Your Tooth Enamel

Healthy tooth enamel has the strength and durability to let you bite off, chew, and grind hard foods. Healthy tooth enamel also resists tooth decay and sensitivity issues. This is all due to the tightly packed microscopic mineral crystals it is composed of. Unfortunately, the natural processes of the bacteria... Read more »

Restore a Severely Fractured Tooth with a Dental Bridge

The enamel layer on each of your teeth is very hard. This allows you to chew the foods you eat. However, there are times when an accident, injury, or something as mundane as grinding your teeth at night can cause a severe fracture in one or more of your teeth.... Read more »

Brushing Your Teeth: The How To!

Do you ever wonder if you brush your teeth right? Naturally, most people develop habits, but do you ever wonder if there is anything you could improve? In fact, there are many little things that many people don’t seem to know about tooth brushing. For example, you probably know that... Read more »

How Can Laser Dentistry Work for Me?

What do you know about laser dentistry? You've probably heard of it, but do you ever wonder exactly what it is? For example, do you know what benefits you could enjoy if you decide on laser identity? Is laser dentistry safe? If you've ever had questions such as these, we're... Read more »

What to Do in the Case of a Toothache

Tooth discomfort of any kind is usually a sign of tooth decay, infection or trauma. If the pain is moderate to severe, you should see Dr. Jamine Rogers at Shoals Smile by Design as soon as possible. If the pain is mild, or a dentist appointment isn’t an immediate option,... Read more »

How Saliva Production Helps You

Your radiant smile is not just a result of clean teeth and gums, but a healthy oral environment that protects them and keeps your mouth functioning smoothly. Along with daily brushing and flossing, and having professional dental cleanings, saliva creates a protective environment for your teeth and oral tissues (tongue,... Read more »

Nail Biting: Can it Harm Your Smile?

Have you ever chewed on your nails? Do you know anyone who does? If you do, we aren’t surprised-- especially if you thought of a child or teenager. In fact, about 60% of children bite their nails while nearly 45% of teenagers do the same. Fortunately, nail biting does become... Read more »

What Can Acid Reflux Do to Your Smile

Have you heard of acid reflux? If so, you probably know that acids produced in your stomach can be pushed into your esophagus and lead to heartburn. Unfortunately, acids in your esophagus can also get into your smile. As you may guess, this can lead to quite a few problems.... Read more »

Do You Have Gingival Recession?

If you have gums that are red, swollen, tender or bleeding, you may have gum disease. You may also notice a bad taste in the mouth that won’t go away, and bad breath. If you can see your gums receding from the teeth, you may have gingival recession, or receding gums.... Read more »

Helping Your Child Meet the Dentist for Their First Dental Visit

It is never too soon to establish a healthy foundation for a child’s oral health. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association advise taking your baby to their first dental visit before their first birthday, or six months after their first tooth erupts. The... Read more »