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How Can Using Your Dental Insurance Help You Avoid Gum Disease?

November 28, 2022

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of two adults in the United States has gum disease. Despite this oral health problem being so prevalent, it’s actually easier to prevent than to treat, which is why taking advantage of your dental insurance benefits before they renew on January 1st could help not only save your wallet, but also the foundation of your smile. Read on to learn more about gum disease and how you can keep it from developing.

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Lost a Dental Filling? Here are 6 Steps to Take Next

October 8, 2022

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You are enjoying a baseball game with your family at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. As you bite into your hotdog, you feel something come loose. Your dental filling! Having a dental emergency, especially when out and about with your friends and family, can cause a bit of panic. But no worries! Here are six steps to take so you can return to your complete smile—and delicious hotdog—as soon as possible

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4 Things You Should Know After Receiving a Dental Crown

September 8, 2022

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illustration of a dental crown in Birmingham

Are you struggling with a moderate to severely decayed or damaged tooth? Have you recently undergone root canal therapy? If so, then you might require a dental crown to replace your tooth. Once your treatment is completed, you’ll be able to enjoy using your full smile again. But what exactly will you have to do after your procedure? Keep reading to learn four things you should expect after receiving your dental crown!

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Why You May Have a Black Line Forming Around Your Dental Crown

August 26, 2022

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patient smiling while visiting dentist in Hoover

Some patients with an older dental crown may notice a black line forming near the gums. It makes it obvious that you’ve undergone dental work, especially if you have a big smile. Fortunately, your dentist in Hoover has seen it all and can fix your restoration in no time. They’ll work with you to improve the appearance of your dental crown, so you don’t have to live with the current result. Read on to learn what causes a black line around a dental crown, how your dentist can get rid of it, and ways to prevent it from happening.

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Cosmetic Dental Bonding: What Can It Fix?

August 17, 2022

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closeup of woman smiling after cosmetic dental bonding in Hoover

Have a minor chip or stain on your tooth? Even the smallest imperfections can have a significant impact on your self-esteem. You may think you have to spend thousands to correct those issues, but that’s actually not the case at all! Cosmetic dental bonding in Hoover is an affordable and effective way to transform your pearly whites into a set you’ll love. Read on to learn more about this service, which problems it can address, and the incredible benefits you’ll reap.

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for You?

July 12, 2022

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person with nice smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a section of the dental health field that focuses on how one’s smile looks. It can be used to correct a range of issues, such as short teeth, cracks, gaps, chips, crooked teeth, alignment issues, stains, misshapen teeth, and more. If you’re thinking about having some cosmetic work done, you may be wondering if it’s the right option for you. Read on to learn about the cosmetic dental procedures that are available and the issues that they can fix.

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What To Know About the Latest Inspirational TikTok Trend

June 15, 2022

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woman smiling about the benefits of dentures in Birmingham

Whether you’re missing pearly whites due to an injury or a dental illness, such as gum disease, it can cause you to need restorations like dentures to fill in the gaps. Even though there are roughly 170 million Americans who are struggling with this condition, there’s still an overwhelming stigma about it. However, one TikTok influencer—Princess Glitterhead—is on a mission to challenge the negative ideas about needing dental restorations. Read on to learn about the latest social media trend she started and the benefits of dentures!

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How the Summer Sun Can Help Your Smile

May 2, 2022

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Woman smiling in the summer sun.

What’s on your summer to-do list? Are you planning to hit the beach to soak up some rays? Or maybe you prefer fun-filled days spent at the pool? But did you know that being out in the summertime sun, no matter what you’re doing, is beneficial for your smile? Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about how spending time in the sun and getting enough vitamin D can greatly benefit your oral health and keep you smiling all summer long.

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Why Should I Spend My Tax Refund on Oral Health?

April 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — moultondentistry @ 8:43 pm
Dentist tools laid on top of dollar bills

Considering the recent ups and downs of the economy, you probably want to use your latest tax refund wisely. That means no frills and no luxuries — just the necessities that keep you going year-round: Housing, food, debt payment and savings. The rest, meanwhile, should just fall by the wayside.

But what if the decision isn’t that simple?

Dental visits, in fact, qualify (or ought to, anyway) as one of the necessities a refund might cover. They contribute to your well-being and overall quality of life, making them far from a useless expense. For proof, here’s a summary of why oral health is a beneficial and affordable use of your yearly tax refund.

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How Gum Disease Can Harm Your Heart

February 15, 2022

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person smiling and making a heart with their hands

Gum disease is an infection of the gums that affects over 47% of people over age 30 and over 70% of people over age 65. Gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease, is easy to treat if it’s caught early on. If it progresses into periodontitis, which is a much more serious infection, this can lead to gum recession, jawbone erosion, loose teeth, tooth loss, and health issues in other parts of the body. Read on to learn how not taking good care of your smile can result in issues with your cardiovascular system as well as how to prevent gum disease.

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