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Your Child’s Oral Health: Why Baby Teeth Matter

Your child goes through a lot of changes in the first few years of their lives, and each new step builds on the previous one. Dental development, for example, takes place in stages and each is crucial to the next. Baby or primary teeth are an excellent example; while many parents believe that they don’t serve a real purpose and will come out anyway, they create the perfect foundation for the permanent teeth that follow. 

As your children’s dentist in Birmingham, AL, we want you to be aware of all the important aspects of your child’s oral health care. Let’s take a look at the role baby teeth play and why ...

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5 Questions to Ask during Your Next Dental Exam

Routine dental exams are the foundation for a problem-free smile and the healthiest way to avoid discomfort and the need for treatment in the future. Beyond that, however, your dentist and hygienist also possess a wealth of knowledge about oral health matters, and they love to answer questions for patients who are proactive about their oral health.

So, when you schedule your dental exams in Birmingham, AL, be sure to get the most out of your appointment by keeping the following questions in mind:

#1: How Can I Improve My Oral Hygiene?

Even the most conscientious oral hygiene habits can get rusty over time, so use these appointments to ask about problem areas your ...

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How Modern Dental Technology Streamlines Your Appointments

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Most of us would prefer to spend as little time as necessary in the dental chair, and your family dentist in Birmingham, AL understands that. That is why so many dental practices today offer state-of-the-art technology that makes your appointments efficient, stress-free, and productive.

Here is some of the equipment you are likely to see in our modern dental office and how they benefit you:

Intraoral Cameras

Making decisions about your oral health is much easier when you can see for yourself what’s happening, and intraoral cameras give you the close-up view you need.

The images are displayed in real-time on your chairside monitor, and the benefits are: 

  • No guessing about what conditions your dentist sees
  • You are ...

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More Kids Than Ever Are Seeing the Dentist – Is Yours One of Them?

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If asked to name the most common childhood disease, most people would probably guess that it’s the common cold or asthma. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics states that it’s dental caries (cavities), a highly preventable condition.

The good news is that studies by the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute show that more kids than ever before have dental benefits. In 2015 only 10 percent of children in the US lacked benefits coverage.

Problem-Free Smiles Supports a High-Quality of Life

There are many ways that poor oral health can impact your child’s quality of life. When kids have chronic dental problems, their quality of life suffers in many areas:

  • Speech development problems
  • Difficulty chewing, ...

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How a Professional Dental Cleaning Differs from Brushing at Home

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

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3 Reasons Why Choosing Dental Implants is a Good Idea

Are you dealing with tooth loss? You want a solution, but today there are lots of options available. There are bridges, dentures, and dental implants, but how do you know which is right for you?

Dentists today consider dental implants to be the tooth replacement of choice. Implants are unique because, of all the solutions available, they look, feel, and function the most like a natural tooth.

What Is a Dental Implant?

An implant is a tiny screw-like post that is placed in your jaw bone and acts as an artificial tooth root. The implant is left to heal for several months, and since it is made of biocompatible titanium, it fuses with surrounding ...

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The Top 3 Qualities of a Good Children’s Dentist

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Do you have dental anxiety? Did it start in childhood? 

If you answer yes to either of these questions, you already know the importance of positive dental visits for your children. One negative experience early on can lead to memories that leave a lasting impression that lingers long into adulthood.

So how can you ensure that your child remains anxiety-free when seeing the dentist? Exposing them to dentistry early on with children’s books about dental visits is a good idea. Also, letting them watch you brush and floss helps them begin to understand that taking care of their teeth is a thing they need to do. 

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