When most people think about getting dental work, they think of having a cavity filled or getting a checkup. But did you know that teeth develop cracks and fractures nearly as often as they get cavities? Every tooth has to have a sound structure – otherwise, you risk pain and sensitivity when you chew as well as breaking the tooth again down the road. And although it’s alarming to find out that you’ve cracked a tooth, there are multiple treatments that will restore your teeth’s strength, function and appearance. A dentist may recommend fillings, dental crowns or implants, depending on how large the crack is. Keep reading to find out more!
Indianapolis Family Dentistry Blog
December 19, 2018
December 2, 2018
As your little one gets older, you’ll look back and reflect on certain milestones in his or her life. One of them will be the first dental visit, which sets an important precedent for his or her oral health. When should you take your child in for the first appointment, though? Furthermore, what should you expect to happen? These questions are answered by your family dentist as you continue reading.
November 18, 2018
The foundation for a healthy smile relies on your oral hygiene habits and the care you receive from your dentist. In addition to brushing and flossing, the American Dental Association recommends you have a cleaning and checkup at least twice a year. Unfortunately, one-third of Americans did not schedule a visit last year. Often, the fear of a large bill stops many from seeing their dentist. Thankfully, you have dental insurance, which allows you to get the services you need for discounted rates.
November 7, 2018
Do you have a severely damaged tooth causing you grief? You may be tempted to have the tooth extracted to eliminate the problem. Although it seems like a simple and easy solution, it is best to visit your dentist to save your tooth. Every tooth serves an invaluable role in your oral health and functions. When even one is missing, several new complications develop, like decreased bone density and even additional tooth loss. To save your smile, visit your restorative dentist right away. There are several solutions to repair your tooth.
October 29, 2018
After a lovely dinner full of engaging conversation and lots of laughter, you are dropping your date off at their home and you lean in for a kiss – however, instead of meeting you halfway, your date recoils! Could it be because of bad breath? According to the American Dental Association, nearly 1 in 4 people have bad breath. Whether it was the garlic-heavy meal you ate or because you are experiencing dry mouth, a smelly breath can produce awkward encounters and be a source of major embarrassment. If you want a better shot at ending your next date on a high note, be sure to read the following 3 tips from a dentist on how to beat bad breath.
October 27, 2018
It’s a Sunday afternoon, and you have plans to attend the Colts football game to cheer on your hometown gladiators of the gridiron. However, the sudden pain of a toothache puts a quick halt to what would have been a fun-filled day. You have a dental emergency on your hands, but what should you do about it? As you read on, your local emergency dentist explains how to identify the signs of a dental emergency and then reveals what you should do to stabilize the situation.
September 20, 2018
For years, you’ve been living with an unwanted gap between your teeth, and now the time has come to do something about it. The problem is you’re not sure what can be done to correct the problem. With the advances in dentistry, you now have some options to choose from, and as you continue reading, your cosmetic dentist weighs in to discuss them.
September 13, 2018
What if there was a single application that could address gapped, crooked, chipped or stained teeth? Wouldn’t that be ultra-convenient? There actually is one method that can do the job – porcelain veneers. As you read on, your cosmetic dentist explains how the process works and how long veneers typically last.
August 30, 2018
Have you ever heard the expression, “Just the tip of the iceberg?” This means that when you see an iceberg in the ocean, it might look big but in reality, the vast majority of it is hidden under water. The same can be said about your teeth which is why dental X-rays are necessary. You or your dentist might see some visible issues on the outer surfaces of your teeth, but only an X-ray will be able to glimpse what’s going on underneath the enamel. Read more to find out why X-rays are so important and how they can help you.
August 27, 2018
No one wants to hear their dentist say that dreaded phrase: you have a cavity. We know having cavities are never fun, and they are one of the most common tooth decay issues your dentist can detect during your visit. However, treating this kind of damage today have never been easier. Tooth-colored fillings are a discrete, strong, and technologically advanced choice to seal and treat tooth decay. Read more to learn why tooth-colored fillings are the best option for you!