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Dental-Friendly Valentine's Day Treats

Posted on February 9, 2023 in Dental Health, Fun Facts

A good way to show you care is to give your loved ones treats that are delicious but healthy for your teeth at the same time. Remember everything is good in moderation so keep that in mind this Valentine’s Day season.

5 Bad Foods vs. 5 Good Foods for Your Teeth

Posted on January 9, 2023 in Dental Health

Just as there are good and bad foods for our body, there are also good and bad foods for your teeth and sometimes those that are good for your body are not the best for your teeth!

5 Reasons to Visit the Dentist in December

Posted on December 8, 2022 in Dental Health, Fun Facts

While there is never a bad month to visit the dentist, there are several benefits to scheduling in December. Here are 5 reasons why you should visit the dentist in December!

TMJ Awareness Month

Posted on November 14, 2022 in Common Questions, TMJ

Did you know that November is TMJ Awareness Month? In order to bring more awareness to this disorder, we wanted to answer some of the most common questions asked concerning TMJ!

5 Dental Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Posted on October 13, 2022 in Health, Halloween

In order to ensure that the spooky season doesn’t turn scary for your teeth, here are a few dental tips to help you prepare for a healthy Halloween!

Tips for Maintaining and Improving Your Oral Health with Age

Posted on September 15, 2022 in Dental Health

Though there are many common misconceptions about what happens to teeth as aging occurs, it is possible to maintain healthy teeth for the entirety of one’s life.

All About Baby Teeth

Posted on August 19, 2022 in Dental Health, Common Questions, Parenting

August 22 is National Tooth Fairy Day! Just how important are those baby teeth the fabled Tooth Fairy collects, and how can you keep them in great shape until they fall out? Let’s take a closer look and learn all about baby teeth!

Guide to Common Oral Health Issues: Part 2

Posted on July 12, 2022 in Dental Health

Here’s the second part of your quick guide to some of the most common oral health issues and how to address them.

Guide to Common Oral Health Issues: Part 1

Posted on June 14, 2022 in Dental Health

Here’s the first part of your quick guide to some of the most common oral health issues and how to address them.

Guide to Following a Dental Hygiene Routine

Posted on May 17, 2022 in Dental Health, Health, Cavities, Flossing

Maintaining your dental hygiene is an ongoing process, and it requires consistency and care. Here’s a general timeline of what a typical dental hygiene routine should look like.

8 Dental Health Myths Debunked

Posted on April 20, 2022 in Dental Health, Common Questions

We’re here to set the record straight. Here are a few of the most common dental health myths we hear on a regular basis, along with explanations of why they’re simply not true.

How Is Your Dental Health Linked to Your Overall Health?

Posted on March 15, 2022 in Dental Health, Health

Did you know the health of your teeth and gums can actually make a significant impact on your overall health? Here are a few health issues that are directly linked to the quality of your dental health, along with easy ways you can practice good dental hygiene to avoid these issues.

How to Combat Dental Anxiety

Posted on February 17, 2022 in Dental Health, First Visit, Dental Anxiety

If you’re nervous about going to the dentist, you’re definitely not alone. Here’s everything you need to know about dental anxiety and how to deal with it.

How to Deal With Your Child’s Dental Emergencies

Posted on February 8, 2022 in

Even though dental emergencies are pretty common for kids, they can still be alarming and overwhelming for parents to experience. We get it, and we’re here to help you determine how to deal with it until you can be seen by a dentist.

What Causes Tooth and Gum Sensitivity, and How Can You Treat It?

Posted on January 24, 2022 in Dental Health, Health, Common Questions, Acid Erosion

If you struggle with sensitive teeth and gums, you can rest easy knowing that you aren’t alone. What causes tooth and gum sensitivity, though, and how can you effectively treat and manage it?

How to Take Care of Your Infant’s Dental Health

Posted on January 20, 2022 in Dental Health, Parenting, First Visit

The best way to prevent dental issues further down the road is to take care of your child’s dental health from a young age and teach them proper dental hygiene skills as soon as you can.

What Does a Dental Cleaning Entail?

Posted on December 21, 2021 in Dental Health, Health, Common Questions, First Visit

Here’s a deep dive into the process of a typical dental cleaning.

How to Take Care of Your Toothbrush

Posted on December 14, 2021 in Dental Health, Health

Here are a few things you can do to make sure your toothbrush stays clean and lasts as long as possible.

How to care for your teeth during the holidays

Posted on November 17, 2021 in Dental Health, Health

Some tips to help your smile and teeth stay healthy and bright this holiday season!

Dental Care During Pregnancy

Posted on August 24, 2021 in Dental Health, Health, Parenting

Extractions vs. Root Canals

Posted on June 29, 2021 in Dental Health

Your average person has never been taught exactly what any of those are, so we are here to help you understand the difference between a root canal and an extraction!

The Impact of COVID-19 on Oral Health

Posted on June 7, 2021 in Dental Health, Health

COVID-19 has, without a doubt, impacted every aspect of our daily lives. With the added stress and changing lifestyles, the pandemic has also impacted many people's oral health!

Commonly Asked Dental Questions

Posted on May 3, 2021 in

I brush my teeth every day, so why do I have to get my teeth cleaned at the dentist twice a year? This is one of the most common questions people ask when considering the dentist.

Take Pride in Your Smile

Posted on March 18, 2021 in Dental Health

On March 20 we celebrate World Oral Health Day, which is the perfect opportunity to begin taking charge of your oral health and start caring for your teeth and gums!

Why Should You Visit the Dentist?

Posted on February 26, 2021 in Dental Health

National Dentist’s Day is right around the corner, and because of that, we wanted to share just a little bit about what makes our job so important to our patients!

Why You Should Floss

Posted on February 17, 2021 in Flossing

Flossing contributes to good dental hygiene because it lifts and removes plaque and food in between your teeth. Brushing also does these things, but the bristles of a toothbrush can’t reach where floss can. Flossing also reduces the risk of gingivitis, gum disease, and tooth decay.

3 Benefits of Flossing

Posted on December 1, 2020 in Flossing

The day after Thanksgiving also happens to be National Flossing Day, so our team is here to share with you a few of the many benefits of flossing daily.

Trick or Treat and Take Care of Your Teeth

Posted on October 20, 2020 in Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, children (and parents) everywhere are preparing their candy bags for all of the sugary treats headed their way! Dentists on the other hand know what this holiday could mean for their patients' dental health. Since October is National Dental Hygiene Month, we decided to take the opportunity to share a few tips and tricks as you take care of your teeth this Halloween.

Ways Your Dental Health Affects Your Overall Health

Posted on October 5, 2020 in Dental Health, Health

While your dental health may not seem related to your overall health, it can actually have a significant impact on your body and health as a whole! Many people only think about a toothache or unsightly stains when they consider dental health, but there are many issues that can lead to significant health problems when left unattended.

Smart Sweets for your Sweetheart's Teeth

Posted on February 13, 2020 in Dental Health

Healthy Holiday Tips to Keep Your Season (and teeth) Bright

Posted on December 20, 2019 in Dental Health

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but that may not be true for your teeth if you do not take the proper precautions over the holiday season. You can have a cavity-free smile while enjoying festive treats and sweets. Follow our five holiday oral health tips to ensure your teeth and gums have a holly, jolly good-time all season long.

Tooth Sensitivity

Posted on November 8, 2018 in Dental Health

Do you shiver in discomfort when taking a bite of ice cream? Do you shrink into agony when sipping hot cocoa? If you feel shocks of pain when eating or drinking foods of different temperatures, you may be experiencing symptoms of tooth sensitivity.

Toothy New Year's Resolutions!

Posted on January 3, 2018 in Dental Health, Fun Facts, Health

Can you guess what the top ten New Year's Resolutions made in 2018 were?

How Your Teeth Can Survive The Holidays

Posted on December 10, 2017 in Dental Health, Cavities

The months of October, November, and December are all about celebrating.  It is a wonderful season of spending time with family and participating in precious holiday traditions.

Homemade Teeth Whitening Remedies

Posted on October 9, 2017 in Beauty, Recipes, Whitening

Everyone wants to feel attractive. Shiny, healthy hair; radiant skin; straight, white teeth...these are often the standards by which we define outward beauty.

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.

Looking Back: What We Can Learn From Ancient Teeth

Posted on July 26, 2017 in Dental Health, Fun Facts

Just because we live in a time that boasts technology superior to any other time in history does not mean that we trump the ancients in everything. For instance... According to some very interesting finds in the remains of Mt. Vesuvius's victim's teeth, residents of Pompeii experienced healthier teeth than we do today - nearly 2,000 years ago!

Your Teeth Are Working Overtime This Month!

Posted on June 28, 2017 in Dental Health

It's November!  This is the month in which diets are kicked to the curb, families gather and eat without the pressure of gift-giving, and all things pumpkin make their way into our homes.  And everything is orange and gold and (hopefully) all cooled off from our long summer. What a wonderful and joyous holiday!  And it is completely centered around, well, food.

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 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.

DIY Dentistry?? What not to do!

Posted on April 7, 2017 in Dental Health, Health, Parenting, News

We live in a DIY-saturated society. Entire TV series are dedicated to the art of the "life hack." Social media is ablaze with lists of DIY birthday parties, holiday decorations, home organization - it goes on and on.

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' does one go about knowing what type of toothpaste is actually worth buying?

Pop Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Dentistry??

Posted on November 8, 2015 in Fun Facts, Quiz

Here at Montgomery Dentistry, we love to have fun!  So, we've created this fun pop quiz to test your dental knowledge.  Some of the answers might surprise you! And don't worry, there's an answer key at the bottom of the quiz.  No cheating, though!

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.

The Surprising History Of The Toothbrush

Posted on October 1, 2015 in Fun Facts

Dental hygiene is anything but a modern-day concept.  Fresh breath and clean teeth have been coveted by all types of people for thousands of years!  Albeit, practice and technology have certainly changed and progressed. What began as a "chew stick" over 5000 years ago has now become the tool universally known as the "toothbrush."  The history of this staple of dental hygiene has a fascinating and surprising history!

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!

Oral Health and Diabetes

Posted on June 28, 2015 in Dental Health, Health

Did you know that gum disease and diabetes are related? Your overall oral health is affected by so much more than watching your candy intake or remembering to floss...albeit great habits!

Recipe For Delicious Veggie Pizza

Posted on April 18, 2015 in Recipes

Here at Montgomery Dentistry, we are passionate about eating. Why do you think we care so much about healthy teeth?  :) Our very own Betty Karle has shared a recipe for a delicious vegetable pizza.  It's great for parties, tailgates, and cookouts.  It's a must have at our office luncheons. Enjoy!

Why Your Check-Up Is So Much More Than Cavity Prevention

Posted on March 21, 2015 in Dental Health

If a crowd of adults was asked why it is important to schedule regular dental check-ups, it would be reasonable to assume that almost everyone would mention something about cavities.

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.

Some Surprising Dentists Throughout History

Posted on July 26, 2014 in Fun Facts

There is a fascinating list of household celebrity names that deserve recognition beyond what they are ultimately famous for.  Here at Montgomery Dentistry, we would like to offer you a more well-rounded view of some of our most beloved celebrities who also dabbled in dentistry!

Recipe for Banana Bread!

Posted on June 27, 2014 in Health, Recipes

We here at Montgomery Dentistry know how drastically the health of your teeth and gums can affect your quality of life.  When your teeth are straight and white, you feel beautiful and confident!  When your gums are healthy, you can brush and floss without any discomfort! And when your teeth are strong and well maintained, you are freed up to use them for their intended purpose…to EAT!

7 Ways To Fight Bad Breath

Posted on May 20, 2014 in Bad Breath

Real life is typically nothing like the movies. Who has time to pause right before they jump into a dangerous situation to save someone and say something really cool and intense? And there is no such thing as an “ugly” girl who takes off her glasses and all of a sudden she is thought to be gorgeous. And, unfortunately, some things just aren’t as “romantic” as the movies portray.   Hollywood often creates a beautiful scene of a handsome husband waking up next to his beautiful wife and giving her a lovely “good morning” kiss. But, here on earth, we all know what reality is. A good brushing (or at the very least, mouthwash) MUST precede any “good morning” kiss. Bad breath…it plagues even the best of us.

Why Does The Dentist Monitor My Blood Pressure?

Posted on May 15, 2014 in

​A common question that we are asked here at Montgomery Dentistry is why we take a patient’s blood pressure for a procedure as simple as a check-up. Isn’t it a little unnecessary to have your blood pressure monitored, when all we are going to do is clean your teeth? Not at all.

A Toothy Craft To Do With Your Child

Posted on April 2, 2014 in Parenting

Your child’s life is probably filled with things that he or she naturally sees as fun or exciting. For instance, no one has to teach their child to jump into a mud puddle…they instinctively seem to know that getting muddy is awesome.

What Every Parent Should Know About Their Thumb Sucker

Posted on December 24, 2013 in Parenting

Toddlers and young children often display some pretty cute behavior that, unfortunately, isn’t quite as cute once they are older. Smearing dinner all over their face. Wearing any article of clothing backwards. Repeating everything Mommy and Daddy say. Sucking their thumbs.

The Health Benefits of Smiling

Posted on September 24, 2013 in Health, Beauty

​“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” - Phyllis Diller Everyone wants to be happy and healthy. The problem is, to achieve these things often costs so much money! To be healthy seems to require a huge grocery budget that can accommodate everything organic. And to be happy apparently involves purchasing the finest things in life to make you look beautiful.

Making the Most of Brushing Your Toddler’s Teeth

Posted on August 4, 2013 in Parenting

Parents of toddlers know that learning opportunities come in all shapes and sizes! The perfect “teaching time” rarely involves your preschooler sitting quietly at the dinner table; rather, fun little lessons often occur smack in the middle of chaos and mess!

Adding Smiles to Our Team!

Posted on June 17, 2013 in News

​Please join us in welcoming Joyce Smith and Brittni Chambers to our team.

Congratulations! We wish you the best.

Posted on June 13, 2013 in News

We want to congratulate Haleigh and Teddy Barrera on the recent birth of their son Tatum Reid, 8 lbs. 4 oz. and 19 in. long. Haleigh has decided to stay home for a time with her son. Her last day was February 14, 2013. Also, we want to congratulate Syndal and Justin Miller on their recent marriage. Syndal will be moving to Tuscaloosa with her husband who is studying accounting at The University of Alabama. Her last day with us was June 4, 2013.

Acid Erosion

Posted on March 26, 2013 in Dental Health, Acid Erosion

Have you ever said, “My teeth are soft, my teeth are translucent, or my teeth are VERY sensitive?”  If yes, then you might be dealing with acid erosion. Acid erosion is when your tooth enamel is being worn away from the acid in our foods like: wine, fruit, sodas, and even vegetables.

Bad Breath: A dentist’s explanation and prevention tips

Posted on January 1, 2013 in Dental Health, Bad Breath

No one likes to be around someone with bad breath.  And even worse is to be the one WITH the bad breath.  It can be downright embarrassing! Bad breath, also known as Halitosis, is caused by bad oral habits, the types of foods we eat, and other unhealthy habits.

Dr. Smith Leaves & Cat Wilson Returns

Posted on November 28, 2012 in News

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you are planning a great upcoming holiday season. There are several things happening at Montgomery Dentistry that I wish to tell you.

First Visit: When should I take my child to see the dentist for the first time?

Posted on November 10, 2012 in Parenting, First Visit

Shortly after becoming a parent, it's natural to start asking questions: What school should they attend, what doctor should we use, what immunizations should we get?  But... have you ever wondered, when should I take my child to see the dentist for the first time?

Happy Halloween

Posted on October 23, 2012 in Dental Health, Halloween

Tis the season for candy, chocolate, costumes, and party’s. BUT… let’s not forget the importance of caring for our teeth.

What are sealants, and why are they necessary?

Posted on September 17, 2012 in Dental Health, Sealants

Have you ever wondered…? What are sealants, and why are they necessary? Well, let me share with you what they are and why we at Montgomery Dentistry recommend them.

Dental Care for Service Members in Montgomery, Alabama

Posted on August 31, 2012 in Dental Providers

​We love our service members and are proud to announce that we can continue to serve them even with the recent changes with The Tricare Dental Program (TDP).

Floss or Die: Another (more dramatic) reason your dentist wants you to floss

Posted on August 18, 2012 in Dental Health, Flossing

​You’ve heard it a thousand times. You need to floss. But let’s be honest, flossing isn’t the most fun activity. And if you don’t regularly floss, it can be pretty uncomfortable.

How much radiation is used during dental x-rays?

Posted on May 16, 2012 in Dental Health, Dental X-Rays

Our practice often gets questions about the amount of radiation received during routine x-rays. Many patients also want to understand why it is necessary for them to have them taken. Let’s start off with how much radiation you are getting during routine x-rays.

Our Patients Know We Care

“My family and I have finally found a family dentistry that has the skill, quality, innovation and compassion we desire. I actually smile leaving the dentist office now. This is thanks to Montgomery Dentistry.”

Jerome Johnson

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