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What Are Flossing Cavities?

Many people tend to think of their teeth as just the white parts that they can see. However, each tooth has 6 sides: the root (below the gum line), the top surface (for chewing and biting), and the 4 perimeter sides that go all the way around each tooth.

Is Bad Breath Wreaking Havoc On Your Life?

Chronic bad breath, known as halitosis, can have a substantial negative impact on your life. But, rest assured that not all is lost – and there is hope.

How to Care for Your Clear Aligners at Home

Not being able to visit the dentist during this COVID-19 pandemic has been an adjustment to millions of Americans. Many people have had to cancel or (hopefully) reschedule their regular appointments. For those with any type of dental work or orthodontic treatment, not being able to visit the dentist can seem scary – but it doesn’t have to be! You can take great care of your smile at home, and for those with clear aligners, you can help to ensure that your smile is being straightened and becoming beautiful.

Your Smile Is Meant To Be More Than Just Pretty

Orthodontic treatment is one of the most popular treatments for children, adolescents, teenagers, and adults throughout the United States. People understand that the appearance of their smile has a huge impact on their entire life. While it may not seem fair, those with a beautiful, straight smile are often promoted more frequently, often have more friends, and are generally more “accepted” in different areas of life. However, a straight smile is more than just a pretty accessory. A straight smile provides your mouth and your overall life with huge benefits.

What To Look For In An Emergency Dentist

It is an unfortunate reality, but emergencies cannot be planned for. Emergencies are notorious for occurring at inopportune times, adding to the stress of life. Knowing what to look for in an emergency dentist will help you keep your cool when a dental emergency arises.

Mouthwash: Do You Need It?

When it comes to proper oral health care, you know you should be brushing and flossing – but do you do both of those regularly? The answer to that question will answer this question: Do you need mouthwash?

Toothache? Don't Ignore It!

A stomachache is often a sign of overeating or eating something that does not agree with you. A headache is often a sign of dehydration, stress, or lack of sleep. A swollen joint is typical of a sprained muscle. So, what is a toothache the sign of? Well, for one thing, it is the sign that you need to visit the dentist. A toothache is a severe oral concern that you must understand will not resolve on its own. It is the symptom of a serious issue that needs to be addressed in order to protect the health of your entire smile.

Dealing With Bad Breath

‘Tis the season for gathering together with friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. If you suffer from bad breath, it can be an embarrassing problem to have during this time of year. Bad breath can negatively impact your personal and professional life. Still, simple changes in daily habits can help you conquer this embarrassing issue.

Watch Your Sugar Intake

Sugar is a staple in diets around the world. When used in moderation, it can boost flavors and make recipes soar. Yet, it is also something that needs to be limited in order to protect your entire health. Many studies have proven that over-indulgence in sugary type foods and drinks can wreak havoc on your weight, heart health, liver and kidney functions, as well as your oral health. The body reacts to sugar, and understanding how the mouth reacts will help you prevent cavities and tooth decay.

Root Canals Are NOT Painful

For whatever reason, root canals have earned a scary reputation. Here at Montevallo Family Dentistry, we are here to set the record straight: Root Canals Are Not Painful!