Do You Really Need to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

The short answer is that it depends.  Not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth removed. Although it’s a procedure that dentists in Birmingham, AL perform by the hundreds every year, some people go their entire lives with their wisdom teeth intact. However, that doesn’t mean you’re not a prime candidate for wisdom tooth extraction. If you’re not experiencing any …

Oral Health linked to Alzheimer’s, Pancreatic Cancer, and Heart Disease

Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses. The research is there to support a link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s, pancreatic cancers, and heart disease. In this spotlight feature, to coincide with National Dental …

Dental implants result in better quality of life for osteoporotic women

With life expectancy increasing, we are all beginning to think about our health issues as we age. I found this recent article interesting. It discusses quality of life in elderly women, with osteoporosis, based on their satisfaction of their dental health and appearance. Please click on the link below to read more. Contact our office if you have any questions …

Come Get Your Spring Teeth Cleaning

Spring is a time of renewal.   You should take this time to refresh your smile and schedule your teeth cleaning appointment at Doug Lewis Dentistry. Having your teeth cleaned twice a year is the best way to help prevent decay and promote good oral hygiene.  We have so many things to offer at our Birmingham, Southside, location.  If you are …