Believe it or not plaque can rear its ugly head in any mouth–even yours–no matter how meticulous you try to be. If you have deep grooves, a receding gum line or an unstoppable sweet tooth, beware. The plaque process goes something like this: Bacteria naturally occurs in the mouth, always will. Bacteria will try to […]
1. Protect Your Gums It’s not only acute dental caries that can damage a tooth until it is beyond saving. Gum disease that leads to bone loss is just as dangerous. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque that creates pockets of infection between the gums and tooth roots. This leads to periodontitis, […]
Dental sealants prevent cavities. They aren’t just for children. Call Koch Aesthetic Dentistry for a consultation. Learn about our cosmetic and restorative dental care services. We offer quality care to the Birmingham, AL area.
Hello to our valued Koch Aesthetic Dentistry patients! If you haven’t stopped by our blog in a while, we welcome you. It has been a great month at our passionate Birmingham dentistry practice. We continue to achieve fantastic results with our precision smile makeovers. Dr. Koch has been skillfully using veneers, porcelain crowns, short term […]
The condition of your teeth has a significant impact on your quality of life. Birmingham denture wearers understand this all too well. The path from healthy teeth to a toothless mouth is downhill. Tooth decay and gum disease are painful. Treatments such as fillings and root canals are costly and inconvenient. If the teeth can’t […]
Is it time to get your life back in order, Birmingham? Call it Spring Cleaning. Call it a Hard Reset. I like to call the small and simple tasks cling-ons. These are things like refill a prescription, change your furnace filter, get your oil changed, replace the lightbulb or make a dental appointment. If you’ve […]
A mouth full of unattractive teeth can really distract from a beautiful person’s appearance. Having a red-carpet-worthy smile can bring you increased satisfaction and confidence in your social interactions with your distinguished A-list friends. This smile, however, doesn’t have to have a celebrity price tag. Five-star yet affordable cosmetic dentistry and VIP treatment has been […]
How do you measure “dental success?” A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth? It could mean all those things and many more. For a child, dental success could be defined as a childhood free of cavities, learning daily dental hygiene practices, and gaining an […]
If your child is taking fluoride supplements, is an oral rinse redundant? Actually, no. Fluoride supplements help strengthen teeth that are still forming, but a fluoride rinse helps teeth that have already come in. Oral rinses containing fluoride can be purchased at any Mountain Brook, Birmingham, or Alabama grocery store. Make sure you buy one specifically formulated for children. Products labeled as a mouthwash are usually intended only for breath-freshening and may not contain fluoride.
At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry, our passion is helping Birmingham patients achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. J. Paul Koch’s considerable experience, advanced skills, and exacting standards ensure the ultimate in patient satisfaction. Because each Birmingham man, woman, and child has unique cosmetic dental needs, we develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses […]