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Dental Bridge vs Dental Implant Jul 13th, 2021

Dental bridge pros likely to be covered by insurance doesn’t require bone grafting or invasive surgery usually lower upfront cost than dental implants usually requires only two visits to your dentist spread over a couple of weeks Dental bridge cons has to be replaced about every 5 to 7 years...

April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month Apr 9th, 2021

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month and OCF would like to invite you to join us in our national screening campaign to end oral cancer! Oral Cancer awareness in the American public is low. Approximately 54,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. 132...

Dental Homecare Is More Important Than Ever! Nov 17th, 2020

1) Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste While a seemingly simple statement, the guidance for brushing twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste weaves together a number of discrete components. Toothbrushing frequency Review of the scientific literature, along with guidance from governmental organizations and professional associations found...

A Dental Assistant is an Important Member of The Oral Health Team Nov 10th, 2020

Dental Assistant Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team. If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind and want a career with responsibility,...

2020 has been tough and we still have Dental Anxiety. 7 ways that may help! Oct 14th, 2020

7 ways to manage your anxiety about going to the dentist As many as 40 million Americans avoid the dentist because of fear and anxiety, according to Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Denta anxiety is harmful more than ever, with these unknown changing times, 2020! So, why the fear...

Sensitive Teeth What You Need To Know Sep 29th, 2020

*Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Possible causes include: Tooth decay (cavities) Fractured teeth Worn fillings Gum disease Worn tooth enamel Exposed tooth...

Oral Health Has An Effect On Overall Health Sep 2nd, 2020

* Like other areas of the body, your mouth teems with bacteria — mostly harmless. But your mouth is the entry point to your digestive and respiratory tracts, and some of these bacteria can cause disease. Normally the body's natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing...

Dental Hygienists Our Oral Health Saviors Aug 21st, 2020

*Nearly everyone who visits the dentist’s office for a biannual check-up is familiar with the role of the dental hygienist. The dental hygienist acts like a gatekeeper to the world of oral health. A hygienist performs the deep clean of your teeth, flags trouble spots that could become cavities, reviews...

Pre- Rinse Peroxyl by Colgate Jul 31st, 2020

The American Dental Association (ADA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have requested that a pre-rinse be used prior to all dental procedures.  The pre-rinse should contain a hydrogen peroxide active ingredent. Peroxyl made by Colgate is an over the counter rinse that fits the pre- rinse discription. It has...

Dental Sealants and the CDC. Why not? Jul 17th, 2020

Dental Sealants Dental sealants are thin coatings that when painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) can prevent cavities (tooth decay) for many years. Sealants protect the chewing surfaces from cavities by covering them with a protective shield that blocks out germs and food. Once applied, sealants...

Dental Care Center of Decatur is here to help with All Dental Needs Jun 24th, 2020

We at Dental Care Center of Decatur not only have been treating emergency patients, but have been working on creating a safer environment for our employees and patients when the Shelter In Place is lifted. Currently, we have installed new heating and cooling systems in our building to reduce harmful...

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!...