Oral Health

Decatur Smiles: Calming Root Canal Fears

Hearing that you need a root canal is never welcome news. That’s because root canals are usually associated with pain. That may have been true once upon a time, but at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, rest assured: root canal therapy is relatively painless, and the benefits far outweigh any drawbacks. Root canals have improved

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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

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Persistent 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

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A Dentist’s Indispensable Tool: The X-ray

At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, providing first rate dental care is much easier when we have extensive information about our patients’ dental health. Pictures are more accurate than written notes. They show what’s going on below the surface are worth even more than a thousand words. Along with a thorough visual oral exam, most

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Dental Questions? Decatur Smiles Has Answers

At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we strive for excellence in dentistry every day. Providing the best possible dental care goes beyond cleanings and exams. We like patients who ask a lot of questions, because that tells us they are taking a strong interest in their dental health. Frequently Asked Questions One of the questions

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What Does Your Decatur Dentist Need To Know?

For the best in dental health, you should be visiting us at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL twice a year for cleanings and exams. This is a good time to make sure that you are brushing and flossing properly. It is also essential that you discuss issues related to dental health. Make sure to tell

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Are Floss Picks As Good As Regular Dental Floss?

Are floss picks as good as regular floss? While it’s better to floss with a floss pick than to not floss at all, it’s important to note that floss picks can only clean a part of the tooth’s surface. At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we recommend traditional floss or tape. Here’s why: A floss pick

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Find A Few Minutes To Floss

One of the reasons people say they don’t floss their teeth every day is that it’s hard to find the time. If you’ve found this to be true, the team at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL reminds you how important flossing is to your dental health, and offers up some thoughts about the importance of

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Super Smiles Have Strong Enamel

Did you know that enamel is the hardest substance in the body? Found on the outer surface of your teeth, your enamel should last a lifetime. But you still need to take care of it. From Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, here are some helpful tips for keeping enamel healthy. 1. Pick the right foods

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Get On Top Of Your To-Do List by Calling Decatur Smiles

Is it time to get your life back in order? Maybe you’ve let certain things slide: refilling a prescription, changing your furnace filter, getting your oil changed – or making a dental appointment with Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL. If you’ve been pushing dental work onto the back burner, maybe it’s time to just get

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