Dental health

Daily Oral Hygiene: Put Your Heart Into It Decatur

Attention dental patients: brushing twice daily may help reduce your risk of heart disease. At Decatur Smiles, we recommend staying on top of your oral care. Scientists, dentists, and cardiologists have known for many years that there is a link between inflammation in the mouth (gum disease) and heart problems, However, a recent study studied

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Dental Miracles Seen And Unseen At Decatur Smiles

Quality dental care and cosmetic dental procedures can be extremely visible. Think porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and teeth whitening. Today, however, let’s discuss some purposefully unseen procedures that can contribute to a healthy, dazzling smile. In today’s post from Decatur Smiles, we will check three cutting-edge cosmetic dental treatments: white fillings, invisible braces, and dental

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What’s The Difference Between An Inlay And An Onlay?

If you have tooth sensitivity or pain when you chew with your back teeth, the surfaces may be damaged. One option for restoration is the use of an inlay or onlay made of metal, composite resin, or porcelain. At Decatur Smiles, we can provide lasting restoration in Decatur. Inlays are very strong and shaped to

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How to Prevent Tooth Decay In Decatur

Tooth decay, also known as “dental caries,” is a common dental problem that affects people of all ages in Decatur. It occurs when bacteria in the mouth break down the sugars in food and produce acid, which erodes the enamel on teeth. At Decatur Smiles, we make it our mission to help our patients avoid

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Toothache Relief at Decatur Smiles

A toothache is probably the most common dental problem. However, they have multiple causes. A toothache can come on gradually–or attack with full force. At Decatur Smiles, we provide fast toothache relief in the Decatur area. 1. You sip a cold drink and–bam!–tooth pain. When a cavity has eroded enamel it eventually contacts the layer

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Tooth Implant Placement: Before, During, After

Let’s explore what to expect during tooth implant surgery. We will divide it into three parts: before, during, and after. The dental implant process at Decatur Smiles works like this: Before the Procedure We start with X-rays, an exam, and a consultation. We’ll take numerous X-rays of your teeth and jaw. Images are taken from

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Tooth Sensitivity Treatment At Decatur Smiles

Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you encountered a sudden zap of pain in one of your teeth? If the enamel has eroded, or the gums have receded, the dentin layer of the tooth is exposed. The substances that cause tooth pain travel to the pulp where the nerves of the

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Teen Teeth: Adolescent Oral Health in Decatur

If you are a teenager or the parent of a teenager, today’s Decatur Smiles post is for you. Today’s post discusses dental issues of special concern to adolescents. Dental risks for Decatur teens include both developmental and lifestyle-related factors. At Decatur Smiles, we see tooth decay and gum disease far too often in teens. Possible

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Use Flex Account Funds For Dental Care in Decatur

If you have money in your Decatur flexible spending account you may want to schedule some cosmetic dentistry before the deadline. Remember, you lose any funds left over after the plan year ends. Why not improve your smile at Decatur Smiles with tax-free dollars? Even a small change can make a big difference in the

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You Be The Judge in Decatur

If you are researching smile redesigns, you have probably heard claims that cosmetic dentistry can provide you with a ‘perfect smile’ or a ‘celebrity smile.’ Are these superlatives simply exaggerations? We invite you to judge for yourself. Schedule a no-pressure smile makeover consultation with Doctor Teichmiller of Decatur Smiles. You can discuss your smile makeover

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