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 […]
Even some Birmingham people with top notch oral health want to improve specific components of their smile. Though proper brushing is critical for healthy teeth, it won’t re-contour a gumline or repair a chipped tooth. A cavity-free mouth may still have stained or slightly misaligned teeth. If you want to correct the smile elements that […]
When you go to your Alabama, Birmingham, or Alabama drugstore or supermarket looking for toothpaste, mouthwash, teeth whitener, or another oral care product, be sure that the product you choose carries the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.
Welcome to the Koch Aesthetic Dentistry dental blog! I am Dr. J. Paul Koch. Perhaps you have heard that cosmetic dentistry procedures can totally transform a smile. You may be a little skeptical of the claims, after all, the promise of total transformation is a tall order. Are smile makeovers really possible? Absolutely! At Koch […]
Ouch! The mouth is not a fun place for injuries, sores, or inflammation. It seems that even the smallest irritation in the mouth can cause serious discomfort for Birmingham dental patients. These non-specific irritations in the mouth have a name. They are called stomatitis. A good general definition for stomatitis is the inflammation of the […]