Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Guntersville, AL Dentist
...Rutland DMD, FAGD From first contact our Guntersville dentists are committed to your individual attention and strive to provide personalized oral health care tailored for your unique dental needs and goals...

Welcome to Our Blog
...Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice...

Preventing Tooth Decay in Children
...Routine exams and cleanings are a must for good oral health...

Bone Loss Around Root Furcations Poses Treatment and Cleaning Challenges
...Maintaining these habits will help you avoid tooth loss and other problems with your oral health...

TV Designer Nate Berkus Is Thankful for Childhood Preventive Dental Treatments
... During a recent interview with Dear Doctor magazine, Nate discussed his career as well as his oral healthcare...

Jane Fonda Chooses New Teeth Over a New Car!
...It's an investment in both your emotional and oral health as we will never implement a smile makeover without first making sure we've addressed any underlying dental disease...

"Tooth Fairy" Brady Reiter Works Her Magic for Children's Oral Health Charity
...Actress Brady Reiter didn't know either — until she became the star of the movie Tooth Fairy 2, and then joined forces with the National Children's Oral Health Foundation: America's ToothFairy®...

Professional Cleanings Help you Maintain Healthy Teeth and Gums
...This is an additional procedure performed on the teeth of patients who exhibit good oral health, and what you most associate with that “squeaky clean” feeling afterward...

Extracting Wisdom Teeth Now May Prevent Dental Problems Later
...By extracting an impacted wisdom tooth at the appropriate time, we can avoid more serious problems in the future and improve oral health...

Olivia Newton-John Recalls Daughter's Teething Troubles
... If you would like to learn more about teething or any other child-related oral health issue, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Pregnancy and Oral Health: What Expectant Moms Need to Know
... Yes and no — don't worry, but do be aware of a few basic facts about your oral health and your pregnancy, and how they affect each other...

Dental Hygienist - Your Partner in Preventing Disease and Maintaining Oral Health
Keeping up your dental hygiene with daily brushing and flossing is essential to preventing disease and maintaining good oral health...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...We would like to see every child get off to an equally good start! If you have questions about your child’s oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

A "Silent" Disease Gets Recognition
...Surgeon General, titled “Oral Health: The Silent Epidemic,” gives some clues...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
...These microorganisms can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath — so keeping them in check is good for your overall oral health...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
... Controlling periodontal disease and maintaining good oral health helps to reduce bad breath...

Bulimia Nervosa
People with eating disorders can suffer from oral health problems as well...

Wisdom Teeth
...Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Periodontal Exams
Periodontal exams are vital in the maintenance of your oral health as they are used to assess the health of your gums and teeth...

What is Tooth Decay?
... A good way to help your oral health between brushing is chewing sugarless gum; this stimulates your body's production of saliva, a powerful chemical that actually neutralizes plaque formation and rinses decay-causing food particles and debris from your mouth...

Women and Tooth Care
Women have special needs when it comes to their oral health...

Nutrition and Your Teeth
It has long been known that good nutrition and a well-balanced diet is one of the best defenses for your oral health...

Extractions
...  Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Cosmetic Dentistry
...A dental exam will take many factors into consideration, including your overall oral health...

Introduction
...What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health...

General Dentistry
The first line of defense against oral health problems In general dentistry, the dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (jaw and face) parts of the body...

Age and Oral Health
...Here you will find helpful answers to some frequently asked questions about oral health questions you may have as you get older...

Tobacco
... Frequently asked questions: tobacco products What effects can smoking have on my oral health...

Your First Dental Visit
... Making sound decisions about your dental care and oral health is an easy thing to do with the right preparation beforehand: Make a list of questions to ask our office, so you don't forget anything on the day of your appointment...

Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient
... You have the responsibilityto adhere to regular home oral health care recommendations...

Links
American Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry American Association of Public Health Dentistry Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry Centers for Disease Control/Oral Health Resources Healthfinder...