Understanding Good Oral Health Habits

The American Dental Association provides a series of recommendations and informational tools to help individuals and families maintain good oral health. This encompasses several important factors and habits. The first line of defense against cavities and periodontal health problems starts with a consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine. This... Read more »

The Importance of Oral Hygiene

Do you ever wonder why our dentist, Dr. Keith Blackmon, and dental team strongly recommend keeping up on oral hygiene? If so, we are more than happy to tell you why. Oral hygiene can benefit you, your smile, and your oral health in many ways. To help you understand, we... Read more »

A Fractured Tooth Might Require First-Aid and Professional Treatment

Oral trauma can sometimes damage tooth enamel as well as the gums and other soft tissues in the mouth. Even if the damage is limited to a single tooth, you might still need to apply some basic first-aid while seeking professional treatment at a dental office like Family Dental Care... Read more »

What You Need to Know About Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

If you don’t take care of your child’s teeth while they still have them, you will probably end up spending a lot more time in our office when your child becomes a teenager. Baby teeth, while temporary, are vital to the overall dental hygiene of a child, and they set... Read more »

Take Care of Your Teeth with Dental Anxiety Treatments

When the time comes to receive your oral health care, it is important to let your dentist know if you're suffering from many forms of stresses or worries about the oral health care treatment. If you come to our office and feel nervous or anxious about visiting, you may suffer... Read more »

Oral Bacteria: Keep Them out With Dental Sealants

Keeping out oral bacteria which attacks tooth enamel is essential for the protection of the teeth in the back of the mouth. These teeth, or molars, are particularly vulnerable to decay because of how hard they are to reach and clean. And unfortunately, their chewing surfaces are ideal for hiding... Read more »

Toothbrush Tricks for When You’re Sick

Are you sick? If so, there are things you need to do to keep your toothbrush in tip-top shape and minimize the amount of germs living on your oral hygiene tool. Our dentist, Dr. Keith Blackmon, is happy to tell you all about those things because you deserve a top-notch... Read more »

Cosmetic Dental Restorations Might Include a Porcelain Dental Crown

Many people in the Dothan, Alabama, area will turn to a dentist like Dr. Keith Blackmon to address unappealing teeth or an unattractive smile. The years of experience and professional training offered by everyone at Family Dental Care of Dothan can quickly assess the nature of the cosmetic imperfection to... Read more »

The Proper Care of Your New Dentures

If you have never worn dentures before, you might think that your days of brushing your teeth have come to an end. But, that is not the case. While it is true that your brushing regimen will change, caring for your full or partial set of dentures is just as... Read more »

Is a Composite Filling Right for Your Cavity?

The kind of filling you receive for your cavity will depend on its size and where it is located in your mouth. For example, an amalgam or gold filling will work well in a molar that gets a great deal of pressure from chewing. But what about a cavity in... Read more »