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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  • West Tennessee Periodontics and Dental Implants

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    THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People using communal bathrooms with many others, beware: There could be traces of poop on your toothbrush.

    So finds a study by researchers at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn.

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    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treating gum disease may help reduce symptoms of prostate inflammation, which can make urination difficult, a small study suggests.

    Previous research has shown a link between gum disease and prostate inflammation -- called prostatitis.

    The ...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Postmenopausal women who are at high risk for broken bones may also be at increased risk for gum disease, a new study suggests.

    The research included almost 200 women, aged 51 to 80. They had all gone through menopause within the last 10 years, di...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Beavers don't need to brush or floss because the presence of iron in their tooth enamel gives them superior protection against tooth decay, researchers report.

    Beavers' enamel is harder and more resistant to acid than regular enamel, including ...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking care of your gums plays an important role in protecting your teeth.

    Gum disease and tooth decay cause about 90 percent of tooth loss, the American Dental Association says.

    "The good news is that gum disease is largely preventable thr...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who wear their dentures when they sleep are at increased risk for pneumonia, according to new research.

    The study included 524 men and women, average age about 88, who were followed for three years. During that time, there were 28 hospi...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new standards to reduce the amount of mercury released from dentists' offices.

    The changes would fall under the Clean Water Act and would lessen the amount of de...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women of childbearing age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better oral care and visit the dentist routinely, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Researchers found young pregnant ...Full Article

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    (HealthDay News) -- Some foods can damage your teeth, and avoiding them can help to protect your smile.

    The American Dental Association says foods that can damage teeth include:

    • Hard candies, because of the sugar content and because they can break a tooth.
    • Caffeinat
    ...Full Article
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    (HealthDay News) -- Some foods can damage your teeth, and avoiding them can help to protect your smile.

    The American Dental Association says foods that can damage teeth include:

    • Hard candies, because of the sugar content and because they can break a tooth.
    • Caffeinat
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    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents and children in troubled families, where violence and verbal aggression are a common part of the daily landscape, tend to have more cavities and missing teeth, a new study suggests.

    New York University researchers found that parents with w...Full Article

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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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    THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a heart patient, you might be wise to wait to have any infected teeth pulled if you're about to have cardiac surgery, a new study suggests.

    In a small, retrospective study, Mayo Clinic researchers found that 8 percent of heart patients...Full Article