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Let ‘Em See You Smile This Wedding Season

You got another “Save The Date” invitation in the mail today. That makes two already, and you have a feeling a few more might be coming. Wedding season will be here before you know, and that means pictures, lots of pictures. Whether you are in the wedding partner, a friend of the happy couple, or related to the bride or groom, you can count on your picture being taken during the ...

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Don’t Let Dental Insurance Concerns Hurt Your Smile (video)

Almost daily, we hear from patients who are worried about dental insurance. If they have it, they aren’t sure what is covered. If they are losing it, they may be wondering how they will pay for their dental care. If you live in or near Decatur, AL, our team can help. At the office of Dr. Charles Betts, we offer a variety of payment options, including our in-house Dental Savings Plan. This ...

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To Protect Your Smile, Do More Than Brushing

More than 92 percent of us will develop at least one cavity. Conservative estimates show that 70 percent or more of us will develop gum disease. In the United States, more than 120 million people are missing at least one tooth, and 36 million people don’t have any natural teeth remaining, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. Everyone wants to have a healthy smile, and ...

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Repair Your Natural Smile With Fillings (video)

Sometimes the simple things can make a big difference. In modern dental care, tooth-colored dental fillings are a great example of this. As Charles F. Betts, DMD, explains in the video below, years ago “silver” fillings were the standard for treating cavities. These metal fillings did a great job of restoring the function of teeth. They weren’t so great for your smile, however. Modern ...

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Learn Your Risk Factors For Gum Disease (infographic)

Nearly 1 in every 2 people over 30 years old has periodontitis, which is an advanced form of gum disease. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control. From our personal experience, we have seen that gum infections are far more common than most people realize. Our team in Decatur, AL, will gladly help you treat and prevent gum problems. In the meantime, we want you to be aware of risk ...

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Take a Proactive Approach To Your Oral Health (video)

One of the reasons Ressa and her family keep coming back to our Decatur, AL dental office is because we take a proactive approach to oral health. When Ressa has had problems, we have worked with her to find a long-term solution to her problem. She discusses a couple of those issues and why she got dental implants in the video below. For Ressa, it’s been good to know that our solutions ...

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Healthy Gums Are Important For You, Your Smile

February is many things, and that includes Gum Disease Awareness Month. With this in mind, we have a few blogs this month that will focus on what you should know to keep your gums as healthy as they can be. Today, we will be discussing the steps you can take to prevent periodontal problems … and what you can do if you do develop a gum infection. Either way, you should make plans to visit ...

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Our Team Works Together For Your Smile (video)

Teamwork is the foundation of what we do every day at our Decatur, AL dentist office. As a general dental practice, we know that working together with you and with one another means better service for everyone who walks through our doors. And in our case, better service also means healthier smiles. To learn more, watch the short video below. Then visit Charles F. Betts, Jr., D.M.D. Family ...

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Could Professional Whitening Work For You? (quiz)

Over time, we all get older. As we get older, things change. We don’t have as much energy. We get aches and pains from everyday activities. And our smiles lose some of their shine. At our Decatur, AL dentist office, we can’t help you get in shape or ease the aches the come with getting older. However, we can help you bring back your bright smile with our professional teeth ...

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You Should Feel Good About Your General Dentist (video)

We are proud to offer comprehensive general dentistry for our patients in and around Decatur, AL. Henry is a great example of the variety of services that we offer. In the video below, he describes his experiences coming to visit the office of Charles F. Betts, Jr., DMD for many years. And through it all, Henry says it’s been no problem. Let us make your dental visits easy, too. Call ...

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