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…

What’s Your Dental Plan?

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To have the best dental health and a beautiful smile, you need a strategy. In Decatur, your strategy should be: “Contact Decatur Smiles!” An Investment In Your Health At Decatur Smiles, we provide a wide range of dental services that benefit your smile and your dental health. If you’re worried about how costly the work…

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

How often should you replace your toothbrush? It’s a good question. We all brush our teeth on a daily basis. Like a good pair of jeans, it seems the more we use a toothbrush, the more comfortable it gets. But the dentist at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL reminds you, that’s not a good thing when it…

Flossing: The Detail Work

Whenever you’re in our Decatur Smiles office, we remind you to brush and floss every day. In general, the dentist says brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss at least once. Too many patients heed that first bit of advice, but unfortunately ignore the second. Flossing between your teeth is every bit…

Keep Teeth Healthy During Pregnancy

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If you are pregnant, your oral health may be the last thing on your mind. However, many women experience an increase in dental issues during pregnancy. This post from Decatur Smiles in Dactur AL contains important information about oral health for expectant mothers and those planning to become pregnant. We recommend having a thorough dental…

Cavity Fighting Chewing Gum?

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Dental patients often ask if chewing xylitol gum is an effective substitute for tooth brushing and regular dental exams. Before we answer that question, here is a little bit about xylitol, courtesy Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL: Xylitol is a natural sweetener that was first discovered in birch tree bark but is also found in…

Is Grandpa Smiling?

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At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we pay close attention to trends in both dentistry and health care. We’ve come across some data about how Americans aged sixty-five and older are doing when it comes to the dental health? The Good News: The rate of tooth decay in the elderly has decreased in the past…