You might recognize the term, bruxism, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you would recognize it if you have it. In fact, because bruxism is often a nighttime problem, many patients don’t realize that they grind their teeth at all. Unfortunately, the longer it takes to notice bruxism, the more damage it can cause to… Read more »
When was the last time you made an appointment to have your teeth cleaned? Often, we find that people are willing to put off these preventive visits because they assume brushing and flossing are enough. However, there are a number of very good reason to have your teeth cleaned every six months!
We believe in offering our patients a preventive approach to dentistry. This means we focus on avoiding oral health problems whenever possible, offering care and treatment to protect your teeth and gums. In today’s blog, we’re answering a few questions about the preventive care we offer patients in Gary, IN.
When you develop gum disease, the disease cannot be cured. Instead, regular treatment will be required to prevent the disease from becoming periodontitis, the advanced stage responsible for adult tooth loss. However, you can take simple steps to help protect your smile! Let’s look at what patients in Gary, IN can do to help protect… Read more »
Summertime presents unique dangers for your smile’s health. However, you can take a few simple precautions to help protect your smile all summer long. In today’s blog, we’re looking at preventive measures you can take to strengthen and safeguard your teeth and gums.
When a cavity forms you can experience discomfort and a greater risk of infection. However, there are steps you can take to help prevent the onset of tooth decay. In today’s blog, we’re answering a few common questions about avoiding dental cavities.
A dental emergency means any sudden pain or injury to the teeth or gums. We can see you as soon as possible, addressing injuries before they grow worse and further threaten your oral health. However, there are steps you can take in between your injury and when you walk through our door to reduce discomfort…. Read more »
Do you avoid the dentist whenever possible? Do you have a major fear of undergoing even routine treatments? We understand that dental anxiety is very real, just as we understand that avoiding routine care can soon put your smile at risk. To help our anxious patients enjoy their time at the office, we can provide… Read more »
When you lose one tooth, we often address the issue with a dental bridge. However, for those with multiple missing teeth, we may need a more substantial dental prosthetic. We can often address advanced tooth loss with either partial or full dentures.
Have you ever heard of tori? This issue involves the growth of bony tissue in the mouth. While sometimes a minor issue, the growths can occasionally lead to serious complications. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the causes of tori and discuss when you see the dentist.