Start Spring With A Checkup And Cleaning

With the weather warming and spring finally ready to arrive, now is a time to do a little cleaning, more socializing, and enjoy the sunnier days. Since spring is a season of renewal, now is also a great time to visit your Gary, IN, dentist. We want to help you start the new season with a healthier smile, which is why we suggest seeing us for a checkup and cleaning.

Having Your Teeth Examined

First, we need to assess the current state of your smile. We begin with a dental exam. Using advanced technology, we take a detailed look at your smile, including the teeth, gums, jaw, and oral structures. By identifying your problem areas, we can address them before they threaten your smile’s health and stability. We often look for tooth decay, infection, gingivitis, and gum disease. Our exams also watch for the signs of TMJ disorder and bruxism, as well as oral cancer. From there, we can create a diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan to improve your smile’s health and beauty.

Don’t Forget the Cleaning!

The exam is just part of your preventive visit. We also want to perform a dental cleaning. The procedure enables us to remove all plaque and tartar from the teeth, something brushing and flossing alone cannot accomplish. Removing the buildup, a bacterial byproduct, helps improve oral health. You enjoy a reduced risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as well as fresher breath and for some, a brighter smile. These visits offer benefits for patients of all ages, including children as young as age three. Be sure to schedule a visit for your family.

When to See Us

We suggest a visit every six months, unless you have high risk factors for gum disease, at which point we may recommend one every three to four months. However, if you begin to notice changes or discomfort in between visits, then please see us as soon as possible. A toothache and tooth sensitivity may mean the onset of decay or possibly an infected tooth, so immediate attention is crucial. Soreness, redness, and bleeding in the gums may point to gingivitis and gum disease. If you have a persistent sore throat, hoarseness, or lesions or sores in the mouth that do not heal after two weeks, this could be potential a warning sign of oral cancer. Don’t ignore these possible symptoms, please let us know so we can perform an exam.

Ready for a Routine Dental Visit?

We want to help you enjoy optimal oral health, which means making time for dental exams and cleanings. To schedule an appointment to discuss preventive treatment options, contact Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, by calling 219-938-2637, or by emailing our office at We also proudly serve the residents of Gary, Miller, Miller Beach, and all surrounding communities.