How To Cope With Partial Dentures

One of the first questions asked by our first-time partial denture patients is “how long does it take to get used to them?” Getting accustomed to your new partial denture can be challenging and most patients go through an adjustment period during the first few weeks. ...

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How Old Should You Be to Get Braces?

It’s a question that many parents ask themselves at some point: “How do I know if my child needs braces?” The answer is: it’s relative. It may appear to you that your child already has the perfect smile, there may be underlying issues that aren’t obvious at first...

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Root Canal Treatment: An Overview

The term “root canal” can conjures up the image of an extreme dental procedure, often accompanied by dread and anxiety. But until you need one, most people may not understand exactly what is involved. If you have dental pain in Mishawaka and Fort Wayne, IN, you may be...

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The Real Cost of Trying DIY Braces

DIY braces are a rising trend where a person creates their own braces through paper clips, rubber bands, etc. One reason why some people risk using this do-it-yourself method could be because having perfectly straight teeth can enhance their appearance and boost their...

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The Dark Side of DIY Teeth Whitening

In Afdent’s 40+ years of providing patient friendly dentistry, one of the most common questions we get from patients is “how do I get my teeth whiter?” This is usually followed up with “is it safe to do at home?” Sparkling white teeth can boost one’s confidence and...

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When to Save an Infected Tooth

As a practicing dentist, one of the most common responses I get from patients when I ask why we haven’t seen them on a regular basis is, “Well, nothing was hurting, so I thought everything was ok.” But, did you know that teeth don’t necessarily have to be causing you...

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How To Cope With Partial Dentures

One of the first questions asked by our first-time partial denture patients is “how long does it take to get used to them?” Getting accustomed to your new partial denture can be challenging and most patients go through an adjustment period during the first few weeks. ...

How Old Should You Be to Get Braces?

It’s a question that many parents ask themselves at some point: “How do I know if my child needs braces?” The answer is: it’s relative. It may appear to you that your child already has the perfect smile, there may be underlying issues that aren’t obvious at first...

Ways Holiday Foods and Drinks Damage Your Teeth

The holiday season brings families together, creating a warm, happy feeling and giving us many reasons to smile. Among these wonderful family traditions, many involve an array of tasty holiday foods. However, some foods and drinks at the table can lead to dental...

Root Canal Treatment: An Overview

The term “root canal” can conjures up the image of an extreme dental procedure, often accompanied by dread and anxiety. But until you need one, most people may not understand exactly what is involved. If you have dental pain in Mishawaka and Fort Wayne, IN, you may be...

The Real Cost of Trying DIY Braces

DIY braces are a rising trend where a person creates their own braces through paper clips, rubber bands, etc. One reason why some people risk using this do-it-yourself method could be because having perfectly straight teeth can enhance their appearance and boost their...

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