A large portion of the population still uses a manual toothbrush.  These old-fashioned yet effective brushes do not require batteries or cords.  You don’t have to worry about them breaking.  They will serve you well for upwards of 100 days or longer.  Here is an in-depth look at manual toothbrushes to help you determine if this style of brush is ideal for your mouth.Is a manual toothbrush the right toothbrush for you?Manual Toothbrushes Clean Teeth Just as Well as Electric ToothbrushesManual toothbrushes clean teeth just as well as the electric variety, when the individual uses them properly. While the manual variety forces an individual to do some extra work, he … Continued
To say that dental fillings are extremely common would be a monumental understatement. For most dentists, this is a staple that we perform every single day, often several times in the same day. Most people, in fact, associate the dentist with dental fillings and teeth whitening. As more patients learn about how teeth work, more people are aware of how cavities are formed and with them the need for dental fillings.A cavity is a small hole that forms in the tooth as a result of bacterial acid secretions wearing down the enamel in this one particular spot. Bacteria occur naturally in the mouth, where it attempts to colonize on the … Continued
While a dental extraction is typically the last resort, people may not be aware of how necessary it can be on a regular basis. Old Alabama Family Dentistry will always strive to preserve the health and beauty of your natural teeth and avoid the extraction altogether. However, we must utilize treatment methods that can save a tooth before considering an extraction.The unfortunate reality is there are cases in which treatment does not suffice or no treatment is available. A dental extraction will be necessary for such instances.Dental Extraction for Severe PainIf you have severe tooth pain or a sudden ache, do not automatically assume an extraction will be necessary. Schedule … Continued
If you are looking for a dentist, give us a call at (770) 475-0603. We understand how frustrating it is for patients who need dental care and are unable to receive it in a timely fashion. In other cases, patients may need services that they cannot receive from their existing dentist. Some dentists do not use the latest technology and this inhibits them from providing patients with the best possible care.In other situations, a dentist may be too busy to see patients fast enough. Whatever the reason for dissatisfaction with your current dentist, we encourage calling our office to see how we can be of assistance. We use modern technology … Continued
When you are missing teeth, it is important to consider how dentures work when compared with other restorations. It can be easy to go with the first dental restoration you hear about, so you do not have to do additional research. However, when it comes to your dental health, you need to take the decision seriously.There are many options to consider, including dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. Weigh every option, then decide which one fits your needs, wants, and budget.Your Basic Tooth Replacement OptionsDental ImplantsDental implants are the most permanent restorations, anchored into place by a titanium post that fuses with the jawbone. The titanium rod resembles the function … Continued
Old Alabama Family Dentistry provides dental crowns for patients that are looking to improve the appearance of their smile. Many people still think of silver amalgam crowns when they visualize this versatile dental solution. While they are still in use and incredibly effective, amalgam crowns have the downside of being made of metal and standing out like a sore thumb. For this reason, most of our patients do not ask for a crownHowever, it is important to know that crowns now consist of a tooth-colored material that can blend in naturally with your surrounding teeth. That means that you can benefit from the same durability and protective qualities of a … Continued
When wondering, “how long do veneers last on front teeth?” it helps to understand what they are and the process of applying them. Dental veneers, which usually consist of porcelain or a composite resin, are wafer-thin shells that are custom-made to fit over the front surface of teeth.When Are Dental Veneers Used?Dental veneers typically improve the appearance of stained or discolored teeth, which can attribute to a number of different factors. The antibiotic tetracycline, as well as a few other drugs, are well-known for causing tooth discoloration. Root canal treatments and an overuse of fluoride can also cause a tooth to change color. In other cases, heavy consumption of red … Continued
If you have lost your teeth, visit Old Alabama Family Dentistry to learn about dentures. We find that many people have a misconception about dentures, namely that they are not natural-looking or durable. Modern dental technology gives us the ability to replace your teeth in a way that is dependable, attractive, and effective. Even if you have an old set you do not like, we can replace them with ones that have a better fit and are more enjoyable to wear. Here is what you need to know.Dentures and Partial DenturesIf a patient only loses a few teeth, then the patient may want to consider partial dentures. We can use … Continued
Chipped teeth do a lot more than ruin your smile. They can lower your confidence which in turn affects how you interact with others in your personal and professional life. Then, there are the potential medical issues you could end up having to deal with if you end up with chipped teeth and fail to get the required medical attention.It can happen to anyoneIt does not matter how careful someone is, anyone can end up with broken teeth. It only takes a small mistake, a little slip here or a tiny bump while drinking something in a glass bottle. Failing to properly take care of one’s teeth only adds to … Continued
How often do you see your dentist? The majority of people fully understand how important it is to see their dentist on a regular basis. Taking good care of your teeth is one of the best things you can do when it comes to your good health, making it a good idea for you to schedule a dental checkup every six months. Although there are some dentists who suggest a dental checkup once a year is perfectly fine, going every six months is one of the best ways to ensure you are taking proper care of your oral health.Regular dental checkups ensure good healthScheduling a dentist appointment every six months … Continued

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