As a general dental practice we provide a wide range of services. Obviously, we do examinations and clean teeth which people expect. We also do a lot to restore smiles. That would be everything from fillings to crowns and bridges to restoring implants to making partials and complete dentures. Just a wide range of services for patients to have a comfortable, healthy smile.
At Dr. Charles F. Betts, Jr. Family Dentistry in Decatur, AL, we know how important regular visits to the dentist are for maintaining excellent oral health. From dental cleanings and exams to dry mouth and bad breath treatments, our general dentistry services will help you and your family keep healthy mouths for life. We even make it easier to afford your care with our in-house Dental Savings Plan!
I think my first role in the practice is to do whatever needs to be done whenever it needs to be done. I've always been a part of the practice from a business standpoint, and in recent years, I've become a lot more involved in the patient care aspect. My background is nursing and nursing education, and that makes me very passionate about, first of all, patient care. Nurses are always very passionate about making their patients feel comfortable wherever they are. We're also passionate about our patients understanding what they can do to take better care of themselves. I bring that to the practice, I bring that knowledge of healthcare to help the patients win. Now we know so much about the way the health of a person’s mouth affects their whole body. We educate each other on that. I can educate our staff on those health diseases of the rest of the body. That's a good mix — that way we work well together.
General dentistry from Dr. Betts in Decatur, AL can help you stay healthy in a number of ways. One of the most important ways is through regular dental exams and dental cleanings, which allow us to prevent disease and decay and stay on top of any problems that may develop. You will also go through a risk assessment to help determine how susceptible you are to tooth decay. If we discover that you are at risk, we can offer sealants and fluoride treatments to help strengthen and protect your teeth. More than general densitry, Dr. Betts also provides oral cancer screenings, hygiene recommendations, and nutritional counseling to help you keep a healthy smile in Decatur, AL. If you do begin to develop a cavity, Dr. Betts can find it quickly using our Spectra cavity detector and digital X-rays. He can then create a treatment plan to restore your smile’s health as efficiently as possible.
We want you to be safe and secure while you are in our care. We take time to make sure that all of our staff members in Decatur, AL are thoroughly trained in necessary health and safety procedures. Constant checks on the safety measures that we have in place ensure you will receive care that is truly second to none. From weekly checks and cleanings of all water lines to regular check of our autoclaves and special wraps on all equipment to ensure they are sterile, we go the extra mile to help keep you safe with our general dentistry services.
In fact, he can help you with your chronic dry mouth. Your condition could be caused by a medication or something as simple as breathing through your mouth when you sleep. Whatever the cause, Dr. Betts in Decatur, AL will help you treat it and get you back to living your life comfortably.
The technical term for bad breath is halitosis, and it can be caused by a variety of factors. Poor oral hygiene, medication, chronic dry mouth, or your diet could all be to blame for your bad breath. Tooth decay or gum disease can also contribute to your bad breath. Dr. Betts can help determine the cause, get you started on treatment quickly, and help you feel confident again with fresher breath.
Mouthguards protect your or your child’s teeth during athletic activities. This is very important, as dental injuries during competitive sports are prevalent. Dr. Betts can help fit you or your child with a custom mouthguard to help protect your teeth.
Call Dr. Betts today to get on the road to lasting oral health with our general dentistry services. You can reach our office in Decatur, AL at 256-274-8680 to schedule your appointment. If you have other questions or want to schedule your appointment online, please use our online form. One of our staff members will be in touch as soon as possible.