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
...Be sure, then, to use toothpastes and other hygiene products that contain fluoride...

Banish Bad Breath
...In most cases, for enduring, healthful results, nothing beats a trusty toothbrush, toothpaste and floss, used faithfully and correctly, along with periodic dental checks and cleanings...

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...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...“She got to go with me and choose the toothpaste that she wanted,” Nancy recalled...

Improve Your Brushing and Flossing Habit with These Tips
... What kind of toothpaste should I use...

Keep an Eye on Your Oral Health during Cancer Treatment
...Be sure to brush daily with a soft-bristle brush and fluoride toothpaste...

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...

How to Maintain Your Periodontal Gum Health
... Use Dental Products That Provide Extra Protection: When you shop for toothpaste and mouthwash, look for products that fight gingivitis and kill bacteria...

Do Your Dentures and Mouth a Favor: Take Them Out at Night
... To avoid these and other unpleasant outcomes, you should develop a few important habits: remove and rinse your dentures after eating; brush them at least once a day with dish or anti-bacterial soap or a denture cleanser (not toothpaste, which can be too abrasive); and take them out when you sleep and place them in water or an alkaline peroxide-based solution...

Oral Health Concerns for Preteens
... To help your preteen stay on top of their oral health, keep healthy snacks at home for your children and their friends and make sure you are well stocked with supplies such as new toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste...

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
In your search for the right toothpaste, you’re inundated with dozens of choices, each promising whiter teeth, fresher breath or fewer cavities...

Signs of Periodontal Disease
... - Brush with a good toothpaste recommended by your dentist that specifically fights gingivitis and gum disease...

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...

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...

Moderate Fluoride Use Packs the Biggest Punch for Decay Prevention
...And you can encounter fluoride in dental care including toothpastes and clinical treatments...

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...Smile" Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair Beyond Their Marketing Claims, Most Toothpastes are Surprisingly Similar Bitewing X-Rays an Important Tool in Early Tooth Decay Detection Bitewing X-Rays Provide Early Detection of Tooth Decay in Back Teeth Bobby Bones Dances His Way to Dental Damage Braces Are No Hurdle for Olympic Track Star Braces Have Come a Long Way, Says Vanna White Changes in Bone Structure can Affect Denture Fit Chrissy Teigen's Teeth-Grinding Troubles Clear Aligners Provide a Less Embarrassing Orthodontic Choice for Teens Consider a Removable Partial Denture as a Temporary Solution After Tooth Loss Consider Your Options When Financing Major Dental Procedures Could A Dental Checkup Save Your Life...

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...

Treating Dry Mouth is Important for Maintaining Good Oral Health
...Besides prescription medication, there are other products like xylitol, a natural alcohol sugar found in chewing gum, toothpaste or rinses, that help increase saliva flow — and xylitol also inhibits the growth of decay-causing bacteria...

How to Clean Your Oral Appliance
...Yet many people aren’t sure how to properly clean their appliances — so here are a few handy tips: DON’T: Use toothpaste on your appliance — the ingredients in toothpaste, which are designed to polish the hard enamel of your teeth, are too abrasive for the soft plastic of oral appliances, and will cause scratches...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...If motivation is an issue, encourage your kids by letting them pick out a special brush, toothpaste or floss...

Friendly Bacteria Can Help Protect Our Mouths From Disease
...For example, researchers have proposed including a form of the agent in toothpaste...

Floss First or Last? Here are Reasons for Either Approach
...It can also expose plaque-covered areas between teeth to allow better contact with the fluoride in your toothpaste...

3 Surprising Things You Should Be Doing to Improve Your Dental Health
...So, easy does it on the brushing pressure—let the mild abrasives in your toothpaste do the work removing disease-causing dental plaque...

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...

Pedodontics
... Is toothpaste good or bad for children...

Dental Glossary
...It can be used as a topical such as in fluoridated toothpastes and gels or it can be absorbed systemically such as in fluoridated water, soft drinks, teas, and dietary supplements...

FAQ
... Back to top What kind of toothpaste is best...

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

Bad Breath
...Once the oral infection is treated and cured, mouthrinses and toothpastes may have some effectiveness in managing oral odor...

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

Denture Care
... Brush with water, soap, or a mildly abrasive toothpaste, or denture paste...

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

Fluoride Experiment
...Fluoride from toothpaste, mouthwashes, and professional treatments protect the enamel (outer shell) of your teeth in the same manner...

Tooth Sensitivity
... Use desensitizing toothpaste - There are many on the market...

Toothpaste Ingredients
Toothpaste Ingredients Looking at the label on most toothpaste, it would seem that you need an advanced degree in biochemistry to decipher the ingredient names...

3M Mini Dental Implants
...Upon removing the denture, rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash and clean around each implant fixture with a cotton swab and toothpaste...

MDI Implants
...Upon removing the denture, rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash and clean around each implant fixture with a cotton swab and toothpaste...

Opalescense Boost
...Opalescence Whitening toothpaste is a wonderful product for maintaining your bright smile...

Opalescense Take Home
...Opalescence Whitening toothpaste is a wonderful product for maintaining your bright smile...

Opalescense Treswhite
...Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste is a wonderful product for maintaining your bright smile...

Perio Protect
...You will then take them home and add the doctor prescribed medications (usually in a gel form - similar in consistency to toothpaste) and wear them according to the doctor's instructions (for only a few minutes at a time)...

Fluoride Treatments
... Topical forms of fluoride include: Toothpaste - used daily, must have an ADA or CDA Seal of Acceptance on the label ...

Teeth Whitening
... Whitening toothpastes claim to whiten teeth, but they do so at an expense...

MDI Mini Dental Implants
...Upon removing the denture, rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash and clean around each implant fixture with a cotton swab and toothpaste...

Orthodontic Glossary
...It can be used as a topical such as in fluoridated toothpastes and gels or it can be absorbed systemically such as in fluoridated water, soft drinks, teas, and dietary supplements...