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How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?

June 29, 2021

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dentist inspecting dental filling

Contrary to popular belief, cavities aren’t just caused by frequently eating sugar. Other factors, such as lack of fluoride and poor dental hygiene, can also lead to decay.

Dental fillings are commonly used to replace the tooth structure lost to decay. Unfortunately, they don’t last forever and will need replacement eventually. Their lifespan depends on several factors, which means their longevity will vary from person to person.

Read along to learn more about how long fillings should last, when they need replacement, and how to take proper care of them.

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Bad Breath: Common Causes and Solutions

June 15, 2021

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Unhappy woman turning away from man’s bad breath

Everyone suffers from bad breath on occasion. It’s common for people to notice a bit of an odor in their mouth after they eat a pungent meal or when they first wake up in the morning. But what if bad breath becomes frequent or chronic? It can put a damper on your confidence and adversely affect your social interactions. What causes bad breath, and what can you do to correct it? Let’s talk about the answers to these important questions.

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8 Weird Dental Emergencies You’ve Gladly Never Experienced

April 23, 2021

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woman in pain from a dental emergency

For most people, the mere mentioning of a toothache, dislodged tooth or any form of dental emergency can immediately cause anxiety. While any sudden disruption in your dental health can be unnerving, there are some situations that are on a level of their own. Continue reading to learn about 8 strange dental emergencies that you hopefully will never experience!

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Will My Dental Implant Surgery be a Painful Experience?

April 13, 2021

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older woman happy with dental implants

The time has come to take action. You’ve been living without a full set of teeth for far too long, and you’re ready to have them replaced. Your best option is dental implantation, but you’re a little hesitant because you’re worried about being in pain. Is your concern warranted – are dental implants painful to have placed? Continue reading to find out!

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Smiling in Interviews: How Your Grin Can Help You Progress in Your Career

March 17, 2021

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woman smiling and interviewing

After many years of hard work, it has finally happened: your dream job is available at a company you want to work for. Even though you know you’re qualified for the position, you can’t help but feel nervous about the interview because so much depends on it. That’s why you plan to wear clean and professional clothes, come prepared with questions, and do your homework about the company in advance. But don’t forget a critical part of landing the job—your smile!

Although your resume and application portfolio need to be solid, your smile can play a vital role in convincing the employer that you’re a good fit for the job. Read on to learn how, with some help from your dentist, you can ensure your success before you even say a word.

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Do I Need to Replace a Missing Tooth in the Back of My Mouth?

January 21, 2021

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dental implant in Indianapolis replacing missing back tooth

When it comes to missing teeth, there are several different options out there to replace them. Dental implants in Indianapolis have become a preferred option because of the many different benefits that they provide. But if you are missing teeth in the back of your mouth, is it really necessary for you to replace them? Afterall, no one will even be able to see them. Continue reading to learn more about the risks of not replacing a missing back tooth with a dental implant.

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3 of the Most Common Dental Emergencies for Athletes

January 3, 2021

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Cracked tooth

Staying active is great for both your physical and mental health. However, when you’re participating in sports, especially contact activities, you are much more likely to experience a dental emergency than those who do not. The good news is that modern dentistry is great for repairing all sorts of different dental problems. Continue reading to learn more from your emergency dentist in Indianapolis about the most common dental injuries that are sustained while playing sports.

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4 Ways to Make Sure Your Medication Doesn’t Harm Your Smile

December 21, 2020

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woman taking a pill

Do you take prescription drugs every day? You’re far from alone. According to Georgetown University, about 66 percent of American adults take at least one prescription medication. When you factor in over-the-counter medicines, like antihistamines for allergies and congestion, that number climbs even higher.

Modern medicine has enabled millions of people to stay healthy and function at their best. However, these medications can also have a direct, negative impact on teeth and gums. In this blog post, you’ll learn how those drugs that cause dry mouth can be detrimental to your smile and how you can fight back with tips from your dentist in Indianapolis.

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Stocking Stuffers to Keep Them Smiling

November 24, 2020

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You may have holiday memories of emptying stockings full of sugary candy on Christmas Eve or morning, and you likely passed on that tradition to your family. While indulging in tasty goodies is a big part of the holidays, your family dentist in Indianapolis suggests adding a couple of tooth-friendly treats to the mix this year. Keep reading to learn what stocking stuffers they recommend to promote oral health this season.

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Holiday Teeth Staining Cultprits

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Cranberry sauce, fine wine, delicious dressings…these are all wonderful things you probably enjoy with family and friends during a Thanksgiving feast. But have you ever considered the toll these treats can take on your teeth? Your cosmetic dentist in Indianapolis shares the foods and beverages that are the worst stain-causing culprits and how to keep your smile shining brightly while still indulging in your favorite goodies this season.

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