Why Are Preventative Dentist Appointments Important?

Dental Hygiene Goes Far Beyond Teeth Would you believe that people with periodontal disease (inflammation of the gum and bone supporting the teeth) are twice as likely to suffer coronary artery disease? Who'd've thought that a bad tooth could make a heart condition worse? Or put you at greater risk for a stroke? Infections are [...]

By |2018-12-17T12:53:19-04:00December 17th, 2018|General Dentistry, Preventative Care|Comments Off on Why Are Preventative Dentist Appointments Important?

8 Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist

How do I keep my teeth clean? Maintaining the cleanliness and health of your teeth and gums means that you have to follow the basic cleaning rules, tooth brushing daily gently, clean between the teeth by using the dental floss. Rinse with mouthwash to ensure access to all parts of the oral cavity. Following these [...]

By |2018-11-16T16:00:22-04:00November 16th, 2018|General Dentistry|Comments Off on 8 Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist

How Sedation Dentistry Works

What is Sedation Dentistry? Sedation dentistry (also called "conscious sedation") uses medications like Halcion or nitrous oxide to calm the patient during a dental procedure. Generally, sedation is only used when a patient has a genuine fear or anxiety that would keep him or her from visiting the dentist or would prevent the dentist [...]

By |2018-11-01T14:10:36-04:00September 19th, 2018|General Dentistry, Preventative Care, Sedation Dentistry|Comments Off on How Sedation Dentistry Works

The Benefits of Using a Water Flosser

Be honest, do you floss every day? If you answered ‘no’ don’t worry, you’re not alone. Only about 50% of Americans floss daily. Moreover, around 18.5% don’t floss at all. Of course, flossing is an integral part of good oral hygiene; it gets into the spaces between your teeth and gums where your toothbrush [...]

By |2018-11-01T14:10:02-04:00July 30th, 2018|General Dentistry, Preventative Care|Comments Off on The Benefits of Using a Water Flosser

What Are Dental Crowns and When Are They Used?

The Power of Dental Crowns Dental crowns, tooth-shaped caps placed over a tooth, serve many purposes. They can protect teeth against breakage (or hold broken teeth together); restore broken or worn teeth; hold bridges in place; cover severely discolored teeth or dental implants. They can also be valuable in cosmetic dentistry. If a complete [...]

By |2018-11-01T14:09:43-04:00June 26th, 2018|General Dentistry|Comments Off on What Are Dental Crowns and When Are They Used?

Fearful of Seeing a Dentist? Try Indianapolis Sedation Dentistry

Fearful of Seeing a Dentist? Try Indianapolis Sedation Dentistry Studies show that up to 15 percent of people within the United States skip their dental appointments due to dental phobia or fear. If you get anxious or nervous about heading to your Indianapolis dentist, you’re definitely not alone. Your oral health is extremely important, so [...]

By |2018-11-01T14:09:34-04:00October 23rd, 2017|General Dentistry|Comments Off on Fearful of Seeing a Dentist? Try Indianapolis Sedation Dentistry

Chipped A Tooth? Here’s What To Do

Chipped A Tooth? Here’s What To Do Playing sports, biting down on hard foods or ice, or an accidental fall can result in a chipped or fractured tooth. Not only is this a cosmetic dental issue,  but it could result in nerve exposure, infection, and even further damage if you don’t have it taken care [...]

By |2018-11-01T14:09:25-04:00October 16th, 2017|Emergency Dentistry, General Dentistry|Comments Off on Chipped A Tooth? Here’s What To Do

Best Ways To Find A Dentist In-Network

Best Ways To Find A Dentist In-Network Finding an in-network dentist in Indianapolis isn’t always a cut and dry task. Insurance companies are increasingly restrictive as to which dental practice(s) are considered to be in their network. In some cases with multiple dentists practicing at the same office location, one dentist may be credentialed [...]

By |2018-11-01T14:07:32-04:00August 2nd, 2017|General Dentistry|Comments Off on Best Ways To Find A Dentist In-Network

A New Resident’s Guide To Finding A Dentist In Indianapolis

A New Resident’s Guide To Finding A Dentist In Indianapolis You’ve unpacked your boxes, set up your utilities, and even scoped out some nearby restaurants... Now what? Choosing a new dentist of course! When moving to a different city or town, it’s critically important that your dental care doesn’t fall too low on your [...]

By |2018-11-01T14:13:33-04:00August 2nd, 2017|General Dentistry|Comments Off on A New Resident’s Guide To Finding A Dentist In Indianapolis

What is the Best Toothbrush

Are Electric Toothbrushes Better? Toothbrushes today come in all shapes, sizes and colors. But perhaps one of the biggest decisions to make when selecting a toothbrush is whether or not you should get a manual or electric. Brushing your teeth properly, no matter which toothbrush you choose, is one of the key factors in preventative [...]

By |2018-11-01T14:32:46-04:00February 6th, 2017|General Dentistry|Comments Off on What is the Best Toothbrush