Dental health

10 Terrific Tooth Tips From Decatur Smiles

In addition to cleanings and checkups, Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL likes to share useful information to help you stay on top of your dental health. So without further introduction, here are some terrific tooth tips: If you have kids and your municipal water supply does not have the recommended level of fluoride, talk to

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Gently Now: Protect Your Gums When You Brush

Everyone wants pearly white teeth, so of course, we should brush more often, right? That may seem logical, but the answer from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL is simple: no! The problem with brushing too often is that many people wind up brushing too aggressively, leading to gum recession. You don’t want that! Gum recession

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Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

Has your smile lost its luster? Are your teeth discolored? If flashing a pearly white smile is important to you, cosmetic dentistry from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL can help. Whether your teeth have been stained by years of sipping dark-colored drinks, or smoking has left them brown and dull, we can restore the whiteness

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4 Ways To Fix A Chipped Tooth

In a perfect world, each of your teeth would stay healthy, strong, and brilliantly white throughout your life. Unfortunately, most of us will need to restore a tooth at some point. At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we can help. A tooth can be compromised by decay, enamel erosion, a chip or crack, gum disease,

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Does My Dentist Care About My Diet?

In this post from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we are focusing on your dental health. The typical American diet tends to be high in calories. And while this is a good thing, as everyone needs energy, it’s also important to make sure you’re receiving the important nutrients your body needs. When we eat healthy,

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Is It All About Flashy Smiles And Trendy Styles?

If you can’t be in Paris, then bring fashion home. Facial fashion, that is. At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we offer cosmetic dentistry to keeping you looking great and feeling confident. Few of us were born with perfect teeth. Cosmetic dentistry means using sound dental techniques to improve the appearance of your teeth. Even

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No Cavities? Thank Your Parents

At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we stay on top of new discoveries in the exciting field of dentistry and occasionally share interesting facts with our patients. Today’s post focuses on new findings in a compelling field of research: genetic dentistry. According to Mary L. Marazita, director of the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics

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What Can Decatur Smiles Do For You?

Your dental health is an important part of your overall health, and at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL we are here to help you maintain it. During checkups, patients are sometimes surprised when we ask questions about their general health. But that dental health-overall health connection is vital, and specific questions about your health history

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Want To Keep Your Enamel Healthy? Avoid Doing These 11 Things

Tooth enamel is the hardest part of the human body, but that doesn’t mean teeth are indestructible. Far from it! To keep them healthy and problem-free, the team at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL strongly recommends you avoid the following. 1. Chewing on hard foods We’re looking at you, unpopped popcorn kernels and hard candy.

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4 Reasons To Make Sure Your Child Sees A Dentist

Even though baby teeth are going to fall out, they need the same care permanent teeth will need. In this post from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we are going to review four reasons why your youngster’s teeth are worth a dental visit. In most kids, teeth begin to come in around the age of

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