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It’s Scary What Some Halloween Candy Will Do to Teeth

September 4, 2021

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black plastic pumpkin filled with Halloween candy

For many children, the scariest part of Halloween tends to be the witches and ghosts. For parents, however, wondering what type of candy and how much of it their kids are eating is what sends shivers down their spine.

There are certain varieties of candy you want your child to avoid so they don’t end up with a mouth full of cavities after Halloween.

Read on to learn about some name-brand candies that are bad news for a child’s oral health, as well as some specific candies that are at least the lesser of two evils for their teeth.


Cavity Culprits: 5 School Lunches & Snacks to Avoid

August 27, 2021

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Kids smiling while eating lunch together

Did you know that a whopping 90% of Americans have had at least one cavity by their 21st birthday? Yikes! While a solid at-home oral hygiene routine and biannual visits to the dentist can make all the difference in your child’s oral health, it’s important to also consider their diet, especially during back-to-school season. After all, whatever your child eats during lunch will sit on their teeth until they brush that evening. With this in mind, keep reading to learn a few school lunches your child should avoid as well as some mouth-healthy alternatives.


4 Ways to Fix Your Teeth on a Budget

May 26, 2021

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Saving money for dental financingIf you’re not happy with the way your teeth look, you don’t have to feel insecure any longer. Cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve the smile of your dreams; however, you might believe you can’t afford elective treatments. This couldn’t be further from the truth. People from all walks of life can benefit from cosmetic services with dental financing opportunities. Here’s how you can give your confidence a boost without draining your wallet.


The Link Between Seasonal Allergies and Dental Problems Explained!

April 22, 2021

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Woman with allergies blowing her nose into tissue

The snow is melting, the temperature is rising, and the flowers are blooming – it must be springtime! While the warmer weather is always welcomed, there is one downside: allergy season. During this time of year, allergens, like pollen and animal dander, become airborne, causing those with allergies to experience itchy eyes, sinus pressure, and a runny nose. Unfortunately, symptoms like these aren’t just annoying; they can take a toll on your oral health as well. Keep reading to learn how to protect your smile!


Will My Diet Change If I Get Veneers?

March 11, 2021

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Woman smiling while eating lunch with friend

Whether you are struggling with a chipped tooth, permanent discoloration, or slight misalignment, there is one cosmetic dentistry treatment that can leave all of these dental flaws in the past: veneers. These thin shells of porcelain are the secret to the picture-perfect smiles of celebrities like Hilary Duff and Miley Cyrus. While the 10+ year lifespan, lifelike appearance, and incredible durability continue to make them a popular smile-enhancing solution year after year, many patients have one important question on their mind: Will my diet change if I get veneers? Here’s the answer!


Start the New Year with a Straight Smile

January 24, 2021

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Aligner used for Invisalign in Michigan City.Believe it or not, the holidays are already over, which means your life is about to get busy. Before you fall back into your normal routine, why not take the time to invest in the straight smile you desire? Although you might think you’re too old for braces, 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. If you’re worried about a lengthy or noticeable treatment plan, there are several solutions to fit your needs, like Invisalign in Michigan City. By this time next year, you can have a healthy, beautiful smile using an orthodontic system that meets your needs.

Have a Sweet Tooth? Here’s How to Manage it During Halloween

October 28, 2020

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Closeup of Halloween candyIf you have a sweet tooth, there is no better time of year than October, specifically the 31st. Halloween offers all the sweets, treats, candies, and desserts that you could ever want or need, but this holiday can be scary when it comes to the oral health risks it causes. So how can you enjoy the festivities without letting sugar from Halloween candy cause decay and cavities? Read on to find out!


Promote Academic Success with a Healthy Smile

September 13, 2020

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Young boy in dental chair at children’s dentist.Although your child’s primary teeth eventually fall out, they are important for more than just a beautiful smile. The baby teeth are crucial to their oral health and development, but they also play a role in their academic success. Believe it or not, tooth decay can lead to bad grades. Unfortunately, at least 20% of children under the age of 11 have at least one untreated cavity. If your child doesn’t receive regular dental care, a cavity can brew in their mouth until it causes a dental emergency. Thankfully, you can set your child up for academic success with the help of their children’s dentist.

Professional At-Home VS OTC Teeth Whitening

August 7, 2020

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Complete kit for at-home teeth whitening.When you look in the mirror, have you noticed your pearly whites aren’t as bright as they used to be? You’re not alone. Tooth discoloration is a common concern. Nowadays, you have more options than ever to turn back the hands of time to reveal brighter teeth. There are many products available over the counter that claim to offer effective results, but are they the best option? Although they are convenient, they might leave you disappointed with the results. Instead, you can enjoy the convenience of an OTC product and the results of an in-office treatment using an at-home teeth whitening kit from your dentist.

Summer Is the Best Time to Get a Professionally Brightened Smile

July 7, 2020

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Woman in sun hat smiles after teeth whitening in Michigan CityAre your pearly whites ready for summer? Or do you hide your smile on Instagram pictures and Zoom meetings? You may not be traveling much this year, but you still deserve to feel confident about showing off a set of beautifully bright teeth! Now is the best time to visit your Michigan City dentist for a professional teeth whitening treatment. Find out why you should see your trusted dentist instead of using a store-bought whitener and how you maintain the dazzling results!


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