Posts for: February, 2015

By Smart Family Dental Care
February 19, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: bonding  

Dental BondingDental bonding offers a simple and non-invasive way to enhance your smile.

While a perfect smile is often something that we wish we had, for most of us there are small imperfections and flaws that often keep us from having that dreamy smile. However, that gorgeous set of teeth isn’t just for the Hollywood stars or rich and famous, even simple and inexpensive dental procedures can give you a better smile. Find out whether getting dental bonding from your Norcross, GA dentist could give you that picture-perfect smile.

About Dental Bonding

For those looking to hide minor dental imperfections, bonding gives patients the opportunity to repair their smiles without dealing with extensive cosmetic treatments. Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored resin (just like the material used to fill a tooth) and applies it to certain spots on the teeth to hide these problem areas.

The bonding material offers a putty-like texture when it’s applied, allowing your Norcross, GA dentist to mold and shape the material just right so that we not only hide flaws but also create the proper shape. Once the bonding has been properly shaped, we will direct a laser to these areas to permanently harden the resin to your teeth to improve the look of your smile.

When Dental Bonding is Used

Dental bonding could be a great option for you if you are dealing with any of these common dental issues:

  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  • To hide stains and discolorations
  • To change the shape of the tooth
  • To cover gaps between teeth

While bonding isn’t right for more severe cases, it can be great for minor to moderate dental alterations.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

Unless we are using the bonding to fill a cavity, we won’t need to use local anesthesia for your treatment. Being a painless, non-invasive procedure is one of the top reasons why bonding is so popular.

Furthermore, it affords patients the opportunity to revamp and enhance their smile’s appearance without invasive, expensive or time-consuming treatments. Plus, unlike with veneers or dental crowns, dental bonding can often be performed in just one visit.

If you are dealing with any of these dental flaws then dental bonding might be the right choice for you. To find out whether your smile is ready for dental bonding, contact Dr. Orson Baek, DDS, MS, your Norcross, GA dentist at Smart Family Dental Care today.

By Smart Family Dental Care
February 12, 2015
Category: Oral Health

The Tooth Fairy has been easing the process of losing baby teeth for hundreds of years — at least 500 years according to one authority on the subject. Her name is Brady Reiter, and while she looks only age 11 in earth years, she is actually a 500-year-old Tooth Fairy; at least she plays one on DVD.

Brady is the star of Tooth Fairy 2, a new DVD comedy also starring Larry the Cable Guy as a novice Tooth Fairy doing penance for questioning the existence of the magical sprite who leaves payment under pillows for lost teeth.

In a charming interview with Dear Doctor magazine, Brady says it wasn't very difficult to play an ancient tooth fairy trapped in a child's body.

“I'm kind of more mature than an average 11-year-old because I have older brothers and sisters,” Brady told Dear Doctor. “It was kind of just connecting with my inner 500-year-old. It was very fun to play a character like that!”

Brady also enjoyed working with Larry, who dons a pink tutu and fluffy wings for his role.

“In hair and makeup every morning, he'd be making all these jokes,” she said. “He just cracked us up 100 percent of the time!”

But as much fun as Brady had on the set, her character, Nyx, is all business. And that's how Brady, who recently lost her last baby tooth, has always believed it should be.

“My whole life I thought the Tooth Fairy is just like Nyx,” Brady said. “They know what to do, they come in, they're professionals, you don't see them and they never make a mistake and forget your tooth. Just like Santa Claus, tooth fairies are very professional.”

Brady also told Dear Doctor that she is very excited to be helping the National Children's Oral Health Foundation fight childhood tooth decay as spokesfairy for America's ToothFairy Kids Club. The club offers kids personalized letters from the Tooth Fairy along with lots of encouraging oral health tips and fun activities.

If you would like to enroll your child in the club — it's free! — please visit And to make sure your child's teeth and your own are decay-free and as healthy as possible, please contact us to schedule your next appointment.