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Enhance Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers present an exceptional solution for individuals seeking to improve their smiles. At Proud Smiles Dental in Atlanta, GA, our expert team offers comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services designed to give you the smile you've always dreamed of. Understanding the… - By Dr. Paulen


Do I Need a Dental Crown?

A dental crown, a cornerstone of restorative dentistry, acts as a cap that envelops the entirety of a damaged tooth. The purpose is to restore functionality while also enhancing aesthetic appeal. At Proud Smiles Dental, we are deeply committed to… - By Dr. Paulen


All About Plaque and Tartar

Understanding the importance of oral hygiene is paramount to maintaining overall health. The mouth is a window into our general wellness, often showing signs of medical issues before they manifest elsewhere in the body. This makes dental cleanings an integral… - By Dr. Paulen


Lighten Your Gum Color with Ease

Most people want firm, pink gums highlighting their pearly white smiles. If your gums appear dark in color, you may feel tempted to hide your smile. Some people naturally have more pigment in their gum tissue, giving this darker appearance.… - By Dr. Paulen


Get the Snap-On Smile of Your Dreams

Do you feel self-conscious about crooked teeth? Want to find a way to get a beautifully straight smile without the hassle and cost of extensive cosmetic dental work? Ask your dentist about Snap-On Smiles. This dental restoration is made to… - By Dr. Paulen


Do You Know the Types of Dental Stains?

Worried about stains forming on your pearly white smile? Diligent oral hygiene and good oral habits can help you keep your teeth bright and beautiful. But over time, you could see dental discoloration affect your smile, disrupting your dental aesthetics.… - By Dr. Paulen


Can Your Diet Cause Tooth Loss?

Tooth loss can lead to serious problems with the health, function, and aesthetics of your smile. Oral health conditions like tooth decay and gum disease are major contributors to your risk of tooth loss. But you might not know that… - By Dr. Paulen


Signs of Dental Erosion

Your teeth are able to bite and chew your food without issue thanks to their durable outer shell called enamel. Over time, this strong enamel might sustain damage and begin to erode. Dental erosion can happen due to underlying health… - By Dr. Paulen


What to Do About Food Traps

Most of us have gotten food stuck between our teeth before. It can feel annoying, but the bit of trapped food will come out easily over time. If you have food stuck in your teeth, completing your oral hygiene routine… - By Dr. Paulen


Why Do I Have a Scalloped Tongue?

Your tongue is a muscular organ that features tiny bumps that allow you to taste. A healthy tongue appears moist, pink, and smooth. If you notice that the edges of your tongue have a rippled effect, you might worry that… - By Dr. Paulen