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What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer

Checkups at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL include a screening for oral cancer. Oral cancer refers to cancers in the tongue, mouth, lips, jaw, and throat. Oral cancer is about as serious as it gets. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 39,000 people will be diagnosed with it this year. Consider this sobering news

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Captivate Audiences Once Again

Remember when being a toothless five-year-old charmed friends and family? When a lisp was considered adorable and endearing? Doesn’t really work for adults. At Decatur Smiles of Decatur AL we can restore missing teeth with lifelike dental implants. A single-tooth dental implant consists of three parts: the implant itself, a connecting piece called an abutment,

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Help For Nervous Dental Patients

Imagine the following: You are stretched out in a dental chair at the start of a checkup. As a dental assistant wraps a paper bib around your neck and clicks on a bright overhead light, your tense up and your heart begins to pound. If sounds like you, sedation dentistry from Decatur Smiles in Decatur

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Patient Education Is A Priority At Decatur Smiles

Hi. My name is doctor Stephanie Teichmiller. I have enjoyed serving the Decatur and Decatur areas since 1990. One of the things that I pride myself on is giving my patients the oral health education they need to have a healthy smile. Here at Decatur Smiles we know that optimal dental health depends on good

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For A Healthier Smile, Stop Doing This

Chewing sugared gum all day. Cavities, a sore jaw, or damaged bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol. Drinking soda and energy drinks. These sugary, acidic beverages are uncommonly efficient at weakening enamel. Chewing ice or hard candy. Your enamel is quite strong. But so are ice and hard candy, and

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A Fast Way To Brighten Your Smile

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile. It is quick, affordable, and non-invasive. Though some cosmetic dentistry patients experience short-term sensitivity, most experience no tooth whitening pain at all. If you have looked into teeth whitening systems, you probably already know the essentials. The one thing they have in common

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Decatur Smiles Has A Solution For Dental Anxiety

Some dental patients experience severe anxiety when undergoing dental treatment. With oral conscious sedation, it is possible to relax during dental procedures instead of being tense and fearful. Oral sedation dentistry, relaxation dentistry, conscious sedation and anxiety-free dentistry are all terms used to describe this type of treatment. In addition to alleviating anxiety, oral conscious

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Filtered Decatur Water And Oral Health

A simple way for Decatur residents to choose beverages that won’t harm their teeth is to keep it simple and make water their go-to drink. However, for safety, thrift, and convenience, many dental patients choose to drink bottled water or filter it themselves at home. Filtered water can be detrimental to oral health if it

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Limit Sugar For Healthier Decatur Kids

Every health-conscious parent knows that sugar is the number one cause of cavities for kids – and plenty of us adults also snack on too many sweet snacks and beverages. Because of cavity risks, low nutritional value, and high calorie content, many parents want to limit the sugar in their children’s diets. Obviously, there is

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Dental Alumni – Spring/Summer 2017

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