Category: Dental Health

Flossing And Your Healthy Smile

How much work are you currently putting into your oral hygiene routine? If you are not including flossing in your overall efforts to keep your smile clean, you can have a harder time than you realize to prevent problems with dental decay and gum disease. At our Northwest IN  dentist’s office, we can offer insights… Read more »

Resolving Problems With Nightly Teeth Grinding

Until you do something about the problem, nightly teeth grinding can continue taking a toll on your smile and oral health. Just how serious is this problem? We have the ability to grind and clench our teeth with considerable force. Someone who experiences issues with bruxism (persistent teeth grinding) each night can wear down their… Read more »

Understanding The Dangers Of Oral Cancer

In last week’s blog, we discussed the many ways that porcelain veneers can cosmetically benefit an individual’s smile, even with a variety of different blemishes. Because we have entered the month of April, also known as oral cancer awareness month, we wanted to switch directions and talk about the dangers behind the concern and the… Read more »

What Does It Take to Treat Bruxism?

The good news about treating bruxism is that, for many patients, it’s relatively simple. The condition, which describes the constant grinding of your teeth (often, at night), may be alleviated by wearing a custom-designed bruxism appliance when you sleep at night. However, the problem with treating bruxism is that many people who suffer from it… Read more »

What Unchecked Bruxism Does to Your Teeth

You use your teeth and jaws more often every day than you do any other part of your body, and the action of biting and chewing involves immense pressure from your bite. If you suffer from bruxism, or subconscious teeth-grinding, then you can be exposing your healthy tooth structure to that same level of pressure,… Read more »

How Your Oral Care Needs Can Change Over The Years

Your routine oral health care is an effort to keep your smile in good condition for a lifetime. While your morning routine may not see many changes, your overall oral health needs can change over the years. Your dentist understands this, and can tailor their care to the needs you have in your particular life… Read more »

Protecting Yourself From Dental Issues

The old idea that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure can apply to your oral health, as well as your regular health. Preventive dental care helps you keep your teeth healthy, so that you are less likely to need restorative dental treatment for problems like tooth decay. That care comes from… Read more »

Thanksgiving: How To Navigate The Feast

Do you find that as excited as you feel about the thought of turkey, potatoes, green beans, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and more, you feel a bit weary, too? What seems to be the problem? If you’re feeling somewhat overwhelmed at the thought of trying to make good choices for your oral health during this… Read more »

How Your Diet Can Harm Your Teeth

The choices you make in your diet can have profound effects on your overall health. Along with brushing and flossing, maintaining a smart diet can provide big benefits for the health, and the appearance, of your teeth. Certain foods and drinks can affect the color of your teeth, and substances high in sugar can increase your… Read more »

Why Routine Checkups With Your Dentist Matter

Brushing and flossing regularly are crucially important to keeping your oral health in peak condition, but good habits at home are not enough by themselves. A routine visit with your dentist can provide a more comprehensive cleaning, and essential feedback on the state of your oral health. Your dental hygienist can clean your teeth with tools… Read more »