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How a Professional Dental Cleaning Differs from Brushing at Home

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Your semi-annual dental cleaning is coming up, but you’re confident that you have been doing an excellent job with your oral hygiene, and your teeth feel fine. So, you can skip the appointment “just this once.”

If you are committed to brushing and flossing properly, congratulations. However, no amount of brushing and flossing at home can remove all the plaque and tartar that builds up on and between your teeth. And when they’re not removed, they can lead to cavities and gum disease. That’s why the American Dental Association recommends professional dental cleanings in Birmingham, AL every six months or as instructed by your dentist.

Your Toothbrush Can’t Do It All

Brushing removes a ...

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Dental Fillings: Fixing Cavities and Saving Teeth

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Did you know that dental enamel is the hardest substance in the human body? Considering this, you may wonder how it's even possible to get cavities.

Dental enamel is strong, but it's no match for the acid that's produced as a result of harmful bacteria in your mouth. As the acid sits on your teeth, it eats away at dental enamel and results in a cavity.

Fortunately, when this occurs, we can use composite tooth-colored dental fillings to restore the tooth after decay has been removed. 

What Do Composite Fillings Do?

When a tooth is decayed, it needs to be treated as soon as possible to prevent the damage from spreading. A filling is ...

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Future Fillings Could Last Even Longer

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State-of-the-art dental composite fillings are highly durable and, with proper care, can last between seven and ten years. Considering the wear and tear on your teeth, that’s a pretty good run for a filling, right? But what if we told you that researchers are looking into ways to make them last even longer?

Dental Fillings 101

The process for creating a filling starts with the removal of the decayed portion of the tooth. Decay occurs when acid in your mouth eats away at the outer layer of enamel and penetrates the layer beneath, which is called dentin.

The longevity of a filling depends mainly on the bond created between the filling material and dentin. ...

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Don't Put Off Dealing with Gum Disease

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It’s easy for dental visits to fall to the bottom of your to-do list. You have a life that’s already full of commitments, you aren’t experiencing any problems, and hey, you aren’t all that fond of dental visits anyway.

The problem with postponing appointments is that if a problem like gum disease is already developing, it will only get worse the longer you wait. Just because you don’t experience symptoms doesn’t mean you don’t have a problem!

How Gum Disease Damages Your Health

One of the problems with gum disease is that often it presents no symptoms at all. And even if you notice a little redness or bleeding when you brush, you ...

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Researchers Identify Link Between Cancer and Gum Disease in Women

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Periodontal disease is an inflammation of the gums caused by a bacterial infection. Commonly referred to as gum disease, it affects more than 70 percent of people over the age of 65 in the US. Gum disease is more common among men, but even so, the infection still impacts about 38% of the female population  

Birmingham, AL dentist Dr. Aaron Cook has always stressed prevention as the best way to avoid the oral health problems that go with gum disease. However, the more we understand about gum disease, the more we learn about the ways it impacts not just your oral health, but also your overall health. A

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