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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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