General dentistry

Treatment For Stress-Induced Jaw Pain

Everyday stress can cause some people to clench their jaw or grind their teeth. This in turn can aggravate or even lead to TMJ disorder, which is treatable at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL. The temporomandibular joints are the muscles, tendons, and bones that connect the jaw to the skull.  They’re among the most complex

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Dental Health: Don’t Leave The Party Early!

At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we are busy ringing in the New Year, same as you. But we decided to take a break in order to remind any patients, potential or recurring, to brush, floss, and watch what they eat during these holidays. As much as we despise being the serious ones during such

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A Noteworthy Dental Experience

At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we make each appointment a noteworthy experience with our attention to detail, and commitment to each patient’s dental health. 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

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Two Hints For When You’re Too Tired To Brush

Too tired to touch a toothbrush? We’ve all been there. At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we have two quick ideas to overcome your exhaustion and pick up your toothbrush. Idea #1 Drag Tongue Along Teeth As you lie there in bed after a long hard day and realize you forgot to brush, drag your

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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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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

The purpose of this article from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL is to debunk some of the most common myths about sedation dentistry. Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious Some dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. We offer different

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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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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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5 Reasons To Choose Cosmetic Dentistry

When was the last time you checked your smile in the mirror? Were you satisfied with what you saw? If the answer is “Not really,” then you may want to review these five great reasons to consider cosmetic dentistry at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL. A little goes a long way. Some of the most

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Is Tooth Decay Contagious?

This post from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL is about dental health and tooth decay. Your mouth has a thriving community of bacteria. There are from 200-300 types, but most don’t cause tooth decay. Bacteria that do cause tooth decay are in the mutans streptococcus family. The bacteria mix with sugar to create a powerful

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