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Are Amalgam Fillings Safe?

Posted on September 3, 2017 in Health, Cavities, Common Questions

Fillings are typically composed of a substance known as dental amalgam.  This substance is a combination of several metals, most commonly silver, tin, mercury, and copper.


The Truth About Wisdom Teeth

Posted on August 15, 2017 in Dental Health, Common Questions, Wisdom Teeth

There seems to be a lot of mystery concerning wisdom teeth... What are they? Why are they often cut out? Why in the world are they called wisdom teeth?? First of all, the term wisdom teeth is simply due to the timing of their arrival...usually during the mid-teen years.  During the age of gaining wisdom.  Hence, wisdom teeth.


Are You Flossing The Right Way?

Posted on June 15, 2017 in Dental Health, Common Questions, Flossing

If there is a dental hygiene practice that is commonly overlooked, forgotten, or simply ignored...it is flossing.  It is easy to believe that good brushing covers all of the bases, and that as long as you are brushing at least twice a day your teeth will be in tip top shape. Unfortunately, that is just not true.


They're Just Baby Teeth...Why Fix Them??

Posted on May 15, 2017 in Cavities, Common Questions, Parenting

"If a cavity is found in a child's baby teeth, what is the point of filling it? It's just going to fall out in a couple of years anyway!" This is a very common misconception that adults have toward their child's baby teeth.


Are Dental Check-Ups Really That Important?

Posted on March 5, 2017 in Dental Health, Common Questions

​"I'm young and healthy." "I don't have any tooth pain or unusual symptoms." "Going to the dentist twice a year seems a little extreme." "Do I really need to go to the dentist??" It seems like a very logical train of thought. Why would someone have their teeth checked twice a year if there seemed to be no need?


Why Are My Gums Receding?

Posted on February 23, 2017 in Dental Health, Common Questions

Have you ever had a sensitive tooth and looked in the mirror, only to discover that the affected tooth appears longer than the other ones?  If you have, then you might be one of millions of Americans suffering from receding gums.


How Do I Choose A Toothpaste?

Posted on December 1, 2015 in Dental Health, Common Questions, Toothpaste

As you walk down the toothpaste aisle at the grocery store, do you become overwhelmed at the amount of options you have?? Extreme whitening, all-natural, tartar control, cavity prevention, enamel protection, and not to mention all of the kids' varieties...how does one go about knowing what type of toothpaste is actually worth buying?


Are My Favorite Drinks Staining My Teeth?

Posted on October 22, 2015 in Common Questions, Beauty

Are you a southerner who enjoys sipping on sweet tea? Or an early-bird who likes to jumpstart their day with a strong cup of coffee? Or a connoisseur of deep red wines? If so, then you are probably well aware of the unfortunate price that comes with enjoying such wonderful beverages...stained teeth.


What Are The Causes Of Dry Mouth?

Posted on August 27, 2015 in Dental Health, Common Questions

Xerostomia - more commonly known as "dry mouth" - affects millions of Americans. This condition can range from a mild annoyance all the way to severe complications due to an extreme lack of saliva.  Either way, dry mouth negatively affects a person's quality of life.


Is A Chipped Tooth A Big Deal?

Posted on July 26, 2015 in Dental Health, Common Questions, Sealants

A chipped tooth can happen to anyone.  Playing sports, chewing on ice or hard candy, using your teeth to open something...all of these actions can potentially lead to a chipped or damaged tooth. A small, painless chip may seem like a minor issue not worth dealing with, but here at Montgomery Dentistry we want you to take our word for it:  a chipped tooth is always worth looking into!


Bottled Water vs. Tap Water

Posted on February 19, 2015 in Cavities, Common Questions

As concerns have risen over the purity and integrity of our country's tap water, so has the number of people who have begun purchasing and drinking from bottled and filtered water. It seems like the logical and responsible thing to do, especially when it comes to the health and safety of our children.


The Secret To Keeping Your Teeth For Life

Posted on August 19, 2014 in Fun Facts, Common Questions, Beauty

Here's a fact that's a little tough to swallow:  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four Americans over the age of 65 have no teeth.

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