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Are Dental Implants the Right Option for You?

August 19, 2020

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Woman with dental implants

Are you one of the millions of Americans who are missing teeth? Whether this is the result of trauma or an underlying condition, you have several different replacement options to consider. One that is often preferred by both patients and dentists is dental implants, but not everyone makes the best candidate for this lifechanging procedure. Continue reading to learn if dental implants would be a good option for you as well as their many benefits.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Schedule Regular Dental Visits

August 5, 2020

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Patient at dentist for regular appointment

You’ve been told that you should be visiting the dentist every six months, but why is it so important when you aren’t feeling any pain and nothing seems to be wrong? No matter what the reasons are that contribute to you skipping your appointments, you should be considering all the risks. If finances are the reason, remember that you may end up paying more in the long run for neglecting your oral health than you will be right now. If you’re discouraged because of dental anxiety, ask your dentist about sedation dentistry options so you can get the care you need without any worries. Here are six reasons why seeing the dentist regularly is so crucial for your smile.

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3 Reasons It’s Crucial to Replace Missing Back Teeth

July 21, 2020

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Implant dentist discussing molars with patient

Did you know roughly 176 million Americans are missing at least one tooth? Whether it is a swift, accidental blow to the jaw or a rogue popcorn kernel that dislodges a tooth, tooth loss is rampant among Americans. While people are often quick to fix their front teeth for aesthetic purposes, they don’t have the same urgency about repairing their molars. Although you may not see them as often, they serve a functional purpose that is extremely important. Read on for three reasons why you should consider using dental implants to restore your back teeth. 

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Did You Know There Are Two Types of Dental Implants?

July 7, 2020

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Dentist explaining dental implants to patient

According to the experts, the first evidence of dental implants being used was in 2000 BC! Back then, items like bamboo pegs, seashells, and animal teeth were used to replace missing teeth. Thanks to modern technology and advancements in dentistry, patients today can opt for dental implants that are as durable as they are natural-looking. In fact, there are two types of dental implants dentists can use to restore a patient’s smile, bite, and speech. Read on for information on the differences between the two and who is the best candidate for each.

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4 Questions to Ask Your Dental Hygienist at Your Next Cleaning

June 23, 2020

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Hygienist with patient at dentist appointment

It’s almost comical. As your hygienist starts working on your teeth, they ask, “So, how are you?” With a mouth full of dental equipment, you manage to make a few gurgled sounds in an attempt to communicate that you’re doing well. They nod like you spoke some language that only dental professionals can understand, but you know it’s hopeless trying to hold a conversation from there.

While it can seem superfluous to spend your dentist appointment asking questions, it could actually vastly improve your oral hygiene routine and lead to a healthier smile. Here are four questions to consider asking your hygienist at your next visit:

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3 Easy Tips for Sanitizing Your Toothbrush

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Woman sanitizing her toothbrush

Did you know that the average toothbrush holds roughly 1.2 million bacteria particles? Yikes! While many Americans follow the American Dental Association (ADA) guideline of replacing their toothbrush every three months, few properly disinfect it to prevent bacteria or viruses from spreading. If you can’t remember the last time you cleaned your toothbrush, here are three helpful tips from your family dentist in Carmel.

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4 Safety Precautions Your Dentist is Taking During COVID-19

May 22, 2020

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dentist in Carmel with personal protective equipment on treating a patient

After having their doors closed for over a month, your dentist is officially returning to providing comprehensive care to new and existing patients. That means that you can schedule your checkup and cleaning to ensure that your oral health is on the right track. Due to the threat of COVID-19, they’re taking additional precautions to prioritize patient safety above all else. Read on to learn about four precautionary measures being made to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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5 Oral Hygiene Tips During COVID-19

April 22, 2020

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person cleaning their bathroom

While you’re self-isolating, it’s important to take preventive measures in order to optimize and protect your oral and overall wellbeing. Plus, with all of the extra time on your hands, it would help occupy your time in a positive way! Read on to learn about five oral health tips that will protect your smile and your wellbeing while you’re self-isolating during COVID-19.  

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Debunking 4 Myths About Dental Implants

March 30, 2020

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diagram of dental implant, abutment, and crown

In a world where a wealth of information is at our fingertips, it’s also easy to spread misconceptions. Because of this, many people who might be excellent candidates for dental implants may end up not getting their missing teeth replaced due to some far-fetched rumor they may have heard. They may suffer through having a noticeable gap in their grin for years, which can also result in multiple oral health problems. Fortunately, an implant dentist is here to set the record straight by busting four common myths about dental implants.

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Think Seeing a Dentist Is Expensive? Neglecting To Will Cost You a Lot More!

February 22, 2020

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Woman with brown hair getting a checkup from a dentist

Everyone’s heard the expression, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” While it applies to many different situations, it’s especially true when it comes to your health! A great example is routine dental care. These visits are recommended with one goal in mind: to prevent oral health problems. Unfortunately, the American Dental Association estimates that 32% of Americans neglect regular checkups. Although it’s commonly thought of as a good way to save money, nothing could be further from the truth. Learn more below about how to maintain your smile affordably with regular visits to a dentist. 

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