The end of the year is near and we here at Troy Schulman DDS want to wish everyone happy holidays, good health, and a fabulous new year!!
As most of you know, we recently renovated our office. Since you are looking at our website…I know what you are thinking…it doesn’t look like it!! Trust me when I say it has been completely transformed!! Thanks to Perimeter North Magazine, you can get a sneak peek by clicking on the link below.
If you want to see more…feel free to stop by and take a look around!!
As you all know, Louisiana recently experienced the Great 1000 year rain event. As you may also know, LA is Dr. Schulman’s home state! A lot of you were asking if his family is ok, and fortunately, they were not directly affectted. However, there were many that lost everything. In an effort to help, Dr. Schulman is not only contributing personally but also donating ALL sales from electric toothbrush sales NOW thru OCTOBER 2016 to the foundation below. If you do not need another electric toothbrush, but would still like to participate, please check out the link below to see how you can help!! Any dontation would be greatly appreciated. Please make sure that you reference Dr. Schulman in the comments section on the form.
CLICK HERE to make a donation.
Adults Under 40
Some people think tooth decay is just for children, but did you know you are at risk your whole life? Untreated dental disease can lead to serious health problems such as infection, damage to bone or nerve and tooth loss. Dental infections that are left untreated can even spread to other parts of the body and, in very rare cases, can be life threatening.
Dental disease is preventable
The good news is that dental disease is preventable. You can practice preventive dentistry on yourself by adopting these healthy habits: Always remember to brush your teeth twice a day, floss between teeth once a day, eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. And don’t forget to schedule regular dental visits. By following a healthy dental routine and making smart food choices, you can lower your risk for tooth decay.
Did you know that the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has three or more decayed or missing teeth? If you are missing one or more teeth, there are plenty of reasons to correct the problem. Talk to your dentist for more information about improving your smile.
Adults Over 60
Just 60 years ago, it was an assumption that as we age we would lose our natural teeth. But, that’s not the case for today’s older adults who are keeping their natural teeth longer than ever before. A healthy mouth and teeth help you look good, eat delicious and nutritious foods, and speak clearly and confidently. Being mouth healthy is essential for good quality of life.
Your mouth is the gateway to your body
Maintaining good oral health habits now is especially important because unhealthy bacteria in the mouth not only can harm your teeth and gums but may be associated with serious medical conditions. Research has shown that infections in the mouth may be associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pneumonia and other health problems that are common in older adults. It really only takes a few simple steps, brushing and flossing daily, visiting your dentist regularly and eating nutritious foods to be Mouth Healthy for Life.
You’re brushing your teeth and notice a bit of pink when you spit out the toothpaste. You might notice some bleeding when you floss. Although the smallest amount of blood might not seem like a big deal, if your gums are bleeding consistently, you shouldn’t ignore it. Bleeding gums can happen for a number of reasons, from gingivitis to a side effect of pregnancy. Changing your oral care routine can also make your gums bleed, at least at first. Here’s what you can do if you do notice some bleeding.
Step Up Your Oral Care Game
According to Medline Plus, the biggest cause of bleeding gums is plaque buildup along the gumline. When you don’t remove plaque in a timely manner, it hardens into tartar, a calcified material that plaque adheres to and continues to irritate the gums, which cause them to bleed and can progress into more advanced forms of gum disease. The best way to reduce plaque buildup and your risk for bleeding gums is to amp up your oral care routine.
Remember to brush twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste. Floss at least once a day as well; gums can sometimes stop bleeding with regular flossing. And of course, seeing your dentist on a regular basis – not just when you have a problem or concern – is also a must to keep your mouth in the best shape.
Take a Look at Your Tools
If you do brush and floss regularly and get your semiannual dental visit in, your oral hygiene care tools could be what’s causing your gums bleed. Although it might seem that a toothbrush with medium or firm bristles cleans your teeth and gums more deeply or thoroughly, harder bristles usually just cause irritation – which can be why your gums are bleeding. The American Dental Association (ADA) Mouth Healthy site recommends using a toothbrush with soft bristles…which cleans your teeth and gums thoroughly without irritation.
In some cases, it might not be the tools that are causing the bleeding, but the way you’re using them. If you’ve been out of the habit of flossing, start again. You might see a bit of blood at your gumline, but remember to always use a gentle hand and avoid pressing the floss against your teeth and gums to hard.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
What you eat and when you eat it also plays a part in keeping your gums from bleeding. Foods that contain lots of sugar or simple carbohydrates increase your risk for tooth and gum problems, as sugar creates an ideal environment for plaque to form. Commit to a diet that is low in sugar and high in the necessary nutrients found in foods like vegetables. You don’t have to ban sweets from your life. Just remember to eat them in moderation, and brush after these snacks so that the sugar doesn’t have time to stick around.
Consider Your Medicine
Certain medicines also increase the likelihood that your gums will bleed. Some over-the-counter pain relievers, like aspirin, thin the blood and can therefore increase bleeding. It’s also possible for a prescription medication to cause gum bleeding. If that is the case, your doctor might prescribe a different dose or a different medication altogether. Always talk to your doctor if you think a medication is causing side effects, even if they seem mild.
See Your Dentist
If changing your oral care habits, adjusting your medications, and maintaining a healthy diet doesn’t help your gums stop bleeding, your next step should be to make an appointment with your dentist. He will examine your teeth and gums and determine if you have a more serious condition, such as advanced gum disease. Your dentist might also take an x-ray of the teeth and gums. If he believes treatment is needed, such as a deep cleaning or periodontal surgery, you’ll likely visit with a periodontist, who specializes in treating gum disease.
In some cases, bleeding gums are no big deal, but in certain instances can warrant professional treatment. With the right diagnosis and personal care, bleeding gums can become a thing of the past.
It’s official that we’re back with our absolutely stunning new office!!!
Here is a sneak peak of Dr. Schulman in the waiting area. Our office is redesigned to improve the comfort and experiences of our beloved patients.
Please feel free to stop by and check out our new amazing office and enjoy the best dental services in order have a breathtaking smile!!!
For over 15 years, we have been devoted to providing the finest quality dental care, and to being your preferred general and cosmetic dentist in Dunwoody, Georgia. Here at Dr. Schulman’s office, our priority is your oral health. That’s why we’re committed to making every experience at our practice a positive one for you.
Food That Rocks – A Celebration of Sandy Springs
It’s time to eat, drink and party with a purpose. The inaugural Food That Rocks, a Celebration of Sandy Springs, is set for Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 7pm – 11pm. Tickets are only $55 in advance and will increase to $65 at the door so buy today.
For one night only, more than 20 of the best local restaurants will be rocking the big tent in the heart of Sandy Springs. This all-inclusive event will provide food, wine, beer and cocktail tastes, local musicians and benefit Sandy Springs-based charities Second Helpings, Ian’s Friends Foundation and the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance. Visit FoodThatRocks.org for all the details.
In partnership with the Sandy Springs Restaurant Council and Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, Food That Rocks is presented by TasteATL and Taste of Atlanta, the award-winning bites and bevs festival that showcases the diversity of Atlanta restaurants.
- 5 Seasons
- Battle & Brew
- Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop
- Cafe Posh
- Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe
- Cibo E Beve
- Food 101
- Hammocks Trading Co.
- Hudson Grille
- Il Giallo
- Maya Steaks
- Nancy G’s
- Nothing Bundt Cakes
- Teela Taqueria
- Three Sheets
- Tin Can Fish House
- Under the Cork Tree
Restaurant list subject to change. Restaurants will serve tastes until 10pm.
Limited parking is available in the Hammond Park lot off of Hammond Drive.
Parking is also available in the following lots:
Plaza 400 at 5887 Glenridge Drive
Perimter Ridge Office Park at 750 Hammond Drive
Don’t drink and drive. Take Uber. First time riders will save $20 off their first ride with promo code SSFOODTHATROCKS.
Georgia Dental Association Launches New Campaign, “Because I Saw My Dentist”
Campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of oral health
Apr 04, 2016, 08:30 ET from Georgia Dental Association