7 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath

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bad breath treatment Decatur

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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Decatur tooth brushing tips

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…

Smokeless Is Not Harmless For Decatur Tobacco Chewers

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Smokeless Is Not Harmless For Decatur Tobacco Chewers

Hello, Decatur dental friends. Today’s topic is ‘The Dangers Of Smokeless Tobacco’. Cigarette sales at most stores have decreased in the past decade, but some tobacco consumers have switched to smokeless products. Contrary to popular belief (especially among teens), smokeless tobacco is harmless. Regardless of the specific type: spit tobacco, snuff, chew, or pinch, this…