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Indy Dental Group Blog

How the “Sugar Free” Fad Fails Your Oral Health

September 28, 2017

north meridian officeFor many people, staying healthy means eating foods that are lower in calories and higher in nutritional value. Choosing sugar free treats is one low-cal way health-conscious people feed their sweet tooth. Unfortunately, these foods may be damaging that very sweet tooth. Ingredients in sugar free foods may be great for your waistline, but it could still be detrimental to oral health without proper dental care.
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Breaking News! Americans Have Worse Oral Health Than the Brits!

September 18, 2017

Indy Dental Group logo PCNearly a century ago, toothpaste ads praised Americans for having more attractive smiles than their cousins across the pond, and since then, we’ve been buying into our own hype. However, recent studies may provide evidence to the contrary. In fact, Americans and Brits may soon be swapping stereotypes. Cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of our American smiles may be one option, but improved preventive dental care is the most important way US dental patients can improve their oral health in the coming generations.
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Food Stuck in Teeth? Get New Friends or New Flossers!

September 12, 2017

Indy Dental Group logo PCIn the 1970s, rocker Mick Jagger decided to add a little flare to his smile, so he had his dentist place an emerald in one of his front teeth. The story goes that too many people told him he had spinach in his teeth, so he exchanged the emerald for a ruby. That gem had people telling him he had blood on his tooth, so he finally settled on a diamond. You can still spot the extra bling in photos, but the most important part of this story – Mick Jagger has family, friends, and fans who look out for him. If you’ve been caught with spinach in your teeth or ruby red lips after wine time, it might be time to trade in your friends or plan to protect your smile with to-go flossers and other oral hygiene products.
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Skip the DIY Teeth Whitening Tricks & Visit Your Indianapolis Dentist

September 9, 2017

west86officeDentists are shocked by some of the DIY teeth whitening methods you can find on the internet. Crushed strawberries, charcoal, gargling peroxide. While these techniques might have limited impact for people with very mild dental staining, the results are completely unpredictable, and you may even damage your teeth or soft tissues. Rather than taking a risk on questionable DIY teeth whitening tricks, leave it to the professionals, and schedule a teeth whitening consultation with an Indianapolis cosmetic dentist instead.
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The Truth About Toothpaste Brands

September 8, 2017

Indy Dental Group logo PCMany people ask their dentists about toothpaste. What’s the best kind? What should I use for sensitive teeth? How much do I use? Does whitening toothpaste work? With all the questions about toothpaste, patients are often surprised to hear that choosing the best toothpaste may just come down to personal preference. The most important thing is that you keep up with your regular oral hygiene routine and visit the dentist at least twice a year for preventive dental checkups. Keep reading to hear some advice that will help you understand what to look for when choosing a toothpaste that meets your unique needs.
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One Man’s Amazing Smile Transformation With Restorative Dentistry

August 26, 2017

Indy Dental Group logo You may have heard the amazing story of Jay, a 21-year-old whose fear of the dentist kept him from properly caring for his smile throughout his entire lifetime. In fact, Jay never even brushed or flossed his teeth! His magnificent dental transformation has gone viral, and people around the world are chattering about dental care. It’s not often that brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist are the focus of a viral video, but if Jay’s story gets more people to start taking better care of their smiles, some good has come for this young man’s oral health care struggle.
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What Story Does My Oral Health Tell the Dentist?

August 16, 2017

Indy Dental Group logoYou may already be aware that your smile says a lot about you. A warm, welcoming smile can lead to a successful introduction. Teeth with a flawless, healthy appearance tell others you take time for daily hygiene and care. However, the story your smile tells a dentist during preventive dental exams may be much more important. That story might just save your life. Dentists say that regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings should be your first line of defense against overall health conditions as well as an essential part of your oral hygiene routine. Recent reports indicate there are numerous ways a trip to the dentist can keep you healthier and happier for life.
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4 Brushing Tips from Your Helpful Indianapolis Dentist

August 13, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — indydentalteam @ 9:27 pm

Indy Dental Group logoWhen you hop in the shower, you make sure to wash every part of your body—or at least we hope you do! Soap bubbles and drips down each and every limb, even your back!

So why are some patients not as through when it comes to cleaning their teeth? Just because your front teeth are what most people see, your back teeth are just as important. There are hard-to-reach areas in your mouth, but hopefully, these tips from your Indianapolis dentist can help you optimize your brushing habits.

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Your Dentist in Indianapolis Says Stay Away From Seltzer!

Filed under: Uncategorized — indydentalteam @ 9:21 pm

Indy Dental Group logoYou may not want to hear it, but we have to tell you. That sparkling, zesty carbonated drink that you love oh so much could be damaging your teeth. There are two facts that we must face:

  1. There’s something enchanting about bubbly drinks that still beverages just can’t achieve.
  2. Even unflavored, entertaining effervescent infused water contains carbonic acid that can gradually erode your teeth.

*Gasp!* It’s time to face the facts! Let’s take a look at sparkling drinks and what they do to your smile alongside your dentist in Indianapolis.

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Westfield Dentist Explains All the Basics About Cavities

July 31, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — indydentalteam @ 11:51 pm

indy dental groupWhen you visited the dentist as a child and found out that you didn’t have any cavities, you probably glowed with pride. Or, if you did have cavities, you might have heard a lecture about how important it is to brush your teeth and avoid sugar. But cavities aren’t a dental issue that is exclusive to children! Adults can get them too, even if they’re doing their best to take care of their teeth. A Westfield dentist explains what cavities are and how to know if you have one.

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