Love, Hearts, and… Gum Disease?
added on: February 12, 2021
Hester Dental in Kennesaw

Each and every February, loved ones throughout the United States go above and beyond preparing for Valentine’s Day. Whether you choose to show your love with chocolates or flowers, one thing remains constant — bright red hearts are everywhere we look. But there’s another reason (besides Valentine’s Day) that we should pay attention to these…

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Dementia & Dentistry: Decoding the Connection
added on: November 13, 2020
Hester Dental in Kennesaw

It may seem odd to hear your dentist in Kennesaw talk about dementia. However, recent research suggests that your dentist may be the person to do just that. According to a study conducted by the National Institute on Aging, gum disease may play a key role in the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Dissecting the Discovery…

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Does Flossing Cause Gum Pain? 
added on: June 29, 2020

It’s important to brush and floss your teeth every day to maintain good oral health. But what does it mean when your gums hurt afterward? Is it normal for gums to be sore or even bleed while flossing or shortly after flossing? Let’s check in with your dentist in Kennesaw to see just what may…

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The Oral Health & Diabetes Connection
added on: November 6, 2019

When you start seeing a new dentist in Kennesaw, one of the first things you’ll probably have to do is fill out a medical history form. But why? In short, your dentist needs to know what may be affecting your overall health and, in turn, your oral health. Diabetes is one of those diseases that’s…

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Is Vaping Bad for Oral Health?
added on: August 22, 2019

We all know that traditional smoking can put us at increased risk for many serious health concerns such as heart disease and cancer. But what about these newer, ‘safer’ electronic cigarettes that claim to help people quit smoking or at least cause fewer health risks? As it turns out, these ‘safe’ e-cigarettes come with a…

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What All Seniors Need to Know About Their Oral Health
added on: August 12, 2019

As we get older, our health tends to change and our needs may shift over time. Our oral health is no different. For Senior Citizens Day on August 21st, our dental office in Kennesaw wants to cater to our favorite seniors and their families by talking a bit about some of the most common oral…

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How To Prevent Bad Breath
added on: February 21, 2019

Everyone has experienced a bout of bad breath at least once in their life. Whether it was caused by a particularly potent meal, your daily cup of morning coffee, or maybe something unknown, bad breath is something that goes beyond embarrassment. In fact, the team at our dental office in Kennesaw wants our patients to…

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Do You Really Need to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
added on: January 23, 2019

Many of us will develop our wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, at some point in our lives. Most commonly they start to show themselves in our teens but can make an appearance later in life… or perhaps never at all. However, these new molars can present a whole host of problems for us…

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Smoking and Your Oral Health
added on: November 7, 2018

By now we all know that smoking is bad for our health. It increases the risk for cancer, heart disease, and numerous other problems throughout the body. Your mouth is no exception. This November, during the Great American Smokeout sponsored by the American Cancer Society, our dental office in Kennesaw wants to help the cause…

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Oral Health for Men
added on: June 8, 2018

The team at our dental office in Kennesaw encourages all of our patients to see us for a checkup twice a year. But research shows that the American male population doesn’t typically tend to follow that rule of thumb. So this month, in honor of Men’s Health Month, we want to help men understand why…

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