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We found 8 dentists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Gulf Shores, AL.

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Franklin Alcide Dentremont Jr.
Specializes in General Dentistry
3501 Gulf Shores Parkway; Suite 4
Gulf Shores, AL
 

Dr. Franklin Dentremont is a general dentist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
241 Clubhouse Drive
Gulf Shores, AL
 

Dr. Renee Dyken specializes in orthodontics (braces) and practices in Gulf Shores, AL. Dr. Dyken takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
313 East 22nd Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL
 

Dr. Harlan Knight is a dentist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Knight accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
137 Cove Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL
 

Dr. Marcus Manning's specialty is general dentistry. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
313 E 22nd Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL
 

Dr. Charles Stoddard is a dentist in Gulf Shores, AL. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
208 W. 19th Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL
 

Dr. James Shamburger practices general dentistry in Gulf Shores, AL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
313 E 22nd Avenue; Suite B
Gulf Shores, AL
 

Dr. Robert Ferrell practices dentistry in Gulf Shores, AL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
245 Clubhouse Drive
Gulf Shores, AL
 

Dr. Howard Luce is a general dentist in Gulf Shores, AL. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Dentistry?

A dentist provides oral (mouth) health care, ranging from routine cleanings all the way to oral surgery. Dentistry is about more than just teeth: dentists also care for a patient’s jaw, tongue, lips, and salivary glands; they even check for signs of disease in the head and neck.

A dentist has a number of jobs they perform to keep their patients healthy. They examine areas inside and around the mouth to look for unusual lumps or swelling that could indicate a problem, and they take biopsies if needed. They educate their patients not only about the daily care of their teeth and gums, but also about proper nutrition and not using tobacco. Of course, teeth are their main focus, and dentists know how to treat them right. A dentist can clean, repair, remove, replace, or reposition teeth in order to prevent and treat disease.

Some disorders of the mouth and teeth require special treatment and surgery. Although a general dentist can perform minor surgical procedures such as tooth extractions, when it comes to more specialized oral care, there are dentists who have chosen to focus their education and experience in certain areas. These subspecialties include:
  • Endodontics, the specialty that focuses on the pulp and nerves inside the tooth (endodontists often perform root canals)
  • Pediatric Dentistry, which is dental care specifically tailored towards children
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which deals with surgery of the jaws and lower face; this can include everything from trauma after an accident to removal of wisdom teeth
  • Prosthodontics, the specialty of replacing missing teeth or bone within the mouth with prosthetics, or manufactured parts
  • Orthodontics, which involves aligning the teeth and shaping the jaw using braces

The health of the mouth can be a strong indicator of overall health. Dentists teach you how to take good care of your teeth, and they keep your mouth healthy and comfortable.