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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.
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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Can You Ever Ignore a Dental Crack?

Posted on 12/21/2020 by Crossroads Family Dental
Not everyone with a cracked tooth experiences pain. But just because your cracked tooth is not currently causing you any discomfort does not mean that it will not lead to issues in the future. You should always see us for a dental crack so we can prevent more serious consequences to your oral and overall health. Cracked Tooth Complications When your tooth cracks, the inner soft tissue, or pulp, becomes exposed. The pulp contains your tooth's highly sensitive nerve endings, which is why a dental crack can cause extreme pain and heightened sensitivity to temperature changes when eating and drinking. Even what starts out as a small dental crack can grow and extend down into the root of your tooth if left untreated. Additionally, small pieces of your damaged tooth can chip off and irritate your tooth pulp as well as your gum tissue. The biggest complication that comes with not treating a cracked tooth is the risk of infection. Bacteria can enter the crack, spread to the tooth root, and cause an abscess, or pocket of pus, to develop. If you do not seek treatment, an oral infection can lead to gum disease and other serious problems as it enters the bloodstream and spreads to other parts of your body. Treating a Cracked Tooth A very minor dental crack may not require any treatment, but we would still want to see you to rule out any serious issues. For cracks that do require treatment, the appropriate option depends on the severity of the crack. Treatment options include dental bonding, placing veneers or crowns, root canal procedures, and in rare cases, tooth extraction and prosthetic restoration. No matter how small or painless it may be, you should never ignore a dental crack. Contact our office as soon as possible to discuss treatment options for your cracked tooth....
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A Smile Makeover Could Help You Improve Your Confidence

Posted on 12/7/2020 by Crossroads Family Dental
If you have dental flaws that keep you from smiling, you can change the way you feel about your smile. Give us a call to set up a consultation so we can outline ways to improve your smile. What Is a Smile Makeover? A smile makeover allows us to restore your smile so you can smile with confidence. We can fill in gaps in the smile, whiten your teeth, or fix chips or cracks. What we do will be based on your individual needs, preferences, and budget. Some people choose a more conservative approach, such as bonding, to repair cracks and chips, while others prefer veneers for whitening or improving the looks of teeth that are dull or damaged. The extent of the makeover will depend on the overall condition and health of your teeth. The makeover is designed to cover several structural or cosmetic dental imperfections at the same time. Therefore, you can address fractures, chips, cracks, gaps, and stains simultaneously. What Procedure are Usually Part of a Smile Makeover? Combined procedures in a smile makeover may include porcelain veneers to cover chips or cracks, Invisalign for straightening the teeth, or teeth whitening services. During a smile makeover consultation, we review the shape of your face and the dimensions of the teeth so we can harmonize your smile with your facial features. When we combine procedures, we make it possible for you to receive a customized treatment plan that takes care of your personal dental needs. When we go over the procedure options, you can choose the treatments that make the most sense for you, which will greatly enhance the smile while improving dental functioning. You will find, by having this treatment, you will be able to smile with ease, but will also enjoy better dental health, especially when you speak or eat. The time for the makeover can vary from a year to 18 months. Sometimes the treatment can be completed in 6 months. The cost can range from $2,000 to $10,000. Would you like to know more about getting a smile makeover? If so, schedule an appointment with us so you can learn more now. Don't put off making an improvement that will not only improve your quality of life, but will also make you feel like smiling....
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Can You Help a Dental Crown Last Longer?

Posted on 11/16/2020 by Crossroads Family Dental
Dental crowns play a significant role in restoratory dentistry. Their main work is to provide complete coverage to your cracked or damaged teeth. They also ensure that the protected teeth remain in place for a very long time. If one of your teeth is damaged due to enamel erosion, or due to a fatal accident, this restoratory dentistry option is a perfect solution. But how do you ensure that your dental crown lasts longer? Here is the answer. Maintain Proper Oral Hygiene All the Time The first step to a long-lasting dental crown is to observe excellent oral hygiene. Make sure to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. In case of a tooth infection or gum disease, find a way to protect your dental crown. Carefully take it out from your tooth and remove the infection as directed by your dentist. Maintaining proper oral hygiene will keep your dental crown in good condition for a long time. Use a Mouthguard or Nightguard You can protect your teeth and dental crowns against sports injuries by wearing a mouthguard. Keep in mind that sports accidents are the leading cause of oral injuries, hence the need to protect your mouth. These oral appliances act as barriers between your teen and a hit from an elbow jab or a runaway ball. They help your dental crown last longer while protecting your teeth against damage. Nightguards, however, are also useful when it comes to maintaining your dental crowns. They can protect your natural teeth and crowns from damage if you happen to grind your teeth while asleep. A routine dental examination is another excellent option that will help you preserve the status of your dental crown. You can as well visit our office or call us to have your dental crown and teeth checked....
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All Posts:
Can You Ever Ignore a Dental Crack?
12/21/2020
A Smile Makeover Could Help You Improve Your Confidence
12/7/2020
Can You Help a Dental Crown Last Longer?
11/16/2020
Foods That Give Your Mouth a Nutritional Boost
11/9/2020
Why Apples and Pears Are Some of the Best Fruits You Can Eat for Your Teeth
10/19/2020
Does Stress Harm Your Gums?
10/5/2020
Why Do Your Molars Feel Flat?
9/21/2020
Does it Hurt Your Teeth When You Open-Mouth Breathe?
9/7/2020
Example of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine
8/24/2020
Example of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine
8/24/2020
What Stress Does to Your Teeth Directly
8/10/2020
Are Chronic Cavities Common?
7/23/2020
How to Tell When Its Time to Get a Filling Replaced
7/7/2020
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
How Can You Tell if a Filling Comes Loose?
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
How Do You Build Up Your Tolerance for Oil Pulling?
1/17/2018
Dry Mouth is a Problem for Denture Wearers Too
12/30/2017
Brushing Immediately After Eating Can Hurt Your Teeth
12/20/2017
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