Say “hello” to Dr. Aja Nichols of Lifestyle Dentistry in Smyrna, Georgia. Dr. Nichols provides comprehensive oral healthcare to individuals and families who desire beautiful, bright and health smiles!

LYC: How long have you been a Dentist?

I’ve been practicing for years nine years. During this time, I’ve practiced in Atlanta for four years and spent the previous five years in the United States Navy.

LYC: What inspired you to become a Dentist?

I loved the idea of combining my “inner nerd” and creative flair in the medical profession.

LYC: Beyond brushing your teeth in the morning and night, what other uncommon ways can a person practice good dental health throughout the day?

Great question! If you indulge in an acidic drink (soda, juice, wine, etc.) try to consume it within 20-30 minutes instead of sipping away for an hour or more. The less time the acid is in your mouth, the less damage it will do. Acid is known to weaken teeth enamel and cause decay.

LYC: How can someone soothe the effects associated with sensitive teeth?

A range of things can trigger the twinge of pain associated with sensitive teeth including the consumption of hot or cold food and drinks or breathing in cool air. To provide relief, I recommend patients brush with Sensodyne toothpaste twice a day.

LYC: What gets you excited to come to work every day?

I love to assist someone in achieving the smile they deserve. A healthy, clean smile is life changing!

LYC: What’s the best compliment you’ve received from a patient?

The ultimate compliment requires zero words. I love when patients fall asleep in the chair. It confirms they’re relaxed, comfortable, pain-free, and most of all, they’ve placed their trust in my hands.

LYC: How do you balance work and family life?

My motto is “start early, finish early.” It makes me smile knowing my team leaves the office at an hour that allows quality time with their family.