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 Do Invisalign Braces Work?

Unhappy with your smile but not really interested in wearing traditional braces? Maybe think you are too old to get your perfect smile? Well braces aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. More and more, adults are choosing to get braces to straighten their...

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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...

Oral Health 101: The Importance of Professional Teeth Cleaning

As a dental professional I’m often asked about the need for professional teeth cleaning. Often a patient will ask, “I brush twice a day, floss, and use a mouthwash before going to bed, so why do I need routine cleanings?” I tell them that the simplest and most obvious...

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