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Oral Hygiene

Patient Education

For appointments and questions, please call Rose City Dentistry at (229) 228-4301.

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About Dental Cleanings

Here at Rose City Dentistry, our goal for you as our patient is to restore and maintain the health of your teeth and supporting structures (bone and gums). We strive to provide a comfortable experience with a friendly atmosphere. We try to make coming to the dentist enjoyable and relaxing. 


During your initial visit, you will meet the doctor, receive necessary radiographs (x-rays), and receive a comprehensive exam. She will then explain your dental needs and recommend treatment to fit your needs and desires.  


Our Hygienists, whether during an advanced or normal cleaning, use skilled gentle hands and advanced ultrasonic technology to clean your teeth and surrounding structures. The type of cleaning you need can vary depending on the health of your gums and bone. A more advanced “deep” cleaning, can be recommended if you have any existing bone and gum concerns.  Our hygienists consider your oral health and overall health very important, and will spend time discussing with you ways you can improve whether it is diet counseling or at home cleaning techniques. 

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Creating a Beautiful Smile

In addition to getting your teeth cleaned, we want to address and discuss concerns and to educate patients on how to improve their oral and overall health. In order to maintain the best oral health possible, regular exams and radiographs are vital to assess  possible problems such as gum and bone disease/disorders, oral cancer, cavity development, replacing worn out or defective dental work, and many other conditions. Catching problems early will prevent bigger problems from developing, which will end up saving you time and money. 


Dr. Ridley also wants to make your smile aesthetically pleasing to the eye.  One thing that sets her apart from others is her ability to improve your smile in a very natural artistic way. She is very crafted with her hands and has used this skill to create beautiful smiles for over a decade. 

Cosmetic Gingival Recontouring

Gum contouring, known as gingival sculpting, reshapes the gum lines to improve the look of the gums, teeth or smile.

Sleep-Related Airway Issues

Take this free quiz to find out if you are at risk from sleep apnea.

Adult Orthodontics

Straighten adult teeth fast and without the world knowing that you have braces! Dr. Ridley offers two systems depending on your needs and desires.

Teeth Whitening

Custom-made trays for at-home whitening. Out of office bleaching regimens can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

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Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous gas allows you to relax during your treatment and resume your normal activities after your appointment! Best suited for cases of mild to moderate anxiety, nitrous oxide is administered through a nosepiece that releases gas as you inhale. Anxiety-free dentistry can help you achieve optimum dental health the most comfortable way possible!


Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Ridley comes from a family of artists. Her passion is to make your teeth look beautifully natural and to feel natural too! 

Dr. Ridley has trained with some of the top Cosmetic Dentists in the world. The way she treats her cases is a very unique process. She takes photos and molds of your teeth, then determines the ideal shape, contour and color that fits your face and personality. Then, she hand waxes your model to the ideal final outcome. At that point, she can impress the wax up and transform it into your mouth so that you can see an example of what your final smile will look like. This is called the smile design mock up. She will look at it with you and discuss things that you like and don't like. From that point, we remove the mockup and set an appointment to start treatment. 


Dr. Ridley is one of the few dentists in Georgia and Florida who is certified to treat SBD (Sleep Breathing Disorder) via The HealthyStart® System. 


The HealthyStart® System is a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, pain-free approach to opening the airway and straightening teeth WITHOUT braces. HealthyStart® is rooted in 54 years of research and experience and has treated over 4 million children around the world. Our system straightens teeth without the price-tag of braces and does more than traditional orthodontic aligners. The HealthyStart® System consists of a series of appliances that address symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing, which 9 out of 10 children are affected by. These symptoms often go misdiagnosed or untreated and worsen with age. HealthyStart® aims to address these symptoms early-on so that they can be solved naturally.

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