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Benefits of a Flossing Routine

27 Nov 2013 Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Preventive Dental Care

While most adults would not readily admit it, many people do not floss their teeth as thoroughly or as often as they should. It is often thought that brushing multiple times a day is enough; however, developing a regular flossing routine and sticking to it…

Use it or Lose it! Dental Insurance

22 Oct 2013 Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dental Insurance

Can you believe it? 2014 has flown by and we’re approaching that time of the year again- “use it or lose it!” Alabama Family Dentistry would like to remind you that as the calendar year ends, so do most dental insurance and flex spending plans….

Do you have Receding Gums?

07 Aug 2013 Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dentistry Conditions

This is a common problem for people especially as they get older. Often they are not even aware that they have receding gums because it occurs gradually over the years. It also may affect only some of the teeth and could be in areas that…

What is Teeth Grinding?

30 Jun 2013 Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dentistry Conditions

Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is an unfortunate habit characterized by repeated clenching of the jaw, which causes teeth to grind or press against each other. Some people chalk it up to a nervous tick, which is a plausible explanation, since teeth grinding is often…

My Baby is Teething

28 Jun 2013 Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dentistry Conditions

Although, paying attention to your child’s dental care should should begin right after birth, the appearance of you baby’s first tooth is one of the big milestones in your child’s oral health. Teething usually begins when your baby is 4-7 months old. The 2 lower…

What if My Gums are Bleeding?

07 Jun 2013 Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dentistry Conditions

If you are experiencing bleeding gums when you brush or floss your teeth, it’s important to see your dentist right away. While it is perfectly normal for your gums to bleed if you accidentally press too hard with the floss, they should not bleed for…