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Painful Tooth Sensitivity to Hot and Cold

Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dental Tips

Tooth sensitivity, also known by the fancier name dentin hypersensitivity, affects millions of people. Most sufferers feel the most discomfort when they drink or eat something very hot or very cold. Tooth sensitivity can be caused by receding gums or the erosion of tooth enamel,…

Chewing Tobacco, Snuff – Risky Habits!

Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dental Tips

Smokeless tobacco may seem a simple way to get a nicotine fix while remaining a non-smoker, but chewing tobacco and snuff use come with their own health costs. Learn more about the health effects of smokeless tobacco before deciding whether these habits are worth the risk. The…

New Year! New Teeth!

Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Tips

Make a New Year’s resolution to achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. This can be the year that you have your teeth repaired, restored, or brightened to enhance your appearance. Fix Chipped or Broken Teeth Bonding: Perhaps part of your tooth’s enamel has chipped…

Causes of Tooth Erosion

Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dental Tips, Dentistry Conditions

The enamel on your teeth is a tough substance that coats and protects each tooth’s underlying dentin. Tooth erosion can occur when the enamel begins to wear away due to a number of possible causes. Once enamel has deteriorated enough, the dentin becomes vulnerable to increased tooth…

How To Prevent Damaging Your Crowns

Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dental Tips

Dental crowns, also referred to as caps, protect and restore the appearance of damaged teeth. While intended to be durable, crowns themselves can also become damaged if not properly cared for. A look at some of the most common causes of damage will help illuminate the…

Tips on Denture Care

Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dental Tips

Millions of people wear dentures, from young adults to the elderly. Though it is possible to keep your natural teeth your entire life, life sometimes has other plans for people and teeth are lost. Living with dentures is sometimes a daunting prospect for people who…

How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dental Tips

Your gums are the basis of healthy teeth. Without healthy gums, your teeth will loosen and you could wind up losing them. Keeping your teeth strong is an important aspect of good oral health care, but keeping your gums healthy is just as important. The…

How to Conquer Dental Anxiety

Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dental Tips

Fear of the dentist is not something to be ashamed of. Many people have dental anxiety; in fact, dentists are well aware of this, and that is why they provide assistance to patients who have this common problem. There are many ways to conquer anxiety…