Hiccups In Your Routine? Teeth Cleaning in Decatur AL

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The most common times people stop to brush their teeth are morning and night – either before or after breakfast, after dinner, or at bedtime. Some of our Decatur Smiles patients worry about hiccups in their teeth cleaning schedule, due to family life, shift work or just plain exhaustion. Brushing and flossing daily is important,…

Relax. Your Teeth Will Thank You.

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Most individuals have been warned about the physical effects of stress. Our doctors remind us to protect ourselves from the dangers of unmanaged stress by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep. We know that we shouldn’t try to relieve stress with overeating, unhealthy alcohol consumption, smoking, or compulsive spending. (Even though many of…

Dental Questions? We Have Answers.

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My name is Dr.  Stephanie Teichmiller. My dental practice, Decatur Smiles, has been serving the Decatur area since 1990. If you have questions about oral health, cosmetic dentistry, preventative dentistry, children’s dental sealants, tooth implants, oral sedation, safe teeth whitening, or invisible braces, come to us for answers. My comprehensive staff has helped me create…

7 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath

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Men and women who have chronic bad breath understand the embarrassment and frustration associated with this ailment. There are several possible causes, some that are often overlooked: Poor oral hygiene Digestive problems Systemic infection Bacteria on dentures Gum disease Food particles on tonsils Dry mouth At Decatur Smiles, we can help you with this distressing…

Think You Know How To Brush? Think Again.

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You’ve been doing it since you were five. You switch to auto pilot morning and night and get it done. But are you doing it right? Actually, many individuals are making tooth brushing mistakes. You may need to tweak your routine to better sustain your oral health and protect your smile from cavities and gum…

Infant And Toddler Teeth Care

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Infant and Toddler Teeth Care

Though most parents know the basics of children’s dental care, Decatur dentists continue to see cavities in young children. Caring for your infant’s teeth should begin even before they erupt. To prevent bacteria growth, parents can wash their baby’s gums with a wet washcloth after feedings. Babies should never be put to bed with a…

Aching Jaw?

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Aching Jaw In Decatur

Hi. I’m Dr. Stephanie Teichmiller, and today in the Decatur dentist blog, I want to look at some of the conditions that may result in jaw pain. Jaw pain may be caused by sinusitis. Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissues that line your sinuses, and when these tissues are inflamed, the sinuses exert pressure…