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Johns Creek Dental
4245 Johns Creek Parkway, Suite C, Suwanee, GA 30024

FAQs

Q. What causes tooth loss?

A. Tooth decay and periodontal disease are the most common causes of tooth loss. Tooth decay takes place when most of the tooth’s mineral makeup has been dissolved away and a hole (cavity) has formed. While tooth decay primarily affects children, periodontal disease, or gum disease, affects mostly adults. Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums caused by the buildup of plaque, and its earliest stage is known as gingivitis.

 

Q. How many times a day should I brush my teeth?

A. Most dental professionals recommend that you brush your teeth at least twice a day. Brushing after every meal (and flossing at least once a day) is also a good way to maintain dental health

 

Q. When should a child have his/her first dental appointment?

A. A child should have his first dental appointment no later than his third birthday. Many dentists recommend a child have his first appointment when the first tooth comes in.

 

Q. Is it important to floss your teeth?

A. Yes. flossing once a day prevents the buildup of plaque and deters the onset of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

 

Q. What is cosmetic dentistry?

A. Also known as “aesthetic dentistry” cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that implements many different procedures to improve the beauty of your smile.

 

Q. What is a root canal?

A. Root canal is necessary when the nerve or blood supply of the tooth (also known as the pulp) is infected due to injury or decay. Root canal treatment involves removal of the diseased pulp, followed by the cleaning and sealing of the pulp chamber and root canal.

 

Q. What are dentures and who needs them?

A. Dentures are a partial or complete set of artificial teeth used to occupy the upper or lower jaw, usually attached to a plate. Simply put, dentures are a set of false teeth. If you have lost most or all of your teeth, you are a perfect candidate for complete dentures. If you still have some natural teeth remaining, a partial denture is recommended to help improve chewing ability, speech, and support for facial muscles.

 

Q. What causes oral cancer and what are some of the warning signs?

A. Tobacco (cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and snuff) is the most common cause of oral cancer. Combining tobacco use with heavy drinking can also foster the development of oral cancer. Bad hygiene, prolonged irritation of the oral cavity, and extended exposure to strong sunlight on the lips are among other causes of the disease. Many dentists believe vitamins A and E can help prevent the acquisition of oral cancer. Early symptoms of oral cancer include: a sore on the lip, in the mouth, or in the throat that does not heal; a lump on the lip, in the mouth, or in the throat; a red or white patch found anywhere in the mouth; unusual pain or bleeding in the mouth; swelling of the mouth; and any difficulty or discomfort felt in chewing or swallowing.

 

Q. What are the treatments for periodontal disease?

A. If periodontal disease is caught at an early stage (when it has not progressed beyond the point of gingivitis), it can be treated with scaling and root-planing (removing plaque around the tooth and smoothing the roots’ surfaces). If the disease progresses to a later stage, the patient may need surgical treatment, which involves cutting the gums, eliminating the hardened plaque build-up, and repairing the damaged bone.

 

Q. What causes oral cancer and what are some of the warning signs?

A. Tobacco (cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and snuff) is the most common cause of oral cancer. Combining tobacco use with heavy drinking can also foster the development of oral cancer. Bad hygiene, prolonged irritation of the oral cavity, and extended exposure to strong sunlight on the lips are among other causes of the disease. Many dentists believe vitamins A and E can help prevent the acquisition of oral cancer. Early symptoms of oral cancer include: a sore on the lip, in the mouth, or in the throat that does not heal; a lump on the lip, in the mouth, or in the throat; a red or white patch found anywhere in the mouth; unusual pain or bleeding in the mouth; swelling of the mouth; and any difficulty or discomfort felt in chewing or swallowing.

 

Q. What is gingivitis?

A. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums around the roots of the teeth. It marks the early stage of periodontal disease and it is characterized by red, swollen gums.

 

Q. Who needs to have their wisdom teeth extracted?

A. Anyone who is in danger of developing impacted wisdom teeth (third molars that only partially erupt or get trapped or stuck in the jaw) should have them removed so that they do not damage adjacent molars and cause other oral problems. In addition, anyone who is getting dentures should have their wisdom teeth removed.

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Great staff.. very friendly and professional. Team players for sure and great bedside manner… hah. Very thorough and kind. 5 stars isn’t enough in my opinion. I give them a 10.
Garrett H.
This was my 1st experience with Dr. Butler. She was very professional and helpful. . Her assistant Tina Taylor was friendly and made my visit a wonderful experience. I highly recommend them to […]
Anne L.
Been a patient for over a decade…Sherry is fantastic as is Dr. Baine.
David A.
As a nervous dental patient, I was delighted by the gentle care and quick procedure by Dr Blaine and his assistant Katie. I would have no problem returning to them for any additional dental work […]
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I’ve been going here for several years now. Sherry is an exceptional hygienist. It’s been several years since I’ve has any dental work done, but Dr Baine is great. Highly recommend.
Louie V.
My husband and I have been with Dr Baine for almost 4-5 yrs and we are so happy with this practice. The hygienist Sherry Cheek is my favorite and she makes the dental clean up always a pleasant […]
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Dr. Baine, his assistant Katie, and Diana at the front desk have been great. I’ve just switched over to them due to a new job and insurance and I’ve been very happy. The whole family of 5 […]
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I have really struggled to find a local dentist of quality within my Cigna network, until now. I am completely happy with Johns Creek Dental, and my family and I plan to establish a long relationship […]
Rob M.
Sherry and Kira are the dynamic duo of teeth cleaning! The entire staff at the office really get along with each other and it is very evident because of the way they take care of you. I have been […]
Rahul G.
Great service here, surprisingly they took me up five minutes after I signed in. All the people were were very talkative, friendly, including Dr. Baine himself. They explained the result in a very […]
Devan O.
I, like many of the previous reviewers, have been coming to Johns Creek Dental for several years. From the moment you step into the dental office, everyone is friendly & very nice. I had to get […]
Tiffany J.
From the moment I arrived Nori (front desk)was so nice and helpful. Darika (assistant) made me feel at ease and laugh, Dhara ( hygienist) was very thorough caring for and cleaning my gums and teeth. […]
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Had my first appointment a few weeks go with Dr. Baine. The staff was very friendly and courteous. Dr. Baine and his assistant KT were extremely friendly and made the appointment very comfortable. I […]
Matthew S.
My experience with Dr. Baine surpasses my expectations. His assistant, KT, is a gentle soul and is very knowledgeable. I always feel comfortable when I have an appointment. The ladies at the front […]
Jean C.
I had a wonderful experience at John’s Creek dental office. Dr. Baine takes extra care with his patients and his assistant KT is very caring and gentle in the work that she does. They take the […]
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The staff at this office are very friendly, helpful, and professional. My family actually enjoy (smile) coming to the dentists. I will recommend these dentists to all our friends.
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Another 5-star experience with Sherry, Kira and Dr. Baine! I’ve always hated going to the dentist, but Sherry has the most perfect touch – she is a 10+ Dental Hygienist! : ) and Dr. […]
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For 10+ years I have used Dr Baine as my dentist for all kinds of repairs, replacements, and implants. I trust them and feel they have my best interest at heart. Today’s visit was no different. […]
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Best dentist and staff in town. Always helping and they do everything on site. All surgeries’ thanks
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