Toothaches Should Always Be Seen as a Symptom of a More Serious Dental Problem

Pain localized within a single tooth or within the gums is most commonly referred to as a toothache. While it is most often a result of advanced tooth decay compromising the sensitive internal structures of a tooth, there are also less-obvious causes that could be at the root of the... Read more »

Keeping your Toothbrush Clean

Regular brushing is essential to keeping your teeth healthy. As you use it regularly, your toothbrush can wear out and gather bacteria. Keeping your toothbrush clean and well-maintained will keep this essential tool functioning well. Dr. Jamine Rogers recommends following these tips to keep your toothbrush in optimal condition to... Read more »

Caring for a Damaged Tooth

Damaging a tooth is a serious problem that demands immediate attention. The faster you act when a tooth is chipped, cracked, or knocked loose, the greater chance you have of saving that tooth. With that sense of urgency in mind, let's look at what Dr. Jamine Rogers recommends you do... Read more »

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 »