Flossing for Fun and Profit

OK, so flossing may not be for fun, but you can definitely profit by making it a daily routine for your dental health. That is why your dentist always asks you during you checkups whether you are flossing. Already, he knows that only around 30 percent of his patients are flossing daily. Here’s why you… Read more »

A Healthy Diet Means a Healthy Smile

Did you know your oral health is linked to heart disease and other conditions in the body? Yes, it’s true! Eating healthy can improve your body, but did you know it can also improve your oral health too? Foods can improve the strength and health of your teeth and gums, and to help you learn… Read more »

The Link Between Aging and the Health of Your Smile

A link has been found in many health studies that connect your oral health and your overall health. That is why keeping excellent care of your teeth and smile could help you with your overall body. Essential tips for maintaining your oral health include brushing and flossing each day. If you brush twice a day,… Read more »

Outlining the Basics of Keeping Your Oral Health

In order to ensure your oral health care can continue to thrive for the rest of your life, always make sure you have an effective prevention and treatment checklist in place to ensure that damage is minimized, and any oral accidents or injuries are treated effectively. For optimum oral health care, establish guidelines to enhance… Read more »

Dentistry Blog for Beginners: Oral Emergencies

Do you know how to treat damage that has occurred to your mouth due to blunt trauma or other similar oral accidents or injuries? Did you know that if you have a tooth knocked out, it could potentially be saved once again? The truth is, there are many things you can do to help treat… Read more »

Oral Health Keys: Toothbrushing Techniques

Even if you are brushing your teeth twice per day as intended, it may not be having the effects that you intended for it. This is because we often find herself not practicing effective tooth brushing techniques, and end up doing a few things wrong that could be potentially limiting the effectiveness of brushing. Always… Read more »

Consistent Oral Hygiene Practices Are a Necessary Part of Preventing Gum Disease

Gum disease can vary in severity, symptoms, and potential complications. It often starts when inconsistencies in your oral hygiene practices fail to adequately clear food particles, plaque, and other bacterial deposits from your mouth. Early symptoms of developing gingivitis often includes: periodontal tissues that bleed easily when brushing, and flossing. This could also be accompanied… Read more »

Surgical Options for Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is a problem for around 20 percent of Americans, and it’s a problem we see daily at Pitner Family Dentistry in Bessemer, Alabama. Here are a few bits of prevention advice and pieces of data on treatment options. Both periodontal disease and sensitivity can be prevented if you follow healthy oral hygiene suggestions…. Read more »

A Tooth Lost Might Be Replaced by a Dental Bridge

Early symptoms of a dental abscess caused by untreated tooth decay can certainly be distressing. This might involve an increasing toothache, severe sensitivity in the compromised tooth, as well as a sensation of pain and pressure in the underlying gum tissues. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you need to seek timely treatment… Read more »

Take Care of Your Smile with these Traveling Tips!

You probably aren’t thinking much about how you’ll care for your smile when you’re about to go on vacation. With a lot of holidays coming up, Dr. Rebecca Pitner and our dental team want to ensure you are getting the best dental care while traveling, so follow this list of tips we have provided below…. Read more »