Veneers: The Instant Orthodontic Solution for a Perfect Smile

At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we understand that achieving a straight, beautiful smile is a common desire for many individuals. While traditional orthodontic treatments can be effective, they often require months or even years to achieve the desired results. Fortunately, there is a faster and more convenient solution available: veneers. Cosmetic dental veneers are a versatile cosmetic dentistry option that not only enhances the appearance of your teeth but can also serve as instant orthodontics.

Why Dental Cleanings Are Safe and Essential for Expectant Moms

Pregnancy is a beautiful and transformative time in a woman's life. However, it's important to remember that oral health plays a significant role in the overall well-being of both the mother and the baby. During pregnancy, hormonal changes can increase the risk of developing pregnancy gingivitis, a condition characterized by swollen, tender, and bleeding gums. At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we want to explain pregnancy gingivitis and highlight the importance of dental cleanings as a safe and necessary procedure for expectant mothers.

5 Exciting Ways to Make Tooth Brushing Fun for Kids

At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we believe that instilling good oral hygiene habits in children is essential for their lifelong dental health. Dr. Shunnarah and our team are dedicated to creating a positive and enjoyable dental experience for kids. One of the best ways to encourage children to maintain good oral health is by making tooth brushing a fun and interactive activity. Here are five helpful and exciting ways to make tooth brushing an enjoyable experience for your little ones.

Hybrid Dentures: A Win-Win Solution for Missing Teeth

When it comes to rebuilding your entire smile and replacing multiple missing teeth at once, you’ll be presented with the option of dentures or dental implants. While dentures are less invasive and less expensive, dental implants offer superior long-term function, comfort and stability. Deciding between dentures and dental implants can be a difficult decision. At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we give patients the options to have both!

The Dental Health Dangers of Smoking

You may be aware of the harmful effects that smoking can have on your general health, especially when it comes to your heart and lungs. Your smoking habit, however, can also contribute to some serious setbacks within your oral health. Not only can the aesthetics of your smile be threatened, but the health of your teeth and gums may also be in danger.

Should You Consider Sedation Dentistry for Your Child?

There’s no reason why comfort and dental care can’t go hand in hand – even for kids! At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we go above and beyond to eliminate stress and discomfort from each dental visit, especially when it involves our youngest patients. We have a talented and compassionate dental team who welcome the opportunity to care for your child’s smile in the most rewarding and relaxed ways possible. To this end, we offer sedation dentistry to pediatric patients. Here’s a closer look at what sedation dentistry involves, and if it may be right for your own child.

Are Your Gums Causing Your Bad Breath?

Bad breath is hard to hide, even from yourself. While your breath can become unappealing after eating garlic or onions, chronic bad breath may need attention from your dentist. Halitosis refers to persistent bad breath that comes from bacteria inside your mouth, rather than the seasoning of your last meal.

Why You Should Let Your Dentist Whiten Your Teeth

Are you looking for a quick and effective way to boost your smile’s appearance? You might want to look into the professional teeth whitening from a dentist. Even if you brush and floss every day, your porous tooth structure can collect stain particles from the foods and drinks that you consume. Gradually, the whitest of teeth can start to look dull and faded.

It’s Never Too Late to Get a Pretty Smile

Your smile is one of the first features that others notice about you. Statistics from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry show that 99% of Americans believe that our smiles are hugely important to our social success. How do you feel about your smile?

What Warrants Tooth Removal?

You only get one set of permanent teeth in your lifetime, so it can be devastating when one needs to be extracted. While a skilled dentist will do everything they can to protect and save your natural teeth, there are times when tooth removal is necessary or best. Rest assured that modern dentistry allows for comfortable tooth extractions with conservative techniques that preserve surrounding healthy tissues and bone as much as possible.