General Dentistry

Wisdom Teeth: 17-25 Year-Olds Teething Again

Babies and children having their first, and then permanent, teeth erupt aren't quite finished teething just yet. We all have a third set of molars called wisdom teeth that are the last to show up in our mouths. These molars develop and appear between the ages of 17 and 25, just as young adults are gaining maturity and wisdom. If your mouth has enough room for the molars to grow through your gums without any [...]

By | 2018-02-23T19:10:18+00:00 October 16th, 2017|General Dentistry|Comments Off on Wisdom Teeth: 17-25 Year-Olds Teething Again

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

The Clock is Ticking on Your 2016 Dental Benefits

As the holidays approach and the year draws to a close, the last thing you may be thinking about is your dental benefits. But if you have remaining benefits for 2016, this is the time to use them before they run out. Do you need an exam or a cleaning? If you don’t think you’re due for a routine checkup, here are some oral health facts you should consider. To keep your oral health in [...]

By | 2018-02-23T19:49:01+00:00 October 31st, 2016|General Dentistry|Comments Off on The Clock is Ticking on Your 2016 Dental Benefits

October is National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and it’s a good time to think about your oral health. At Alabama Family Dentistry, we want to help you to keep your oral health in great shape, and offer you some tips on how you can help yourself with that goal. At-Home Oral Hygiene You may already know that you should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day, and flossing. People often ask if flossing is [...]

By | 2018-02-23T19:52:33+00:00 October 14th, 2016|General Dentistry|Comments Off on October is National Dental Hygiene Month

My Tooth Needs A Crown, Now What?

More than simply functional, dental crowns can also enhance the appearance of the teeth they protect. Dental crowns, also referred to as caps, help restore both the appearance and the function of teeth that have suffered serve damage or decay. Made from a variety of materials, crowns can be designed to suit any smile. Choosing a Dental Crown Crowns are made from materials such as pure ceramic, metal or zirconia as well as blends of porcelain with metal [...]

By | 2018-02-23T20:00:08+00:00 September 30th, 2016|General Dentistry|Comments Off on My Tooth Needs A Crown, Now What?

The Lifespan of a Dental Filling

When we share the news with a patient that they have dental decay that requires a filling, we typically get a lot of questions. “Will it hurt?”; “How long will it take?”; “Do I need shots?”; “What should I expect when getting a filling?” And they’re all relevant questions. But there’s one that so few people actually ask, and that is “How long will the filling last - forever?” Perhaps most people assume that once [...]

By | 2018-02-23T20:23:34+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|General Dentistry, Tooth Restoration|Comments Off on The Lifespan of a Dental Filling

The Role of a Dental Assistant

When you visit a dental office, you meet several members of a professional staff with different job titles and responsibilities. Dental assistants perform a wide variety of duties and may spend quite a bit of time with patients. A dental assistant could also be unofficially called a patient assistant or a general office assistant, because he or she performs so many tasks and is closely involved with patients. So what exactly does a dental assistant [...]

By | 2018-02-23T20:45:42+00:00 March 16th, 2016|General Dentistry|Comments Off on The Role of a Dental Assistant