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Austell Dental Day 2016

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Austell Georgia Dentist | 0 comments

Austell Dental Day 2016

Austell Dentist Dental DayAustell Dentists, Dr. Tia Thomas, Dr. Mark Martindale, and Dr. Ross Levine of East West Family Dental and West Cobb Smiles of Austell, Georgia are teaming up for our 1st Annual Austell Dental Day, Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 6am to 4pm.  New patients will receive exams, cleanings, fillings, and extractions.  The cost is $99 per procedure on a first come, first serve basis.

Dr. Tia Thomas

Dr. Thomas grew up in Valdosta, GA where she attended Valdosta State University graduating Magna Cum Laude. Afterwards, she attended the Medical College of Georgia where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2007.

Prior to joining West Cobb Smiles, Dr. Thomas practiced as an associate dentist for several years. She has resided in the Metro Atlanta area for the past seven years and is an active member of the American Dental Association, Hinman Dental Society, North Georgia Dental Society, American Orthodontic Society, and the Georgia Dental Association.

Dr. Thomas is a strong advocate of comprehensive dental care and believes teeth should not only be beautiful but healthy as well. She completes several continuing education courses each year in order to provide her patients the highest standard of care.

In her free time, Dr. Thomas enjoys spending time with family, friends, and participating in personal fitness.

Dr. Mark Martindale

Dr. Mark Martindale grew up in Queens, NY where he attended SUNY Stony Brook graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He then attended Meharry Medical College and earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2006. After graduating dental school, Dr. Martindale completed his residency program at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Miami, Florida.

As a third generation dentist (grandfather and uncle), Dr. Martindale enjoys all aspects of family dentistry and understands that every person is unique. He strives to treat his patients with the same quality, concern, and compassion as he would wish his own family to be treated.

Dr. Martindale is a member of the Georgia Dental Association, American Dental Association, North Georgia Dental Society, Hinman Dental Society, Southern Crescent Study Club and a Volunteer Dentist at the Ben Massell Clinic.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Martindale and his wife Johanne have three young boys. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys football, boxing, basketball, and lifting weights.

Dr. Ross Levine

Dr. Levine grew up nearby in Alpharetta, Georgia. He earned his undergraduate degree with highest honors from Georgia Tech, his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine (formerly MCG), and completed his residency in general dentistry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with an emphasis on cosmetic, digital, and sports dentistry.

While attending GRU/MCG, Dr. Levine co-founded Dentists for Della, a nationally recognized oral care program for war veterans at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home. He also received the Geriatric Dentistry Award for excellence in knowledge and service to the geriatric population. Dr. Levine was inducted into the Alpha Upsilon Phi Honors Society for leadership and philanthropic service to the Medical College of Georgia. During his time in Ann Arbor, Dr. Levine was a team dentist for the University of Michigan Wolverines hockey team. In addition, he has been a dental screener at the Special Olympics and treasurer for the Give-A-Smile Foundation.

Dr. Levine is an active member of several dental organizations including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Outside of dentistry, He serves on the young professional board of ORT, a non-profit that offers skills and training to impoverished communities. Dr. Levine enjoys a wide variety of hobbies including traveling, skiing, tennis, and kickball. He loves live music and is a fan of Georgia Tech football.

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Austell Dentist: Dr. Tia Thomas

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Austell Georgia Dentist | 0 comments

Austell Dentist: Dr. Tia Thomas

Austell DentistAustell Dentist, Dr. Tia Thomas, grew up in Valdosta, Georgia and attended Valdosta State University graduating Magna Cum Laude.  Afterwards, Dr. Thomas attended the Medical College of Georgia where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine, DDM, in 2007.

Prior to joining East West Family Dental, Dr. Thomas practiced as an associate dentist for several years with the desire to have her own dental practice.  She has resided in the Metro Atlanta area for the past seven years and is an active member of the American Dental Association, Hinman Dental Society, North Georgia Dental Society, American Orthodontic Society, and the Georgia Dental Association.

Dr. Thomas is a strong advocate of comprehensive dental care and believes teeth should not only be beautiful but healthy as well. She completes several continuing education courses each year in order to provide her patients the highest standard of care.

In her free time, Dr. Thomas enjoys spending time with family, friends, and participating in personal fitness.

East West Family Dental of Austell, Georgia

Welcome to your home for high-quality, compassionate dental care in Austell, Georgia! Dr. Tia Thomas and staff are happy that you are here to learn more about our dental practice or to request your next visit.

Whether you live in Austell, Mableton, Smyrna, or Marietta, we are happy that you have chosen East West Family Dental to brighten your smile.

We are proud to offer comprehensive dental care for the entire family.  Our dental services includegeneral dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, teeth cleaning, teeth whitening (Zoom! Teeth Whitening and KöR Teeth Whitening), dental implants, crowns, and orthodontics.

Call us at (678) 384-1020 or use our Contact Us page to make your next appointment.

Our Austell Dental Practice:

If this is your first time to our Austell dental practice, you will soon discover that we truly care for your dental health and as our valued patient.  Patients become our friends and eventually a member of our own family.  You will find that we offer a warm, family friendly environment with convenient scheduling to meet your needs.

We are proud of our office which fully utilize state of the art equipment.  We have a modern sterilization system that surpasses OSHA requirements. The source of water for our dental units is distilled water (bottled water) which removes any chances for contamination from regular tap water such as that used in most dental offices.

We provide gentle, family oriented dental care to the adults and children of the Austell community and surrounding areas. We utilize the best equipment sterilization techniques available to dentists. In addition to general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, we work with specialists in Periodontics (gum diseases), Implant dentistry and Endodontics (root canal treatments) and other specialists. You will find that we emphasize comprehensive personalized care, quality services and preventive dentistry.

Our dental practice is conveniently located at 2495 East West Connector, Austell, GA, in the plaza in front of the old BJ’s Wholesale Club, just a few blocks from Wellstar Cobb Hospital, across from Tramore Park.

You will find our office hours, posted to the right, along with our social media links where you will often find additional discounts and savings.  So, make sure you follow us or like our page!

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Spring Break 2016

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Austell Georgia Dentist | 0 comments

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Austell Dentist:  Spring Break 2016 is coming up the first week of April for most of Austell, Cobb County Georgia and this is a great time to schedule your teeth cleaning, fillings, crows, teeth whitening, and annual check-ups.  We have it all at East West Family Dental of Austell Georgia.

We are accepting new patients, with or without dental insurance, and have dental financing plans available to help most families.  Dentist, Dr. Tia Thomas and staff are willing to work with your schedule and do their best to meet your dental appointment needs.

According to a recent article on www.colgate.com, they said people should go to the dentist twice a year for checkups and cleaning because cavities and gum disease are preventable.

Colgate is correct!  Dr. Thomas and staff see the benefits of twice a year check-ups and twice a year teeth cleanings.  The benefits are very measurable and can save patients pain, time, money, embarrassment, and their health.

Enjoy your spring break and be sure to keep up on your appointments with Austell Dentist, Dr. Tia Thomas of East West Family Dental, 2495 East-West Connector, Austell, Georgia 30106.

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Austell Dentist Near Me

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Austell Georgia Dentist | 0 comments

Austell Dentist Near Me

If you live or work in Austell, Marietta, Powder Springs, Smyrna, Georgia or West Cobb County Georgia, we are the dentist near you.  We are conveniently located at 2495 East West Connector, Austell, Georgia in the plaza in front of the old BJ’s Wholesale, across from Tramore Park, down the street from Wellstar Cobb Hospital at Austell Road and the East West Connector.

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We receive a lot of calls from new patients that have no insurance but have an emergency or need dental care.  We are more than prepared to work with patients without dental insurance coverage.  We work with several companies that offer dental financing and we often have discounts or coupons that will help reduce the cost of your dental care.

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We work with several companies that offer dental financing that pays the cost of our services, allowing you time to pay them in return.

 

 

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Austell Georgia Dentist

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Austell Georgia Dentist | 0 comments

East West Family Dental

Austell Georgia Dentist, Dr. Tia Thomas is now accepting new patients at the East West Family Dental practice at 2495 East-West Connector in Austell, Georgia.  East West Family Dental accepts all major insurance carriers, private pay and offers payment plans though CareCredit and iCare Financial Patient Credit.

At East West Family Dental, you will find a clean, warm and friendly environment, modern technology, experienced staff and personalized care.  If you are looking for a dentist in Austell, consider Dr. Thomas and her staff and schedule an appointment by calling, (678) 384-1020.  Our staff speaks English and Spanish and will do everything to make your dental experience pleasant.

We handle general dentistry, such as, regular teeth cleaning, fillings, crowns, implants, dentures, x-rays, and much more.  We specialize in Family Dental and can care for children, parents, grandparents, and you.  If you are having a dental emergency, pain or a cosmetic concern, please let our staff know your needs when you call.

 

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Posted by on Mar 12, 2016 in Dental Tips | Comments Off on

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How to Floss Your Teeth

The surfaces between teeth are not easily accessible by toothbrush; therefore, the best way to clean them is by flossing. The ideal frequency for flossing is like brushing: ideally after each meal, though one time a day (before going to bed) is the minimum necessary.

To start, cut a piece of dental floss (approximately 2 feet). Wrap both sides of the floss around your middle fingers. Using your index and thumb, glide the floss in between all of your teeth one by one. When flossing, make sure you are not cutting your gums. The goal is to clean the teeth surfaces, not the gums. In the space in between the teeth, press the floss against each side of the tooth (hug the tooth) and gently move it back and forth and up and down. Then move to the opposite surface of the adjacent tooth.

If you have any questions about flossing your teeth and you live in Austell or the surrounding area, give us a call today!

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Posted by on Mar 12, 2016 in Dental Tips | Comments Off on

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How to brush your teeth
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How to Brush Your Teeth

The first step is to choose a good toothbrush. You always want to use a soft brush with a small head. A soft brush is hard enough to remove plaque, yet gentle enough not to damage your teeth or gums.

The next step is to select good toothpaste. In general, any toothpaste that contains Fluoride will do the job, unless you have special needs that are determined by your dentist. Two of the best brands of toothpaste are Colgate Total and Crest Multicare.

The first rule of brushing is to start from a specific location and work your way to the opposite side, continuing all the way through the whole mouth so that you end where you started. This way you won’t miss any area. Usually a pea-sized amount of toothpaste is enough. An adequate brushing should take at least 2 minutes and preferably around 4 minutes.

 

There are a variety of techniques for brushing your teeth, but one of the most popular ones is described here:

Hold the brush at a 45 degree angle toward the teeth and gums. Gently press against the gums so the tips of the bristles go in between the gum and the teeth. Then apply a few lateral strokes and roll the brush down to sweep the plaque away from the teeth and the gum. Repeat this motion 6 to 10 times and move on to the next area of 2 to 3 teeth. If your mouth is full of foam, spit it out and continue brushing. Your brushing is completed when you have brushed all the surfaces of your teeth, not when your mouth is full! On chewing surfaces, short strokes work best to get the plaque out of the grooves and pits. When brushing the back side of your front teeth, hold your brush vertically to be able to reach the teeth better.

As far as frequency of brushing is concerned, ideally you want to brush your teeth after each meal. But if you can’t, brush at least twice a day – after breakfast and before going to bed. If you live in or around Austell, give us a call today to schedule your oral health evaluation exam.

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