Moulton Dentistry of Hoover

You Ask, We Answer: Does Getting a Teeth Cleaning Hurt?

July 6, 2023

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Woman getting her teeth cleaned with dental tools

If you dread your biannual dental checkups and cleanings because you’re worried about the pain, you’re not alone. Some patients have had uncomfortable experiences and try to avoid their next appointment for as long as possible. However, professional teeth cleanings are essential for maintaining good oral health. Your dentist can remove bacteria and plaque that can’t be taken care of by brushing alone. Here’s what to expect at your next teeth cleaning and if it will hurt.


4 Foods to Avoid After Whitening Your Teeth

June 15, 2023

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Bowl of blackberries on wood table

After investing your valuable time and money into teeth whitening, it would be incredibly disappointing for stubborn stains to resurface the following week. Fortunately, there are several ways you can prolong your results, starting with being selective about what you eat and drink immediately after your treatment. With this in mind, keep reading to learn a few foods to avoid after whitening your teeth.


Health Factors to Mention at Your Next Smile Checkup

May 4, 2023

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a patient and dentist smiling and discussing health factors

To maintain a healthy, whole smile, it’s essential to see your dentist every six months for a checkup. They will give your pearly whites a thorough cleaning and polishing, as well as check for any underlying issues. By treating your oral issue before they become more serious, they will keep your teeth and gums in top condition. However, your dentist isn’t the only one that can contribute to keeping your grin in shape during your checkup. Here are some health factors to share with your dentist so your oral health can be treated effectively and successfully.


Handling Dental Emergencies While Overseas

April 4, 2023

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a patient suffering from intense oral pain

Did you know that around 20% of the entire population experiences some type of oral emergency annually? Dental emergencies often have a knack for occurring when we least expect them, as well as when it’s incredibly inconvenient, such as when you’re overseas or away from home! But no matter where you are or what you’re doing, having a plan in place for addressing these urgent scenarios is always going to be in your best interest. Here’s what your emergency dentist wants you to know about handling dental emergencies while you’re traveling so that you can ensure your smile is in no immediate danger.


What Makes Toothpicks So Dangerous, and What to Use Instead

March 12, 2023

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someone holding a toothpick and covering their mouth

When you’ve finished a good meal, there’s nothing that feels worse than having a piece of your dinner lodged in your teeth. Many restaurants have a small box of toothpicks by the exit, and if you’re in this position you may be tempted to grab one to clean your teeth, but the truth is that that’s not the best idea.

On the contrary, there’s a real risk that a toothpick could do more harm than good for your teeth, even potentially leading to a dental emergency. If you’re wondering why, and what to use instead, here’s a guide that may help you.


What to Do if You Have a Loose Tooth as an Adult

February 9, 2023

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young man looking inside his mouth

As adults, people tend to expect most of their tooth loss to be in the past or, perhaps, far in the future. However, tooth loss can happen to people of all ages for a wide variety of reasons.

If you’re an adult and you notice your tooth is loose, you might be so panicked that you don’t know what to do. Here’s a guide to the steps you should take if you notice an adult tooth feels loose.


The History of Veneers, From Old Hollywood to Today

January 5, 2023

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Portrait of a silent film style flapper

Veneers represent some of the best that dentistry has to offer, which is why they’re so popular among celebrities and influencers. The fact that they look so good is no surprise; they’ve been helping people look their best for nearly a hundred years!

By learning about the history of veneers, it’s possible to discover the hard work that has made them look and feel as incredible as they do. If you want to learn more, here’s an (abridged) history of veneers.


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

November 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — moultondentistry @ 2:46 pm
a person sitting in their kitchen and smiling

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.


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


4 Things You Should Know After Receiving a Dental Crown

September 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — moultondentistry @ 7:43 pm
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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