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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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Example of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine

Posted on 8/24/2020 by Crossroads Family Dental
Any oral hygiene routine is better than none at all. However, at our office, we encourage you to talk with us about the best oral hygiene for you. Your teeth are important, and the only set you have! Good oral hygiene, along with regular dental care, is a must for your oral health. What is Oral Hygiene? Oral hygiene is a term for simply keeping your teeth and mouth clean, and free of disease, with regular dental, and at home care. When done routinely, proper oral hygiene will keep your teeth and mouth healthy (which improves your overall health), your breath fresh, and your smile beautiful. How to Maintain a Good Oral Hygiene Routine Like most things in life, establishing a regular routine for your oral health, will help it to become second nature, and your oral health will benefit. Your routine should consist of dental exams twice a year, and brushing, flossing, and possibly using a rinse at home. You probably already brush your teeth when you wake up, and before you go to bed. If not, that is a great place to start. We recommend that along with brushing, you also floss daily, to keep the areas between your teeth clean. Once you get used to flossing along with brushing, it will become a habit, and you will enjoy the extra clean feeling. At your next dental check up, we can let you know if we feel a rinse, such as fluoride, would be helpful in your oral hygiene routine also. Beyond just morning and evening when it comes to teeth brushing, try to consider your teeth after you eat snacks and meals. A quick brushing helps to remove any leftover food particles that may be left behind. If tooth brushing is not convenient, try to at least swish some water around your mouth to rinse, until you can brush your teeth. At our office, we are happy to help you establish your oral hygiene routine. Call today for an appointment....
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Example of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine

Posted on 8/24/2020 by Crossroads Family Dental
Any oral hygiene routine is better than none at all. However, at our office, we encourage you to talk with us about the best oral hygiene for you. Your teeth are important, and the only set you have! Good oral hygiene, along with regular dental care, is a must for your oral health. What is Oral Hygiene? Oral hygiene is a term for simply keeping your teeth and mouth clean, and free of disease, with regular dental, and at home care. When done routinely, proper oral hygiene will keep your teeth and mouth healthy (which improves your overall health), your breath fresh, and your smile beautiful. How to Maintain a Good Oral Hygiene Routine Like most things in life, establishing a regular routine for your oral health, will help it to become second nature, and your oral health will benefit. Your routine should consist of dental exams twice a year, and brushing, flossing, and possibly using a rinse at home. You probably already brush your teeth when you wake up, and before you go to bed. If not, that is a great place to start. We recommend that along with brushing, you also floss daily, to keep the areas between your teeth clean. Once you get used to flossing along with brushing, it will become a habit, and you will enjoy the extra clean feeling. At your next dental check up, we can let you know if we feel a rinse, such as fluoride, would be helpful in your oral hygiene routine also. Beyond just morning and evening when it comes to teeth brushing, try to consider your teeth after you eat snacks and meals. A quick brushing helps to remove any leftover food particles that may be left behind. If tooth brushing is not convenient, try to at least swish some water around your mouth to rinse, until you can brush your teeth. At our office, we are happy to help you establish your oral hygiene routine. Call today for an appointment....
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What Stress Does to Your Teeth Directly

Posted on 8/10/2020 by Crossroads Family Dental
Sometimes you can improve your dental health, simply through learning how to relax. Dental problems, such a bruxism or poor lifestyle habits, often result from stress. When you address the underlying cause of poor habits, you can respond more positively to stressful situations and ultimately improve your smile. What Types of Stress Affect the Teeth? Chronic stress may affect your dental health. For example, researchers believe that emotional stress impacts people who suffer from bruxism (grinding and clenching of the teeth) or ongoing jaw and facial pain. Stress may also increase the incidence of infection, such as periodontitis. In addition, certain conditions often worsen when people feel emotionally anxious or upset. These conditions may include Apthous ulcers (canker sores), burning mouth syndrome, dry mouth, and TMD or TMJ. How Can Dental Hygiene be Affected by Stress? During times of severe stress, some people may ignore their personal hygiene, and drink more or smoke to excess. Either of these activities can lead to problems with the gums and teeth. Therefore, you cannot take any form of stress lightly. If you are not managing your stress well, you need to seek counseling or learn more about cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). It also helps to find out more about behavior modification and practices, such as meditation. For instance, drinking caffeine can worsen anxiety and therefore can lead to added stress on the joints of the jaw. When this happens, people may experience more problems with gingivitis and dental decay. When you reduce the caffeine intake, the joint pain subsides as well. Therefore, if you want to improve your dental health, you have to learn more about reducing the stress in your life. By making this commitment, you will feel better about how you handle anxiety and will look at things from a new and more positive perspective. Give us a call if you suffer from stress-related dental pain. Let us help you make improvements that will allow you to realize a healthier life and a better program of oral care. ....
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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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