Category: Preventive Dentistry

Combating Dental Anxiety With Dental Sedation

Do you feel nervous about visiting the dentist? If so, then you’re not alone. In fact, various studies show that anywhere between 8% and 15% of people in the United States suffer from one form of dental anxiety. In today’s blog, your Northwest, IN, dentist will explain how we use dental sedation to ensure you… Read more »

Take Care To Cut Bad Habits Out Of Your Brushing Routine

Many people who are committed to preventing tooth decay make mistakes in their oral care routine that end up hurting them. Someone who is confident that they maintain healthy teeth can learn that they have one cavity, or even several, during a dental exam! This can be a consequence of more than just infrequent brushing…. Read more »

Understanding Your Teeth-Grinding Problem Better

Some of the more common concerns that could impact your oral health are pretty well-known. For example, many people recognize that tooth decay is the cause of cavities and the most common chronic oral health condition. However, some common concerns aren’t as thoroughly understood, even by the people who experience them. Bruxism, or chronic teeth-grinding,… Read more »

Why Your Gums May Need A Deep Cleaning

Getting your teeth cleaned on a regular basis is an important part of maintaining good oral health. These checkups will look for any signs of tooth decay, bite misalignment, and gum disease. Speaking of, gum disease is a common occurrence among many patients, and if it is detected early, then your Gary, IN, dentist can… Read more »

Use Your 2019 Dental Benefits Before The Holidays

Once the holiday season arrives, you’re likely to find your schedule is pretty full and making time to see your dentist could be difficult. For many, this means eventually losing your 2019 dental insurance benefits before you have a chance to use them. Your Gary, IN, dentist suggests scheduling a visit today to enjoy an… Read more »

Avoiding Cavities After Trick Or Treating!

Trick or treating is fun for parents and kids alike, and many families will bring home an incredible haul of chocolates and candies. While we want families in Gary, IN, to have a great time and enjoy their treats, we also want them to be aware of the risk of tooth decay. We’re going to… Read more »

Dental Cleanings For Kids And Adults

  A checkup is crucial for protecting smiles from oral health issues, allowing your Gary, IN, dentist to identify the early stages of common problems and treat them. In order to help safeguard smiles from cavities and periodontal problems, we may use a dental cleaning to remove plaque from smiles both young and old. What… Read more »

When Does Your Smile Need TMJ Treatment?

Have you ever heard of TMJ disorder? Also known as TMD, this jaw joint disorder could lead to serious discomfort and even impact how your mouth opens and closes. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about how we identify and treat the disorder, and what warning signs our Gary, IN, patients should watch for…. Read more »

Why Do We Grind Our Teeth?

Bruxism, in which a person routinely grinds or clenches his or her teeth, could lead to serious trouble for our smile’s health. Over time, the pressure has been known to wear down or damage teeth. Fortunately, we have treatment options designed to prevent damage and even stop the onset of teeth grinding. In today’s blog,… Read more »

Do My Headaches Point To TMJ Disorder?

Do you often experience headaches? If you have migraines and pain but can’t locate the cause, then consider seeing your Gary, IN, dentist. With our custom-made oral appliances, we can help treat your TMJ disorder, also known as TMD, and help you enjoy life with less frequent headaches.