Bio

Dr. Welch was born in Lake Charles, LA. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Alabama at Huntsville in 1998. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 2002. Dr. Welch then completed a three year residency program in Periodontics at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry/ Birmingham Veterans Hospital in 2005. Dr. Welch has been in private practice since 2005.

Dr. Welch is Board Certified by the American Academy of Periodontology and is a member of the Southern Academy of Periodontology. His professional interests include laser periodontal therapy, periodontal plastic surgery, bone grafting for prevention of tooth loss, dental implant placement, management of oral pathologic lesions, and the treatment and management of periodontal disease.

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Affiliation:

  • West Tennessee Periodontics and Dental Implants

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    TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you're unsure about the best way to brush your teeth, you're unlikely to get much help from experts.

    Dental associations and toothpaste and toothbrush companies don't agree on the most effective method to brush teeth, and their advice is "unac...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A low-power laser can trigger stem cells in the body to repair teeth in mice, researchers report.

    The laser prompted dental stem cells to form dentin, the hard material that is similar to bone and provides most of a tooth's structure.

    Th...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care doctors should start playing a more prominent role in dental care for children, according to new recommendations from the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

    Specifically, the task force suggested Monday that primary care ...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children should begin using toothpaste with fluoride as soon as they get their first tooth, according to updated American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines.

    To help prevent cavities, parents should use a smear (an amount about the size of a gra...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having dental insurance doesn't mean people will actually take care of their teeth, a new study indicates.

    The findings suggest patient outreach and education are needed to ensure that people understand the importance of good dental health and t...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Too many Americans lack access to preventive dental care, a new study reports, and large differences exist among racial and ethnic groups.

    For the study, researchers analyzed telephone survey data collected from nearl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Too many Americans lack access to preventive dental care, a new study reports, and large differences exist among racial and ethnic groups.

    For the study, researchers analyzed telephone survey data collected from nearl...Full Article

  • Todd Welch answered:
    Aphthous ulcers are most commonly round in appearance with a yellow-gray center and a fiery-red border or “halo.” They are characterized by a tingling or painful sensation anywhere from a few hours to two days before the ulcer/s appear. They may appear during periods of anxiety and stress,...Read More
  • Todd Welch answered:

    REMEDIES FOR TEETHING

    Anything cold – here are a variety of cool favorites:

    • Frozen teething rings
    • Ice – Rub an ice cube along baby's gums.
    • Frozen juice slushy or popsicle
    • Cold spoons
    • Frozen bagel or banana
    • Frozen washcloth

    Medications

    • Acetaminophen or ibuprofen: These are both safe and effective pain relievers
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  • Todd Welch answered:

    How to know if the pain is coming from a tooth or your sinuses: When a patient comes in with severe tooth pain, we normally take an x-ray of the offending tooth. Tooth pain is usually caused by reversible and irreversible pulpitis. We also do some tests on the tooth by feeling around it for an

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  • Todd Welch answered:
    Eight Natural Teething Remedies to Help Your Teething Baby
    1. Teething biscuits: Many parents love using teething biscuits to calm their teething babies. Be sure to choose a teething biscuit that is healthy for your little one. When used in moderation, teething biscuits shouldn't adversely affect
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  • Todd Welch answered:

    Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis (ANUG), more commonly known as “trench mouth” for its common occurrence among soldiers in the trenches during World War I, is a painful gum disease caused by the gram negative bacteria known as spirochetes.

    Trench mouth is commonly associated with stress and

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  • Todd Welch answered:
    Did you know that as many as half of all Americans say that they suffer from bad breath?

    Many people have turned to mouthwash to try to curb their oral odor, but does mouthwash really help fight bad breath?  If so, which one is the best?

    Many mouthwashes used to provide a strong, pleasant aroma...Read More
  • Todd Welch answered:

    Here are seven simple self-examine steps you can take to help identify oral cancers in their earliest stages, so you can get yourself into a treatment program NOW!

    1. Tongue and floor of the mouth
    • Look in a mirror and stick out your tongue.
    • Examine the upper surface of the tongue for any
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  • Todd Welch answered:

    Sucking thumbs or fingers is completely normal for babies and young children. Babies actually begin to suck on their fingers or thumbs even before they are born. The behavior provides security for young babies.

    It's a way to make contact with, test and learn about the world. Recent studies have

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