3 Reasons Not To Skip A Dental Checkup

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Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you need to do. At Decatur Smiles, we understand that. But we urge you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty things on your to-do list. Twice-yearly dental exams…

Danger Zone! 5 Signs Of Gum Disease

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Gum disease is a principal cause of tooth loss among adults in the United States. There is also evidence that it is associated with heart disease. At Decatur Smiles in Decatur, gum disease is easy to treat when it’s caught in the early stages. What warning signs should you be looking for? Gums that bleed often…

Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening

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Are you considering orthodontia to straighten your teeth? At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we have clear braces that deliver the results you want, without having a mouth full of metal. Lingual Braces and Invisible Braces Clear braces may sound like they’re too good to be true, but rest assured, they are a reality. Technically…

Tooth Restoration: Dental Implants And Dental Bridges

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Tooth replacement has been a highly requested dental procedure at Decatur Smiles. When patients inquire about about tooth restoration, we generally tell them about fixed (or traditional) dental bridges and dental implants. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth which replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth—called a pontic—is fused to porcelain crowns on adjacent…

Aching Jaw?

The technical name for the human jaw is a real mouthful: temporomandibular joint, usually shortened to TMJ. It’s a complex joint, and a lot of things lead to problems. At Decatur Smiles we treat jaw pain, in particular a condition known as TMD. The TMJ is unique in how it lets you move your jaw…

Six 10-Second Healthy Tooth Helps

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It doesn’t have to take a lot of time to improve your oral hygiene. In fact, you can form a new habit to benefit your oral health in 10 seconds. Here are six ideas from the dentist at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL: Find a better place for your toothbrush. Look around. In 10 seconds you…