120 Office Park Drive, Mountain Brook, AL 35223, (205) 423-9140

   

Mountain Brook, AL Gentle Dentist
Mountain Brook Smiles
120 Office Park Drive
Mountain Brook, AL 35223
(205) 423-9140
Mountain Brook Gentle Dentist
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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Dental Services
Our Services From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, Mountain Brook Smiles is equipped to handle all your dental needs...

No "Glee" in Tooth Grinding
...When the teeth are unconsciously ground together, the forces they produce can wear down the enamel, cause chipping or damage to teeth or dental work (such as veneers or fillings), or even loosen a tooth! While it’s common in children under 11 years old, in adults it can be a cause for concern...

Tooth-Colored Fillings: A Natural-Looking Alternative
... In recent years, metal-free, tooth-colored fillings have evolved into a well-established treatment method that's finding increasing use — not just in the front of the mouth, where it's most visible, but in the back too...

Chrissy Teigen's Teeth-Grinding Troubles
...In time, teeth can become chipped, worn down — even loose! Any dental work on those teeth, such as fillings, bonded areas and crowns, may also be damaged, start to crumble or fall out...

Metal Dental Amalgam: Still a Safe and Effective Tooth Filling
With all the new tooth-colored fillings for cavities, it's easy to overlook metal amalgam...

Even with Mercury, Dental Amalgam is a Safe Choice for Tooth Filling
...When first mixed dental amalgam is a moldable material used for fillings in prepared teeth...

When You Can Use Crowns and Bridges
... You had a root canal procedure or have a large filling Both root canals and large fillings require the removal of a large portion of your tooth...

Show Off Your Best Possible Smile
... Cosmetic Fillings: Cosmetic fillings repair cavities caused by teeth decay with a tooth-colored composite resin material which blends into your smile without causing any discolorations...

Give Yourself a Smile You Love
... Services include: Professional teeth whitening to brighten stained enamel by several shades of color Porcelain veneers to cover the front side of teeth which have defects such as chips, cracks, and deep stains Porcelain crowns to protect and beautify damaged teeth Cosmetic contouring to gently remove uneven enamel and reshape dental contours Composite resin bonding to remake small flaws such as gaps and cracks White fillings for natural-looking cavity repair Bridgework and dental implants to replace missing teeth Love your smile You can with the best in cosmetic dentistry from Mountain Brook Smiles...

5 Causes of Bad Breath and What You Can Do About It!
...Sometimes old fillings wear out, allowing bacteria to re-infect a tooth that was once treated for decay...

Smile Gallery
... Bonding Gallery Crowns Gallery Dentures Gallery Fillings Gallery Implant Gallery Orthodontic Gallery Periodontal Gallery Six Month Smiles Gallery Veneers Gallery Whitening Gallery

Site Map
...Consider Clear Aligners Instead Only a Dental Exam can Identify the Root Cause of Your Tooth Pain Oral Health Concerns for Preteens Patchy Discolorations on the Tongue Aren't a Cause for Worry Practice Caution with Energy or Sports Drinks to Protect Your Enamel Preserving or Restoring Teeth - Both Paths Lead to Better Oral Health Proper Cleaning Techniques can Help you Control Chronic Bad Breath Put an End to Uncomfortable and Embarrassing Cracked Mouth Corners Removable Dentures Remain a Viable Option for People with Total Tooth Loss Replacing a Knocked-Out Tooth Quickly Increases its Survival Chances Severe Dental Injuries May Require Endodontic Treatment Show Off Your Best Possible Smile Signs of Periodontal Disease Sleep Apnea and Behavioral Problems in Children: How Your Dentist Can Help Snoring and Sleep Apnea Is No Laughing Matter Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene Spice Up Your Teeth Stay Relaxed at Your Next Dental Visit Stop Annoying Canker Sores with These Effective Treatments Stop Gum Disease Before it Threatens Your Dental Implant Successful Outcomes With Dentures Depends on Attention to Detail Take a Lesson From Hockey Player Mike Bossy Take Proactive Steps to Protect Your Oral Health During Cancer Treatment Taylor Hicks: I Should Have Worn a Mouthguard! Techniques for Keeping Impacted Canine Teeth from Spoiling Your Smile Teens with Missing Teeth may need a Temporary Fix Until They're Older That Odd Looking Sore in Your Mouth is No Cause for Alarm The 21st Century Promises Better Dental Diagnostics with Cone Beam Imaging The Benefits of Dental Veneers The Major Benefits of Early Childhood Dental Visits The Scare That Made Iron Chef Cat Cora Believe in Mouthguards The Time Interval to Replant a Knocked Out Tooth Can Affect its Longevity The Type of Mouthrinse you use Could be Doing More Than Freshen Breath Think Water First for Summer Thirst Tom Hanks' Abscessed Tooth Gets Cast Away Tooth-Colored Fillings: A Natural-Looking Alternative Tooth-Harming Habits to Avoid Treating Small Enamel Cracks Could Help you Avoid a Dangerous Tooth Fracture Vivica's Veneers: the Making of a Hollywood Smile Welcome to Our Blog What in the World is Geographic Tongue...

Minimally Invasive Dentistry: A New Approach to Preventing and Treating Decay
...This resulted in larger fillings, although they've become smaller as dental techniques have advanced...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...And don't forget to give them a good example to follow! Get Regular Dental Checkups—This applies to both kids and adults, but it's especially important during the years when they are rapidly growing! Timely treatment with sealants, topical fluoride applications or fillings can often help keep a small problem from turning into a major headache...

Cosmetic Dentistry
...Cavities that reoccur form next to existing restorations such as fillings, crowns, bridges, etc...

Dental Glossary
... Adhesive dentistry Term for dental restorations that involve "bonding" of composite resin or porcelain fillings to natural teeth...

Post Op Instructions
... Crowns and Bridges Post Op Dentures Post Op Extractions Post Op Fillings Post Op Gum Surgery Post Op Porcelain Veneers Post Op Root Canal Post Op Scaling and Root Planing Post Op

Bruxism Tooth Grinding
... This condition has no specific cause, but is believed to be a combination of many factors, such as: Emotional stress - personalities characterized as aggressive, controlling, precise, or who have time urgency and achievement compulsion tend to develop bruxism malocclusion (teeth that are not aligned properly) children whose parents brux are more likely to develop this habit than children whose parents do not brux Signs of bruxism: tooth wear fractures of the teeth and fillings grinding noise noticed by a sleeping partner facial muscle pain and fatigue locking, cracking, and clicking of the jaws headaches tooth mobility sensitive teeth Treatment of bruxism: We can make you aware of the habit and suggest behavioral therapies to stop the bruxism...

Tooth Sensitivity
...Some of the most common treatments are: White fillings to cover exposed root surfaces Fluoride varnish applied to the exposed root surface Dentin sealer applied to the exposed root surface

AcquaBrite
... Before After Will my crowns, veneers or fillings whiten too...

CEREC One Appointment Crowns
...for an advanced dental restorative system that allows us to restore decayed teeth, place crowns, remove defective amalgam fillings, or place cosmetic veneers in just one appointment...

DIAGNOdent
...When we spot decay sooner, the necessary fillings are typically simpler and shallower, preserving more of the tooth...

MagicFil
MagicFil™ Tooth Colored Fillings for Kids Kids love New MagicFil, a wonderful new filling material that comes in colors that kids like such as Ocean Blue, Wild Berry, Sunny Yellow, or Cool White Universal - with a generous sprinkling of sparkle without all the color...

Bruxism and Mouthguards
... Signs of bruxism: tooth wear fractures of the teeth and fillings grinding noise noticed by a sleeping partner facial muscle pain and fatigue locking, cracking, and clicking of the jaws headaches tooth mobility sensitive teeth Treatment of bruxism: We can make you aware of the habit and suggest behavioral therapies to stop the bruxism...

Fillings
Fillings How Teeth Are Restored After diagnosing the problem and devising a treatment plan, the next step to restore a tooth to health is to make you comfortable...

Inlays and Onlays
... Please see the Crowns Gallery and the Fillings Gallery to view the types of results we can achieve with crowns, inlays, and onlays...

Teeth Whitening
... Tooth decay, fillings and tartar build-up can cause discoloration...

Crowns Gallery
...In her words, "All I have to do is open my mouth and my teeth are smiling!" This patient had crowns and large fillings on almost all of her top teeth...

Fillings Gallery
...Fillings may take one or two appointments...

Orthodontic Gallery
...The two teeth with silver fillings are still baby teeth...