What is the Recovery Time for a Dental Implant?

When a patient at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL decides to go ahead with a dental implant, one of the first things they want to know is: how long is the recovery time? Our answer? Recovery is difficult to predict, because every case is different. There are various factors that go into the process, but

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What are Possible Dental Implant Complications?

Dental implants from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL are state-of-the-art, with a success rate in the area of ninety-eight percent. That number is a testament to implant technology. But like any medical or dental procedure, there are certain risks involved. In this post, we will consider possible complications of a dental implant. Infection: Any surgical

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3 Cavity Fighters For Decatur Kids

Most parents know the basics of children’s dental health: brush regularly, reduce sugar intake, limit snacking, and get enough calcium and Vitamin D. At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we recommend three additional tools for preventing cavities in youngsters: Sealants: Dental sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars, where they become an

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Modern Dentistry In Decatur With No Oxen Hooves

One of the essential habits of good oral health is daily tooth brushing with an effective toothpaste. There is a wide variety of toothpastes available. At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we recommend you use one with fluoride, and make sure it has the ADA seal. That seal ensures that the toothpaste has been tested,

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What are Implant-Stabilized Dentures?

Imagine being able to replace your missing teeth with dentures that are so stable, they seem more like natural teeth than ordinary dentures ever could. With implant-supported dentures from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL you don’t have to imagine! Anyone who wears ordinary dentures knows how difficult it is to keep them secure in the

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Implant Dentures: Fixed or Removable?

For anyone who has lost all of their teeth, implant-supported dentures from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL may sound like a dream come true: dentures that are attached to the jaw and surpass traditional dentures in appearance and functionality. Implant-supported dentures provide numerous advantages over standard dentures. Our team has put together a list of

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Are All Carbs Created Equal?

Most people know that the sugar in candy, cookies, juices and sodas can harm your teeth, but some people don’t realize that all carbohydrates can cause cavities. As we will describe in this post from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, a handful of pretzels or a piece of pumpernickel bread can have the same effect

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When Style And Oral Health Collide

At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we focus on cosmetic dentistry and patient-centered dental care. Today, we wanted to talk to you about the potential health benefits that cosmetic dentistry could bring you! We know that the term ‘cosmetic’ might be fitting, but it can also be misleading. Most cosmetic dentistry procedures actually do double

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How Tooth Brushing Prevents Gum Disease

Everyone should brush their teeth at least twice a day. In this post from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we’ll talk about why this is so important. Brushing and flossing are the best ways to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Make sure to use fluoride toothpaste and flossing with string floss in order to

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Let’s Talk About It

If you have ever wondered how cosmetic dentistry could improve your smile, give us a call at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL and we can talk about it. Maybe you have a tooth that’s been chipped since middle school, or a gap between your front teeth that’s been there forever. Or maybe your smile has

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