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Flossing and Your Heart – a Win-Win

You probably know that eating a nutritious diet, exercising and not smoking can all factor in to keeping your heart healthy. But in recent years, research has indicated that oral health plays a factor, as well. Though it may seem surprising, it actually makes sense that those who suffer with tooth loss or gum disease …

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Gum Grafting – All You Need to Know

For some, thinning or receding gums can be problematic and painful. This often occurs from brushing to aggressively, excess tartar or plaque, smoking or even trauma to the tissue of the gums. Fortunately, there are high-tech treatments to help cover exposed tooth roots that result from gum recession. Such a technique is called gum grafting …

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Your Best Oral Health – Three Non-Negotiables

It is widely known that oral health is linked to your body’s health and wellness. But did you know that there are some key ways you can ensure your mouth is its cleanest and healthiest? It’s true – much of your oral health relies on you and not your dentist! Read on for more on …

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The Correlation Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Did you know that teeth plaque can be linked to artery plaque? Research continuously shows a link between heart health and gum health. Keep reading for more on this important topic. Heart and gums – an unlikely duo Gum disease starts when bacteria and plaque build around the teeth. And, on the other hand, plaque …

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What is a night guard and who should wear one?

Do you grind your teeth at night? Or even suffer with headaches and jaw tension from clenching your teeth when you are stressed? If the answer is yes, a dental night guard may be a solution for you. Read on for more. Why a night guard? At Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we configure custom …

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Sugar and Your Teeth – a Risky Recipe

It is widely known that consuming sugar – including sugary drinks, foods and candies – can be detrimental to your teeth and oral health. However, there is sugar in so many of the foods and drinks available these days, it can be hard to stay completely away. Keep reading for reasons why sugar is so …

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Teeth Sensitive? This can Help

Many people suffer with sensitive teeth – whether when drinking extra cold or hot beverages, eating sugary foods, brushing teeth or even if a chilly wind comes through and grazes teeth. In fact, one in every eight people have sensitive teeth or tooth pain. If you are one of the aforementioned, keep reading for several …

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Why is Smiling Good for Your Health!

A smile, a grin, a smirk…no matter what you call it, we can all agree that a happy expression can make you and others feel good! But are there actual health benefits when it comes to smiling? You just may be surprised! Read on for more. The benefits of smiling You may not think much …

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Does Drinking Water Impact Your Oral Health?

It is common knowledge that drinking water is good for your physical health. But what you might not know is it can also be impactful to your oral health. It’s true! Good old H20 can help your mouth stay clean and healthy! Read on to learn more. How water helps oral hygiene Water can actually …

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Dental Visit

When it comes to going to the dentist, you may not give your appointment much thought aside from scheduling every six months. But truth be told, there are ways to enhance your dental visit even more to get the most out of it. Keep reading to learn how. Make your dental visit the best it …

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Combating Dental Anxiety

Most people are aware that visiting your dentist bi-annual dental visit is essential to maintaining oral health. However, anxiety or stress surrounding dental visits is very real for some. In fact, over 36 percent of the population deals with dental anxiety. Fortunately, there are ways to ensure your dental visit is comfortable –- even if …

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Preventing Tooth Decay – What You Need to Know

Tooth decay occurs when the surface or a tooth – better known as tooth enamel – is damaged. This happens most often when bacteria in the mouth creates acid which, in turn, wears away at the tooth’s enamel. While everyone has bacteria in their mouths, when it lingers for a long period of time, it …

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How Sugar Impacts Your Teeth

It is well known that sugar is not good for teeth. But do you know exactly why? As holidays and birthdays approach (and all the sweet treats that can come with them) and as a year-round reminder, it is wise to understand how sugar can wreak havoc on your oral health—and how to enjoy it …

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When is the best time to start Invisalign?

For many people, a crooked smile is a source of discomfort and even low self-confidence. Sometimes, when you think about teeth straightening options, you may think of traditional braces that kids and teens have. But with today’s high-tech options that are discreet and comfortable. But that’s not always so. Enter – Invisalign! Why Invisalign? Invisalign …

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The Two Most Common Dental Emergencies

We all do our best to maintain great oral health. After all, our teeth and gums are key to our body’s wellness! But sometimes, something out of the ordinary occurs that forces you to seek dental treatment right away. Here are two common dental emergencies and what you should do if you find yourself in …

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Why you shouldn’t let a toothache become a bigger problem

Sometimes, we all experience tooth sensitivity. Whether it Is when consuming hot or cold beverages or biting into certain foods. Most times, it is not cause for concern. However, there are some occasions when a toothache should not be ignored, as it can lead to a larger dental issue. Read on to learn more about …

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Three Ways to Prioritize Your Oral Health

Many times, people feel the best way to be healthy is by eating well and exercising. And while those are both key to living a life of wellness, so is your oral health! Oral health is directly linked to your body’s health. And when your oral health suffers, it can cause a litany of other …

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New Year, New Smile!

With the New Year begun and a fresh start ahead, what better way to invest in yourself, your wellness and your self-confidence than by investing in your smile! Studies repeatedly show that oral health is directly related to your body’s overall wellness and health. Further, research indicates that a straight, white smile increases confidence and …

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Link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s

One of the keys to a healthy mouth is ensuring that your gums are in optimum health. Unhealthy gums can lead to gum disease, which is serious and in severe cases can damage the jawbone and require surgery. However, the importance of maintaining healthy gums goes even further, as recent research in Medical News Today …

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The easiest ways to avoid cavities

When tooth decay presents itself, one or more cavities can present themselves as well. Most times, poor dental hygiene is the root cause of cavities. Both children and adults are susceptible to cavities and, if left untreated, cavities can cause even more oral health issues requiring more costly and in-depth treatment. As such, prevention is …

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Why Your Teeth Have Turned Yellow and What to do About it

Your smile is your billboard and one of the first characteristics people notice about someone. However, when your smile becomes dull and lackluster, you can feel self-conscious or even avoid smiling and photos altogether. That being said, when teeth are extremely yellow or even brown, it can be worse. Fortunately, there are professional cosmetic dental …

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Which Type of Toothbrush is Right for You?

When it comes to optimum oral health, brushing your teeth is simply non-negotiable! And, as you likely know, you should be brushing your teeth twice a day at minimum. However, with the wide variety of toothbrushes out there – from electric to soft-bristled to hard-bristled and more – it can be confusing as to which …

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Get Your Smile Holiday-Party Ready! The Time is Now

Believe it or not, the. Holidays are just around the corner! Soon it will be time to decorate your home, bake cookies and prepare for all of those holiday events with family, friends and colleagues. And don’t we all want to look and feel our best while we celebrate? And, not to mention, in photos? …

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What to Look for in a Dentist

Your health is important and affects every area of your life – from your personal wellness to your family to your job and social life. Just as you would research a primary care physician or specialty care doctor, you should take that same approach when considering a dentist. After all, your oral health is a …

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Trick or Treat! How to Indulge Without Harming Your Teeth

It’s that time of year when the ghosts and goblins come out and a plethora of candy is all around! Celebrating Halloween is fun for kids and adults alike – but when it comes to your teeth and overall oral health, chocolate, and sugary treats can truly be a buzzkill. There are ways to enjoy …

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Straightening Your Teeth at Home – Why it’s Dangerous

For many people, teeth that are crooked, gapped, or crowded are a source of low self-esteem. After all, your smile and your teeth are your billboards. With the influx of products online today, even products that claim to safely straighten your smile, it can be tempting to take matters into your own hands. However, choosing …

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Hacks to Keep Your Mouth Healthy

A clean mouth is a healthy mouth! But in the hustle and bustle of every day, it can be a challenge to focus on our teeth and gums. Fortunately, there are ways you can keep your mouth its healthiest throughout the day – without taking too much time! Keep reading to learn more. Keep your …

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What to do for Very Yellow Teeth

For some men and women, hiding their smiles is common, as is shying away from photos or covering their mouths when they laugh – all because of teeth that have become yellow or even deeply stained. Teeth dullness, stains, and yellowing can occur for a variety of reasons. It can develop as a result of …

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Who is at Risk for Oral Cancer?

While it’s important to keep your bi-annual dental exam appointment to help keep your teeth looking their best and to avoid cavities, there are far more crucial reasons to be sure you do not skip it. While at your appointment, Dr. Milan and his dental team are not only looking for signs of gingivitis and …

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How You can Prevent Gum Disease

Did you know that your gums play an essential role in your oral health? Most people know that brushing twice daily is key to keeping your teeth healthy, but your gums should be cared for equally as well! Read on for more on this important dental topic. Gum health 101 Gingivitis is gum disease in …

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Worst Habits that Affect Your Oral Health

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it can be somewhat easy to forget to focus on your teeth and oral health. However, good oral health practices can help not only avoid dental issues but save you time and money in the long run. Here are some of the top habits that can wreak …

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Restore your smile…fast!

When it comes to changing your smile for the better – it’s important to know that it doesn’t have to take an extreme amount of time. At Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we have transformed countless smiles through cosmetic and restorative dentistry. And, oftentimes, it can be a quicker solution than you may have thought. …

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What is the Right Age for Invisalign?

When it comes to self-confidence, a gorgeous smile is certainly important. In fact, studies show that an appealing smile makes people appear more attractive and even more successful! However, many kids, teens, and adults alike are unhappy or even embarrassed by their smiles due to teeth that are crooked, gapped, crowded, or even protruding. Fortunately, …

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Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean…What You Must Know

Keeping your oral health at its best begins with your toothbrush! Of course, brushing twice a day at a minimum is recommended…but are you brushing with a germ-free brush? If you aren’t sure, we encourage you to read on for more on how to keep your toothbrush clean. Toothbrush care is key to oral health …

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What You Should Know About Dental Implants

If one or more of your teeth are missing, or if you plan on having a tooth extracted in the near future, a dental implant or implants may be a viable tooth replacement option for you. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are a permanent solution and do not need replacing in years to come …

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Two Crucial Steps to Maximize Your Oral Health

Many people believe that if they brush twice a day and floss daily, that is all that their teeth require for optimum oral health. However, the truth is, there are various other steps you can take to be sure your mouth is not only clean, but in good health. Read on for two non-negotiables when …

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When it is Important to Call the Dentist Right Away

Of course, an injury to a tooth or major mouth pain are cause to go to the dentistry right away. But truth be told, there are other symptoms that may be less obvious that should not be ignored, either. Keep reading for more on this important topic. When you need to call the dentist Though …

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Why Your Mouth is Directly Linked to Your Overall Wellness

Keeping a clean, healthy mouth is key to oral wellness, of course. But did you know that your mouth can be a window of sorts to your wellness overall? That’s right, the health of your teeth, in addition to your gums and your mouth can certainly affect the health of your body. Read on for …

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What Puts You at Risk for Tooth Decay?

Simply put, if you have teeth then you are risk for tooth decay. Tooth decay is the cause of cavities developing and begins as plaque — which is a sticky and bacteria-ridden film that builds on the teeth when they are not properly cared for. If left untreated, it can actually destroy the teeth’s surface. …

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Three Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

Many people come to us for solutions to prevent or treat gum disease. And rightfully so, as nearly 3 of 4 adults have gum disease and, further, gum disease is the top cause of loss of teeth. As such, keeping your gums healthy should be high on your wellness priority list! And we can help. …

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