Tuscaloosa Dental Blog

How Can You Tell If Someone Has Gum Disease?

added on: November 26, 2022

Gum disease is one of the many oral health conditions that can affect other parts of the body. It’s a potentially serious infection that can lead to anything from tooth loss to cardiovascular diseases. Gum disease can’t be reversed by your dentist in Tuscaloosa in its more advanced stages, so it’s… Read More…

Sinus Pressure vs. Toothache

added on: November 16, 2022

Any type of tooth pain can be unbearable, just ask your dentist in Tuscaloosa. We’re all too familiar with toothaches and will do everything we can to help alleviate the pain. However, sometimes tooth troubles aren’t the actual cause of tooth pain. In fact, sometimes a toothache may be a… Read More…

Is Xylitol Better for You Than Sugar? 

added on: October 25, 2022

Xylitol is a natural sugar alternative that has been growing in popularity over the last couple of years. But is this sweet substitute for traditional sugar better for you? Can you still enjoy sweet snacks with xylitol without the guilt you may feel from eating too much sugar? Let’s check… Read More…

What is Nitrous Oxide Used for at The Dentist? 

added on: October 16, 2022

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a colorless and odorless gas occasionally used for dental treatment. Now, while not everyone will be a candidate for nitrous oxide, this type of sedation dentistry has been known to help ease nervous or scared patients during procedures. If you have dental… Read More…

Filing Your Own Teeth & Other Dangerous Social Media Trends

added on: September 24, 2022

Some patients will go to great lengths to get an ideal smile, and it’s something that your dentist in Tuscaloosa is happy to help with. There are plenty of different treatments available to transform any smile safely and effectively. But unfortunately, there are also plenty of dangerous social media trends claiming… Read More…

Should People With Dentures Still See The Dentist? 

added on: September 15, 2022

We always stress the importance of seeing your dentist in Tuscaloosa at least twice a year to protect your teeth from decay, disease, and other tooth troubles. But what happens if you no longer have any natural teeth and wear a denture instead? Should you still visit your dentist regularly? Absolutely!… Read More…

Transform Your Smile With These 5 Cosmetic Dentistry Options

added on: August 26, 2022

Do you hide your smile in pictures? Cover your mouth when you laugh? Avoid showing your teeth whenever or however you can? You’re not alone. More than 50% of Americans are insecure about their smile. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. Getting a smile that you love is… Read More…

Can You Have Too Many Teeth? 

added on: August 15, 2022

Most people have 20 baby teeth, and 32 permanent adult teeth. However, a condition called hyperdontia can cause too many teeth to grow inside the mouth. This is usually more common in kids but can also occur into adulthood. Hyperdontia can be treated by your dentist in Tuscaloosa, but sometimes… Read More…

Dr. John Davis Diaz Joins Tuscaloosa Family’s Dental Practice, Riverview Dental Designs

added on: August 10, 2022

Dr. John Davis showed early promise in following in the family business. While growing up, young John Davis would often accompany his father to the Riverview Dental Designs office when Dr. Paul Diaz spent time treating emergencies. He displayed a natural curiosity and fascination with his father’s profession. So John… Read More…

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What Happens If You Have An Impacted Tooth?

added on: July 24, 2022

The term ‘impacted tooth’ refers to a tooth that was supposed to erupt yet hasn’t. As a result, the tooth can get trapped in the gums. Most commonly, impaction occurs with wisdom teeth, but the truth is any tooth can become impacted. So what exactly happens if you have an… Read More…

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