A Complete Denture Can Replicate the Function of Your Compromised Teeth

Severe gum disease can cause your gums to recede as the bacteria grows and the infection spreads. As this condition continues to progress, small pockets of infected material can start to accumulate near the roots of your teeth. Over time, if this condition is not treated, you could end up losing healthy bone and even multiple teeth. In a case... 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 in infection and tooth loss. For a list of treatments... 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 Ridge Dental Associates in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, are excited to... 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 you’ve probably already guessed, sugary drinks may lead to a... 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 even aware of what gum disease is. In fact, some... read more »

Bad Habits That Hurt Your Teeth

It’s easy for so many of us to take our smile for granted. Our teeth play an important role in our oral health. That is why here at Rocky Ridge Dental Associates, we offer advice to help protect your teeth and avoid such damaging habits! Some of these damaging habits include: Playing sports without wearing a mouthguard Playing sports without... read more »

Dealing with a Lost or Loose Crown

While your new crown and the abutment anchoring it to your jaw is designed to be durable, there are a few rare occasions where it might become loose or fall out. Blows to the face and issues with chronic gum disease are two of the more common sources of a problematic crown. If you have a crown that is loose,... read more »