Dental health

Avoiding Tooth Decay in Decatur Alabama

Tooth decay is a common dental problem that affects people of all ages in Decatur Alabama. Tooth decay is caused by the buildup of plaque on the teeth. That plaque can harbor bacteria that produce acid. This acid can erode the enamel of your teeth which leads to cavities and tooth decay. The impact of

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Don’t Put Off Your Dental Exam

Hi kids, adults, and golden-agers in Decatur. No matter what age you are, as long as you have teeth, dental exams are a critical practice for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful! (If you don’t have any teeth, talk to us about dentures and dental implants.) At Decatur Smiles, we have an excellent office and

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Does COVID-19 Affect Your Teeth and Mouth?

You’ve probably heard that COVID-19 can make patients lose their sense of taste and smell. Hopefully, you haven’t experienced that yourself. Let’s discuss other oral issues associated with COVID-19. Dry Mouth is as Common as Loss of Taste A cohort of Brazilian scientists led by University of Brasilia researcher E.N.S. Guerra analyzed more than 180

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Do You Eat A Tooth-Healthy Diet?

Maintaining healthy teeth is an important concern for our local Decatur dental patients. As your doctor, I’m dedicated to helping you care for your teeth and keep them healthy. Everyone in the Decatur knows that maintaining healthy teeth requires thorough daily brushing and flossing. Regular visits to your local Decatur dental practice is also necessary

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Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

Our teeth work hard and are constantly under assault. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel—the hardest substance in the body. Tragically, enamel erosion is extremely common, though largely preventable. Enamel’s chief enemies are acidic foods and beverages. Other factors that can weaken enamel or wear it away are some

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4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Dentist

Let’s talk about the most prevalent oral conditions that should be discussed with your dentist. 1. Bad Breath. Sure, nobody wants to admit that they have bad breath, but bad breath can be treated. It is usually associated with bacteria build-up in the mouth. This means that it might be a symptom of accelerating cavities. Discuss

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Teeth Protection for Exercise and Sports

There are more ways to exercise than ever before. In Decatur, we have personal trainers, all-purpose gyms, HIIT, barre, yoga, Zumba, spin classes, specialty facilities, and recreational sports. Sports and Exercise Can Be Risky for Your Teeth At Decatur Smiles, we want our patients to be aware that many activities pose a risk to teeth.

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Tooth Tips For Traveling

If you are scheduled for a long vacation or business trip, make sure you are taking any dental requirements into account. It’s always a good idea to have a checkup with your dentist prior to leaving on long vacations, especially if your trip is taking you to developing areas without adequate dental care options. This

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What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?

Hello Decatur! For ideal oral health, you need both healthy teeth and healthy gums. Proper oral hygiene helps keep both your teeth and gums in good shape. When brushing, hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle with the bristle tips aimed at the line where the tooth and gum meet. The bristles of a soft

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Your Dentist Provides Comprehensive Oral Care

How does your dentist help you stay healthy? Most people know that they can go to their dentist if they chip a tooth or have a toothache. Because of this, they may not realize how many other health dilemmas your dentist can help you with. A full-service dental practice provides comprehensive oral health care. Bad

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