Preventive Health Care

Oral Cancer Screening: Call Alabama Family Dentistry Today

Oral cancer screening is a preventative measure to help detect any issues. According to WebMD, screening is used to detect cancer at an early stage and before there are any symptoms. In truth, when cancer is found at an early stage it is a lot easier to treat. On the contrary, once symptoms appear the cancer has already had a chance to spread. Oral cancer screening is an exam done by a physician or dentist who [...]

By |2018-03-02T15:49:59+00:00June 30th, 2017|Preventive Health Care|Comments Off on Oral Cancer Screening: Call Alabama Family Dentistry Today

Be Confident with Your Smile

Smiling is Easy With Regular Visits and Preventative Dental Care at Alabama Family Dentistry There are many reasons why we may not feel like smiling when we feel less than upbeat. Someone dented your car in the parking lot, your kids wouldn’t get dressed for school, no one liked the casserole you spent hours making for dinner, your best white suit shirt has a big stain on it and your meeting starts in [...]

By |2018-02-23T21:00:26+00:00August 17th, 2015|Preventive Health Care|Comments Off on Be Confident with Your Smile

Oral Care and Men’s Health Conditions

Gum Disease Has Been Associated with Certain Implications for Men’s Health Conditions Here at Alabama Family Dentistry, we make sure everyone in the family has a healthy mouth. June is National Men’s Health Month. Studies have shown that men have been found to be more neglectful of their oral health than women. Recent studies have shown that there is a link between oral health and prostrate health, so oral health for men is [...]

By |2015-06-22T21:09:51+00:00June 22nd, 2015|Periodontal Disease, Preventive Health Care|Comments Off on Oral Care and Men’s Health Conditions

Prevent Lip Melanoma

Melanoma of the Lips is Caused by Tobacco Products, Sun Exposure, Virus and Alcohol Use. Annual Oral Cancer Screenings at Alabama Family Dentistry are Recommended. With summer quickly approaching most of us can’t wait to get outside by the pool, play sports or take a vacation to the beach. Failure to protect your skin, especially the soft tissues like your lips, could eventually lead to melanoma (skin cancer). Did you know that melanoma [...]

By |2015-05-21T22:14:56+00:00May 21st, 2015|Preventive Dental Care, Preventive Health Care|Comments Off on Prevent Lip Melanoma

Preventative Oral Cancer Screening

In recent years, dental disease has been identified as an indication of more serious problems with general health. Information is being discovered linking unhealthy gums and teeth with problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. April has been designated as National Oral Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, over 100 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed per day in the United States. Most cases are diagnosed in the later stages, [...]

By |2018-03-07T19:51:37+00:00April 20th, 2015|Preventive Dental Care, Preventive Health Care|Comments Off on Preventative Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Hygiene is More Than an Attractive Smile

Alabama Family Dentistry Recommends a Daily Oral Care Routine During the Holiday Season October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and the holiday season is just around the corner. We tend to think of oral health care as a means to an attractive smile, but it is really so much more than that. Poor oral health ultimately can have a significant impact on your quality of life. In short, if the condition of your [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:34:56+00:00October 21st, 2014|Dental Tips, Preventive Health Care|Comments Off on Oral Hygiene is More Than an Attractive Smile

Why Symptoms of TMD Need to be Treated

Clicking, Popping, Headaches, Pain, Broken or Chipped Teeth? Alabama Family Dentistry Recommends Restorative Dentistry When TMD Impacts Your Teeth Have you noticed clicking noise when you chew, speak, or yawn? Or do you experience pain and discomfort when making those movements? Does your jaw ever feel “locked” after a wide yawn? You may be one of more than 15% of American adults with Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) who suffer from chronic facial pain, including [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:36:17+00:00September 22nd, 2014|Dental Conditions, Preventive Health Care, Tooth Restoration|Comments Off on Why Symptoms of TMD Need to be Treated

Tips to Banish Bad Breath

Alabama Family Dentistry Recommends Brushing Your Tongue To Help Prevent Bad Breath Everyone has bad breath at some point throughout their every day lives, but if you find yourself struggling to keep your mouth feeling and smelling fresh on a daily basis, you know how embarrassing it can be. The struggle with chronic bad breath is a real thing and it hinders many people from fully enjoying their lives because they constantly feel [...]

By |2018-02-07T19:33:45+00:00June 26th, 2014|Dental Tips, Preventive Health Care|Comments Off on Tips to Banish Bad Breath

What’s in a label: know what is in your toothpaste

Preventive care includes using the right toothpaste We use toothpaste every day with the objective of whiter teeth, fresh breath, protection from cavities, healthy gums, and maybe even reduction of sensitivity. At Alabama Family Dentistry, we know that a healthy oral environment can contribute to reduction of stroke risk, heart disease, respiratory disorders and even problems during pregnancy. Essentially, toothpaste should help neutralize overall pH in the mouth in order to prevent acid [...]

By |2018-02-07T19:28:51+00:00May 29th, 2014|Dental Care for Children, Preventive Dental Care, Preventive Health Care|Comments Off on What’s in a label: know what is in your toothpaste

You Are What You Eat: Your Diet and Healthy Teeth

It's common knowledge these days that sugary snacks and fast food are bad for our physical health, but a lot of people don't know that our diet also directly affects our oral health. Sure, most people know that sugar is one of the major causes of cavities. But our teeth and gums are also one of the first places that some diseases manifest themselves. What Not To Eat Foods that are soft, sticky, and sweet [...]

By |2018-02-07T19:01:20+00:00May 22nd, 2014|Preventive Dental Care, Preventive Health Care|Comments Off on You Are What You Eat: Your Diet and Healthy Teeth