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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3 Ways to Stop or Reduce Painful Tooth Sensitivity
... Include fluoride in your dental care...

The Major Benefits of Early Childhood Dental Visits
...In addition to treating decayed teeth, your child may also need preventative actions like sealants or additional fluoride applications to protect teeth if they are at a higher risk for disease...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...In fact, as soon as baby’s tiny teeth make their first appearance, the teeth and gums can be cleaned with a soft brush or cloth and a smear of fluoride toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice...

Gluten Sensitivity can Lead to Dental Problems
... Once you have dietary controls in place, your dental issues can be treated as any other person, with one exception: none of the products used in treatment like polishing paste or fluoride gels should contain gluten, and must be verified before using...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...Use a small, soft-bristled, child-sized brush or a clean, damp washcloth and just a thin smear of fluoride toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice...

Improve Your Brushing and Flossing Habit with These Tips
...But from a hygiene standpoint you should choose one that contains fluoride to strengthen enamel and an anti-tartar agent to inhibit the formation of hardened plaque deposits (calculus)...

The Type of Mouthrinse you use Could be Doing More Than Freshen Breath
...You can find fluoride-based anti-cariogenic rinses over-the-counter in retail or drug stores, usually containing about ...

Keep an Eye on Your Oral Health during Cancer Treatment
...We can also protect your teeth and gums with protective measures like antibacterial mouth rinses, saliva stimulation or high-potency fluoride applications for your enamel...

3 Surprising Foods That Could Help You Fight Tooth Decay
...Black tea also contains fluoride, which strengthens enamel against cavities...

Dental Office
... FOR A YEARLY FEE OF $350 YOU WILL RECEIVE: FREE preventive dental care which includes regular exams, healthy cleanings, bitewing x-rays and fluoride, twice a year 20% discount on all other dental prodedures in this office, except cosmetic procedures...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...But the ADA stands by its recommendations for maintaining good oral health: Brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste; visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups; and clean between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner like floss...

Oral Health Concerns for Preteens
... For optimal oral health through all stages of life, make sure your preteen keeps up with professional teeth cleanings and exams, and talk with us about whether fluoride treatments or sealants may be appropriate for your child...

Why the Bottled Variety Might not be Your Best Choice for Clean Drinking Water
...And about three-fourths of the nation's tap water systems add fluoride, credited with helping to reduce tooth decay over the past half century...

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Risk for Tooth Decay
... Do I use fluoride toothpaste...

Beyond Their Marketing Claims, Most Toothpastes are Surprisingly Similar
... Fluoride...

Think Water First for Summer Thirst
...In fact, if you fill a reusable bottle from your own tap, you may not only benefit from cavity-fighting fluoride that’s added to most municipal tap water…you’ll also be helping the environment by cutting down on unnecessary packaging...

Actor David Ramsey Discusses Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
... Brush teeth that have completely grown in with a soft-bristled, child-size toothbrush and a smear of fluoride toothpaste no bigger than a grain of rice...

5 Causes of Bad Breath and What You Can Do About It!
...This includes brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once a day...

Take Proactive Steps to Protect Your Oral Health During Cancer Treatment
...By staying on schedule, we’ll have a better chance of detecting and treating problems before they advance too far; we may also be able to provide preventive measures like topical fluoride applications to help keep your teeth resistant to disease...

Are You a Good Candidate for Veneers?
... Caring for Veneers In order to take proper care of your veneers, you need to: Brush twice a day while holding your brush at a 40-degree angle Use fluoride-containing toothpaste, mouthwash, and water Eat healthy food like carrots that scrape teeth clean Floss at least once before bed Change your toothbrush when it's frayed Consultation Veneers are a good choice for concealing superficial dental issues...

Dental Visits are Key to Detecting Early Developing Tooth Decay
...Besides an already formed hole or cavity, we might also pick up on other unusual appearances like white spot lesions: these slight blemishes often occur in the areas of contact with other teeth, which we can treat with topical fluoride...

Moderate Fluoride Use Packs the Biggest Punch for Decay Prevention
In the battle against tooth decay, fluoride is an important weapon...

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... How Kathy Bates Retains Her Movie-Star Smile How to Keep the Cavity Monster Away this Halloween How to Maintain Your Periodontal Gum Health If You've had Joint Replacement, you may Need Antibiotics Before Dental Work Implant-Supported Dentures Could Help You Avoid Bone Loss Implant-Supported Dentures Provide Better Fit and may Stop Bone Loss Improve Your Brushing and Flossing Habit with These Tips Iron Chef Cat Cora Shares a Secret of Her Bright Smile: Tooth Whitening It's an Art: Determining Tooth Color in Composite Resin Restorations Jamie Foxx Chips a Tooth - This Time by Accident! Jason Derulo's Ideal Match Jimmy Fallon Can’t Catch a Break - Except in His Tooth John Stamos, Britney Spears, and How to Relax During Dental Treatment Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More Kathy Bates Plays It Smart With Professional Teeth Whitening Keep an Eye on Your Oral Health during Cancer Treatment Know the Causes and Treatments for Chronic Dry Mouth Know the Risks and Benefits for Same-Day Tooth Replacement Life Is Sometimes a Grind for Brooke Shields Master Illusionist Benefits from the Magic of Orthodontics Metal Dental Amalgam: Still a Safe and Effective Tooth Filling Moderate Fluoride Use Packs the Biggest Punch for Decay Prevention Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids Neil Patrick Harris: What the Oscars Host Treasures Most New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny New Year, New Smile No "Glee" in Tooth Grinding Noah Galloway's Dentally Dangerous Dancing Not Jazzed About Wearing Braces...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
...Many commonly available therapeutic rinses contain anti-cariogenic (cavity-fighting) ingredients, such as fluoride; these can help prevent tooth decay and cavity formation by strengthening tooth enamel...

Pros and Cons for Flossing Before Brushing and Vice-Versa
...And, by flossing first you may be able to clear away plaque from your tooth enamel so that it can more readily absorb the fluoride in toothpaste...

Four Tips for Preventing Premature Loss of Baby Teeth From Tooth Decay
...Begin brushing with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first primary teeth come in...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...When the first teeth appear, brush them with a tiny dab of fluoride on a soft-bristled toothbrush...

Cleanings and Prevention
...Other great preventive treatments include sealants and fluoride...

Cosmetic Dentistry
...Click the link to do an experiment with fluoride to see how it helps fight cavities...

Gum and Bone
... Here are some things you can do to prevent periodontal diseases: Brush your teeth twice a day (with a fluoride toothpaste) Floss every day Visit the dentist routinely for a check-up and professional cleaning Eat a well balanced diet Don't use tobacco products Back to top Who gets periodontal disease...

Dental Glossary
... Fluoride A natural element found commonly in nature in water, soil, air, and in a lot of foods...

FAQ
...Toothpaste is important for what it supplies: fluoride and tartar control...

Patient Education
... Acid Experiment ANUG Trench Mouth Bad Breath Bruxism Tooth Grinding Chemo and Your Mouth Conditions of the Tongue Dental X Rays Denture Care Dry Mouth Fluoride Experiment How to Brush How to Floss How to Read X Rays Oncology Guide Smokeless Tobacco Tooth Anatomy Tooth Sensitivity Toothpaste Ingredients

Tips for Parents
... Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Baby's First Teeth First Dental Visit For Your Child Fluoride Info Oral Hygiene for Children Pacifier Info Snack Facts Teething Information Thumbsucking Information

Chemo and Your Mouth
... Use a fluoride toothpaste...

Dry Mouth
... Use toothpaste with fluoride in it...

Fluoride Experiment
Fluoride Experiment This experiment simulates the protection power of fluoride...

Oncology Guide
... Help prevent tooth demineralization and radiation cavities by making sure you have a good oral hygiene program and you have received instruction on fluoride gel application...

Tooth Sensitivity
...Ask us about a daily fluoride rinse for your home use...

Discus Dental NiteWhite ACP Take-Home Whitening Sy
...The ACP is combined with potassium nitrate and fluoride to provide more than just whitening...

Discus NiteWhite ACP
...The unique amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) formula, along with potassium nitrate and fluoride, whiten teeth with reduced sensitivity...

MagicFil
... Specifically designed for "baby" teeth, MagicFil works like magic! It is ideal for filling cavities now and releases fluoride to help keep decay from returning later...

Opalescense Boost
...It not only whitens, it offers a higher fluoride uptake than any other toothpaste...

Opalescense Take Home
...It not only whitens, it offers a higher fluoride uptake than any other toothpaste...

Opalescense Treswhite
...In fact, Treswhite contains both potassium nitrate and fluoride, which have been proven to prevent cavities and remineralize the teeth...

Zoom Chairside
...A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure...

Fluoride Treatments
Fluoride Info Dental decay is a common condition all over the world...

Sealants
...Fluoride helps fight decay on the smooth surfaces of the teeth...

Cleanings and Prevention
...Other great preventive treatments include sealants and fluoride...

Orthodontic Glossary
... Fluoride A natural element found commonly in nature in water, soil, air, and in a lot of foods...

Veneers Gallery
... This patient has what we called "mottled" enamel, which can be caused by too much fluoride when the teeth are being formed...