Proud Smiles Dental

Proud Smiles Dental


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Very friendly service. Everyone makes sure that you are apart of the service. Very pleased with my first visit.
Had some pretty substantial dental work done at this outstanding facility after searching high and low for some months, looking for a dentist that I could trust. Dr Paulen is awesome at what she does and her staff is not only super friendly but do a fantastic job of informing patients on what to expect. Both my first and second visits were more than what I expect. Many many thanks to the Proud Smiles team.
Cant stop me from smiling now

Dr. Brenda Paulen and her team at Proud Smiles Dental offer general, cosmetic and restorative dental services with the primary mission of educating patients on how to achieve and maintain excellent oral health.

Dr. Brenda Paulen, D.M.D., is a native Atlantan and, as a second-generation dentist, she comes from a family dedicated to dentistry. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University and her Doctorate of Dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. After serving metro-Atlanta for nearly twenty years, Dr. Paulen opened Proud Smiles Dental in Sandy Springs, in August 2002, with the specific vision of providing a more personal health-centered approach to dental care. Trained in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Paulen has attended an extensive array of continuing education courses to remain current with the recent advances in dental treatment techniques and technology. This includes courses covering advanced endodontics (root canal treatments), implant restorations, and a special concentration of over 100 hours on treating occlusal (bite) conditions.

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The condition called gingival hyperpigmentation or “dark gums” is caused by melanin in the surface of the gum tissue. It can affect people of all races and ethnicities, though it’s more common in people with darker skin.

The dark patches can usually occur naturally, but smoking, systemic illnesses, and taking certain medications, can also contribute to hyperpigmentation.

Hyperpigmentation presents no health risks, but some people simply prefer to have a smile with even, pink gums, which gum bleaching can provide.


Invisalign treatment cost will vary depending on the length of treatment and the number of aligners needed to achieve the desired result.

On average, the cost of Invisalign treatment ranges from $3,500 to $8,000. The national average is $5,000 per case.

A minor treatment case, such as an adult with orthodontic relapse, may cost as little as $2,000. Dr. Paulen will evaluate your condition and let you know how much it will cost for you!

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Thinking about Invisalign? SAVE this post to know what to expect! 🤝

Invisalign can effectively treat a variety of dental health and cosmetic concerns. If you have any of the following concerns, Dr. Brenda Paulen is an Invisalign provider. We offer this revolutionary clear aligner system for patients needing mild to moderate orthodontia.

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Crooked or misaligned teeth
Crowded teeth

What are the pros and cons of porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are incredibly durable and stain resistant. They also look and feel more like natural teeth compared to alternatives like lumineers or tooth bonding. Some patients may be hesitant about porcelain veneers because they are an irreversible procedure. If this is a concern you share, Dr. Paulen may suggest you try an alternative procedure like tooth bonding which requires little or no tooth preparation.


What is the mouth-body connection?
The oral-systemic link shows us how certain oral disease can affect your overall health. Traditionally, your dental health and overall health were approached as two sperate entities. However, recent studies have proven that they are both intertwined.

For instance, if you have diabetes, a dental infection can impact your blood sugar levels and make diabetes harder to control. When there is an infection in the gums, the barrier between the mouth and the body weakens; this leaves your body more susceptible to bacteria entering the bloodstream. Bacteria in the blood can increase your risk of infection, injury, and inflammation. Inflammation can be harmful to your body. It is imperative to reduce your risk of inflammation to maintain optimal health.

Before and After: Snap On Smile!

This dental service can be completed in a couple of visits to our Sandy Springs dentist office where Dr. Paulen will take impressions of your teeth to be used in creating your new, custom smile. In 2-3 weeks, your Snap On Smile will be ready.

This treatment option can be perfect for patients who suffer from dental anxiety due to the non invasive nature of the procedure: NO anesthesia, drilling or discomfort from start to finish.

During pregnancy, the body experiences many physiological changes that both affect and depend on good oral health. Changes in blood volume and increased hormones can lead to gums that bleed easily. This can lead to Pregnancy Gingivitis. Left untreated, or in the absence of good dental care, many pregnant women experience deteriorating periodontal health.

Maintaining good dental health may not seem an important part of prenatal health care, but studies have consistently shown the connection between poor oral hygiene and an increased risk for pregnancy complications such as preterm labor and low birth weight. Infective bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cross the placenta into the womb, stressing the developing child. The “mouth-body”, systemic connection can affect the body’s role in providing a healthy and nurturing environment for the growing baby.

Dr. Paulen provides personalized dental care and will offer tips for maintaining your gum health during pregnancy. During your routine visits to Proud Smiles in Sandy Springs, she and her staff look for the early warning signs of gum disease and tooth decay, recommending appropriate treatment when necessary. It is safe to have dental treatment while pregnant. They can help you enjoy a healthy pregnancy and a healthy smile as you await the birth of your child.

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NO Insurance? NO Problem!


Proud Smiles of Sandy Springs offers a range of convenient payment options. One payment option Proud Smiles now offers is the Key Smile Membership savings program. Enroll today to begin saving on your annual dental expenses!

Membership benefits include:

Professional dental cleanings
Dentist exams
Required x-rays
One emergency exam per year ( if needed)
Membership discount on other dental services
(including cosmetic procedures)*
Smile consultation
* Some restrictions may apply. Please contact your Proud smiles for details.

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New Patients receive an oral health exam and cleaning for $189! New patients, please call: (404) 418-7734

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Closing Black Triangles:

With the many factors to keep in mind when considering how to best close black triangles in the esthetic zone - we think of the below:

1. papilla height
2. the symmetry to the adjacent teeth
3. if there is papilla symmetry
4. the relative position of the papilla tip to the proposed incisal edge position

After reviewing the above, we were able to achieve the desired look!

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All New Invisalign Cases are Eligible for a $400 discount!

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Maryland Bridges: What Are They And Who Can Get Them?

Maryland Bridges are for patients who want an anesthetic solution that is also reliable for any front teeth that may be missing.

To see if Maryland bridges are a good fit for you, contact us and make an appointment. Call (404) 418-7734 or visit our website

Dental Bridges and What to Expect:

A dental bridge is used to replace one or several missing teeth. The bridgework is supported by an anchor on either side of the gap to hold the false tooth in place. A bridge can be supported by natural teeth or dental implants. When the natural teeth are used to support the bridgework, a dental crown is typically placed to provide additional support and stability.

Dr. Paulen will design a treatment plan that is specific to your needs and goals. Our process begins with a comprehensive evaluation to examine the health of the teeth, gums, jaw joints and other support structures. You may have an existing dental bridge or have teeth that need to be extracted.

A dental bridge can either be removable or fixed. In most cases, Dr. Paulen will support the choice for a fixed dental bridge as a long term solution for missing teeth. The dental bridge can either be supported by dental crowns and/or dental implants. The dentist will prepare any teeth as needed to ensure a solid foundation for the dental bridge.


The condition called gingival hyperpigmentation or “dark gums” is caused by melanin in the surface of the gum tissue. It can affect people of all races and ethnicities, though it’s more common in people with darker skin. The dark patches can usually occur naturally, but smoking, systemic illnesses, and taking certain medications, can also contribute to hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation presents no health risks, but some people simply prefer to have a smile with even, pink gums, which gum bleaching can provide.

The gum depigmentation treatment is a relatively quick and painless cosmetic procedure, performed with a dental soft-tissue laser, which easily removes the brown or black patches that often occur naturally on the gum tissue.

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Going to a new dentist can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be! Here is what to expect on your first visit at #ProudSmiles Dental.

Our dental examinations typically include:
- Periodontal screening for gum disease
- Oral cancer screening
- TMJ and bite analysis
- Digital dental x-rays


1. Significantly lighter, uniform color, most often in one visit

2. No scalpels or stitches

3. Patients report little or no pain during or after the procedure

4. Short healing time

5. The dental diode laser is proven safe for many soft tissue procedures

6. For most patients, the procedure only needs to be performed once

7. Many patients return to work the same day

Have you ever considered or needed gum bleaching? Contact us!

Have your teeth cracked lately? A recent article on The New York Times gives us an insight on why:

"One obvious answer is stress. From Covid-induced nightmares to “doomsurfing” to “coronaphobia,” it’s no secret that pandemic-related anxiety is affecting our collective mental health. That stress, in turn, leads to clenching and grinding, which can damage the teeth." (NY times, 2020)

If this sounds like you, do not worry! Dr Paulen has advanced education and skills with occlusion and occlusal mechanics.

These can deliver solutions that mitigate the stresses and potentially avoid oral and dental trauma.

Call us now!

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Hear from Dan and his dental bridge experience with us at #ProudSmilesDental

Gum bleaching is often referenced by other names including dark gum treatment, gum depigmentation, gum lightening, or gum whitening.

The gum depigmentation treatment is a relatively quick and painless cosmetic procedure, performed with a dental soft-tissue laser, which easily removes the brown or black patches that often occur naturally on the gum tissue.

While dark gums may be completely healthy, many affected patients elect to have this procedure performed to improve the appearance of their smile with uniformly pink gum tissue.

Dr. Paulen offers gum bleaching services in Atlanta, GA. You can request a consultation online at Proud Smiles or call (404) 418-7734 today.

A Dentist Sees More Cracked Teeth. What’s Going On?

I broke a tooth last month! My first root canal and crown. I feel for everyone :( When I reopened my dental practice in early June, the tooth fractures started coming in: at least one a day, every single day that I’ve been in the office.


Thank you for your feedback!
We are so happy we could help bring your smile back! #ProudSmiles

Tooth bonding can be a quick and economical option to address minor cosmetic concerns or to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, or damaged. This cosmetic procedure can be completed in our Sandy Springs dentist office, often during a single visit without the need for an anesthetic.


Jaw Pain can affect your ability to speak, eat, and even sleep. We are so happy we were able to relieve your pain!

Before and After 😁 A snap-on smile is a boost of confidence!

Happy Friday! Today we are open 9am-1pm.
New Patients (404) 418-7734 and Current Patients (404) 257-0091.

We are proud to announce that we are a member of the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber Chamber.

Make sure to check out their latest promo video. Proud Smiles Dental is featured at the 35-second mark.

We had a ball making this video!

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We recently removed an amalgam filling and replaced it with a composite filling. Replacing the old, dark filling with a white filling provided an instant smile makeover.

The composite resin used is a durable substance that will create a lasting seal, preventing bacteria from getting under it and causing additional decay or damage.

This took place in just a single visit with the use of a local anesthetic to ensure your treatment is comfortable. Proud Smiles Dental offers this treatment option for patients who are seeking the look and feel like natural teeth.

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Proud Smiles Dental is proud to be a sponsor of the 8th annual fashion show fundraiser for The Drake House - Roswell, Rockin' the Runway. Funds will help provide a lifeline of supportive housing and enrichment programs for homeless mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta.

For the first time, it will be held virtually on September 10th. 💜⠀

Grab your friends and favorite food, and enjoy as local celebrities walk the runway in high-end fashion. For what will surely be the most fun night you've had during quarantine!⠀

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Treat a variety of your oral health and cosmetic concerns effectively with Invisalign.
Use a more discreet orthodontic treatment option, often a preferred solution for teen and adult patients.
Invisalign, another cosmetic dental treatment offered by Proud Smiles Dental

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As our team is opening up the office today, we wanted to share our smiling masked faces.

Why are we smiling? Because we know, at Proud Smiles Dental, we have been doing and will continue to do our part to ensure that safety is our top priority.

Learn more about what we are doing to keep you safe:
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5290 Roswell Road, Suite F
Atlanta, GA

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 13:00
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