Dental Specialties Available In Decatur

Dental Specialties Available In Decatur

At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL we are trained in a wide variety of dental procedures. But sometimes we’ll refer you to a specialist, or include a specialist as part of your treatment team. The following are some of the most common dental specialties: Endodontists Endodontists specialize in root canal therapy and other procedures involving…

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…

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…

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…

Tooth Problem? Time is of the Essence.

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Dental emergencies span the urgency spectrum from “Get me to an urgent care dentist now!” to “This toothache can wait until the Monday if I take enough Advil.” At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL we remind you that just because a tooth issue can wait until next week, it doesn’t mean it should. Emergencies are…