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November 30th, 2017

How Does Diabetes Impact Oral Health?

How Does Diabetes Impact Oral Health? Diabetes affects 9.3% of the American population and in some circumstances people don’t even know that they have it. Diabetes (type I and II) both cause problems with how your body processes the sugar that you take in. While both types of diabetes have...

October 4th, 2017

The Dish on Dentures

Dentures No one wants to imagine life without any teeth. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, there are that 36 million Americans do not have any teeth. Patients are left without any teeth for many reasons including: periodontal disease, dental decay, or injury. These circumstances can mean that it...

September 7th, 2017

Dental Do’s and Don’ts

Dental Do’s and Don’ts It feels like it’s been forever since our last installment of the blog! In this edition of the blog we’re going to share a quick list of little things you can do to keep your smile healthy and bright. Dental Do’s: Lets start with the positive...

August 1st, 2017

Back to School Dental Checklist

It’s that time of year again when we get our kids ready to head back to school. We got them new clothes, school supplies, and all vaccinations are up to date. Don’t forget about the dental check-up, though! According the CDC 19% of children between ages 2 and 19 have...

July 20th, 2017

5 Common Mouth Sores and Caring for Them

5 Common Mouth Sores and Caring for Them In today’s blog we’re discussing some of the most common sores that appear in the mouth and how to care for them. There are many causes and reasons we develop sores in our mouth, but in many cases they will resolve on...

June 21st, 2017

5 Signs That You Need to See Your Dentist

5 Signs that You Need to See Your Dentist We all have busy lives, running kids around, getting ready for the big presentation at work. However, you need to take care of yourself to take care of the others in your life! Often time, oral health is set aside in...

May 31st, 2017

What is Nitrous Oxide?

What is Nitrous Oxide? Nitrous Oxide (O) is a chemical that is commonly used in dentistry to create a feeling of relaxation. Nitrous oxide is commonly referred to as laughing gas. It was discovered in 1772 by Joseph Priestly and occurs naturally in soil and the ocean. It was originally...

May 10th, 2017

Smoking and the toll it takes on Your Oral Health

Smoking and the Toll it takes on Your Oral Health Tobacco products have been used for centuries and its negative effects on overall health and wellness has been well documented.  While the population of smokers has decreased, 22.9% of adults in Indiana still smoke according to the Tobacco Prevention and...

April 19th, 2017

Four Tips for Keeping Your Dental Implants Clean

Tips for Keeping Your Dental Implants Clean Oral hygiene is one of the biggest key components to keeping your dental implant healthy and functioning for a lifetime. Even though the implant itself is not susceptible to cavities, it is still susceptible to gum disease and bone loss which could jeopardize...

April 3rd, 2017

Is Invisalign Right for You?

Is Invisalign Right for You? A lot of patients like the idea of aligning their teeth properly to create a beautiful and healthy smile. However, most patients cringe and automatically think of traditional metal and wire braces when the topic of orthodontics is brought up. Invisalign is an invisible aligner...

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