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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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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....

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....

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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Can You Ever Ignore a Dental Crack?
A Smile Makeover Could Help You Improve Your Confidence
Can You Help a Dental Crown Last Longer?
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Why Apples and Pears Are Some of the Best Fruits You Can Eat for Your Teeth
Does Stress Harm Your Gums?
Why Do Your Molars Feel Flat?
Does it Hurt Your Teeth When You Open-Mouth Breathe?
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Example of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine
What Stress Does to Your Teeth Directly
Are Chronic Cavities Common?
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How Bright, White Teeth Can Make You Look Years Younger
What Is UV Teeth Whitening?
Gutta Percha: What Is It And When Is It Used
Can a Dental Filling Ever Leak?
What We All Look at During Dental Exams
Dental Implants Can Provide a Way to Remain Looking Younger
Dangers of Drinking Coffee on Your Teeth
Some Tea Can Improve Gum Disease Treatment Results
Snoring is Not an Ailment as Much as It Is a Symptom
Places Sugar May Hide In Your Diet
How Much Toothpaste Do You Really Need to Use to Clean Your Mouth?
The Battle of the Brushes
Should You Use Toothpicks to Clean Between Your Teeth?
What Not To Eat Following An Extraction
Ways Your Dental Health Affects Your Overall Health
How Can Tap Water Improve Your Dental Health?
Reduce Dental Anxiety Without the Use of Medication
Getting Dental Implants Can Help Improve Your Confidence
Foods to Avoid if You Have a Sore Tooth Until We Can Check It Out
The Importance of Always Having Up to Date Dental Records
Senior Teeth Need Special Care to Keep Healthy
Do You Use the Right Amount of Toothpaste?
Decreasing How Much Sugar You Consume Can Improve Your Oral Health
Important Tips for Right Before a Root Canal
How to Manage the Discomfort That Comes with an Abscess
You Need to Let Us Know if Flossing Starts to Hurt
Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Water Daily
Foods That Can Freshen Your Breath In a Flash
Even Minor Dental Problems Can Lead to Chronic Tooth Pain
Speaking with Us at Each Appointment Helps You Get the Best Care Possible
How Long Can a Professional Dental Whitening be Expected to Last?
Wisdom Teeth Only Hurt When There is Something in the Way
Why Your Teeth Love Tea So Much
Is There Any Cure for Cavities?
How to Keep Your Teeth Safe When Struggling with the Flu
Why Could Biting Hurt?
Why Composite Fillings Are So Popular
Why Ibuprofen is Best Following Oral Procedures
When Struggling with Morning Sickness, You Must Protect Your Teeth
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When You Get Cavities Between Your Teeth, They Can Do a Lot of Damage
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Are There Benefits to Having Xylitol in Your Gum?
Fiber is Great for Improving Oral Health
Facts You Need to Know About Untreated Cavities
Signs You May Have Gum Disease
How Can You Tell if a Filling Comes Loose?
Why You Should Leave Reviews After Coming to Our Office
Why You Need to Time How Long You Brush
Caring for Veneers Means Keeping Up with Oral Hygiene
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You Need to Come In and See Us Every Six Months Without Fail
You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
You Need to Come In and See Us Every Six Months Without Fail
You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
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Dry Mouth is a Problem for Denture Wearers Too
Brushing Immediately After Eating Can Hurt Your Teeth
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