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How Do You Know If You Have a Tooth Abscess?

An abscessed tooth is an infection that has worked its way deep into the tooth, the root, and even the bone. This causes pus to fill up the area, and it can be very painful. If left untreated, an abscess can cause serious problems or even require an extraction. That’s why our dental office in

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Smile Whitening Options

Have you ever wished that your teeth were whiter? We understand. We all want a bright, white smile that we’re happy to show off to the world. But many things can cause tooth discoloration — from your daily cup of coffee to your nightcap glass of red wine, or delicious tomato sauce to yummy berries.

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Bottled Water & Your Teeth

These days, bottled water is everywhere. It’s one of our most common accessories when we pack our kids’ lunches or our go-to for busy work days. Let’s face it, bottled water is super convenient and a healthier alternative to a can of sugary soda or even common sports drinks. But our dental office in Hoover

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

It’s always scary whenever we hear the word ‘cancer.’ Despite advancements in cancer treatment, it continues to affect millions of people every year. Oral cancer, while not as widely talked about as other cancers, is still very serious and can be deadly. During this Oral Cancer Awareness Month, our dental office in Bessemer wants to

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I’m Missing a Tooth. What Should I Do?

Sometimes no matter how much we take care of our teeth, they get damaged and injured or become susceptible to decay and deterioration. This means a tooth can come loose and eventually fall out… if it didn’t get knocked out due to a trauma like a car or sports accident. If you’re missing a tooth,

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Do I Have Bruxism?

Bruxism is just a medical term for grinding or clenching your teeth, usually while you’re asleep. That’s what makes teeth grinding hazardous to your oral and overall health, because there’s a good chance you don’t even know you’re doing it! Our dental office in Centreville is here to help you learn more about bruxism and

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Can Snoring Harm My Smile?

Your dentist in Hoover always wants what’s best for you and your smile. That’s why if there’s something you’re concerned about, we hope you’ll take the time to talk to us. One of the biggest questions we seem to get from time to time is about snoring and how it affects our teeth. The truth

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Why Eating Right Will Never Be Wrong for You (And Your Smile)

It’s probably safe to say that most people know that they need to eat healthy for their bodies and their teeth to be able to function properly and perform optimally for an entire lifetime. (Well, except maybe toddlers and young kids who would take candy over carrots any day.) In honor of National Nutrition Month,

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Top 5 Ways to Ease Pain Caused by Tooth Sensitivity

The uncomfortable zings of pain associated with tooth sensitivity can be enough to keep you from enjoying your favorite hot or cold foods or beverages. But nobody wants to pass on their favorite treats because of sensitive teeth. At our dental office in Montevallo, we have a few tips that can help ease pain caused

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How To Prevent Bad Breath

Everyone has experienced a bout of bad breath at least once in their life. Whether it was caused by a particularly potent meal, your daily cup of morning coffee, or maybe something unknown, bad breath is something that goes beyond embarrassment. In fact, the team at our dental office in Centreville wants our patients to

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