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  • Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day
    Millions of people, around DECATUR, Illinois and beyond, wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so they can show their spirit for the holiday and avoid getting pinched. While it may Read more
  • Are your teeth ready for the big day?
    Capturing the Moment At Carol A. Cunningham, DDS we know that just about anyone who has taken on the challenge of planning her own wedding could tell you how important the Read more
  • The Effects of Sleep Apnea on Dental Health
    Sleep apnea is an increasingly common medical condition, and one that can have a truly devastating effect on the waking life of the sufferer. Those who suffer from the disorder Read more
  • What is hyperdontia?
    When a child is born, he or she will have 20 primary teeth and 32 permanent teeth. But sometimes kids are born with additional teeth, and our team at Carol Read more
  • The Start of Valentine’s Day
    Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, has been said to originate with a Catholic priest named Valentine several thousand year ago. Valentine defied the emperor at the time Read more
  • Eco-Friendly Toothbrushes
    When it comes to dental hygiene, “going green” is not the first phrase that comes to mind. But if you are brushing properly, you are also replacing your toothbrush every Read more
  • Are You Due for a Routine Teeth Cleaning?
    When was the last time you saw your dentist for a checkup?   Life gets busy. We get it! But it should never get so busy that you forget to see your Read more
  • All About TMD
    Are you dealing with a TMJ disorder? Find out how to alleviate your discomfort. Everything from dental misalignments to stress can lead someone to deal with an uncomfortable and common jaw Read more
  • How to be a good flosser
    Dental flossing is the act of removing food debris and deposits stuck between the teeth with a thin cord known as floss. Flossing can help to prevent gum disease. Your Read more
  • Are Dental Crowns A Good Idea?
    Your smile is a fantastic part of who you are as a person. A damaged smile can cause you to lack self-confidence and even shy away from social interaction. Dr. Read more
  • Decatur Dentist Treats Snoring, Sleep Apnea, and Helps Improve Patients’ Sleep
    Dr. Carol Cunningham, an established Decatur dentist, is one of thousands of AADSM dentists practicing in the growing field of dental sleep medicine to help treat snoring and sleep apnea. Once a Read more
  • Common Signs Of TMD/TMJ
    Jaw muscle pain and tightness can be very uncomfortable. If you experience such issues near your ear or jaw, you should seek treatment for TMD/TMJ in Decatur, IL. At Gentle Art of Dentistry, Dr. Read more
  • Dental Crowns Restore Damaged Teeth
    Gentle Art of Dentistry offers crowns to replace teeth and restore smiles. Dr. Carol Cunningham and Dr. Daniel Jurgens can help when you have a damaged or decayed tooth with Read more
  • Are Dental Implants Right For You?
    How dental implants from your dentists in Decatur, IL, can give you back your smile Are you asking yourself if dental implants are right for you? It’s a common question, that Read more
  • Renew Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers
    Improving your smile may be simpler than you might think, thanks to porcelain veneers. Your Decatur, IL, dentists, Dr. Carol Cunningham and Dr. Daniel Jurgens of the Gentle Art of Read more
  • 5 Reasons To Consider Dental Implants
    Losing a tooth, or more, is never easy, but thanks to modern dentistry you don't have to endure a gap in your smile for very long. Not only can a Read more