Every time you look in the mirror, you feel at least a little disbelief at how the color of your smile has changed. Teeth stains can gradually build up over time and hurt your appearance. Even individuals who do a good job preventing cavities and gum disease may find it difficult to stop the change in the color of their enamel! At our Northwest IN dental offices, we can offer different services that help patients take on problems with the way they look. Enamel stains are a common concern, but this is something we are ready to help you address. We offer both take-home teeth whitening treatments and in-office whitening services. We can also review your alternative treatment options if discoloration is affected by a change in your tooth structure. (more…)
Cavity treatment addresses damage to your enamel that is permanent. Unfortunately, there is not a way for you to naturally grow back tissues that are damaged by decay that requires restorative work. This does not mean that your tooth stays in a vulnerable state. With the right filling or crown, your dentist can provide lasting protection, preserve your bite function, and even help you maintain your appearance. At our Gary, IN dentist’s office, our patients can come to us for treatment when they have oral health concerns. For cavities that require dental fillings, we can provide lifelike restorations that are discreet and durable. (more…)
When restorative dental work is needed, patients can count on our Gary, IN dentist’s office to resolve oral health issues while making the preservation of their smile a priority. We can do this even when you need the added support of a dental crown to guard a vulnerable tooth due to decay or injury. Crowns are carefully designed so that they fit over teeth, giving them complete coverage above the gum line. When in place, this restoration provides lasting bite support, keeps your underlying tooth structure safe from further harm, and can even preserve the way you look. This is because we use different material types, including substances that closely imitate the look of enamel. (more…)
Most of us snore from time to time. It can occur when we are particularly tired, or fall asleep in an unusual position with our mouths open. However, if snoring is persistent — and especially loud — Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) might be the culprit. Perhaps surprisingly, OSA and oral health are connected, and your dentist is likely the person who can help solve this issue. OSA causes sleep deprivation today’s blog, In today’s blog, your Gary, IN, dentist talks about Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the ways our team can treat it.
Bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding, not only drives your significant other crazy, but this could actually damage your smile and lead to major oral health complications. Fortunately, we can provide relief with a custom-made and comfortable bruxism appliance. In today’s blog, your Gary, IN, dentist talks about treating teeth grinding.
If you have headaches on a frequent basis but haven’t discovered the cause, you may consider seeing your Gary, IN, dentist. Often, TMJ disorder, also known as TMD, could lead to frequent migraines and aches, as well as other uncomfortable symptoms. In today’s blog, we’re going to explain how to recognize the disorder and discuss the noninvasive treatment options we provide.
Cosmetic dentistry means we have treatments to improve the shade, color, and symmetry of your teeth, and even your gums! But what about facial esthetics? Well, with Botox and dermal fillers, your Northwest, IN, dentist can offer treatment to preserve your youthful features! In addition, these systems could also offer relief from headaches and jaw pain associated with TMJ disorder and bruxism.
Is there a reason to be alarmed over jaw stiffness and pain? This is a problem that can intrude on your ability to bite, chew, and speak, and it can generally make discomfort a daily concern. It can also point to a problem with your jaw alignment or bite movement that can grow progressively worse, which can lead to more frequent difficulties with headaches and teeth grinding problems. At our Gary, IN dentist’s office, you can learn more about TMJ disorder, and you can find out how this problem can be addressed. The right approach to care can put a stop to difficulties with painful, stiff, or limited jaw movement by addressing problems with the alignment or position of your jaw. When appropriate, we can also discuss dental work to improve your bite function. (more…)
When you have multiple esthetic issues with your smile, you may assume you need multiple procedures to correct them. But what if we could create and place porcelain veneers that instantly change the shape and color of your smile? In today’s blog, your Gary, IN, dentist will explain how we transform smiles with one or more porcelain veneers.
When you think about cosmetic treatment, you likely picture teeth whitening or maybe porcelain veneers. But what about the gums? Various factors could impact the gingival tissues, making teeth appear small or uneven and having a negative impact on smile beauty. In today’s blog, your Gary, IN, dentist will discuss how we correct these issues in one visit with gum contouring.