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Bad Habits That Can Wreck Your Teeth

You probably have a few bad habits and routines you've become accustomed to doing, often without even thinking about them. Some of these bad habits can be damaging your teeth and even your overall oral health. Smoking and Your Teeth For example, smoking is bad habit for many people. Not only can smoking cause lung cancer, but it can also place you at risk for oral cancer and gum disease. Smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco [...]

By | 2018-06-08T21:22:34+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Dental Tips|0 Comments

Best Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a wide variety of dental treatments Cosmetic dentistry strives to enhance your smile and improve the appearance of your teeth. Compared to past cosmetic dentistry procedures, today’s art is greatly advanced. In fact, according to MedlinePlus, the art of cosmetic dentistry is much different than orthodontic treatment such as straightening teeth with braces or other devices. Some of the procedures include: Bleaching for whiter teeth Eliminating gaps between teeth Reshaping mismatched teeth for [...]

By | 2018-06-01T15:37:51+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Cosmetic Dentistry|0 Comments

Why Flossing is Important

Why You Really Need to Floss? Many people find that the most tedious and unpleasant part of daily oral hygiene is flossing. A lot of patients ask if flossing is really necessary. The simple fact is that if you don’t floss to remove food particles between your teeth, they aren’t going to go away by themselves without first breaking down and causing the spread of bacteria, and that is very likely to cause gum disease [...]

By | 2018-05-23T20:22:19+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Dental Tips|0 Comments

How Important Is Dental Hygiene For Expectant Moms?

With all that you have to monitor and prepare for during pregnancy, taking care of your dental hygiene may be very low on your to-do list. The truth, however, is that caring for your teeth and gums both before and during pregnancy plays a very important role in both your and your baby's overall health. As you're probably already aware, pregnancy causes a variety of hormonal changes in your system. These bodily adjustments place you [...]

By | 2018-04-17T20:22:40+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Dental Tips|0 Comments

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