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COVID-19 Office Updates
We are re-opening Monday, May 4th.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office at 219-865-4095

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COVID-19 Office Updates
We are re-opening Monday, May 4th.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office at 219-865-4095

Safety is always our number one focus. Our high standard of care ensures that your trust and safety are never compromised.
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Latest Posts:

What Is a Periodontal Stabilization Splint and When Do You Need Them?

Posted on 6/22/2020 by Crossroads Family Dental
If you know someone who suffers from gum disease, you may have heard him or her talk about a periodontal stabilization splint. Most people are not aware of what this device is, or how it can help them. Here is more information on the matter. What Is a Periodontal Stabilization Splint? Simply put, a periodontal stabilization splint is a piece of material that is attached to teeth that have become loose due to excessive gum or bone tissue loss. In the vast majority of cases, this situation is due to gum disease. The split is affixed to the inner surface of the teeth, minimizing its visibility. It helps hold the teeth in place in order to prevent damage from wobbling or moving teeth. When Do You Need a Periodontal Stabilization Splint? Of course, every case is different, but a rule of thumb is that a periodontal stabilization splint will be used when you have suffered significant loss of the bone supporting the tooth. For many people, ™significant™ means loss of 40% or more of the bone tissue. This number can be moved up or down depending on a few things such as how you chew your food, the types of food you eat, and so on. Other factors to consider are the length of the roots of the affected teeth. Teeth with shorter roots will be more susceptible to damage from supporting bone loss, and a significant bone loss would be less than 40%. On the other hand, if the roots are long, the tooth may be able to withstand a bone loss of more than 40% before a periodontal stabilization splint is necessary. If you are suffering from gum disease, the best thing to do is address it right away. It is highly responsive to treatment, and you may be able to avoid using a periodontal stabilization splint....
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How Bright, White Teeth Can Make You Look Years Younger

Posted on 6/8/2020 by Crossroads Family Dental
There comes a certain age in life where looking as many years younger as possible is the dream. People who are in their 40's but could pass as 27 are the envy of many folks looking to achieve the same. Luckily, there are aspects of your body that you can change to give off a younger appearance, and one of those is your teeth. Why Whiter Teeth Can Make You Appear Younger Aging is often associated with darker teeth and youth is associated with white, model-like teeth. With this in mind, it becomes easy to understand how achieving a bright, white smile can provide you the desired look you are seeking. Even if you have what naturally comes with aging such as wrinkles or graying hair, having your teeth whitened will give you a highly noticeable appearance. Your mouth is a huge component of how you appear to others and what could stand out more than a dazzling smile? How To Whiten Your Teeth You can achieve white teeth at home by keeping up on your dental hygiene. There are plenty of toothpaste products on the market that contain whitening properties such as baking soda that will leave you with a whiter smile in 1-2 weeks' time. This is called an abrasive effect and in general, the more abrasive the toothpaste is, the quicker the whitening process becomes. Next, you can get your teeth professionally whitened. This is the quickest way of achieving this effect and is a service that we offer. We think you will be amazed at the results. Just remember that to keep up the effect, you'll have to be on top of your oral health! If you are interested in having your teeth whitened, you can call our office to schedule an appointment or ask questions pertaining to the whitening procedure. We hope to see you!...
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What Is UV Teeth Whitening?

Posted on 5/29/2020 by Crossroads Family Dental
Stained teeth leave a bad impression on people and often lead them to believe you have bad oral hygiene. Although some people have impeccable oral hygiene, their lifestyle choices would result in them having stained and yellowish teeth. A few common reasons why your teeth could lose its whiteness include excessive caffeine consumption, smoking, or chewing tobacco. Stained teeth are not appealing to the eyes and sometimes it's difficult to clean your teeth on your own which is why UV teeth whitening solutions under the care of professionals are highly recommended. Faster Process With the advancement in dental technology, teeth whitening processes have also advanced a lot. While the earlier gel-based teeth whitening solution took time to take effect and were inconvenient, the latest UV teeth whitening technology can be done in just one sitting. This means that you could walk into our office and walk out with pearly whites in just a matter of a couple of hours. This convenience can be afforded because of our state of the art equipment. Better Oral Hygiene Once you complete your UV teeth whitening process, there are several benefits that you receive. The biggest advantage is it does not affect the enamel of your teeth in any way. The structure and integrity of your teeth will not be compromised when you undergo a UV teeth whitening procedure. You will also manage to enhance your oral hygiene when you undergo this teeth whitening process with us. When your teeth are sparkling clean, you will do that little bit extra to keep them that way and this helps to enhance your dental care as well. If you are still not sure about how UV teeth whitening process can benefit you or how long it takes for a single sitting then you should contact our office right away and make an appointment at your earliest convenience....
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What Is a Periodontal Stabilization Splint and When Do You Need Them?
6/22/2020
How Bright, White Teeth Can Make You Look Years Younger
6/8/2020
What Is UV Teeth Whitening?
5/29/2020
Gutta Percha: What Is It And When Is It Used
5/15/2020
Can a Dental Filling Ever Leak?
4/25/2020
What We All Look at During Dental Exams
4/15/2020
Dental Implants Can Provide a Way to Remain Looking Younger
3/25/2020
Dangers of Drinking Coffee on Your Teeth
3/15/2020
Some Tea Can Improve Gum Disease Treatment Results
2/29/2020
Snoring is Not an Ailment as Much as It Is a Symptom
2/15/2020
Places Sugar May Hide In Your Diet
1/25/2020
How Much Toothpaste Do You Really Need to Use to Clean Your Mouth?
1/15/2020
The Battle of the Brushes
12/25/2019
Should You Use Toothpicks to Clean Between Your Teeth?
12/15/2019
What Not To Eat Following An Extraction
11/25/2019
Ways Your Dental Health Affects Your Overall Health
11/15/2019
How Can Tap Water Improve Your Dental Health?
10/25/2019
Reduce Dental Anxiety Without the Use of Medication
10/15/2019
Getting Dental Implants Can Help Improve Your Confidence
9/25/2019
Foods to Avoid if You Have a Sore Tooth Until We Can Check It Out
9/15/2019
The Importance of Always Having Up to Date Dental Records
8/25/2019
Senior Teeth Need Special Care to Keep Healthy
8/15/2019
Do You Use the Right Amount of Toothpaste?
7/23/2019
Decreasing How Much Sugar You Consume Can Improve Your Oral Health
7/13/2019
Important Tips for Right Before a Root Canal
6/25/2019
How to Manage the Discomfort That Comes with an Abscess
6/15/2019
You Need to Let Us Know if Flossing Starts to Hurt
5/25/2019
Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Water Daily
5/15/2019
Foods That Can Freshen Your Breath In a Flash
4/25/2019
Even Minor Dental Problems Can Lead to Chronic Tooth Pain
4/15/2019
Speaking with Us at Each Appointment Helps You Get the Best Care Possible
3/25/2019
How Long Can a Professional Dental Whitening be Expected to Last?
3/15/2019
Wisdom Teeth Only Hurt When There is Something in the Way
2/25/2019
Why Your Teeth Love Tea So Much
2/15/2019
Is There Any Cure for Cavities?
1/25/2019
How to Keep Your Teeth Safe When Struggling with the Flu
1/15/2019
Why Could Biting Hurt?
12/25/2018
Why Composite Fillings Are So Popular
12/15/2018
Why Ibuprofen is Best Following Oral Procedures
11/30/2018
When Struggling with Morning Sickness, You Must Protect Your Teeth
11/20/2018
Which Types of Juice Are Bad for Your Teeth?
10/25/2018
When You Get Cavities Between Your Teeth, They Can Do a Lot of Damage
10/15/2018
Are Toothpicks Good at Improving Oral Health?
9/23/2018
Are There Benefits to Having Xylitol in Your Gum?
9/13/2018
Fiber is Great for Improving Oral Health
8/30/2018
Facts You Need to Know About Untreated Cavities
8/20/2018
Signs You May Have Gum Disease
7/20/2018
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7/10/2018
Why You Should Leave Reviews After Coming to Our Office
6/23/2018
Why You Need to Time How Long You Brush
6/13/2018
Caring for Veneers Means Keeping Up with Oral Hygiene
5/23/2018
Maintaining New Fillings is Important
5/13/2018
You Need to Come In and See Us Every Six Months Without Fail
4/20/2018
You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
4/10/2018
You Need to Come In and See Us Every Six Months Without Fail
3/27/2018
You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
3/17/2018
Why Your Teeth Suffer When You Get Insomnia
2/27/2018
Why Should You Wait After Eating to Brush?
2/17/2018
How Long Does it Really Take for a Cavity to Form?
1/27/2018
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12/30/2017
Brushing Immediately After Eating Can Hurt Your Teeth
12/20/2017
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