Dr. Todd Welch

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, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people are familiar with the fear that can precede a visit to the dentist, but new research shows that talk therapy can help when that anxiety becomes a crippling phobia.

    In the study, British investigators tried an approach called cognitive ...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gum disease might increase the risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women, particularly those who smoke, a new study suggests.

    Women with gum disease appeared to have a 14 percent overall increased risk for breast cancer, compared to women ...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although British teeth have long been a subject of satire in the United States, a new stereotype-busting study is giving the British a little something to smile about.

    Researchers have found evidence that British oral health is actually as good...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Toothless heart disease patients are nearly twice as likely to die as those who have all their teeth, a new study suggests.

    Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss, and gum disease-related inflammation is believed to play a role in th...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Good news for those afraid of the dentist's drill: New research suggests that a "no-drill" approach can halt tooth decay in many cases.

    An Australian team's seven-year study found that the need for fillings fell 30 to 50 percent if patients us...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The physical toll associated with type 2 diabetes includes tooth loss, a new study finds.

    The risk of vision problems and amputations for people with diabetes is well-known. Now, research shows diabetics lose twice as many teeth on average as th...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even sugar-free sodas, sports drinks and candy can damage your teeth, a new study warns.

    Australian researchers tested 23 sugar-free and sugar-containing products, including soft drinks and sports drinks, and found that some with acidic additives ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Plague infected humans thousands of years earlier than previously believed, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed DNA from the teeth of Bronze Age human remains in Europe and Asia and found signs of plague infections about 4,800 years ago. ...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Want your baby to grow into a tot with a cavity-free smile? Don't smoke when he or she is around.

    Children exposed to secondhand smoke at 4 months of age may be at risk for tooth decay by age 3, Japanese researchers report.

    Those ch...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Don't be surprised if your next dental checkup includes questions about illicit drug use.

    A new survey has found that more than three out of every four U.S. dentists ask their patients about illegal drug use.

    The poll also found that more...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents can take several steps to make sure their kids maintain healthy dental habits when they head back to school, an expert says.

    Eat healthy foods at home, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy products and protein. Most natural food...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents can take several steps to make sure their kids maintain healthy dental habits when they head back to school, an expert says.

    Eat healthy foods at home, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy products and protein. Most natural food...Full Article

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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.

    The researchers analyzed toothbrushes from Quinnipiac ...Full Article

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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