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Help Your Teeth Survive Braces: Diet & Hygiene

Getting braces is one of the best ways to obtain a perfect smile. These orthodontic devices are designed to gradually straighten your teeth over time. However, you must take care of them in order to maintain good oral hygiene. Here are some important tips for living with braces. Be Careful About What You Eat While wearing braces, you’ll need to temporarily refrain from eating certain foods. Eating the wrong stuff can actually break your braces or [...]

By | 2018-04-11T20:40:16+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Dental Tips|0 Comments

Star Athlete: Dental Tips

Don't Let the Competition Ruin Your Smile: Dental Tips for Athletes Whether you’re a star athlete or simply enjoy participating in sports, caring for your teeth should remain a top priority. You don’t want to ruin your beautiful smile. Here are some important dental tips for athletes. Always Wear a Mouth Guard Even if you consider yourself to be an especially tough competitor, don’t take chances by failing to wear a mouth guard. From rugby [...]

By | 2018-03-23T15:31:55+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Dental Tips|0 Comments

Wisdom Teeth: Let Them Go!

Most of us have our third set of molars break through the gums between the ages of 17 and 21. We're thought to be older and wiser by the time we reach our late teens and early twenties, giving these molars the well-known nickname "wisdom teeth." You may be wondering why these extra teeth erupt so long after your other permanent teeth have already been set in place. Wisdom teeth actually begin to develop when [...]

By | 2018-03-14T18:59:10+00:00 March 7th, 2018|General Dentistry|0 Comments

Dangers of Dry Mouth

Contrary to popular belief, dry mouth is more than just an uncomfortable feeling of thirst. From smoking to certain medications, there are a variety of different things that can lead to dry mouth. It’s definitely a condition that you should take serious. Here are some of the biggest dangers of dry mouth. Gum Disease If you’re dealing with a dry mouth condition, Alabama Family Dentistry urges you to take action as soon as possible. Failing [...]

By | 2018-02-27T17:42:51+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Dental Conditions|0 Comments

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 | 2018-03-14T19:27:43+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 | 2018-02-28T17:49:42+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 | 2018-02-28T17:54:02+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. Cosmetic Teeth Whitening/Bleaching: brightens and whitens your [...]

By | 2018-03-02T18:03:01+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 | 2018-02-28T18:33:09+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Dental Conditions|Comments Off on 5 Causes of Sensitive Teeth