Is The Toothbrush Obsolete? The Birmingham Dentist Says…

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Many of our tools for everyday living have become obsolete. Online search has replaced the paper phone book. Telephone answering machines have gone the way of manual typewriters. But the toothbrush? Your Birmingham dentist says it’s a tool that cannot be improved upon. “Wait a minute,” you might say, “isn’t an electric toothbrush better than […]

For A Healthier Smile, Stop Doing This

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Chewing sugared gum all day. Cavities, a sore jaw, or a damaged dental bridge may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol. Drinking soda and energy drinks. These sugary, acidic beverages are extremely efficient at damaging enamel. Chewing ice or hard candy. Your enamel is quite strong. But so are ice and hard […]

Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Saliva

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Hello, my name is Dr. J. Paul Koch and I want to welcome you to my Birmingham cosmetic dental blog. My dental practice, Koch Aesthetic Dentistry – The Dental Spa, wants to help our Mountain Brook, Birmingham, and Alabama patients to be knowledgeable about oral health issues. Today we are going to discuss the complexity […]

Express Your Personality With A Smile Makeover

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What makes up a perfect smile? White teeth? Straight teeth? Teeth with pleasing proportions relative to one another? A stunning smile is more than the sum of its parts. At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry – The Dental Spa, we believe that your perfect smile also contains another element – your unique personality. What is a smile […]

Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics

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Koch Aesthetic Dentistry – The Dental Spa patients use the word “cavity” often when discussing oral health practices. Along with teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, cavities are a hot topic. At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry – The Dental Spa we think it’s great that people in the Birmingham area are so conscious of their […]

No Cavities? Thank Your Parents

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At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry, we stay abreast of new discoveries in the exciting field of dentistry and occasionally share interesting facts with our patients. Today’s post focuses on new findings in an interesting field of research: genetic dentistry. “About 60% of the risk for tooth decay appears to be due to genetic factors”. Mary L. […]

What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?

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Hello Birmingham residents! Your overall oral health depends not only on healthy teeth but also healthy gums. Proper oral hygiene helps keep both your teeth and gums in good shape. When brushing, hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle with the bristle tips aimed at the line where the tooth and gum meet. The bristles […]

What Have We Done For You Lately?

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At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry – The Dental Spa, everything we do is for the well-being of our valued patients. We are committed to delivering quality, compassionate dental care tailored to each patient’s singular needs. We know that optimum oral health is a key element of complete physical health and that dentists do more that just […]