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Be Aware Of Oral Cancer (infographic)

When you come in for a dental cleaning and exam, we are looking for symptoms of oral health problems. That means gum disease. That means tooth decay. We also do oral cancer screenings. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a good time to remind you that dental checkups at our Decatur, AL office are about more than fighting cavities. Take a moment to review our infographic below. ...

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Learn What Relationship Dentistry Means (video)

You have a lot of options for dental care in Decatur, AL, but only one office has Charles F. Betts, Jr., DMD. Dr. Betts has been helping patients in our area for 30 years. Our patients keep coming back because we have built our office on the relationships we have with them. We offer a wide range of services and a pleasant office environment. But our commitment to getting to know you is one of ...

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Find Out What A Dental Crown Could Do For You

In restorative dentistry, dental crowns are the building blocks for rebuilding smiles. Crowns can and have been used to fix a number of problems you may have with your teeth. They are easy to get and durable, which means you get something that functions like a real tooth as well. Should you get a crown? The best way to find out is to talk to someone who understands restorative care, someone ...

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Bring Back Your Bite With Dental Implants (video)

Do your dentures move around? Does this make it difficult to eat the foods that you really want to eat? We have a solution that can help your dentures feel more like real teeth. Dental implants keep your dentures secure and let you put more power in your bite. You can get implants by visiting our office in Decatur, AL. To find out if they could work for you, plan an appointment with Charles ...

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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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