Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer’s: Keep Those Gums Healthy!

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Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. That alone should motivate you to brush and floss every day. It’s a preventable condition, but also treatable at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL. Now comes word that scientists have found a connection between a bacteria that causes gum disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Porphyomonas gingivalis […]

Danger Zone! 5 Signs Of Gum Disease

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Gum disease is a principal cause of tooth loss among adults in the United States. There is also evidence that it is associated with heart disease. At Decatur Smiles in Decatur, gum disease is easy to treat when it’s caught in the early stages. What warning signs should you be looking for? Gums that bleed often […]

You May Have Gingivitis

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Everyone’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are devoted to oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t influence your health. But if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause problems. We can treat gum disease at Decatur Smiles […]

Oral Health For Decatur Diabetics

Oral Health For Decatur Diabetics

Today’s Decatur Smiles article is entitled ‘Oral Health For Decatur Diabetics.’ Many Decatur people with diabetes have dental problems. However, gum disease and tooth loss are not unavoidable. Blood sugar is the complicating factor. Diabetics who control their blood sugar have lower rates of dental problems. In fact, many Decatur dentists have noticed no increased […]