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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 used by wealthy people as […]

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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 Cessation Commission. Smoking can cause […]

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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 the health of the implant. […]

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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 that is an excellent alternative […]

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Dealing with Dry Mouth

Dealing with Dry Mouth Dry mouth is a condition that is best described as an unusually low amount of saliva in the mouth. When most people hear saliva, gross is the first word that comes to mind. However, a healthy salivary flow is a crucial component to a healthy smile! In today’s blog we’re going […]

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Should You Replace That Missing Tooth?

Should You Replace That Missing Tooth? The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that nearly 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Tooth loss can occur due to gum disease, decay, injury, wear, and cancer. No matter what the reason, losing a tooth is a big deal and deciding whether or not to replace […]

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The Dangers of a Tooth Abscess

The Dangers of a Tooth Abscess Today we’re going to talk about what happens when a tooth is abscessed, what needs to be done about it, and how you can prevent it. This topic has been hot lately with the tragic story of the 26 year old father from California who passed away when a […]

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The Toothpaste Playbook

The Toothpaste Playbook Everyone knows that visiting the dentist every 6 months (or in some cases 3 months) for a dental cleaning and check-up is the best way to maintain exceptionally healthy teeth. On top of that we are always telling our patients to brush at least twice a day, floss once a day, and […]

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The Dental Crown

What Are Dental Crowns? Commonly referred to as “a cap,” a crown is a dental restoration that is placed over the tooth with the purpose of improving strength, size, shape and esthetic appearance of a tooth. Today we’re going to discuss when and why crowns are needed and how to care for teeth that have […]

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Tips to a Healthy Mouth for the Expecting Mother

Tips to a Healthy Mouth for the Expecting Mother Today we’re going to talk about how the expecting mother can safely take care of her teeth.We will outline all 3 trimesters of pregnancy and the nursing phase. It is important to inform us if you are expecting, so that we can plan accordingly. We want […]

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