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03/18/2017
By: Mildred H.
Welden, Kimberly J, DMD
I love Dr. Kimberly Welden. She is a wonderful dentist and a wonderful person. She shows you that she not only cares about your dental health, but she also cares about you as a person and your mental and physical well being. I think she is the best that Decatur, Alabama has to offer.
08/06/2013
By: lesliem9910
Richard Bedsole, DMD
What I like about Dr. Bedsole is that is super easy to make an appointment. Sometimes they have been able to take me right away. I never have to wait long in the office and my appointments are always a pleasant experience.
06/06/2013
By: andrewwtheg
Richard Bedsole, DMD
Dr. Bedsole is one of a kind. He made me feel very relaxed and he was very personable. I like having a dentist who can put my mind at ease. He answered all of the questions I had for him.
03/11/2013
By: wojy77
Richard Bedsole, DMD
When I needed immediate work done on my teeth they were able to set up a payment plan that worked for myself and my growing family. It was so much easier than I thought it was going to be
01/21/2017
By: Brandi B.
Anthony Dental Services
I have always been scared to go to the dentist, but not anymore! The staff is super nice and go out of their way to make you comfortable. I couldn't have had a better experience.
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11/23/2015
By: Lane P.
Anthony Dental Services
Always have good experiences with Dr. Anthony and staff. Would recommend to friends or family. They do great work and I know exactly what my out of pocket will be beforehand.
11/23/2015
By: Jack H.
Richard Bedsole, DMD
Richard Bedsole, DMD is wonderful. Everyone there is knowledgeable and the ultimate professionals. I would confidently recommend them to anyone.
11/26/2012
By: ken303
Richard Bedsole, DMD
Margaret is a great hygienist. I always leave feeling completely refreshed and knowing what to do to keep my teeth better for my next visit
02/12/2015
By: Patrice M.
Richard Bedsole, DMD
Dr. Bedsole is great. Really wants the best for everyone. Has the most high end technology at his office.
08/25/2015
By: Jeff J.
Richard Bedsole, DMD
I recommend everyone I know to Dr. Bedsole because he is so caring and careful. His whole staff is amazing.
Tips & Advices
  • If a tooth decays and the nerves or pulp (soft internal tissue which helps teeth develop) become inflamed or infected
  • If a tooth is cracked or broken and nerves are exposed
This generally depends on any specific issues you wish to address with your teeth. There are toothpastes designed to whiten teeth, fight cavities, decrease sensitivity, prevent bad breath, resist gingivitis, and those specific to children (with lower fluoride content). There are also toothpastes that offer “complete” protection by combining aspects of many of the above toothpastes.
It’s recommended to get a professional cleaning at least two times per year.
  • Desensitizing toothpaste numbs the nerves in the teeth that can cause discomfort.
  • Mouth guard can protect against grinding teeth during sleep.
  • Fluoride treatment can be applied by dentists to sensitive areas to numb teeth and strengthen enamel.
  • Root canal can treat problems in a tooth’s core.
  • Surgical gum graft where a piece of gum tissue is removed from a section of the mouth to cover an exposed root.
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, but there are certain signs that can help you and your doctor determine if yours should be:
  • Wisdom teeth are pushing other teeth around, causing pain and misalignment
  • Cysts form around newly emerged wisdom teeth, causing jaw damage
  • Gums get inflamed and swollen, causing cavities and pain
  • Doctor determine from x-rays that wisdom teeth will cause problems in the near future

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