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Painful Tooth Sensitivity to Hot and Cold

28 Apr 2017 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,…

7 Behaviors that Put Your Gums at Risk

15 Apr 2017 Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Preventive Dental Care

Although you practice good dental care such as brushing after every meal, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly, there are certain behaviors that can put your gums at risk. In fact, according to WebMD there are some dental habits that can be quite harmful. Eating Certain Foods…

Toddler Teeth: Terribly Important

28 Feb 2017 Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Uncategorized

When adults talk about what they wish they would have done differently in their lives, taking better care of teeth and gums is usually in the top 10. Senior citizens face dental challenges such as tooth loss, cavities, gum disease, dry mouth and other conditions…

Some Hygiene Tips For Kids With Braces

15 Feb 2017 Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dental Care for Children

Children and teenagers who are fitted with braces still need to have their regular, preventative dental care check-ups. Aside from their four-month cleaning and oral exams, it’s especially important that kids with braces also have good oral hygiene habits to keep cavities from developing and…

Chewing Tobacco, Snuff – Risky Habits!

31 Jan 2017 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!

16 Jan 2017 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

30 Dec 2016 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…