Canker Sores: Causes and Care

Sometimes the mouth can be confusing, especially if you don't know much about the teeth and tissues. No need to worry! This is the case for many people. One mystery of the mouth is canker sores. These are shallow, small ulcers that make eating and talking difficult. They are not... Read more »

Cavity Prevention for Your Smile

One of the most infamous diseases our teeth can suffer from is cavities. They can occur at any age and condition, and sometimes can go undetected for a very long time, thus allowing them to continue to harm your teeth. If cavities are not treated and removed, they can result... Read more »

The Benefits of Dental Microscopes

Magnification is incredibly beneficial in dentistry. Magnifying an image improves your dentist or dental professional’s visibility. This helps us to accurately diagnose any dental issue you may have and to provide the appropriate treatment. Since magnification being the current standard of dentistry, it may come as a surprise that only... Read more »

Take Care of Your Smile

Did you know, your smile is what others notice about you before anything else? Your smile can say a lot about you, which is why it is important to take special care of it. To help keep you informed, Dr. Roy A. Smith, III and the team here at Rocky... Read more »

Understanding Food and Your Oral Health

Do you understand the foods that can hinder or help your oral health? If you are unsure, you are not alone. Thousands of people don’t think about the foods or drinks they are consuming and how it affects their oral health. Here at Rocky Ridge Dental Associates in Vestavia Hills,... Read more »

Common Questions about Dental Bridges

Has your dentist, Dr. Roy A. Smith, III, told you that it’s time to get a dental bridge? Are you wondering what that means for you? Look no further. A bridge is an oral appliance that is permanently attached to your gumline which serves as a substitute for one or... Read more »

Prepare Your Summer Smile with Dental Veneers

Have you been prepping your body for the upcoming summer season in hopes that you will be fully ready to enjoy all the activities that will be at your disposal? With many individuals hitting the gym extra hard in preparation of getting their desired “beach bods,” it is important to... Read more »

A Partial Can Replace the Presence of Multiple Lost Teeth

Tooth decay on multiple teeth or an oral trauma that knocks out several teeth in one area can severely hamper the function of your mouth. If the teeth were visible in your smile, it could also affect your appearance and the clarity of your speech. One fast and efficient way... Read more »

Early Detection of a Cavity Might Allow for Repair with a Filling

Minor chips and textured areas on tooth enamel can sometimes trap bacterial matter, promoting tooth decay. This is even more likely to occur if you are inconsistent in your daily oral hygiene regimen or if you tend to put off your bi-annual dental exam at Rocky Ridge Dental Associates. With... Read more »

Basic Tips to Help Safely Remove Something Stuck in Your Gumline

There are some times when something can get stubbornly stuck in your gumline. This is even more likely to happen if you’re eating a tough food like beef jerky, nuts, seeds, trail mix, or popcorn. There are also rare instances when these food particles can get stubbornly stuck in your... Read more »