5 Ways to Help Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious condition that affects more people than you might think. In fact, according to the CDC, 47.2% of adults age 30 and over have some form of periodontal disease. This statistic only gets more dire as we get older, with more than 70% of people over the age of 65 showing […]

Start Caring for Your Teeth Now and Avoid Issues in the Future

If you take care of your teeth, your teeth will take care of you. This is a simple truth that applies to us while we’re young, but it is a good reminder even as we grow older. It’s never too late to start treating your teeth better, and the sooner you do, the fewer problems […]

The Side Effects Sugar Has on Your Teeth

The mouth is full of bacteria. There are good types of bacteria and bacteria that is harmful to your teeth. These harmful bacteria won’t make you sick necessarily but can cause cavities. So why are the harmful bacteria even there? When a person eats starches and carbohydrates, they break down into sugar. The bacteria feeds […]

Do I Actually Need to Go to the Dentist Every 6 Months?

No one gets to have a perfect, beautiful smile without some effort and commitment. This could mean maintaining good, oral hygiene routines at home, straightening misaligned teeth, repairing damage, teeth whitening, and any number of other cosmetic procedures. One of the most critical elements of maintaining a beautiful smile, though, is your regular visits to […]

What Actually Is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is all about repairing, refreshing, and renewing the health and appearance of your teeth and gums. But what, exactly, does that mean? What types of procedures are involved with getting your teeth back to a healthier state? The truth is that when we say “restorative dentistry,” we could be referring to a number […]

Top Changes People Want to Make to Their Smile

First impressions are an important part of any social situation, including job interviews and dates. One of the first thing someone notices about another person is how they look, especially how their teeth look.   Many people today are not confident with the way their smiles look and want to take steps to improve the […]

Top Celebrity Smiles and How People Get Them

A picture is worth a thousand words which is why we want to look our best in them. Our smiles not only convey the status of our overall health, but they are among the first things people notice about us and remember us by. This is why a beautiful smile is a must for famous […]

Changes That Occur in Your Mouth as You Age

When you think of older people and seniors, you may automatically assume they wear dentures. In fact, all the elderly people in your life have dentures. Losing one’s teeth may be a natural part of aging in your eyes. As much as dentures scare and repulse you, you’re certain that when you get to be […]

Root Canals: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

When most people think about root canals, they likely get nervous and hope that they never have to experience one in their lifetime. In reality, it’s more likely that you’ll need a root canal at some point in your lifetime. In fact, more than 25 million Americans need to receive at least one root canal […]

Dental Innovations That Are Shaping the Industry

A trip to the dentist was not always the easy, comfortable experience it is now. It was actually dangerous, possibly life-threatening as dentists didn’t have as much knowledge, had limited access to crude tools and equipment and didn’t know much about sanitation. Over the years, the dental industry has experienced many technological advancements. In fact, […]

Interesting Facts About Your Mouth

Your mouth does some incredible things. Inside your mouth are your teeth, gums, tongue, the opening of your throat and sinuses. Without these, you couldn’t eat, drink, breathe, smell, taste, swallow and speak. Because of everything connected to your mouth, it is important to care for your mouth to ensure everything inside it looks great […]

How Seasonal Allergies Affect Your Teeth

Spring and summer mean sunny, warmer days, and chirping birds. They also means seasonal allergies are on the horizon, if they haven’t hit already. Along with the bright green new grass, budding leaves and the colorful array of blooming flowers, pollen and other contaminants in the air can wage war on one’s sinuses. While allergies […]

Benefits of Dental Implants

When you think of dental implants, you may think of fake-looking, uncomfortable teeth that fill in gaps for missing teeth. The thought of having a fake tooth or two may even cause you some hesitation. If you’re on the fence about dental implants, here are some benefits of dental implants that you may or may […]

How to Reduce Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is never fun. You can no longer enjoy your favorite hot, cold or sweet beverage or food item. Maybe your tooth sensitivity is new, or perhaps you’ve been bearing it for a few years. Regardless, tooth sensitivity isn’t anything anyone should have to deal with. In fact, in many cases, tooth sensitivity can […]

How Veneers Can Change Your Smile

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, many people are still confused with all the options available to them and how those options may benefit their oral health. Cosmetic dental procedures offer a unique treatment for people who want to dramatically improve the way their teeth look and feel. One of the most common cosmetic treatments […]

What Causes Bleeding Gums and What You Can Do About It

The sight of blood is often a bad sign. You know that when you bleed, you’re injured and something isn’t right. We bleed when the protective tissues of our bodies are cut, torn and injured. What does it mean when your gums bleed? Bleeding gums is one of the main reasons people give for not […]

Q&A for Your Local Family Dentists in Alabama

Finding the right dentist for your family can be a challenge whether your family has recently relocated to a new city or you’re in search of a new family dentist because the one your family has been going to for years recently retired. The dental needs of your family are unique so it is important […]

Common Dental Work at Every Age

Throughout your life, your dental needs are going to change. As dentists, we take this into account as we perform regular checkups and provide various dental services. Some of this may seem obvious. It only makes sense that recommendations for dental care on teeth that will just be lost anyway will be different from recommendations […]

What Teeth Whitening Treatments Work?

 As we age and as life happens, almost all of us loose those pearly white teeth of use. Coffee, wine, tea, and tobacco use as well a citrus, sugar and crunchy food all take a toll on teeth enamel, opening teeth up to stains and disease. Patients want to restore their teeth to their former […]

How Dental Implants Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Dental implants are the most common solution for replacing missing teeth. The technology is well-established, and we’ve seen how they can impact a patient’s smile. We have found, over the years, that dental implants actually do more than just provide a cosmetic solution (though that’s obviously a big part of it). We’ve seen patients experience […]

What’s Causing Your Bad Breath?

There aren’t too many things more embarrassing than speaking to someone and having bad breath. It is one thing to have bad breath that everyone else has at some time or another, but it is another thing to have unusually bad breath all the time.   Bad breath has many causes with some being as […]

What Causes Tooth Decay and Cavities?

Getting a cavity isn’t something you enjoy experiencing, and yet, it happens to almost everyone at least once. When you think about tooth decay, you might picture rotting teeth or someone with no teeth at all, and while those are extreme examples of tooth decay, the reality is a lot more common than you think. […]

9 Tips to Help Your Kids Love Going to the Dentist

Not all kids enjoy going to the dentist. In fact, if you mention the word dentist, you’ll likely get an angry tantrum or a waterfall of tears. You know regular visits to the dentists are necessary, and you don’t want to keep going through these pre-dentist drama sessions forever. How do you change your child’s […]

Seven Facts You Should Know About Dental Implants

Dental implants are not an exciting topic, nor are they enjoyable to talk about. After all, they are titanium screws that get inserted into your jaw bone. As painful and expensive as dental implants may sound, these are mere misconceptions. Dental implants, however, are an excellent option for people missing a few teeth. They provide […]

How a Dental Implant Can Change Your Life

Missing teeth are caused from many reasons, including accidents and too much dental work on a single tooth. There have been different methods for replacing a tooth in the past, but dental implants are by far the most natural feeling option. The number of people getting dental implants in Tuscaloosa and Northport is increasing, here’s […]

What Should You Do in a Dental Emergency?

One thing that causes real panic is experiencing an emergency and not knowing what to do. This happens a lot with dental emergencies because they seem to happen less frequently than other common injuries. Instead of having a special hospital for dental emergencies, we want you to call our office. Each injury is so different […]

Get to Know Our Dental Practice in Northport Alabama!

Looking for a family dentist in Northport Alabama? Well, you’re in luck. At the Center for Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry, our experienced dentists and staff provide patients with a wide selection of preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental services that can effectively treat many common dental issues and needs. We strive to provide a safe and welcoming […]

The Psychological Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has always been known as fixing the aesthetics of the mouth. This kind of work ranges from braces to implants and everything in between. The most common procedures for cosmetic dentistry are: Braces Shaping teeth Shaping gums Whitening Veneers Each of these are used to brighten the teeth and give them a more […]

The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings and the Cost of Delaying Care

Regular dental checkups are a critical part of your oral hygiene and dental health, yet it seems that far too many people are all too willing to let these appointments slide. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by ORC International and commissioned by Aspen Dental Management, we see some surprising statistics: 39% of American […]

Gum Disease and how it Affects Those with Diabetes

Periodontal disease and diabetes have a “two-way street” relationship. If you have one you are more susceptible to the other. Why you may ask? Well it is all in how your body deals with blood sugar. One of the complications of diabetes is thickening of the blood, which decreases the blood vessels ability to deliver […]

The Science and Psychology of Smiling

How would you like to look a little younger? Maybe get healthier and learn to cope with stress a little better? There’s a simple way to get all that and more. Smile! Maybe that seems a little overly simplistic, but the scientific evidence is clear: by showing of those pearly whites, you’re actually creating real […]