Family Dentistry

Why Trust Your Smile to Decatur Smiles?

Good dental health means having healthy teeth and gums. Maintaining it is something that you have to work at every day. It can be a real balancing act: using the right oral care products, your personal oral care habits, and seeing us at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL twice a year. Your dental health strategy

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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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Are All Carbs Created Equal?

Most people know that the sugar in candy, cookies, juices and sodas can harm your teeth, but some people don’t realize that all carbohydrates can cause cavities. As we will describe in this post from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, a handful of pretzels or a piece of pumpernickel bread can have the same effect

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Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings at Decatur Smiles are critical for ideal dental health. However, some dental patients worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning. It could be a symptom of gum disease. If your gums bleed for a day or two after your appointment, you don’t need to be concerned.

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Oral Cancer: Early Diagnosis Makes A Big Difference

When it comes to oral cancer mortality rates, Decatur Smiles reminds you that two numbers are key: 40% and 90%. 40% of individuals who receive a late-stage diagnosis die within five years. However, the survival rate for early stage diagnosis is 90%. Oral Cavity and Oropharynx—Mouth and Throat Cancers that start in the mouth (or

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Stay Out Of The Dental Danger Zone

You would never consider running a red light on a busy Decatur street or crossing over a lane of orange construction cones on the freeway, but the team at Decatur Smiles reminds you that you might be doing some everyday things that are dicey for your oral health. Crunching ice between your teeth might be

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An Air-dried Toothbrush Is A Healthy Toothbrush

Today in our Decatur Smiles blog we will highlight some of the simple things you can do with your toothbrush to keep your mouth as clean and healthy as possible. One of the most important habits Decatur residents can form is to always allow their toothbrush to completely air dry between uses. The best way

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Questions To Ask Your Dentist

Sometimes people research mechanics or hairdressers more thoroughly than their dental professional. Of course, we love our cars and hair – but shouldn’t your dentist be just as important, if not more so? At Decatur Smiles, we love to answer questions about all facets of dentistry. For instance, you may have questions about the types

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5 Reasons To See Dr. Teichmiller: General Dentistry in Decatur

When we’re young, we are invincible. We will live forever, and know more than our parents. But a funny thing happens as we grow up: invincibility fades, forever isn’t as long as we thought, and we begin to appreciate the collective wisdom of those who have gone before us. Since you have probably discovered by

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Helping Teeth Survive Adolescence

If you are the parent of a daughter or son, you may already have some concerns about your child’s well-being. As young men and women progress toward complete independence, some make questionable choices when it comes to health. You may know teens that skip meals and others that eat ramen noodles for lunch and dinner.

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