Dental Health is Rooted in the Gum

We're all aware of the fact that regular daily brushing of your teeth is very important. It's great to know you're keeping your smile bright, breath fresh, and helping to avoid tooth decay with your daily dental routine. Most people, however, aren't aware of how important their gums are to their overall oral health. After all, our teeth are rooted in our gums, which are medically known as gingiva. The gums are made up of mucosal [...]

By | 2018-02-23T18:40:17+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Periodontal Disease|0 Comments

Painful TMJ or TMD

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, connects the jawbone to the skull. The joints on either side of the jaw act like a sliding hinge and work with the muscles near them to open and close the mouth and move the jaw side-to-side and backward to forward. A broad array of factors impact TMJ including but not limited to: swelling and soreness anatomic structural abnormalities in the muscles of the jaw. through the neck, nearby ligaments, [...]

By | 2018-02-23T18:40:55+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Dental Conditions|Comments Off on Painful TMJ or TMD

Thrush in Newborn Babies and Older Adults

Oral thrush is a common condition in newborn babies and older adults. That’s good to know, you say, but what is thrush and why is it common for them? What is Thrush Thrush is an infection of a yeast fungus, known as Candida albicans, which appears as white, slightly raised areas in your mouth. They’re usually found on the tongue or inner cheeks. They can also appear on the roof of the mouth, gums, tonsils, [...]

By | 2018-02-23T22:12:35+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Dental Conditions|Comments Off on Thrush in Newborn Babies and Older Adults

Suddenly Sensitive? What’s Up With My Teeth?

As you bite you into a delicious ice cream cone, you suddenly feel an uncomfortable sensation inside your mouth. This is one of the most common symptoms of sensitive teeth. Although tooth sensitivity is not a serious condition, it can become an extremely irritating problem. Here are some of the most common causes of tooth sensitivity. Worn Enamel The purpose of enamel is to provide an extra layer of protection. If your enamel has become [...]

By | 2018-02-23T18:41:59+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Dental Conditions|Comments Off on Suddenly Sensitive? What’s Up With My Teeth?

All I want for Christmas is a beautiful smile

If you’ve been nice, check out this list At Alabama Family Dentistry, we have experts ready to help you “Deck the Halls” when it comes to the size, shape, and color of your teeth. You will say “Joy to the World” when you see the wonders of cosmetic dentistry offered at our 4 locations in Alabama. Our dentists can transform your appearance in the wink of Santa’s eye. [unordered_list style="circle"] Cosmetic Teeth Whitening/”bleaching”: brightens and [...]

By | 2018-02-23T18:42:32+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on All I want for Christmas is a beautiful smile

5 Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Some people tend to underestimate the discomfort that can be caused by sensitive teeth. It is a common condition that often makes eating food a frustrating event. At times, the sharp pain can be felt throughout your whole mouth. Let’s take a look at the five main causes of sensitive teeth. Worn Fillings Over time, dental fillings can gradually wear down. This makes you far more likely to experience sensitive teeth. If you don’t take [...]

By | 2018-02-23T21:41:06+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Dental Conditions|Comments Off on 5 Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Reasons to Replace a Missing Tooth

There are many reasons to replace a missing tooth, which can greatly affect an individual’s daily life. From the integrity of the jaw, to the ease of chewing a favorite meal, patients should consider all factors of tooth replacement before making a decision. Teeth are directly linked to the central nervous system, which greatly affects the individual’s health. When a patient has missing teeth, they are not just suffering from self-esteem being lowered due to the [...]

By | 2018-02-23T22:26:05+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Tooth Replacement|Comments Off on Reasons to Replace a Missing Tooth

Halloween treats can play tricks on teeth

Tips to Help Kids Avoid Tooth Decay For many youngsters, going trick-or-treating is the best part of Halloween. While putting on costumes can be fun, candy remains a main attraction. Unfortunately, sweet treats can terrorize a child’s teeth. Here are some tips to help kids avoid tooth decay. Consume Candy After Meals Not only can eating candy before a meal ruin your child’s appetite, but it also makes them more likely to get a cavity. [...]

By | 2018-02-23T18:44:45+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Dental Care for Children|Comments Off on Halloween treats can play tricks on teeth

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

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