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Why Are Black Lines Forming Around My Dental Crowns?

March 29, 2022

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Tooth with crown.

You’ve just finished brushing, and you pause to admire your smile in the bathroom mirror. Your teeth are white and resplendent, and your gums are vibrantly pink—but a dental crown covering one of your molars catches your attention. Something seems off, and upon further inspection, you notice that a thin black line has formed around the bottom of your crown. You check your other crowns and notice the same imperfection. You have no earthly idea what these lines are or why they’re there, and you begin to feel a little anxious. But there’s nothing to worry about; here’s what’s going on.

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

January 3, 2022

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New Year’s resolutions list on notepadYou’ve likely spent time thinking about your goals for 2022. While you might plan to save money or exercise more, is a healthy smile on your New Year’s resolutions list? Research shows your oral health affects your general wellness. Certain dental issues can increase your risk of several health concerns, like heart disease. Not to mention, the health and appearance of your teeth and gums can affect your self-esteem and how others view you. If you haven’t given your smile the attention it deserves, it’s never too late to recommit to your oral health. Here are 4 simple New Year’s resolutions to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile in 2022.

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Are You Leaving Dental Benefits Behind?

November 2, 2021

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Dental insurance benefits are meant to not only make dental treatments more affordable, but more predictable, especially when it comes to preventive services that protect your long-term oral health. Unfortunately, the average American only receives about $323 worth of dental treatment every year, despite typical plans holding annual maximums as high as $1,250. That means hundreds of dollars’ worth of benefits go unused. To learn why you should set up a dental visit now and how to make sure you’re getting the most out of the benefits you paid for, keep reading!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.
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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!

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