Improvements in Dentistry With Dental Floss

Have you ever thought about how to improve your dental flossing techniques? Dental floss is an extremely important part of your oral health care because it is designed to clean between your teeth in areas that toothbrushes and other cleaning utensils cannot reach. If you fail to clean out these... Read more »

Enjoy Healthy Treats for Healthy Teeth

Do you love to snack? Did you know there are foods and snacks you eat that are healthy for your teeth and gums? Yes, it’s true! There are many healthy foods that are both delicious and tasty that don’t damage your teeth and gums and are healthy for your body... Read more »

What Dentures Can Do for You

If all or most of your teeth go missing, a set of dentures can replace them for you. Missing teeth can affect us in a couple of ways, some of which may surprise you. By restoring those teeth, the dentures can reverse those effects and help you maintain your natural... Read more »

Oral Health Tip: Mouth Jewelry

If you're involved with any unhealthy habits such as wearing mouth jewelry, you need to be aware of the risks involved. Mouth jewelry consists of lip and tongue rings and is commonly placed in areas where further dental damage can occur. If you continually struggle with your oral health care... Read more »

A Badly Chipped Tooth Might Need a Dental Crown Restoration

Tooth enamel is essentially a dense mineral substance intended to provide your teeth with the necessary hardness to break down food before swallowing. Yet there are times when something like an accidental blow to the mouth or problems chronic grinding can exceed the strength of your tooth enamel.   In... Read more »

Got Questions About Cavities? Here Are Your Answers

Cavities can be a complex dental issue that destroys many smiles in the world today. If you have questions about cavities, which are also known as tooth decay, then our dentist, Dr. Jim Tatum, is happy to give you the information you’re looking for. To do so, he is happy... Read more »

To Brush or Not to Brush, That is the Question

When do you need to brush your teeth? Should you brush after every single meal? How long do you have to brush? These are a few of the questions that surround the world of dental hygiene, and many begin asking these questions as children. Parents frequently tell children to brush... Read more »

Can You Identify the Signs of Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer is a very harmful disease that claims around 42,000 new victims annually in the US. Many patients can make a full recovery from oral cancer when their condition is diagnosed in its earliest stages. We encourage you to take steps now to protect yourself from oral cancer by... Read more »

Untreated Gum Disease Can Have Serious Ramifications

Gum disease often starts out as periodontal inflammation, which is known as gingivitis. It is frequently associated with poor oral hygiene practices that allow tartar to harden on the bases of teeth near the gumline. Early signs of developing gingivitis often include inflamed gums tissues that tend to bleed easily... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Opelika Dental Arts, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and... Read more »