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Your Orthodontist is Not Your Dentist

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At the office of Dr. Mitzi Morris, we see many patients make the mistake of thinking that they can skip their routine dental visits when they are seeing their orthodontist on a frequent basis. If you’re currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, it’s essential to understand that regular dental visits with us are still necessary. In fact, they are more important than ever! Here is a closer look at why you should continue seeing your dentist throughout your orthodontic journey and how it contributes to maintaining a healthy smile.

Oral Hygiene Maintenance

Orthodontic appliances, such as braces or aligners, can create additional spaces for plaque and food particles to accumulate. Without proper oral hygiene practices, these areas can become breeding grounds for bacteria, leading to tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. Regular dental visits allow us to thoroughly clean your teeth, remove plaque buildup, and ensure your oral hygiene routine is effective, even with orthodontic appliances.

Monitoring Tooth and Gum Health

Orthodontic treatment involves the movement and alignment of your teeth, which can sometimes impact their health. Dr. Morris is a dentist that plays a crucial role in monitoring the condition of your teeth and gums during orthodontic treatment. We will examine your mouth for any signs of tooth decay, gum inflammation, or other oral health issues. Early detection of problems allows for timely intervention, preventing potential complications and ensuring the success of your orthodontic treatment.

Preventing White Spots and Decay

Improper oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment can lead to the development of white spots on your teeth, also known as enamel demineralization. These white spots indicate the beginning stages of tooth decay. By visiting our Roswell dentist regularly, we can provide guidance on maintaining proper oral hygiene, recommend appropriate products for preventing demineralization, and provide preventive treatments such as fluoride application or dental sealants to protect your teeth.

Overall Dental Health Assessment

While orthodontic treatment focuses on tooth alignment and bite correction, your overall dental health should not be neglected. Regular dental visits allow Dr. Morris to assess the health of your entire mouth, including your gums, jaws, and other oral structures. They can identify any underlying issues, such as gum disease or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, which may impact your orthodontic treatment or require separate intervention.

Schedule Your Routine Dental Checkup Today

Maintaining regular dental visits during orthodontic treatment is essential for preserving your oral health and achieving a healthy, beautiful smile. By prioritizing dental visits alongside your orthodontic appointments, you ensure comprehensive care and maximize the benefits of your treatment. Remember, a partnership between your dentist and orthodontist is key to achieving the smile you’ve always dreamed of while maintaining excellent dental health throughout your orthodontic journey. Call Dr. Mitzi Morris in Roswell today to learn more.

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our Patient Reviews

Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

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