How Do Implant Dentures Work?

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A dental implant fom is a state-of-the-art replacement for a missing tooth. Multiple implants, like the All- on-4 implants available at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, can support a set of dentures. This post answers the most frequent questions about implant dentures. The first thing to know is that a fixed implant denture is called…

3 Reasons Not To Skip A Dental Checkup

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Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you need to do. At Decatur Smiles, we understand that. But we urge you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty things on your to-do list. Twice-yearly dental exams…

Danger Zone! 5 Signs Of Gum Disease

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Gum disease is a principal cause of tooth loss among adults in the United States. There is also evidence that it is associated with heart disease. At Decatur Smiles in Decatur, gum disease is easy to treat when it’s caught in the early stages. What warning signs should you be looking for? Gums that bleed often…

Aching Jaw?

The technical name for the human jaw is a real mouthful: temporomandibular joint, usually shortened to TMJ. It’s a complex joint, and a lot of things lead to problems. At Decatur Smiles we treat jaw pain, in particular a condition known as TMD. The TMJ is unique in how it lets you move your jaw…

Six 10-Second Healthy Tooth Helps

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It doesn’t have to take a lot of time to improve your oral hygiene. In fact, you can form a new habit to benefit your oral health in 10 seconds. Here are six ideas from the dentist at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL: Find a better place for your toothbrush. Look around. In 10 seconds you…

Fun Floss Facts

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You may think the most important thing about flossing is simply to do it every day. At Decatur Smiles, we agree. But many people find that trying out different types of floss helps them to establish or solidify the habit and get the flossing comfort they desire. With that in mind, let’s consider some of…