A Crown Can Be Made from Different Materials

Here at Rocky Ridge Dental Associates, Dr. Roy A. Smith, III uses a dental crown to restore a tooth suffering from any number of dental issues. While they are often called upon to treat and restore a tooth suffering from a large cavity or dental fracture, they can also be... Read more »

Dental Veneers Can Be a Convenient Cosmetic Dental Solution

A smile that has been marred by visual imperfections, like yellowed tooth enamel, chips, old fillings, and discolored teeth, can impact your self-esteem. Rather than learning to live with a limited social life, many people in a situation like this will call 205-979-8070 to explore their cosmetic dental solutions at... Read more »

Are You Ready to Find out How Your Oral Health Care Measures Up?

Do you have excellent oral health care? Is your smile that of legend, or is it one that doesn’t get the attention it deserves? Do you think you are at the top of the mountain in terms of terrific smiles? If so, take the following oral health care quiz to... Read more »

Quality Oral Hygiene Products Are Critical for Maintaining Good Oral Health

There are many aspects to maintaining long-term, good oral health. Attending your twice-annual dental checkup at Rocky Ridge Dental Associates will clean your teeth and allow us to monitor the health of your mouth. However, the consistency and effectiveness of your daily oral hygiene routine is critical for preventing oral... Read more »

The Importance of Oral Cancer Screening

You know that it’s important for you to visit your dentist every six months if you’d like to keep your teeth healthy and strong—but do you know what actually happens during these treatments? Typically, we’ll clean your teeth thoroughly and inspect your pearly whites for signs of trouble—such as oral... Read more »

The Many Benefits of Dental Veneers

If you are considering getting dental veneers in the future, your teeth will thank you. Veneers are expertly crafted and pasted onto the front of your teeth for a customizable smile that can fix most oral ailments. Concealing your faults so you can reveal your smile has never been easier.... Read more »

Solutions for Sensitive Teeth

It’s never fun to bite into one of your favorite foods only to experience a sudden burning or painful sensation. As you may know, if you’re experiencing this discomfort, you could have sensitive teeth. Do you know what could be causing your sensitivity, or if there are any foods you... Read more »

How Drinks Can Affect the Color of Your Teeth

Did you know that Americans spend millions of dollars every year on teeth whitening? Fortunately, as you probably know, there are a few things you can do to keep your teeth healthy and bright. Conversely, there are a few things that can stain your teeth—including a number of drinks. As... Read more »

Fluoride Treatment Can Strengthen Tooth Enamel

Your tooth enamel is actually a biologically formed mineral structure that, when healthy, is harder than your strongest bones. Unfortunately, the natural bacteria in your mouth and the acidic foods and drinks you consume can work to erode the microscopic density of tooth enamel minerals, promoting the formation of tooth... Read more »

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease?

Did you know that approximately 75% of Americans over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease? Naturally, gum disease could cause minor problems—such as swollen or bleeding gums—or other serious problems like tooth loss. Sadly, gum disease can be difficult to identify. In fact, many people aren't... Read more »