What is Patient-Centered Dental Care?

A question from the team at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL: What is your perception of the patient-dentist relationship? Would you characterize it as one-sided? In other words, does the dentist examine the patient’s teeth, choose the course of treatment, and perform the procedure, all while the patient is just along for the ride? It

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Go Back In Time

So you’ve lost some teeth and hesitate to smile because of the gaps. If only you could go back in time and regain that full-toothed smile you once had. Guess what? With dental implants from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, you can! A dental implant is a titanium post inserted into the jaw, where it

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Our Standard Of Excellence

At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we are committed to the dental health of each one of our patients. We want everyone who settles into one of our chairs to have a good experience. But just as important, we want our work to result in healthy teeth and gums that last a lifetime. That is

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Decatur Smiles Works To Earn Your Trust

Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, is staffed by committed health care professionals who want the best possible dental health for every one of our patients. We work hard to earn your trust! With daily home care and regular checkups in our office, your teeth can last a lifetime. As you may know, the link between

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Gummy Smile?

Many people with a gummy smile undergo crown lengthening surgery to bring proper balance and symmetry to their smile. It’s a cosmetic dentistry procedure offered at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL. Gum tissue and, in some cases, bone is removed to expose more of the visible part of a tooth. It is a safe procedure

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Beware Of An Acidic Diet

Most people don’t think of a tooth as a body part that varies in strength. Our teeth seem to have a steady hardness and dependably grind food whenever we need them. But at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we remind you that teeth are living organisms with constant chemical processes. The protective enamel that covers

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Crowning Achievements In Dentistry

This message from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL looks at one of the miracles of modern dentistry: the dental crown. Let’s pretend you are a biomedical engineer working in the field of dentistry before the introduction of dental restorations. The men and women of your generation who have missing or damaged teeth want to repair

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Multi-Procedure Dental Visits Save Time And Hassle

At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL we want to see each one of our patients for a cleaning and checkup twice a year. Most of the time we try to get you to schedule your next appointment even as you leave the office from your latest one. There are some very good reasons for seeing

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Why Look For The Seal?

Here’s a reminder from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL: when you go to the store for oral care products, make sure your purchase carries the seal of the American Dental Association. You can depend on the American Dental Association (ADA), which only places its seal on a product after it has been found to be

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Tooth Bleaching Fact And Fiction

There’s hardly anyone out there who wouldn’t like to have a brighter, whiter smile. With professional teeth whitening at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, getting the whitest possible smile has never been easier. You might think that over-the-counter whitening products are a shortcut to whiter teeth. It’s true there are lots of whitening gels, strips,

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