Monthly Archives: March 2014

Top Dental Symptoms: Cracked or Broken Teeth

A cracked or broken tooth can happen for a variety of reasons- brittle teeth, teeth grinding, injury. The crack may be invisible to the naked eye and even X-ray, but they can be incredibly painful and create bigger problems if left untreated. If you experience pain when chewing see your dentist. They can diagnose the cause and develop a plan for treatment.
Above article from: MouthHealthy.org
Savannah Dental Solutions
Drs. Chad and Alexandra Schnabel

9A Medical Arts Center
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 354-1366
Website: SavannahDentalSolutions.com

Gum Disease Treatment

Preventing the Number One Cause of Lost Teeth
If gums start to bleed while brushing or flossing, or any teeth become loose, it is important to have these symptoms checked. They are often a sign of infected gums, and this disease can be controlled and reversed during the early stages with nonsurgical methods. Regular checkups also help prevent the onset of periodontal disease, as sometimes these symptoms don’t occur when there is infection.

Gum Disease Treatment Dentist Savannah GA Gum Disease Can Contribute to Heart Disease and Even Stroke
Many patients may not be aware that periodontal disease can have an effect on more than just your teeth. Medical research has revealed that there is a link between bacterial infections of the gums and the onset or worsening of strokes, cardiovascular problems, and diabetes. It is clear that gum disease can result in more serious problems than losing your teeth. As the American Dental Association has determined that 8 out of 10 adults have infections in their gums, dentists are considering this to be an epidemic health risk.
As the bacteria from the infected gums travels throughout the bloodstream, it has the potential to affect your vital organs. The American Academy of Periodontology reports, “studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases.”


Now the Good News
We advise our patients to come into our office immediately with any of the symptoms of infected gums, as once the infection reaches an advanced stage the treatment will be surgery. In milder stages, the problem can be reversed with nonsurgical procedures and improved daily dental hygiene. With most dental insurance plans, both types of procedures are covered.

Missing Teeth - Dental Care Savannah GA Is There a Problem with Missing Teeth?
Most teeth are lost because of gum disease and not accident or decay, as many assume. It is important to maintain a full set of teeth, as even one missing tooth can let the other teeth move or shift. This affects chewing, which lessens the amount of nutrients you absorb from your food. It may also become more difficult to chew, so softer, less nutritious foods will be consumed, which can result in an increase in weight. Speech can become slurred, resulting in embarrassment and less desire to socialize. Eventually, your face will take on a “sunken” look, making you appear much older than your age.
We offer you natural-looking implants that give you a full smile and complete functionality of teeth. We can replace one or many teeth with implants. Your confidence will be restored when your missing teeth are replaced. 


Savannah Dental Solutions
Drs. Chad and Alexandra Schnabel

9A Medical Arts Center
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 354-1366
Website: SavannahDentalSolutions.com

How to Brush


Learn the technique recommended for the best cleaning. From the video library at Colgate.com we have a short video providing educational tips on the best method to brush your teeth.
To view this video in its original library, please visit: Colgate.com


Savannah Dental Solutions
Drs. Chad and Alexandra Schnabel

9A Medical Arts Center
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 354-1366
Website: SavannahDentalSolutions.com

Dentures & Overdentures Dentist

Overdentures – The Answer for Slipping Dentures
If you have been wearing dentures for a number of years and are tired of and annoyed from the slipping, tilting, or wandering, we have a solution to these problems. With overdentures, your bridge or denture is secured with implants. Our dental team will give you a comfortable fit, and you will be happy with both the great look and stability when speaking and eating. They will return your confidence and keep you smiling.
Custom Dentures - Dentist Savannah GA Look Years Younger with Custom Dentures
Dentures may be replacements for loss of your natural teeth, but they do not help to maintain facial contours that give a more youthful appearance. We use special neuromuscular techniques to custom design your dentures. These take into account the relationships between your teeth, jaws, and facial muscles, in order to restore the facial contours that have been lost from aging or tooth loss. We also anchor your denture plate and eliminate all the worry and embarrassment from shifting and slipping. If you want to regain a more youthful appearance and be more comfortable and confident when eating and speaking, please ask us about our custom dentures.
Savannah Dental Solutions
Drs. Chad and Alexandra Schnabel

9A Medical Arts Center
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 354-1366
Website: SavannahDentalSolutions.com

How to Floss


Find simple instructions for effective flossing.
From the video library at Colgate.com we have a short video providing educational tips on how to floss your teeth effectively.
To view this video in its original library, please visit: Colgate.com

Savannah Dental Solutions
Drs. Schnabel, Schnabel & Smith

9A Medical Arts Center
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 354-1366
Website: SavannahDentalSolutions.com

Dental Sealants Dentist

Dental Sealants - Prevent Decay - Savannah DentistPreventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way!
We understand that children may not brush as well as they should. And even thorough brushing may not clean all the deep grooves or contours of teeth. Once plaque from the accumulation of bacteria sets in, decay will develop. Even the smallest amount of decay will need a filling restoration. Let us introduce to you a way to keep this from happening. With an application of a dental sealant to each tooth, the chances of decay are greatly reduced.
Here’s how the sealants are applied:
After all the teeth are cleaned and sterilized, a thin coating of a transparent varnish is applied to all exposed areas of each tooth. A curing light is used to bond the sealant to the teeth.
This entire procedure takes just minutes, and no shots or drills are needed. The whole tooth structure remains intact and it is harmless, yet very effective in helping children and adolescents keep their natural teeth for a lifetime!

Savannah Dental Solutions
Drs. Chad and Alexandra Schnabel

9A Medical Arts Center
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 354-1366
Website: SavannahDentalSolutions.com