Dental hygiene practices such as flossing and tooth brushing are valuable tools in reducing plaque buildup and preventing cavities and gum disease. As we enter October, National Dental Hygiene Month, your Gary dentist Dr. Cain wants to review the benefits of daily flossing.
Successful. Confident. Approachable. Youthful. Professional. As numerous studies have shown, people tend to associate these flattering adjectives with those who possess healthy, attractive smiles. This realization comes as something of a blow for someone who lacks confidence in their teeth, just as it buoys someone who has no qualms about flaunting their best feature. Dr…. Read more »
…believe it or not, NOT getting a root canal is far more frightening than the procedure itself. Dr. Nicholas Cain, a Gary, IN dentist who has performed countless root canal treatments, explains that the consequences of delaying or avoiding the procedure can be painful, costly, and infinitely more unpleasant. What Is a Root Canal Treatment,… Read more »
Kids are back to school, and cooler weather is just around the corner. Apple picking and then biting into a crisp, fall apple is one of those quintessential seasonal activities. Most of us feel great about choosing an apple as a snack for ourselves or our children. After all, apples are known for keeping the… Read more »
You are probably accustomed to sticking your tongue out when you go to the doctor with a sore throat. You may have even stuck your tongue out at another person when you were a sassy youth. Tongues do have multiple roles in the lives of human being. Arguably, the most important functions of tongues would… Read more »
So, you need to find a dentist? Perhaps you’re new to town, or your dentist of 20 years has just retired? Maybe you have certain ideas for your dental care, and your current dentist isn’t meeting expectations. Whatever the case, finding a dentist from scratch can be daunting enough of a task that you may… Read more »
PH levels in the body are connected to overall health. When there is too much acid in your system, inflammation occurs, and can cause a host of health issues, including problems like gingivitis (early gum disease) periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and tooth decay. Many people find that achieving an acidic-alkaline balance (balanced PH level) through… Read more »
Kids love to move and bounce and as parents you know how important it is to keep your kids active. Good overall health includes regular exercise. If you’re looking for things to do this summer before school begins again, your northwest Indiana dentist, Dr. Nicholas Cain, suggests Funflatables Party-n-Play centers.
Your toothbrush is an important instrument. It not only keeps your teeth clean and helps maintain your oral health, but it is instrumental in maintaining your overall health too. If you don’t use the right toothbrush or you don’t use your toothbrush properly, you are not effectively warding off periodontal disease which has been linked… Read more »
When you were a kid you simply were required to brush your teeth three times a day. Then you were required to brush your teeth, and floss daily. Now you are required to brush, floss, and brush your tongue. We learn as we go along, and research has indicated that flossing and tongue brushing helps… Read more »