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.

Is Gum Disease on Your Radar?

When considering your personal oral health, it’s easy to only think about your teeth and how they look or feel. But what about your gums? The gums are the framework of your smile! When these soft tissues are ignored or neglected, however, it can pose serious risks to your dental health and overall health. Is gum disease on your radar?

The Remarkable Success Rate of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth or support a full arch of dentures. Implant dentistry allows patients to achieve unrivaled stability in their prosthetic teeth while also preventing bone loss in the jaw. At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer complete implants dentistry, which includes surgically placing your implant as well as attaching your implant restoration. Our office can even handle your dental implant repairs – although implant failure is quite rare!

When Your Teeth Grinding Needs a Dentist

Do you grind or clench your teeth? Some people do it when they are stressed. Others do it unknowingly while they are asleep. It is even common for athletes to do it during intense play. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is something that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later due to the damage it can bring to your oral health. While it may be a subconscious response, your teeth grinding habit can also be caused by an imbalanced bite or other dental issue that needs attention.

Clear Aligners Vs. Metal Braces

Are you an adult who wishes they had braces as a kid? Maybe you did undergo orthodontic treatment, but your teeth have shifted as you’ve aged? If you want a straight, healthy smile without wearing uncomfortable metal braces, you’ll want to consider a new approach to orthodontics using clear aligner therapy. At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we proudly offer eCligners as a discreet and comfortable ways to straighten the smiles of adult patients.

Plaque and Tartar: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to plaque and tartar, you’ve likely heard the two terms together. However, contrary to popular belief, plaque and tartar are not the same thing. In fact, understanding their key differences can significantly impact the way you care for your teeth.

Tips to Combat Chronic Snoring

Nearly everyone will snore at one point or another in their life. Whether you have a bad cold or had one too many glasses of wine before bed, snoring can occur when there are any obstructions in the nasal passages or near the airway. Chronic snoring, however, means you snore more nights than not. In fact, some chronic snorers rarely go through a night without creating a rhythmic noise to announce their slumber.

Does Your Dental Problem Need Emergency Care?

Dental issues aren’t always predictable. Whether you woke up with sudden tooth pain or your child knocked out a tooth on the playground, you may need to see a dentist before your next scheduled visit. In fact, you may need to see a dentist immediately!

Dental Bonding is an Easy Smile Makeover

When you consider a smile makeover with your dentist, you likely imagine yourself undergoing lengthy, costly or invasive dental procedures to achieve a beautiful smile. The truth is, not all smile makeovers require a big sacrifice of your time and wallet. In fact, cosmetic dental bonding is one of the easiest ways to enhance your smile appearance, especially when you only need minor corrections within your front teeth.