Beware Of Hidden Sugar

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Most of us consume far too much sugar. That isn’t exactly a news flash, but at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL we want to remind you what sugar does to teeth, and what you can do about it. We get cavities when acids in the mouth attack the enamel and dentin of the teeth. The…

How Tooth Grinding Can Damage Your Smile

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Teeth grinding is a common behavior in people of all ages, and it can cause real damage to teeth, the molars in particular. At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we watch for signs of teeth grinding in our patients. Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding is when a person involuntarily clenches their jaw or rubs…

Save Your Breath

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This post from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL focuses on a problem experienced by many people, bad breath. Bad breath, or halitosis, has several causes. The most common is poor oral hygiene. Halitosis often happens in the middle of the day, due to an inability to brush between meals. Small food pieces on the teeth,…

How Vaping Can Hurt Your Dental Health

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The use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (or e-cigarettes) is increasing. At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we are concerned about the oral health risks of vaping. What is vaping? Vaping is an alternative to cigarette smoking Instead of smoking a cigarette, users inhale vapor through an electronic device that contains nicotine The full, long-term…

Can You Completely Restore a Smile With Several Missing Teeth?

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This message from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL is about restoring smiles with dental implants. Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw. One implant can support one artificial tooth, while several can support a bridge,or even a full dental arch. What Are The Differences Between Fixed and Removable? Fixed implant-retained dentures (sometimes called…

Bad Breath Treatment At Decatur Smiles

Bad Breath Treatment at Decatur Smiles

Do you suspect that you have bad breath? At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we can help. Bacteria that live in your mouth cause the bad smell. Breath mints and mouthwashes do not cure bad breath, they only mask the symptoms. Proper oral hygiene can cure many cases of bad breath. However, in some cases,…

7 Steps For A Healthy Smile

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When Benjamin Franklin said that he meant fire safety. But like all timeless quotes, it applies to many more aspects of modern life. At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we apply it to dental health. Keeping your smile beautiful and healthy is done most effectively…

The Wow Factor

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At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we continue to get fantastic results with our cosmetic dentistry smile makeovers. If the term “cosmetic dentistry” is unfamiliar to you, it’s a type of dental care that focuses on improving the appearance of your mouth and teeth, and how they come together in your smile. There are a…

Total Mouth Reconstruction Is Now A Reality

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The phrase “total” or “full” mouth reconstruction may sound daunting, and bring extreme images to mind. It refers to replacing or rebuilding a patient’s teeth with restorative dentistry, available at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL. Full mouth reconstruction can achieve many goals, and it doesn’t always mean the same thing for every patient. Candidates for…