A smile is such a simple gesture, yet it holds so much power. It is innately human - a universal way to convey happiness, greet one another and signal that we're nice people. Smiles communicate how we're feeling and are great for breaking the ice or awkward moments. A good-natured smile moves mountains, but if you're like the average person, it may not be perfect. And that's okay. But is it healthy?
Studies from the CDC show that 1 in 4 U.S. adults from 20 to 64 have cavities. Perhaps even more surprising is that approximately 34 million school hours are lost every year due to emergency dental care. For children, missing time could mean the difference between moving forward and being held back.
If you're one of the many people who feel ashamed about their teeth, need preventative oral care, or suffer serious issues like tooth decay, it's time to protect your teeth and gums. Luckily, Merchants Walk Dental is here to serve you with the highest quality dental work in East Cobb, from preventative care to cosmetic dentistry.
At Merchants Walk Dental, your healthy teeth and gums are our passion. Our dentists and hygienists are committed to providing you with the best dental care possible in a comfortable, stress-free setting. Since opening in 2017, we have become the premier dentist in Kennesaw, GA, offering many dental services such as:
As experts, we know how important oral hygiene is for your health. We feel that it's important to go the extra mile to speak with our patients about the best practices involved with brushing, flossing, and healthy gums. We know what an impact a beautiful smile can make, which is why we are so dedicated to providing our patients with cleaner, straighter teeth than ever before.
Having served Georgia and East Cobb for years, we understand that no two patients will ever have the same needs. That's why we provide personalized services like cleanings and root canals tailored to each patient's unique needs. We also know that money doesn't grow on trees, so we accept most major dental insurance plans to ensure you can keep your teeth clean and healthy all year long.
If you're searching for an expert team of friendly dentists and hygienists, look no further than Merchants Walk Dental. We pride ourselves on the best dental care coupled with warm, engaging customer service. You can rest easy knowing you're in capable, welcoming hands whether it's your first or fortieth visit to our office.
Here at Merchants Walk Dental, we understand that getting your teeth cleaned isn't something everyone looks forward to. However, getting regular teeth cleanings performed by a trustworthy dentist is the best way to maintain a healthy smile and avoid serious oral hygiene issues. And while it's easy to avoid the dentist, doing so for too long can be bad for your overall health.
Studies have linked poor oral hygiene to serious problems like cancer, cardiovascular disease, bone loss, and strokes. If you're flossing and brushing at home twice a day, that's great. Doing so is the best way to get a leg up on critical oral hygiene problems. However, getting your teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist helps ensure your teeth are thoroughly cleaned, healthy, and protected.
It's a question we get all the time - what is periodontal treatment? This treatment focuses on your gums and preventing the common diseases that attack them. When left unchecked, plaque accumulates and hardens, forming hard-to-remove tartar. This tartar irritates your gums and will eventually lead to a litany of problems like tooth decay, tooth loss, and more.
During your teeth cleaning session at Merchants Walk Dental, we'll examine your gums closely to ensure they're healthy and functional.
Each of our teeth cleaning appointments has comprehensive check-ups, including:
The only surefire way to prevent tartar buildup and, by proxy, gum disease is by brushing and flossing diligently at home. If you have been slacking on regular brushing and have not visited a dentist recently, your gums could be suffering. If you have any of the following signs of gum disease, contact Merchants Walk Dental to schedule a dental exam in Kennesaw, GA:
If you have had a cavity filled before, you're not alone. Tooth decay affects more than 90% of adults over the age of 40 - a stunning statistic that, in many cases, is entirely preventable. At Merchants Walk Dental, we use composite resin fillings to keep our patient's teeth healthy and functional. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings are more discreet, match the color of your teeth, and are free of mercury.
While fillings can have a few uses, our doctors typically use fillings to âfillâ a part of your tooth that is decaying. This hole of decay is called a cavity. Sometimes, fillings are also used to fix broken, cracked, or worn-down teeth from grinding and nail-biting. Fillings are a great way to restore decaying teeth to their normal shape and function while preventing sensitivity and inhibiting further decay.
During your dental exam at our office in East Cobb, your dental hygienist will check for signs of cavities and tooth decay to ensure your oral hygiene remains in peak condition.
Abscesses- Without professional dental treatment, infected teeth lead to dental abscesses, which can be fatal if left untreated.
Nerve Pain- When your tooth is cracked and left without treatment, it can make its way to your nerve, resulting in extreme pain and damage.
Substantial Decay- If you leave an infection to fester without having a root canal, the infection can spread to other teeth in your mouth. If you don't address the initial signs of decay, you'll have to undergo treatment for multiple teeth.
Tooth Loss- Extensive decay and trauma often cause damage to your tooth's pulp. Our root canal treatments in Kennesaw remove this infected pulp. However, if you choose to ignore the problem, the infected pulp will rot your entire tooth, causing you to lose it forever.
One mention of the word root canal can send shivers up the spine for many people. Root canals get a bad rap, but the treatment has come a long way over the last decade.
When tooth decay and infection are left to fester, it can wreak havoc on your oral hygiene. Often, root canals in cityname, GA, are the best choice for patients with extensively diseased teeth. The goal of a root canal is to save and repair teeth by removing the infection from the pulp and nerve of the tooth.
Signs of tooth decay that may require a root canal include:
When a substantial cavity threatens a person's tooth and fillings aren't working, many dentists will use crowns to fix the problem. A crown is an aesthetic cap or a tooth-shaped covering placed over another tooth or implant for stability. Typically, crowns improve appearance and strength of a patient's teeth.
Crowns are also used to restore the size and shape of damaged or chipped teeth. When used for this purpose, dental crowns are usually bonded to the tooth using dental-grade cement.
During your dental exam and cleaning, your hygienist will keep a sharp eye out for signs of tooth decay, which may require a crown. Benefits of dental crows from Merchants Walk Dental include:
Restorative dental treatments can be complicated, but dental crowns are straightforward and minimally invasive. During the process, your tooth's enamel is cleaned, and your damaged tissue is removed. Once that process is complete, we'll cast a custom crown for your tooth. While the crown is created, Dr. John Bishara or Dr. Milli Patel will provide you with a temporary crown for normal functionality.
Damaged enamel or structural damage can cause pain and sensitivity. Having a dental crown installed will help alleviate a good amount of your pain.
Our dental crowns are made with high-quality, long-lasting materials. With proper care and regular check-ups, they can withstand years of chewing, biting, and grinding.
When you lose one or more teeth, whether due to decay or another factor, it's important to fill the space where the tooth is missing. That's where dental bridges come in. Bridges are essentially fake permanent teeth used to fill holes caused by missing teeth. The false tooth is fused between two dental crowns giving it the bridge concept. Dental bridges are then typically anchored to healthy teeth using resin and cement.
The health of your teeth, their position, and the state of the surrounding bone will help our team determine if bridges are right for you. If not, dentures in Kennesaw, GA, might be a better option. Dentures come in two forms: partial and complete. Dentures are best for patients who have missing teeth but aren't able to use bridges. Complete dentures all your missing teeth, while partial dentures replace one or two teeth.
Getting cosmetic dentures can be a life-changing experience. It often requires physical and emotional preparation. At Merchants Walk Dental, our team will take as much time needed to consult with and prepare you for your denture procedure.
Whether you need dental bridges or cosmetic dentures, we're here to help make your experience as seamless and stress-free as possible.
Dental implants are needed when you have missing teeth, but you cannot or will not get crowns, bridges, or dentures. Failing to replace a lost tooth will cause a bevy of problems as time goes on. For many patients, dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth. With dental implants, you can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. A dental implant serves as a permanent artificial root anchored into the jawbone.
When our team puts a dental implant in place, your jawbone grafts itself to the titanium post making it as strong as your original root and tooth. The result is a natural, beautiful, fully-functional set of teeth that lasts for years.
Establishing healthy dental habits early in life is key for long-term oral health and confidence. The best way to learn those habits is at home and in a dentist's office.
At Merchants Walk Dental, our goal is to foster long-lasting relationship with the families in our community who trust us to care for their children's dental health.
When you choose Merchants Walk Dental as your child's dentist, you can rest easy knowing we treat your loved one just like ours. Our professional hygienists and experienced doctors are trained and certified to give your kids a comfortable dental experience. We like to mix fun with education, putting your child at ease while helping them understand the importance of proper dental care.
Common habits like teeth grinding and thumb sucking can have profound effects later in life. Our doctors are keenly aware of these habits, and work hard to help you and your child develop creative solutions to halt that behavior.
Our pediatric dental services improve the health of your child's teeth and gums with:
Having served the East Cobb and Kennesaw for years, we know your dental needs are unique and different from your neighbor. That's why we offer a variety of dental services to address each patient's special circumstances, from standard cleanings to complex root canals. By using the latest innovations and techniques in dentistry, we can better serve each client on an individualized level, leading to better comprehensive dental care.
We're taking new patients and accept most major forms of dental insurance to keep your teeth healthy and clean without breaking the bank. Contact our office today to schedule your dental exam and learn more about our history!770-691-5051
FG FT Reb KENNESAW ST. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Robinson 21 5-6 3-4 1-4 0 1 13 Burden 36 5-12 0-2 1-6 6 0 11 Rodgers 25 3-8 0-0 0-5 1 ...
Percentages: FG .406, FT .625.
3-Point Goals: 11-33, .333 (Rodgers 3-6, Ademokoya 2-5, Jennings 2-5, Youngblood 2-10, Cottle 1-2, Burden 1-3, Stroud 0-2).
Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 3.
Blocked Shots: None.
Turnovers: 8 (Burden 3, Youngblood 2, Jennings, Robinson, Stroud).
Steals: 7 (Burden 2, Ademokoya, Peterson, Rodgers, Stroud, Youngblood).
Technical Fouls: None.
Percentages: FG .344, FT 1.000.
3-Point Goals: 6-25, .240 (Hunter 4-8, Kayouloud 2-6, Olowokere 0-1, Reeves 0-4, Cooper 0-6).
Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: None.
Blocked Shots: 5 (Cato 3, Kayouloud, Munson).
Turnovers: 12 (Cato 2, Hunter 2, Kirsipuu 2, Olowokere 2, Cooper, Daughtery, Kayouloud, Reeves).
Steals: 7 (Kayouloud 2, Olowokere 2, Cato, Hunter, Munson).
Technical Fouls: None.
EUGENE, Ore. - The Ducks wrap up a stretch of three home games Sunday against Kennesaw State.Oregon will look to rebound from last weekend's defeat to Niagara as well as take the rematch against the Owls. Last season, Kennesaw State claimed a 14-13 over the Ducks in Georgia.GAME INFO When: Sunday, February 26 Where: Papé Field Time: 12 p.m. Watch: https://bit.ly/L...
EUGENE, Ore. - The Ducks wrap up a stretch of three home games Sunday against Kennesaw State.
Oregon will look to rebound from last weekend's defeat to Niagara as well as take the rematch against the Owls. Last season, Kennesaw State claimed a 14-13 over the Ducks in Georgia.
GAME INFO When: Sunday, February 26 Where: Papé Field Time: 12 p.m. Watch: https://bit.ly/LAXVideo Live Stats: https://statb.us/b/457125
THE DUCKS vs. THE OWLS Oregon and Kennesaw State face off for the second time in a rematch from a season ago. The Owls took last year's game, 14-13, in Georgia. Sophomore Gabby Cleveland scored her first two career goals in last season's contest. Kennesaw State enters Sunday at 1-2 after falling to Longwood last weekend.
MORGAN IN THE MIDDLE A focal point of the Oregon offense, junior and team captain Morgan McCarthy is off to a strong start in the 2023 season. The midfielder became the first Duck at the position to take home All-Pac 12 honors, after receiving second-team recognition last year. McCarthy has a combined eight goals through the first two games this season.
» Scored a career-high five goals against Niagara with three coming in the fourth quarter. » Currently carries a 13-game scoring streak, totaling 28 goals in the stretch. » Finished last season with the third-most draw controls in a season in school history (69). Has a team-leading nine this season. » One of 11 underclassmen nationally last year to total 65-plus draw controls and 25-or-more goals.
QUACK ATTACK A season ago, Oregon was able to rely on several players for offensive production, with seven different Ducks recording a hat trick. Among the returners are Morgan McCarthy and seniors Katie Collins, Alyssa Wright and Bailey Smith. Through the first two games of the season, three different Ducks have recorded hat tricks and 12 have found the back of the net.
» Sophomore Lauren Rismani currently leads the Ducks in assists (4) and is second on the team in points (5) after scoring her first career goal against Niagara. As a freshman, Rismani had six assists in nine games. » Senior Katie Collins scored two goals in both games to start the year, the first time in her career with multiple goals in consecutive games. Collins currently possesses the Ducks' second-longest active scoring streak at six games. » Three Oregon players came away with a hat trick in the opener: Morgan McCarthy, Haley Cummins and Riley Taylor. Cummins and Taylor each secured their first career collegiate hat tricks.
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KENNESAW, Ga. – Kennesaw State men's basketball fans can now buy tickets to cheer on the Owls in the ASUN Tournament, as tickets for all games that KSU will play at home in the conference postseason tournament are on sale at KSUOwls.com.
Kennesaw State, currently tied for first place in the ASUN with one game left in the regular season, has already clinched a top-two spot and will host a Quarterfinal game in the ASUN tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7 pm in the Convocation Center against a team TBD.
If the Owls advance past the quarterfinal round, they would a semifinal game on Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m., while the potential championship game at Kennesaw State would be held on Sunday, March 5 at 3 p.m.
Thanks to securing a top-two seed, KSU will host a play-in game in the ASUN First Round on Monday, Feb. 27, featuring either the No.7-No.8 or the No. 9-No. 10 seed matchup, with teams TBD involved in the game to be determined Friday night.
Tickets will be available to purchase online at KSUOwls.com, while KSU students will receive free admission to all home games involving Kennesaw State with a valid student ID, while student tickets remain.
For the quarterfinal and semifinal contest, reserved seats will sell for $15 a ticket, and $13 for youth tickets (ages 3-17). General admission bleacher tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for youth. A limited number of courtside seats will be available as well at $40 each.
Championship prices would go to $20 for reserved tickets for adults, $50 for courtside, and $15 for general admission, while youth tickets would stay the same for general admission, and $18 for reserved seats.
All tickets for the ASUN First Round play-in game will be general admission and courtside seating only, with ticket prices set at $40 for courtside, $10 for general admission ($5 for youth), and $5 for any student from an ASUN school.
The ticket window and doors to the Convocation Center will open an hour before tip-off for all games in the ASUN Tournament at Kennesaw State. Parking for fans is free, and will be available both in the East Deck parking garage next to the Convocation Center off of Frey Road, and the East Lot at the corner of Frey Road and Skip Spann Connector.
The full bracket and schedule for the 2023 ASUN Tournament will be released on Friday night following the conclusion of the KSU-Central Arkansas game.
KENNESAW, Ga. – The Owls are prepared to host their third match of the season against South Carolina State this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on the Betty Siegel Courts. Kennesaw State is coming off a strong road win over Charleston Southern and aims to stay perfect at home.Sunday's match will also be an Epilepsy Awareness match to raise awareness for those with epilepsy. The Kennesaw State women's tennis team will be wearing purple shirts to show their support for those who battle with this disorder....
KENNESAW, Ga. – The Owls are prepared to host their third match of the season against South Carolina State this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on the Betty Siegel Courts. Kennesaw State is coming off a strong road win over Charleston Southern and aims to stay perfect at home.
Sunday's match will also be an Epilepsy Awareness match to raise awareness for those with epilepsy. The Kennesaw State women's tennis team will be wearing purple shirts to show their support for those who battle with this disorder.
Match 5: Kennesaw State (3-1) vs. South Carolina State (1-1) Date: Sunday, February 26; 11:00 a.m. Location: Betty Siegel Courts | Kennesaw, Ga Links: Roster | Schedule Social Media: Twitter | Facebook
Scouting the Bulldogs SC State went 9-9 overall and 4-2 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference last season. The Bulldogs currently have 3 players returning for the 2022-23 season.
The Series SC State is a familiar foe for the Owls, as Sunday's match will be the second in series history. Kennesaw State leads the all-time series, 1-0, as the team beat the Bulldogs 4-3 in a tight match in 2013.
The Last Time Out The Kennesaw State women's tennis team claimed a 5-2 victory over Charleston Southern on Sunday, Feb 19th at the Gary Clark Banks Sr. Tennis Center.
The Owls secured the doubles match point with huge performances by Ji Youn Lee/Sofia Pinedo and Taylor Dean/Sofia Madrid. Lee and Pinedo dominated Marina Skegro/Kassandra Di Staulo 6-4, while Dean and Madrid commanded Tiffany Pyritz/Zoe Cauthen, 6-4.
Kennesaw State sealed four singles points to finalize the victory over the Buccaneers. Dean defeated Luiza Fullana 6-1, 6-2 as Gottiparthy defeated Tiffany Pyritz 6-1, 7-5.
Madrid defeated Zoe Cauthen 6-4, 7-5, bringing the Owls into a 4-1 lead. To wrap up the singles matches Lee defeated Amila Jusufbegovic 5-7, 6-4, 11-9 to give Kennesaw the fifth point to claim the win over Charleston Southern.
Next Up The Kennesaw State women's tennis team welcomes Georgia State to the Betty Siegel Courts on Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 2:00 p.m.
To keep up with the latest Kennesaw State women's tennis news follow the team on Twitter @KSUOwlNation and @KSUOwlsWTenn, on Instagram @ksuwomenstennis or by liking Kennesaw State Owls on Facebook.
KENNESAW, Ga. – After collecting 32 hits on Opening Weekend, Kennesaw State baseball aims to keep its offense on fire as the team hosts Long Island University at Stillwell Stadium. First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon and will be the first matchup in series history.The Rundown Matchup: Long Island University (0-3) at Kennesaw State Owls (2-1) Dates: Feb. 24-26 Site: Stillwell Stadium; K...
KENNESAW, Ga. – After collecting 32 hits on Opening Weekend, Kennesaw State baseball aims to keep its offense on fire as the team hosts Long Island University at Stillwell Stadium. First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon and will be the first matchup in series history.
The Rundown Matchup: Long Island University (0-3) at Kennesaw State Owls (2-1) Dates: Feb. 24-26 Site: Stillwell Stadium; Kennesaw, Ga. TV: KSU Owl Network Game Notes: KSU Tickets: Purchase Parking: Student Center Visitor Lot, East Deck, Town Point Economy Lot - Parking Map 2023 Schedule: Click Here
GAME ONE – Friday First Pitch: 1:00 p.m. KSU: RHP Nick Zegna LIU: RHP Alec Huertas Live Stats | Watch
GAME TWO – Saturday First Pitch: 2:00 p.m. KSU: RHP Blake Wehunt LIU: LHP Ryun Cross Live Stats | Watch
GAME THREE – Sunday First Pitch: 1:00 p.m. KSU: TBA LIU: Ty McInnes Live Stats | Watch
SCHEDULE UPDATE Due to the threat of inclement weather, Friday's game has been moved to a 1:00 p.m. first pitch. Follow KSUOwls.com and @KSUOwlsBaseball on Twitter for more updates.
OPENING WEEKEND SUCCESS Over the last decade, KSU baseball has posted success on Opening Weekend. Since 2012, the Owls have collected a record of 25-14 in their first series of a new season. Last weekend, KSU took two-of-three over New Orleans and averaged eight runs per game.
DIAMOND DEBUTS The Owls will feature many new faces on the diamond in the 2023 campaign. 21 out of the 37 players on this year's squad are in their first season with KSU baseball. This accounts for 57% of the team's roster.
THE BABY OWLS During Opening Weekend, Kennesaw State baseball played 14 student-athletes who were either freshmen or sophomores. The underclassmen consisted of eight position players and six pitchers that took the field during the three-game series. Of the 14, seven were true freshmen.
FRESHMAN PHENOMS Coach Coe and his staff focused on recruiting high school talent during their first, full, recruiting cycle at Kennesaw State. The class features 13 true freshmen and were ranked as the No. 57 class out of 302 Division I programs by Perfect Game USA. Two of these players, Jackson Chirello and Tanner Franklin, were also named to the Perfect Game Top 100 Freshmen List prior to the season.
PRESEASON ACCOLADES Second baseman Zac Corbin was the lone Owl selected to the 2023 ASUN Preseason All-Conference Team. The Jefferson, Ga. native started 59 games in 2022 and compiled a .304 batting average with six home runs, 10 doubles, one triple and 37 RBI. KSU was also picked to finish second in the ASUN Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll.
SCOUTING THE OWLS
Nick Colina – Colina was a catalyst at the top of the order on Opening Weekend. The senior finished 5-for-11 with a home run, two triples and five RBI. He tallied a team-high 12 total bases in the series victory.
Zac Corbin – Corbin set the table for the KSU offense in the season opening series. The leadoff man recorded a team-high seven runs scored and finished the weekend hitting at a .308 clip. He also added a double and RBI in the series.
Spencer Hanson – 'Sauce' Hanson tallied hits in all three games of Opening Weekend but none were bigger than his homerun in the fourth inning of the series finale. The designated hitter tied for the team-high with five hits against New Orleans and added four RBI.
Donovan Cash – Cash, a 2022 Freshman All-American, blasted a home run on Opening Day against New Orleans. The first baseman also slashed a double and tied for the team-lead with five RBI in the series. The Privateers pitched around Cash as he registered a team-high six walks on the weekend.
SCOUTING THE SHARKS
Carlton Harper – Harper put together an impressive series in the Sharks' Opening Weekend contest at Winthrop. The outfielder collected a team-high six hits and three RBI for his team. He finished the season opener with a perfect 3-for-3 performance at the plate.
Connor Price – Price, the backstop for the Sharks, finished the opening series hitting at a .286 average. The junior tallied three RBI and blasted one double for his team. Price is a bat that is featured in the middle of LIU's lineup.
Jake Mastillo – The Sharks' right-fielder hit the lone home run for his team on Opening Weekend and ended the series 5-for-13 at the plate. Mastillo tallied a team-high eight total bases and finished with two RBI. He also was the only Shark to steal a base in the series.
SPECIAL HATS For the series finale with the Sharks, Kennesaw State baseball will wear a special baseball hat designed by longtime KSU fan and supporter, Patrick Vickers. Vickers, who has a collection of over 3,700 hats, has always wanted to design an "on-field" piece of headwear. This Sunday, the Owls make his dream become a reality as they debut a new hat modeled after the 1969-1991 Montreal Expos "pinwheel".
SUNDAY FUNDAY IN '23 Starting this season, Sundays at 'The Shake' will be buy one, get one free tickets. The deal will also include an opportunity for kids to run the bases on the field following the conclusion of the game. Click here to purchase!
ON DECK KSU baseball is back in action next Tuesday, Mar. 1 for a midweek matchup at Georgia Tech. First pitch is set for 4:00 p.m. inside Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium and will be the 29th meeting between the two programs.
To keep up with the latest on the Kennesaw State baseball team, follow the team on Twitter @KSUOwlNation and @KSUOwlsBaseball or by liking Kennesaw State University on Facebook and Instagram