Blog Archive

What to Do When You Knock Out a Tooth Aug 1st, 2022

Knocking out a tooth can feel like the end of the world, especially when it’s a permanent tooth. But you can save your tooth if you act quickly.  At Le Dentistry & Associates in Norcross, Georgia, Phuong Le, DMD, Uyen Hoang, DMD, and our skilled team of providers consider a knocked-out tooth a dental emergency. But, before...

Save Your Child from the Dangerous Effect of Sugar Jul 1st, 2022

With all the sugar in a typical child’s diet, it’s no wonder that cavities are on the rise. Not only is sugar dangerous to your kid’s health, but it wreaks havoc on their teeth as well. When sugar is left to sit on the tooth enamel, it turns into a...

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Bi-Annual Dental Cleanings Jun 1st, 2022

While dental professionals emphasize that biannual cleanings can help prevent most dental diseases, about 100 million Americans fail to visit their dentist every year. If you’re among this number, you may be losing more than you are gaining.  Routine dental cleanings typically involve less time and cost than complex treatments for...

What You Need to Know About Removing Your Wisdom Teeth May 1st, 2022

Many men and women have trouble with their wisdom teeth. If you’re one of them, the idea of having them removed may send a shudder up your spine. Why do they need to be removed? How are they taken out? What is the recovery process like? Phuong Le, DMD at...

Ways to Prevent Getting a Cavity Apr 1st, 2022

Your teeth are covered by a sticky coating of bacteria called plaque. When you eat, the bacteria turn the sugars and starches into acid. If the acid stays on your teeth long enough, it can break down the enamel of your teeth and eventually cause holes, or cavities.  If left...

Why is TMJ more common in women? Mar 1st, 2022

For every man with TMJ, nine women suffer from the condition. That means the incidence in women is a whopping 800 percent higher than men. There are many reasons women are far more likely to have TMJ, and seeing a dental specialist is the first step in a proper diagnosis....

When to See a Dentist About a Toothache Feb 1st, 2022

Overdoing it in the garden can make your back ache the next day, and joining a pick-up game of basketball can give you sore muscles in places where you never knew you had them. But when a toothache comes along, it’s not so easy to suss out the cause. Without...

How Long Do Dental Implants Last? Jan 1st, 2022

Your teeth are a two-part system. The crown is visible above the gumline while the root is below, anchoring in the bone of your jaws. While dentures are an effective way to replace lost teeth, they reproduce only the crown. There’s no way for a denture system to provide a...

Cavities and Kids — The Importance of Stopping Decay Dec 1st, 2021

When kids get tooth decay, the process that happens when tooth enamel breaks down, they can get cavities and face other health consequences. Childhood cavities are common; by age 11, more than 4 out of 10 children have had a cavity. Even when your child doesn’t have adult teeth yet,...

Do You Have Tinnitus, TMJ, or Headaches? You Might Grind Your Teeth at Night Nov 1st, 2021

Bruxism is a condition in which you unconsciously grind or clench your teeth. This condition can occur during the day or night. However, it can be more difficult to detect if it occurs at night, in which case it’s called sleep bruxism. If you’re one of the many people who...

A Smile Makeover: What You Can Expect Oct 4th, 2021

If you’re not satisfied with your smile, you don’t have to live with cosmetic flaws or dental problems. At Le Dentistry & Associates of Norcross, Georgia, our expert care team, under the leadership of Dr.  Phuong Le, provides total smile makeovers for new and existing patients. The smile makeover process...

Why Dental Implants Have Such a High Satisfaction Sep 1st, 2021

If you’re missing a tooth, you have many replacement options to choose from, including dentures, bridges, and dental implants. While dentures and bridges have been around for years, dental implants are emerging as the tooth replacement option of choice. Among men and women in the United States who get dental...

What to Expect After Wisdom Teeth Extraction Aug 1st, 2021

Maybe you’ve seen one of the many viral videos. The script is the same — a person saying funny and zany things with their mouth full of gauze after having their wisdom teeth extracted. Before the anesthesia has fully worn off, they speak their mind as their head remains in...

Understanding the Different Types of Braces to Enhance Your Smile Jul 15th, 2021

When most people think about braces, they picture traditional metal braces. While traditional metal braces have been used for decades and have a proven track record, they are no longer your only option.  Phuong Le, DMD, Uyen Hoang, DMD, and their team at Le Dentistry & Associates offer different types...

When a Toothache Is Cause for Concern Jun 11th, 2021

When tooth pain persists, it’s unwise to try to wait it out, hoping the pain will subside on its own. Dr. Phuong Le and her team at Le Dentistry & Associates want you to call their office with your questions or concerns at any time. They can evaluate your symptoms...

Why Early Treatment of Gum Disease Can Make All the Difference May 17th, 2021

Brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups are a standard formula for preserving your natural, healthy teeth. But this kind of proactive care isn’t all you should be thinking about when it comes to oral care. Having healthy gums is just as critical to your dental health. At Le Dentistry &...

6 Tips for Keeping Your Teeth and Gums Healthy Apr 1st, 2021

They say good health starts at home, and that’s certainly true when it comes to your smile. At Le Dentistry here in Norcross, Georgia, Phoung Le, DDS and Uyen Hoang, DDS partner with parents to establish healthy oral habits that can help prevent the pain related to gum disease and...

Noncosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers Mar 1st, 2021

Without a doubt, veneers can give you a beautiful smile. They can make your teeth appear whiter, more evenly spaced, and more uniform to give you a celebrity-quality smile. But, did you know that veneers offer many noncosmetic benefits as well?  Here at Le Dentistry & Associates, our team offers...

How to Prevent Dry Sockets Feb 15th, 2021

Whenever you have a tooth extracted, there’s a risk of developing a dry socket. That’s why Phuong Le, DMD, Uyen Hoang, DMD, and our Le Dentistry & Associates team provide comprehensive aftercare instructions to help you prevent a painful dry socket. Understanding dry sockets A dry socket can develop anytime...

Professional Teeth Cleaning: An Important Step Toward Great Dental Health Jan 28th, 2021

Brushing and flossing your teeth daily is your first line of defense against cavities, gum disease, and other dental health issues — but there’s more you can do to boost your oral health. At Le Dentistry & Associates, expert dentists Phuong Le, DMD, Uyen Hoang, DMD, and our experienced dental...

Common Causes of TMJ Dec 11th, 2020

Persistent jaw pain related to a temporomandibular joint disorder (also called TMJ) affects the lives of over 10 million people in the United States.  At Le Dentistry & Associates, our dental team offers comprehensive care for TMJ that focus on relieving pain and preventing additional complications. Phuong Le, DMD, and...

Busting These 5 My About Traditional Braces Nov 11th, 2020

If you’re considering your options for straighter, healthier teeth, you may want to rethink what you’ve heard about traditional metal braces. Phuong Le, DMD, our orthodontic specialist at Le Dentistry & Associates, offers a variety of teeth straightening options, including metal braces, because of the excellent results traditional braces provide.  ...

What Should I Do When a Tooth Gets Knocked Out? Oct 15th, 2020

Teeth get knocked out more often than you might imagine. Athletes, especially, are at risk, but auto accidents, falls, and other unexpected events can result in trauma to your mouth, including knocked out teeth.  At Le Dentistry and Associates, Dr. Phuong Le and Dr. Uyen Hoang reserve time in their...

When It’s No Longer Wise to Hold Onto Wisdom Teeth Sep 18th, 2020

Do you have your wisdom teeth? Should you? The answer to whether you should or shouldn’t keep your wisdom teeth depends on several factors.  Dr. Phuong Le and Dr. Uyen Hoang at Le Dentistry and Associates determine whether or not you need to have your wisdom teeth removed based on...

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency? Aug 7th, 2020

Your mouth is a critically important part of your anatomy, and when something seems wrong it’s scary. Although oral problems often resolve on their own, sometimes you need emergency care. Emergency rooms around the country see more than one million visits related to oral issues each year!  At Le Dentistry...

Dental Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jul 21st, 2020

Dr. Phuong Le and Dr. Uyen Hoang and our staff members at Le Dentistry & Associates are dedicated to helping you reach and maintain an optimal level of oral and dental health. We are also taking numerous precautions to keep you safe during the novel coronavirus pandemic.  We are closely...

Should Everyone Have Their Wisdom Teeth Removed? Jun 22nd, 2020

Whether you call them wisdom teeth or third molars, the teeth that grow in the back of your mouth usually don’t appear until you’re in your 20s or late teens, and they can be problematic. You may not have any wisdom teeth, but chances are you have at least one. ...

Keep Your Newly Whitened Teeth Bright for Longer May 22nd, 2020

Le Dentistry offers teeth whitening, and we think there’s no better way to improve your smile quickly. Dr. Phuong Le and Dr. Uyen Hoang are both skilled at making sure your smile is the brightest reflection of your personality that it can be.  You’re not going to get the same...

Get a Better Smile and a Healthier Mouth with Dental Implants Apr 30th, 2020

If you’ve lost teeth due to decay or trauma, you’re not alone. However, that probably doesn’t lessen your self-consciousness or discomfort. Dental implants offer two big benefits: a better smile and a healthier mouth overall.  Dr. Phuong Le and Dr. Uyen Hoang are experienced when it comes to dental implants....

Root Canals Aren’t as Bad as You’ve Heard Mar 31st, 2020

The decision about whether you should have a tooth pulled or have a root canal can be difficult. If you’re in pain, the decision-making process is even more complex because it’s hard to think clearly when you’re hurting.  At Le Dentistry & Associates, Dr. Phuong Le and Dr. Uyen Hoang...