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Dental Care Center of Decatur a Safe Place for Dental Treatment! Read Why May 13th, 2020

We are doing so much in preparation to be ready for our patients at the Dental Care Center of Decatur! To over prepare is the only way to be for the risk with COVID-19 , while we are starting to resume our normal lives. Some but not all of the...

Covid-19 Brings Stress To Crowns and Teeth! Apr 8th, 2020

These times are tough for all of us, especially our teeth.  The amount of pressure being applied to the teeth can be as high as 3200 PSI (pressure per square inch) when folks are under stress during clenching/grinding.  Add being sick or depressed and we are just not taking as...

Coronavirus and Dental Care Center of Decatur Mar 12th, 2020

1) washing hands and the use of handsanitizer manadtory for all staff and highly encourageed by all of our patients.  We provide handsanitizer! 2) barriers are to be used at all times such as gloves, smocks,  mask and liners for objects that are frequently touched. 3) wiping with a disinfectant...

Sensitive Teeth Why? Mar 4th, 2020

The top reasons why teeth are sensitive and why you should always be seen by the Dentist to help solve the cause of the sensitivity. 1) Exposure to extreme hot or cold  2) Gum Recession 3) Enamel/dentin erosion 4) Toot Decay 5) Gum Infection 6) Cracked Tooth or Crown 7)...

Why Should The Patient Say Yes to In Office Dental Fluorides Feb 18th, 2020

Prevention of decay can starts with great patient education.  A Hygienist is the teacher to great oral health.  The role of this healthcare provider is not to allow managed neglect.   The more that the patient understands the disease process of caries the more he/she will embrace prevention and say 'Yes' to...

Flu and Cold Season is here Dec 26th, 2019

Always choose sugar-free medications and drinks -Water Best -Sugar-free drinks and medication good -Sugar drinks and medications with sugars make sure you always rinse your mouth out with water afterwards. This will help prevent decay.   Keep hydrated with the right fluids -water is best - Sugar-free sport drinks can...

A Hygienist Main Role Dec 15th, 2019

One of the major roles of a Hygienist is education.  A great Hygienist is one who can communicate and help the patient achieve oral health stability.  One great aid a Hygienist or Dentist may use is disclosing agent (the blue or pink dye).  What can be seen can be removed!...