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 »

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 note that your teeth can often use restorations as well.... 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 early detection, a small cavity can often be treated by... 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 see how well you truly measure up: - I floss... 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. Our wonderful team of dentists at Rocky Ridge Dental Associates... 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 »