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3 Ways To Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the most common dental concerns, with more than 3 million cases in just the United States alone. This is because its early stage symptoms often go ignored. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to…

Teeth Whitening: Don’t Be Afraid To Show Off That Smile!

Maybe you have an important job interview coming up? A graduation? Or the wedding that will be the “happily ever after” for your storybook romance? Maybe you just want to look- and feel- your best? Whatever the reason, teeth whitening…

Planning Your First Visit To Spink Dentistry

Spink Dentistry is a caring, dedicated dental practice located in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Bruce Spink is an experienced family and cosmetic dentist who values the needs of each of his patients and is dedicated to providing quality dental care in…

Spooky Plaque

The scariest part of Halloween is the damage all that candy does to your teeth! Spooky plaque feeds off sugar, allowing it to rapidly spread and take over your mouth. Plaque buildup can cause gum disease, bad breath, sensitive teeth,…

Fighting Tooth Decay

Tooth decay and cavities affect most patients at some point in their lives. Children and adults are equally susceptible to decay, which is the result of harmful bacteria making their way into the crevices in our teeth, filled by sugars…

Oral Health And Halitosis

Do you suffer with persistent bad breath? Is your bad breath affecting personal and professional interaction? Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be the result of many things, including what you ate for dinner! However, if you have persistent…

Keep Your Smile Healthy

Dental health can have a huge impact on the overall quality of life and wellbeing. This is why it is so important to maintain good oral health and to visit Dr. Bruce Spink regularly. At the Birmingham, AL office, Dr.…

April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April of each year marks Oral Cancer Awareness month as sponsored by various health organizations and the American Dental Association (ADA) in an effort to shed a brighter light on this often deadly disease affecting thousands each year. Oral Cancer…

Routine Dental Care And Disease Prevention

“The mouth is a portal into the rest of the body,” according to Dr. Donald Ratcliffe, chairman of the department of dental medicine at Staten Island University Hospital in New York. Research is consistently showing a relationship between bacteria and…

Back to School Cavity Prevention

As parents, the end of summer marks the beginning of back-to-school preparation. This includes school supply shopping, summer reading, and visits with your child’s doctor and dentist to ensure that he or she is healthy for the upcoming school year.…