Dental Tips

Caring For Your Teeth During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, it’s important to continue taking care of your teeth and gums. In fact, it’s a good idea to schedule a dental cleaning and complete checkup before you plan on becoming pregnant, so any oral health issues can be dealt with beforehand. Also, the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can increase your chances of developing gum disease, which can negatively affect the health of the developing fetus, making ongoing dental care an [...]

By | 2018-02-23T19:14:45+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Dental Tips|Comments Off on Caring For Your Teeth During Pregnancy

Canker Sores: A Pain in the Mouth

Virtually everyone has experienced a canker sore at some point. Although these yellowish mouth ulcers typically go away on their own, there are some that will require medical attention. Let’s check out some of the key facts about canker sores. What does a canker sore look like? Canker sores, also known as mouth ulcers, are often confused with cold sores. However, canker sores are found inside your mouth opposed to being on the outside. Cold [...]

By | 2018-02-23T19:15:30+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Dental Tips, General Dentistry|Comments Off on Canker Sores: A Pain in the Mouth

How to Care for Your Dentures

What benefits have you enjoyed since wearing dentures? In addition to your lovely smile, it’s likely you can bite and chew with greater ease. As a result, your digestion may be better. Your speech may also be clearer. To ensure a long life for your new teeth, they require diligent care. Proper handling will also help protect your oral health. Here’s how to maintain your dentures. Handling After each meal, rinse out the appliance with water. For [...]

By | 2018-02-23T19:16:05+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Dental Tips|Comments Off on How to Care for Your Dentures

Painful Tooth Sensitivity to Hot and Cold

Tooth sensitivity, also known by the fancier name dentin hypersensitivity, affects millions of people. Most sufferers feel the most discomfort when they drink or eat something very hot or very cold. Tooth sensitivity can be caused by receding gums or the erosion of tooth enamel, both of which can expose nerves that trigger pain. There are toothpastes available that can help with sensitive teeth, but the best way to deal with the problem is to [...]

By | 2018-02-23T19:30:24+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Dental Tips|Comments Off on Painful Tooth Sensitivity to Hot and Cold

Chewing Tobacco, Snuff – Risky Habits!

Smokeless tobacco may seem a simple way to get a nicotine fix while remaining a non-smoker, but chewing tobacco and snuff use come with their own health costs. Learn more about the health effects of smokeless tobacco before deciding whether these habits are worth the risk. The nicotine fix? For some users, an appealing feature of snuff and chewing tobacco is getting a nicotine fix without the need for cigarette smoke, making it seem a healthier alternative [...]

By | 2018-02-23T19:33:52+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Dental Tips|Comments Off on Chewing Tobacco, Snuff – Risky Habits!

New Year! New Teeth!

Make a New Year’s resolution to achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. This can be the year that you have your teeth repaired, restored, or brightened to enhance your appearance. Fix Chipped or Broken Teeth Bonding: Perhaps part of your tooth’s enamel has chipped off. This wouldn’t be so bad if it were a back tooth. But if you’ve chipped a front tooth that can be readily seen while you’re speaking, your best option [...]

By | 2018-02-23T19:34:32+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Tips|Comments Off on New Year! New Teeth!

Causes of Tooth Erosion

The enamel on your teeth is a tough substance that coats and protects each tooth’s underlying dentin. Tooth erosion can occur when the enamel begins to wear away due to a number of possible causes. Once enamel has deteriorated enough, the dentin becomes vulnerable to increased tooth sensitivity, weakened structure, and pain. Surface Stains The causes of dental erosion are generally chemical in nature and not the result of bacteria or decay. You may already know that [...]

By | 2018-02-23T19:41:06+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Dental Conditions, Dental Tips|Comments Off on Causes of Tooth Erosion

Tell Santa To Bring These Good Dental Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers for Great Dental Health Having good oral health and a great smile involves not only regular visits to the dentist, but daily at-home oral hygiene too. Some big things come in small packages when it comes to dental health and would make great stocking stuffers for the upcoming holidays. One of the most important but overlooked things you can do for your oral health is to floss twice daily. Flossing doesn’t have to [...]

By | 2018-02-23T19:43:01+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Dental Tips|Comments Off on Tell Santa To Bring These Good Dental Stocking Stuffers

How To Prevent Damaging Your Crowns

Dental crowns, also referred to as caps, protect and restore the appearance of damaged teeth. While intended to be durable, crowns themselves can also become damaged if not properly cared for. A look at some of the most common causes of damage will help illuminate the techniques to prevent damage to dental crowns. Injury and accidents Although true accidents cannot be prevented, activities such as contact sports that include a high-risk of injury to the face or [...]

By | 2018-02-23T19:48:04+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Dental Tips|Comments Off on How To Prevent Damaging Your Crowns

Tips on Denture Care

Millions of people wear dentures, from young adults to the elderly. Though it is possible to keep your natural teeth your entire life, life sometimes has other plans for people and teeth are lost. Living with dentures is sometimes a daunting prospect for people who find out they are going to need them, but wearing them can be surprisingly easy after a short adjustment period. When we see patients at Alabama Family Dentistry go from [...]

By | 2018-02-23T20:04:16+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Dental Tips|Comments Off on Tips on Denture Care