Bi-Annual Dental Checkups

Dental Checkups also Detect Mouth Cancer and Gingivitis Alabama Family Dentistry encourages everyone to get bi-annual checkups. Not only will you get your teeth professionally cleaned during the visit, but you’ll also be examined for any potential dental problems. Here are some of the key reasons why bi-annual checkups are so important. Cavities Often times, cavities will cause you to experience symptoms such as unusual sensitivity in your teeth. This motivates many people to schedule a visit [...]

By |2018-08-07T15:12:04+00:00August 15th, 2018|General Dentistry|0 Comments

Antibiotic Prophylaxis to Prevent Problems

Antibiotic prophylaxis is the use of antimicrobial therapy like antibiotics in order to prevent infection complications. It is generally administered prior to any type of surgical incision or procedure. According to Science Direct, the timing and duration of antibiotic prophylaxis is crucial for reducing the occurrence of postoperative wound infection. The administration recommendation for antibiotic prophylaxis is 2 hours prior to surgical incision. Additionally, there should not be any type of wound contamination thus further antibiotic [...]

By |2018-07-31T18:33:40+00:00August 1st, 2018|Preventive Health Care|0 Comments

Smoking: Enemy of Oral Health

The Dangers of Smoking For years, doctors have warned about the potential dangers of puffing on cigarettes. However, many people fail to realize the impact that smoking can have on your oral health. Here are some of the biggest reasons why you should stop smoking. Stained Teeth If you smoke, there’s a good chance that your teeth will become discolored. It doesn’t take long for the nicotine and tar in tobacco to turn your enamel [...]

By |2018-07-13T17:37:26+00:00July 31st, 2018|Preventive Health Care|0 Comments

Over 60? Dental Hygiene Is Critical for Good Health

Good dental hygiene is important at any age. As you age, you may think your days of cavities and regular dental visits should lessen, but the opposite is actually true. Keeping up with healthy dental habits becomes even more important as you get older. Brushing at least twice a day and flossing on a daily basis is a must if you want to keep your teeth from forming cavities, just as when you were younger. [...]

By |2018-07-13T17:41:18+00:00July 16th, 2018|Dental Tips|0 Comments

Six Reasons Why You Might Have Tooth Sensitivity

Do you grimace just thinking about trying to enjoy an ice cream cone on a hot day or sitting down for a hot bowl of soup on a chilly evening? Anyone who is living with tooth sensitivity already knows the way that this condition can make it difficult to enjoy a wide variety of foods. Sensitive teeth can cause you to experience searing pain whenever you bite into foods that are cold or hot. Drinking hot or [...]

By |2018-06-27T18:19:24+00:00June 30th, 2018|Dental Conditions|0 Comments

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 |2018-06-27T16:27:34+00:00June 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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 |2018-07-11T15:48:29+00:00April 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+00:00April 16th, 2018|Dental Tips|0 Comments