How are My Oral and Overall Health Connected?

Many people take good care of their smiles just because they know it’s the right thing to do. They oftentimes don’t know the consequences of a poor oral health. If you’re one of these people, our dental team would like to tell you about one major consequence: your entire health could be affected.  According to… Read more »

Our Team Is Happy to Help with Your TMJ

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD/TMJ) are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in your joints in the jaw and the muscles that control your jaw movement. Your temporomandibular joints hinge the jaw to your skull and allow you to open your mouth, eat your food, talk, and create facial expressions. Cushioned by a small… Read more »

Using Partial or Full Dentures to Replace Missing Teeth

If you have missing teeth, that can create many different problems for your mouth, teeth, and even general health. Speech impairment, chewing trouble, and embarrassment can all come from missing teeth. Full or partial dentures may be the best solution to restore your teeth and smile. If you need partial dentures, our dentist will make… Read more »

Currently Available Teeth Whitening Options

One of the newest, fastest growing dental services at is teeth-whitening treatments. Even if you have yellowish teeth or sparkly pearly whites, teeth-whitening can actively give you a brighter whiter smile is as little as one office visit. With all the products floating around the market today, it is important to speak with your dentist… Read more »

Chronic Gum Disease Can Cause Serious Complications for Your Oral Health

Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is the progressive inflammation and infection of gum tissues. While it often results from hardened tartar at the gumline, there are other increased risk factors, like regular tobacco use and certain medical conditions, that can make you more prone to gum disease at an earlier age. The… Read more »

Extracted Teeth Can Be Replaced By a Bridge

There are times when a tooth might suffer from such extensive decay or damage that not even your ’s highly skilled dentists’ hands can save it. To prevent pain, infection and future complications they might recommend extracting the tooth completely. Once your gums have fully healed, they can then help you to explore your options… Read more »

If You Notice a Cavity You Should Have It Repaired Immediately

A cavity is a general term used to describe a small to medium sized area of tooth decay. If a cavity goes ignored for too long, the decay will continue to spread. This could result in serious complications, including pain, infection and even complete loss of the tooth. If you notice a change in texture… Read more »

Your New Partial Requires Daily Care and Cleaning

When fitted your partial, it effectively restored the function and appearance of your missing or extracted teeth. While the partial is crafted from artificial materials that aren’t vulnerable to bacteria and tooth decay, it will still require some basic daily care and cleaning. Denture adhesive is a popular way for partial wearers to get some… Read more »

Night Guards Can Relieve Your Bruxism

Welcome to the practice of Daniel Richards, DMD and his team where we provide comprehensive dental care for our patients in Vestavia Hills, Alabama! Have you been experiencing tooth problems due to night-time teeth grinding? If so, you are not alone. This common problem afflicts many people today, and according to the Bruxism Association, nearly… Read more »