General dentistry

Relax in Comfort and Style at Decatur Smiles In Decatur

Thank you for visiting the Decatur Smiles dental blog. Today, I’d like to discuss an important but often-overlooked feature in our practice: the modern dental chair. Did you know that dental chairs don’t come from your local Decatur furniture store? An Overlooked but Critical Piece of Dental Equipment Dental chairs were created especially for the

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6 Things You Should Know Before Having Oral Surgery

When it comes to preparing for oral surgery,  the valued patients of Decatur Smiles are given 6 critical directions to get them through from start to finish. First, Choose Wisely Understanding the details of a procedure helps you obtain the optimal outcome. This vital knowledge about your dental experience opens up a conversation with our

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When Something’s Gotta Give, Don’t Let It Be Your Smile

Life is hectic for many Decatur residents. At times, it’s impossible to get all the “gotta do’s” done and many are put off or dropped altogether. Sometimes your car has to wait another 500 miles for an oil change. Or you are a month late replacing your furnace filter. Or you realize that you’ve had

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Creating Memorable Smiles At Decatur Smiles

A smile takes but a moment, but the memory of it lasts forever. You can make your smile memorable and beautiful with a smile makeover at Decatur Smiles in Decatur. Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term that specifies dentistry with an emphasis on aesthetics. North Athens and East Mooresville cosmetic dentists perform general dental procedures

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Which Type of Toothbrush is Best?

It may surprise you to know that some men and women have very strong opinions about which type of toothbrush is the best: manual or electric. Is there really one that is clearly better? Most dentists will tell you that all toothbrushes, when used correctly, are effective at removing plaque. Choosing which kind you prefer is

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When Mommy is Scared of the Dentist

Do you have dental anxiety? If you are dreading some upcoming dental treatment, you may want to consider sleep dentistry. Sedation is safe The most important thing to know is that oral conscious sedation or sleep dentistry is perfectly safe. At Decatur Smiles, we have been providing sedation since 1990. We offer different levels of

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Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

Though most Alabama residents are fairly health-conscious, periodontal disease is more common than you might think. At Decatur Smiles, we see patients with gum disease every day. Some patients aren’t even aware they have it until doctor Stephanie Teichmiller diagnoses it. Fortunately, it can be treated with varying degrees of treatment depending on the severity.

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Think Before You Pierce

If you are considering piercing your lip or tongue, this post from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL is for you. Please consider the following potential side effects: Infection Your mouth is full of bacteria. Any opening in the tissue carries the risk of infection. The germs from your tongue and mouth can easily get into

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Smart Brushing Trumps Aggressive Brushing

Most people brush their teeth (at least we hope so). However, there are many who brush inadequately but don’t realize that their dental hygiene practices may be contributing to oral problems. They may pride themselves on their diligence, but frequency does not make up for an incorrect approach. One of the most common errors—especially for

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3-Point Checklist Before Your Dental Consultation

Looking for a dentist because you’re losing the battle with plaque build-up, chipped teeth, tooth pain, stains, or tooth decay? Please give us a call at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL. This blog post offers three steps to take before you arrive at our office. Analyze your hygiene routine and gaps in technique or consistency.

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