Beware Of Hidden Sugar

preventative dentistry in East Mooresville

Most of us consume far too much sugar. That isn’t exactly a news flash, but at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL we want to remind you what sugar does to teeth, and what you can do about it. We get cavities when acids in the mouth attack the enamel and dentin of the teeth. The…

How Vaping Can Hurt Your Dental Health

oral health risks of vaping Decatur

The use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (or e-cigarettes) is increasing. At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we are concerned about the oral health risks of vaping. What is vaping? Vaping is an alternative to cigarette smoking Instead of smoking a cigarette, users inhale vapor through an electronic device that contains nicotine The full, long-term…

Twice A Year!

At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we say it all the time: see us at twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. And happily, most of our patients are really good about making and keeping those appointments. It’s the best way to stay on top of their dental health. As important as healthy teeth…

Decatur Smiles Is Here For You

Decatur family dental

At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we are here for you and your dental health. Ideally, you’ll see us at twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Happily, most of our patients are really good about making and keeping their appointments every six months. As important as healthy teeth are, you should remember that…

Regular Cleanings And Heart Health

Decatur Dental News Regular Cleanings And Heart Health

Visiting Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL for a dental checkup and cleaning every six months may  seem inconvenient sometimes, but you may benefit in ways you’d never imagine. A recent study showed that people who had their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every two years were 24 percent less likely to have a heart…

Persistent Dry Mouth?

The Decatur Smiles Guide To Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is a condition in which your salivary glands don’t produce enough saliva, leaving you with a persistent dry feeling in your mouth. If you experience this, be sure to tell us at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL. The medical term for dry mouth is xerostomia, which is pronounced zero-STOE-me-uh. It’s a common side…