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 »

Let Us Help You Figure Out Your Mouth Sore

There are many issues involved with developing mouth sores, and here at Dr. Rebecca Pitner’s clinic here n Bessemer, Alabama, we may be able to point out infections and solve the cause of your mouth sores. The solution may be as simple as the types of food you eat (whether they are too acidic or… Read more »

A Loose Dental Crown Needs to Be Examined by Your Dentist

Dental restorations that call for the use of a dental crown often employ a strong dental adhesive to bond the dental work to the underlying anchoring abutment. This is designed to rival the natural strength of the tooth’s root while bonding it in place. As time goes on poor oral hygiene and periodontal health problems… Read more »

Antiseptic Mouthwash Cannot Replace Dental Floss

The American Dental Association encourages you to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene regimen to help reduce your chances of suffering from cavities and gum disease. This includes brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once. In recent years, the active ingredients and potency of antiseptic mouthwash has increased. Vigorously rinsing your… Read more »

Attending a Routine Dental Checkup and Cleaning Will Help Maintain the Health of Your Teeth and Mouth

While your daily oral hygiene routine is certainly important for preserving the health of your mouth, it is still only one piece of the puzzle. The American Dental Association also recommends having a dental checkup and cleaning administered every six months. Here at our dental office in Bessemer, Alabama, each dental checkup is designed to… Read more »

A Dental Bridge Still Requires Daily Oral Hygiene Focus

Dr. Pitner and Dr. Findlay will often use a dental bridge to restore a missing tooth. This is a solid piece of dental work that represents the lost tooth as well as the tooth enamel layer of the two teeth neighboring the void. Even though it is crafted from special materials that will not be… Read more »

Enhance Your Smile with Dental Sealants

Of the many forms of tooth restorations available, very few are needed before the ailment has occurred. However, with dental sealants, they can be placed to help prevent an oral health disorder from occurring, rather than just treatment one after it has happened. You can enhance your smile with dental sealants. Let’s take a look!… Read more »