Posts by Dr. Ted Melton

Fairhope Dental Office: Vaping and Oral Health

vaping and oral health

We all know that smoking cigarettes cause lasting damage on teeth and gums, but what about vaping? The e-cigarette trend sweeping our nation is relatively new and, as a result, poorly understood. Many people incorrectly believe vaping is better or “healthier” than smoking, but the truth is that vaping poses an enormous threat to the…

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Best Solutions if You’re Missing Most of Your Teeth in Fairhope

best solutions for missing teeth

We’re each only given one set of real, permanent teeth. Though they’re meant to last forever, more than 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth according to the American College of Prosthodontists. If you’re one of the many of adults grappling with missing teeth in Fairhope, AL, you do have treatment options to…

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Am I At Risk For Oral Cancer? Fairhope Screening

am i at risk for oral cancer

Cancer is “the C-word”, the diagnosis that we all hope we’ll never hear. Despite this, most of us know somebody fighting cancer. Nearly 2,000,000 new cases of cancer are reported every year in America, and more than 15 million cancer survivors have lived to tell their story.

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Misconceptions About Root Canals in Fairhope

root canal myths

When many of us hear “root canal” we think, “OUCH” that sounds painful! And if we aren’t the one needing the root canal we are relieved. The truth is a root canal is meant to get the patient out of pain, not put them in more pain. Our Fairhope, AL dental office performs root canals…

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Fairhope AL Mouthguards for Winter Sports

protect your teeth snowboarder

Football and lacrosse aren’t the only sports that require players to use mouthguards! Many of your favorite winter sports are best enjoyed with the protection of a mouthguard. From basketball and hockey to skiing and wrestling, it’s essential to consider the safety of your teeth as you play.

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Fairhope Family Dentistry: Oral Care in the Home

Oral care at home blog

Lives are busy. And if you are raising children, life has gotten even busier. So much so, you wonder how you thought you never had time before. There are many everyday activities that take place inside the home to ensure our family is healthy and while most are small they add up. One of those…

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