be Harming Your Oral Health

January 27, 2018
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Posted By: Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry
Dentist Alpharetta GA | Smiling Man

Thanks to patient education and public health awareness, more people are seeing the dentist for routine care these days than ever before. So why are caries (cavities) still one of the most prevalent adult dental diseases?

Between-Meal Snacking

The answer may be found in the fact that there has been a shift in our eating habits in recent years. Specifically, there has been an increase in snacking, a habit which has become commonly known as grazing. An article was recently published in the British Dental Journal, and the results showed that 83 percent of the UK adults surveyed said they consume at least one between-meal snack a day, and 47 percent said they indulge in at least two or more snacks a day.

Could Sugar-Free Gum Be the Answer?

For decades, the standard guidelines for oral hygiene have been to brush twice a day and floss at least once. However, the fact that we're no longer eating just three squares a day indicates that either more frequent brushing or appropriate oral intervention is required. What exactly is “oral intervention?” It may be as simple as chewing a stick of sugar-free gum after you eat.

We call it "intervention" because chewing gum breaks the cycle that leads to oral disease by stimulating saliva flow and neutralizing the plaque and acid that cause decay. In fact, sugarless gum has been shown to be so effective that some brands that have earned the American Dental Association seal of approval!

Call Our Office for More Information

Alpharetta, GA dentist Dr. Kai Liang and our team are always on the lookout for information like this that can help you achieve excellent oral health. If you have questions about your family’s eating habits or any other oral health questions, please don’t hesitate to call Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry!

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