Don’t Let Sleep Apnea Destroy Your Health

Do you wake up with a sore, dry throat from snoring all night? Are you left with recurrent headaches after a poor night's sleep? Have you noticed yourself feeling extraordinarily drowsy in the mornings, or found yourself becoming increasingly fatigued and irritable? If any of these symptoms sound familiar, you... Read more »

Oral Health Help for Halloween

If you need any help with your oral health this Halloween, remember there are numerous techniques and methods you can use to increase your chance of oral health success. A lot of your attention should be centered around treats and sweets, as they are often some of the biggest oral... Read more »

You Can Improve Your Smile’s Appearance with Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have an active social life, or you work in an industry that requires a lot of face to face interaction, then you are likely aware of your smile’s appearance. It plays an important factor in many facial expressions. So, a white and winning smile can certainly boost your... Read more »

Dental Lasers: The Basics

Lasers are incredible, and they’re not just sci-fi either. Have you heard that we use dental laser technology at Shoals Smile by Design? Laser dentistry is an ever-expanding field of dentistry that augments traditional dental apparatuses with oral lasers. Here are a few of the services where that happens:  ... Read more »

Gum Disease Prevention

You might not know that approximately 50 percent of American adults have some form of gum disease. The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis, while the more advanced stage is called periodontitis. If gum disease is left untreated, you can suffer tooth loss, and loss in your jawbone. Gum... Read more »

Teeth Whitening Side Effects

If you’re interested in whitening your smile with over-the-counter or professional teeth whitening treatments in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, then it’s time to do your research. You want to choose the best treatment that can give you the results you desire and the least harmful side effects. Our dentist, Dr. Jamine... Read more »

Dental Floss and Your Smile

Do you floss your teeth properly? Are you aware that even skipping a single tooth each time you floss can still be disastrous for your oral health, as even the smallest amount of plaque buildup can put your teeth and gums in danger? Because of this, it is important to... Read more »

A Tooth with a Large Missing Filling Might Need Treatment with a Crown

When a cavity exploits a small-to-modest area of tooth enamel, it can often be repaired with a dental filling. Large fillings, like inlays and onlays, are used to repair cavities on a tooth’s biting surface and they can sometimes have a finite lifespan. As the years go by, the bacteria... Read more »

A Bridge Might Prove to Be an Effective Alternative to a Dental Implant

Tooth loss caused by untreated decay, treatment-based extraction, or a severe dental trauma can leave you with a poorly functioning mouth. In time, the void left by the missing tooth can even lead to orthodontic complications and dental attrition. To prevent these problems and to restore the full function of... Read more »

FAQs on Teeth Whitening

When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked dental patients what they most want to improve about their smile, the most common answer was teeth whitening. If you are thinking about having your teeth whitened but would like to learn more about it first, here are a few FAQs: Question:... Read more »