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Diabetes Awareness Month

November is recognized as National Diabetes Awareness Month and serves to raise awareness of diabetes, other health problems associated with the disease, and the importance of regulation. In fact, one of the little-known facts about diabetes is that it directly relates to oral health. Our dental office in Hoover wants to help do our part

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Top Tips to Stop Smoking

Quitting smoking may be one of the hardest things some people ever have to do. But the health benefits of kicking the habit sooner rather than later are worth the effort. This November, the American Cancer Society is sponsoring the Great American Smokeout to help provide smokers with tools and tips to help them stop

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Is Chewing Gum Good for Teeth?

Gum may be your go-to fix to temporarily get rid of bad breath. Or maybe you just like to chew gum and there’s always a pack nearby. But is this sweet treat good for your teeth and overall oral health? Our dental office in Montevallo has the answer. Gum Can Be Good, But Not All

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These Treats Are Worse for Teeth Than Candy

When it comes to candy-filled holidays like Halloween, we usually caution our patients to enjoy sweet snacks and candy in moderation. And with good reason. It should come as no surprise that sugar is one of those things that concerns the team at our dental office in Centreville. After all, sugar is a dentist’s worst

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Join Us In Celebrating Our Dental Hygienists!

It’s National Dental Hygiene Month at our Bessemer dental office and dental offices around the country! This celebration is dedicated to all dental hygienists and serves to recognize these valued team members and everything they do to keep our patients healthy. These 31 days are also for promoting the importance of good hygiene for oral

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How to Stop a Toothache

Nobody ever wants to experience the pain and discomfort of a toothache. But the truth is, toothaches can happen to anyone, and they can come without warning. While the best way to treat a toothache is to see your dentist in Montevallo as quickly as you can, there are some things you can do before

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“How Do I Cure Bad Breath?”

Bad breath is an incredibly common thing that we hear about everyday at our dental office in Centreville. Affecting nearly 80 million Americans, bad breath can be embarrassing and affect the lives of those who have it. But bad breath sufferers don’t need to live that way forever. There are things they can do at

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Are Gum Disease and Gingivitis the Same Thing?

At our dental office in Hoover we’re often asked if gum disease and gingivitis are the same thing. It’s a common misconception regarding a serious disease that can have serious consequences if left untreated, and we’d like to clarify the difference. Defining Gum Disease Gum disease at its core is an infection in the gums

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Can Whole Grains Keep Smiles Healthy?

Eating a healthy dose of whole grains every day can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, and even cancer. But there’s another lesser known benefit of whole grains that our dental office in Bessemer wants you to know about. Research has shown that a diet rich in whole grains can reduce the

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