If you have persistent headaches, you may be surprised to find out there could be a link to your smile. Bruxism, in which a person consistently grinds the teeth or clenches the jaw, could lead to headaches and other symptoms. How do we treat bruxism and help our patients in Gary, IN, enjoy healthier smiles?
The American Dental Association recommends a routine checkup and cleaning every six months. We agree, and urge our Gary, IN, patients to schedule one now before the holiday season fills up their schedules. Routine care helps protect smiles of all ages from common oral health concerns!
When you experience a dental emergency, you should see your Gary, IN, dentist as soon as possible. Otherwise, serious complications and discomfort could arise. But how do you know if you’re experiencing a dental emergency? When should you contact your dentist?
Many of our Gary, IN, patients will be hitting the road, visiting friends and family over Thanksgiving. They will also be enjoying a wonderful meal. However, since many of our Thanksgiving favorites tend to contain ingredients that lead to cavities, we want to offer a few tips for protecting your smile!
Do you ever feel nervous about visiting the dentist? If you have anxiety, don’t let your fears prevent you from enjoying a healthy and attractive smile. Instead, talk to your Gary, IN, dentist about sedation and other ways to combat dental anxiety!
If you’ve lost several teeth, then you probably understand the myriad of ways tooth loss impacts our smile. In order to return function and health to your smile, you need a prosthetic. Which kind will we recommend for our Gary, IN, patients? What’s the difference between full and partial dentures?
Few issues cause as much embarrassment for a person as tooth loss. Not to mention, missing teeth also lead to a number of complications for a person’s oral health. Fortunately, we have a natural looking and durable solution for our Gary, IN, patients: Dental bridges!
Do you have teeth that crowd or overlap? Misalignment impacts our smile’s health and appearance, leading to problems down the road. Fortunately, we can help! For qualifying patients in Gary, IN, we may be able to offer invisible and comfortable orthodontics treatment using clear aligners.
With homecare and preventive dentistry, you have options for protecting your smile from tooth decay and gum disease. Since October is National Dental Hygiene Month, what better time to talk about caring for your smile? Let’s look at what our Gary, IN, patients can do to maintain good oral hygiene!
Occasionally, maintaining a healthy smile means removing a tooth. Fortunately, we take steps to ensure our Gary, IN, patients enjoy a safe and comfortable experience. What should you expect from a dental extraction?