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Painful TMJ or TMD

19 Jan 2018 Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dental Conditions

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…

Suddenly Sensitive? What’s Up With My Teeth?

22 Dec 2017 Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dental Conditions

As you bite you into a delicious ice cream cone, you suddenly feel an uncomfortable sensation inside your mouth. This is one of the most common symptoms of sensitive teeth. Although tooth sensitivity is not a serious condition, it can become an extremely irritating problem….

5 Causes of Sensitive Teeth

30 Nov 2017 Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dental Conditions

Some people tend to underestimate the discomfort that can be caused by sensitive teeth. It is a common condition that often makes eating food a frustrating event. At times, the sharp pain can be felt throughout your whole mouth. Let’s take a look at the…

Reasons to Replace a Missing Tooth

15 Nov 2017 Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Tooth Replacement

There are many reasons to replace a missing tooth, which can greatly affect an individual’s daily life. From the integrity of the jaw, to the ease of chewing a favorite meal, patients should consider all factors of tooth replacement before making a decision. Teeth are…

Caring For Your Teeth During Pregnancy

29 Sep 2017 Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dental Tips

When you’re pregnant, it’s important to continue taking care of your teeth and gums. In fact, it’s a good idea to schedule a dental cleaning and complete checkup before you plan on becoming pregnant, so any oral health issues can be dealt with beforehand. Also,…

Canker Sores: A Pain in the Mouth

15 Sep 2017 Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dental Tips, General Dentistry

Virtually everyone has experienced a canker sore at some point. Although these yellowish mouth ulcers typically go away on their own, there are some that will require medical attention. Let’s check out some of the key facts about canker sores. What does a canker sore…