eCligner For The Win!

It’s football season and nobody likes it when the team loses. Winning rules when it comes to college football. So, let’s talk about eCligner in football terms, because we like to have a little fun around here at Montevallo Family Dentistry.

Flossing And Fine Motor Skills

Dr. Shunnarah would like to remind his patients that it’s important to floss one time a day. The American Dental Association recommends this frequency of flossing as well. This process may help prevent gum disease and cavities and removes plaque.

Keeping Your Oral Appliance Intact

At Montevallo Family Dentistry, Dr. Shunnarah utilizes several types of oral appliances. eCligner clear aligner trays are used to correct misaligned or gapped teeth. Other custom oral appliances will help with sleep apnea, snoring, teeth grinding and TMJ.

What To Do After Your Wisdom Teeth Removal

At Montevallo Family Dentistry, Dr. Shunnarah has the expertise to remove your wisdom teeth with professional and comfortable methods that will give you a peace of mind that you (or your teen) are in good hands. It’s important that you are prepared in the event that you or a member of your family needs this procedure.

Your Picky Eater

Do you have a picky eater in your family? Most families have at least one of them. All families have preferential eaters. What is the difference between picky and preferential eaters? A preference likes one food item over another. Picky has a more extreme meaning when discussing preferences. Picky can be the extent of too choosey or careful about food options.

Your Dental Visit And Periodontal Charts

Your twice a year dental visit is a time to get your teeth evaluated and cleaned. They are vital to keeping your teeth healthy and well. During your visit there may be things that happen that you don’t understand. For example, you may be trying to understand the coincidence as to how it seems like the hygienist always asks you what your plans are for the weekend while their hands are in your mouth.

Setting Your Dental Intentions

Do you enjoy yoga? If you do, you know that one phrase used often at the beginning of classes is to “set your intentions.” This phrase is repeated each class to help you get into the right mindset for the practice you are about to begin. Setting your intentions involves thinking about what you want to get out of the next hour of your yoga class.

March - The Month Of Nutrition

Did you know there’s a direct link between what you eat and the health of your teeth? What you put into your mouth is not only good or bad for your body, but it can also affect your teeth and mouth as well. If you’re aware of this, this is good news for your mouth.

The Importance of Dental Checkups for Kids

Going to the dentist should be something that your child looks forward to – a ticklish polish, vitamins for strong teeth, and a dentist who puts a big smile on your face. At Montevallo Family Dentistry, Dr. Shunnarah and our dental team are committed to making these visits as relaxing as possible.

Straight Teeth Lead To Healthier Teeth

Did you know that properly aligned teeth could help you avoid the negative effects of periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is inflammation caused by bacterial growth in the mouth around the tooth and along the gum line.