Bad Breath Q & A

Decatur bad breath exam

In this blog post from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we offer some answers to frequent questions about bad breath. Q. My wife says my breath is repulsive, even though I brush twice a day. Shouldn’t that be enough? A. Bacteria can propagate and stink in hidden crevices that can only be reached with floss.…

Decatur Smiles Is Here For You

Decatur family dental

At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we are here for you and your dental health. Ideally, you’ll see us at twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Happily, most of our patients are really good about making and keeping their appointments every six months. As important as healthy teeth are, you should remember that…

Regular Cleanings And Heart Health

Decatur Dental News Regular Cleanings And Heart Health

Visiting Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL for a dental checkup and cleaning every six months may  seem inconvenient sometimes, but you may benefit in ways you’d never imagine. A recent study showed that people who had their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every two years were 24 percent less likely to have a heart…

Persistent Dry Mouth?

The Decatur Smiles Guide To Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is a condition in which your salivary glands don’t produce enough saliva, leaving you with a persistent dry feeling in your mouth. If you experience this, be sure to tell us at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL. The medical term for dry mouth is xerostomia, which is pronounced zero-STOE-me-uh. It’s a common side…