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…

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…

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…

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…

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…