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    7 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath

    Categories: Oral Health
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    Men and women who have chronic bad breath understand the embarrassment and frustration associated with this ailment. There are several possible causes, some that are often overlooked: Poor oral hygiene Digestive problems Systemic infection Bacteria on dentures Gum disease Food particles on tonsils Dry mouth At Decatur Smiles, we can help you with this distressing…

    Decatur Smiles Has A Solution For Dental Anxiety

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    Some dental patients experience severe anxiety when undergoing dental treatment. With oral conscious sedation, it is possible to relax during dental procedures instead of being tense and fearful. Oral sedation dentistry, relaxation dentistry, conscious sedation and anxiety-free dentistry are all terms used to describe this type of treatment. In addition to alleviating anxiety, oral conscious…

    Think You Know How To Brush? Think Again.

    Categories: Oral Health
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    You’ve been doing it since you were five. You switch to auto pilot morning and night and get it done. But are you doing it right? Actually, many individuals are making tooth brushing mistakes. You may need to tweak your routine to better sustain your oral health and protect your smile from cavities and gum…

    Filtered Decatur Water And Oral Health

    Filtered Decatur Water And Oral Health

    A simple way for Decatur residents to choose beverages that won’t harm their teeth is to keep it simple and make water their go-to drink. However, for safety, thrift, and convenience, many dental patients choose to drink bottled water or filter it themselves at home. Filtered water can be detrimental to oral health if it…

    Infant And Toddler Teeth Care

    Categories: Oral Health
    Infant and Toddler Teeth Care

    Though most parents know the basics of children’s dental care, Decatur dentists continue to see cavities in young children. Caring for your infant’s teeth should begin even before they erupt. To prevent bacteria growth, parents can wash their baby’s gums with a wet washcloth after feedings. Babies should never be put to bed with a…

    Been A While Since You’ve Visited A Dentist?

    Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
    Decatur, Alabama Residents Visit the Dentist

    The very idea of visiting a dentist holds a negative connotation for many people. If you are an adult with dental anxiety, or your child is preparing to visit the dentist for the first time, here are a few tips that may help ease you into regular dental checkups and put you on the path…

    Limit Sugar For Healthier Decatur Kids

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    Every health-conscious parent knows that sugar is the number one cause of cavities for kids – and plenty of us adults also snack on too many sweet snacks and beverages. Because of cavity risks, low nutritional value, and high calorie content, many parents want to limit the sugar in their children’s diets. Obviously, there is…

    Aching Jaw?

    Categories: Oral Health
    Aching Jaw In Decatur?

    Hi. I’m Dr. Stephanie Teichmiller, and today in the Decatur dentist blog, I want to look at some of the conditions that may result in jaw pain. Jaw pain may be caused by sinusitis. Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissues that line your sinuses, and when these tissues are inflamed, the sinuses exert pressure…

    Tooth Knocked Out? Call 256-274-4862 ASAP!

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    It may sound like a catastrophe to many people, but having a tooth knocked out doesn’t always mean you’ll need cosmetic dentistry to repair your smile. If you can keep a cool head and remember a few simple instructions, chances are your tooth can be salvaged. The essential thing for dental patients to do if…

    Smokeless Is Not Harmless For Decatur Tobacco Chewers

    Categories: Oral Health
    Smokeless Is Not Harmless For Decatur Tobacco Chewers

    Hello, Decatur dental friends. Today’s topic is ‘The Dangers Of Smokeless Tobacco’. Cigarette sales at most stores have decreased in the past decade, but some tobacco consumers have switched to smokeless products. Contrary to popular belief (especially among teens), smokeless tobacco is harmless. Regardless of the specific type: spit tobacco, snuff, chew, or pinch, this…

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    1316 Somerville Rd SE Ste 2
    Decatur, AL 35601


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    Decatur, AL 35601