4700 Nelson Brogdon Blvd NE #210, Buford, GA 30518

678.730.2005

A Top Buford Dentist 2017
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M - TH: 8AM-4:30PM; F: 8AM - 1PM

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Dry Mouth

Smiling Patient After a Dental Cleaning Buford GARaise your hand if you agree that it’s hot outside! Don’t worry if your raised hand reveals a great deal of sweat, we all have it and can’t avoid it in the hot July summer in Georgia! Have you been experiencing something called “dry mouth” as you are trying to balance the amount of fluids you’re losing with the amount of fluids you’re consuming?

Dry mouth is not simply being temporarily thirsty. Dry mouth occurs when you have a temporary decrease in the amount of saliva your body produces. If you suffer from perpetual dry mouth symptoms it could lead to other serious oral health risks.

When you have dry mouth you have insufficient saliva to commence the proper process of digestion. You also lack the fluids that are helpful in washing away bacteria and food particles off your teeth and neutralize your harmful acids. This can result in the build up of plaque and bacteria, which can lead to bad breath, gum disease and tooth decay.

During these hot summer months, it’s important to keep your mouth wet and hydrated. There are many ways you can do this to prevent dry mouth.

  • Carry a water bottle with you and take sips on water all throughout the day.
  • Chew on sugarless gum to aid in providing moisture in your mouth and to stimulate your saliva glands.
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks.
  • Avoid dry and salty foods.
  • Avoid alcohol and cigarettes.

Be sure to book your regular checkup and cleaning with Buford Family Dental to prevent any causes of gum disease to occur in your mouth. We look forward to inviting you into our state-of-the-art and very cool dental office where you can maintain your oral health and stay cool all at the same time this summer!

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Our Patient Reviews

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 96 reviews

I chipped my tooth at 1:30pm. I called them at 2:20, and they had me in at 3:30pm. They close at 4:30. I was given the option to place a crown on my tooth that day, or make an appointment for another day. I chose to do it that day, and it was done with a smile! It was Dr. Patel’s birthday, AND he stayed past closing to assist me. The staff was very accommodating, pleasant, and knowledgeable about solutions to the problem. I highly recommend this office!

Kamilah B.

I would highly recommend this dentist office to anyone that I know. Dr. Patel took lots of time on my initial visit to answer all of the questions that I had and was very gentle and precise during my procedure. I also had a root canal done by Dr. Finot and it could not have gone any better as far as root canals go. You can tell that he has done countless root canals and the procedure is being conducted flawlessly. Thank you Buford Family Dental!

Kris M.

This place is awesome!! I took my teenage daughter for a root canal, and the dentist was so gentle, she fell asleep during the procedure. It’s a warm and welcoming environment, and everyone makes you feel right at home. I’m so glad I chose this place, and I would recommend Buford Family Dental to anyone.

Tamika B.

Dr Patel takes pride in his craft! Everyone was thorough, kind, and no lectures! They took extra care to be sure I was comfortable and understood the treatment plan. I had minimal discomfort on the cleaning and fillings. We took breaks as needed and they were not shy with anesthetic! They were also on point with verifying my insurance so I knew exactly what was covered and what my cost would be. I'm so happy with the work I had done and would gladly recommend Dr. Patel and Sharon (hygienist) to anyone seeking a dentist who genuinely cares about his/her patients!
They truly have no idea the positive impact they have had on my long road to recovery. Thank You!!!

Serena B.

Buford Family Dental is the definition of perfection! I’ve been looking for a dentist for a couple of years now after being in Georgia and I’m glad I found BFD! Dr. Patel and his staff go above and beyond every visit. The office has been upgraded and refreshed since Dr. Patel and his staff have taken over. Very well trained and educated staff in the building. This is my go to Dentist from here on out! Thanks to all the staff at Buford Family Dental!

Kishan P.

Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. They were able to get me an appointment same day for a dental emergency. They made sure I knew everything that eased going on. I will definitely return.

Jennifer S.

I was suffering from severe pain from a tooth that I failed to take care of, to the point that 800mg Ibuprofen wouldn’t even help. I went to another dentist first and came to Buford Family Dental for a second opinion. What separated them from the others was the transparency. They showed me pictures, x-rays and gave me a lot of useful information to soak in prior to deciding on a root canal. The procedure was smooth, pain free and so far, effective. I’ll be returning to have a permanent crown put in place.

Marshall W.

I had 3 cavities and the dentist did a great job. Not only was the office clean but I was taken in immediately with no wait time. the dentist is very professional and knows what he's doing. I was in and out of the office in less than an hour. I highly recommend this dentistry.

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