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novocaine

How Long Does Novocaine Last?

If you’ve ever had a dental procedure such as a filling or root canal, chances are you’ve experienced the odd sensation of novocaine numbness. While novocaine can help you not feel anything during treatment, the side effects can be annoying. But just how long do you have to deal with not being able to feel

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keto diet

Bad Breath & The Keto Diet

One of the most popular weight-loss diets today is the Keto Diet. Many people find it to be effective and watch the pounds drop off. But what does this have to do with dentistry, and why is your dentist in Hoover talking about a weight loss diet? The truth is, what we eat affects our

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COVID-19 – Call your dentist before going to the ER

During the COVID-19 crisis, dental emergencies are still happening.  It is more important than ever to avoid emergency rooms and urgent care centers for non-life-threatening dental emergencies. Luma Dentistry is currently focused only on treating urgent dental needs.  We will be open 6 days a week and on call everyday for patients in need. For

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nutrition

Best Foods for Teeth

National Nutrition Month, which is celebrated every March, strives to help Americans better understand how eating right can help keep them healthy. While it’s certainly true that what we eat affects our overall health, your dentist in Bessemer wants you to know that our food choices also play a key role in our oral health. 

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woman with bad breath

Why Does My Breath Stink?

Having bad breath is not only embarrassing, but it could also be a sign of a bigger problem. While an odorous mouth is a completely normal side effect of eating something fragrant (garlic, anyone?), your dentist in Columbiana wants you to know that chronic bad breath is something that warrants a dental visit sooner rather

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tongue scraper

Don’t Forget to Brush Your Tongue!

When we talk about a proper oral hygiene routine (and we sure do talk about it a lot!), we often put most of the focus on caring for your teeth. While brushing and flossing your teeth are important parts of maintaining a healthy mouth, there’s one part of your hygiene routine your dentist in Sylacauga

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heart health month

Protect Your Heart, See Your Dentist in Montevallo

Seeing your dentist in Montevallo in order to protect your heart may seem like strange advice, but in fact, there is a strong connection between oral health and heart health. To help celebrate Heart Health Month this February, we’d like to educate our patients and neighbors on just how important regular dental care is to

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smiling woman

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

If you’re unhappy with the way your smile looks, you may be considering cosmetic dentistry. But as your dentist in Centreville knows, cosmetic dentistry is really just a broad term that actually describes a variety of dental treatments that can enhance the appearance of your smile. Knowing what options are available to you can help

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cough syrup

How Treating a Cold Can Cause Cavities

More than 3 million Americans get the common cold every year. That’s a lot of sneezes, running noses, and coughs that many of us will treat with over-the-counter medications. Even though these medications can help us feel a little bit better and relieve us of our symptoms, even temporarily, there are some reasons why your

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woman sticking out tongue

Where Should I Rest My Tongue?

Have you ever found yourself laying in bed, trying to get comfortable, and you randomly think, “where am I supposed to rest my tongue?” Surprisingly, this is a very real and very common thought many people have but may not share. If you’re one of those people, you’re in luck because your dentist in Bessemer

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