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 »

The Benefits of a Snap-On Smile®

Are you unhappy with the look of your smile? Do you sometimes wish that you could revolutionize its appearance it without dozens of trips to the dentist or orthodontist? With Snap-On Smile®, you can do just that. Snap-On Smile® is a laid-back, cost-effective and pain-free way to obtain a gorgeous... Read more »

Picking the Right Toothpaste and Toothbrush for Your Kids

Did you know that kids are actually as vulnerable to gum disease as adults are? Have you heard that more and more children are getting cavities? As you might know, brushing your child’s teeth can help you avoid this issue, but would you be surprised to hear that the toothbrush... Read more »

The Basics of Dental Bridges

If you have a missing tooth and you are too old for the tooth fairy to come, Dr. Jamine C. Rogers at Shoals Smile By Design might suggest a dental bridge. Here are some questions and answers about dental bridges: What is a dental bridge? It’s composed of a false... Read more »