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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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Treatment Methods for Overlapping Teeth

Posted on 4/26/2021 by Crossroads Family Dental
Overlapping teeth present a host of serious issues such as plaque buildup, the onset of periodontal diseases like gingivitis, jawbone problems as well as alignment problems in the dental arches. If left untreated, dental overlapping can further result in complications like: Treatment Options for Overlapping Teeth Given the plethora of problems that can result due to untreated dental overlapping, it is essential for one to seek medical help at the earliest. Here are some of the most commonly prescribed treatment options for overlapping teeth. Braces This is one of the oldest and also one of the most effective methods for fixing overlapping teeth in the front and the bottom. There are different types of braces available as well, and you can choose based on numerous factors like comfort levels, price, and aesthetics. Veneers These are thin molds that are custom-made according to the shade of your natural teeth are used to cover the front part of your teeth. Veneers majorly help by correcting the alignment of the teeth so that they become perfectly straight. Invisalign This is the most popular orthodontic treatment for overlapping teeth because they offer a series of benefits. These are basically a set of clear plastic trays that are customized according to the shape of your teeth. Invisalign aligners are almost invisible, and the best part is that they are convenient, comfortable, and also removable. If you have overlapping teeth, we suggest you get them treated right away. Contact us at Crossroads Family Dental where Dr. Kathy Zuccarelli and Dr. Nicholas Berns will examine your teeth and then suggest the right treatment option....
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Causes of Receding Gums

Posted on 4/12/2021 by Crossroads Family Dental
Gum recession is a common dental problem. When gums start to recede, you will notice pockets or gaps forming between the teeth and the gum line, making it easier for bacteria to build up. If left untreated, gum recession can cause significant damage to the supporting tissue and bone structure of the teeth, ultimately resulting in tooth loss. Causes of Gum Recession There are several factors that cause your gums to recede: How to Treat Gum Recession While everyone should maintain good oral hygiene, those prone to gum recession should be more careful. However, if you see your gums receding, you need not worry but seek dental help right away before the issue exacerbates. Give Crossroads Family Dental a visit and we will deep clean your teeth to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and the roots below the gum line, and smooth the root area....
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Which Antioxidants Help Improve Your Dental Health?

Posted on 3/22/2021 by Crossroads Family Dental
Eating a balanced diet is necessary to keep your mouth healthy. A diseased mouth will affect your eating patterns and increase your risk of other diseases. Diets rich in sugars will compromise your oral health by causing gum disease and cavities. Given the above impacts of food on your dental health, it is essential to consider foods that boost your oral health to maintain your natural teeth and improve overall health. Antioxidants are an example of an ingredient that can boost your oral health if consumed regularly. Vitamin A, C, and K Antioxidants Eating foods rich in vitamin A, C and K are necessary for a healthy mouth. Vitamin A, present in leafy greens and orange, helps heal and repair oral tissues, while Vitamin C prevents gum bleeding. These vitamins also boost the body's immunity and prevent gum inflammation. If you extract your tooth, or during dental cleanings, vitamin K activity will stop excessive bleeding. Consuming a diet rich in the above antioxidants will also help prevent plaque buildup. This, in turn, prevents tooth decay and gum disease. Besides their benefits to dental health, consuming the above vitamins will impact your other body functions, making them an excellent dietary option. Incorporating Antioxidants into Your Diet Antioxidants are present in foods with rich colors, such as leafy greens and berries. They are also present in some natural spices such as ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon. Consuming these foods raw in your salad will be a good way of meeting your antioxidant requirements. You can also blend your fruits and vegetables into a smoothie. If you have a sweet tooth, you can consume dark chocolate, which is also rich in antioxidants. However, you should remember to clean your mouth afterward, given its high sugar content. For more details on antioxidants and their benefits to teeth, contact our office today....
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Causes of Receding Gums
4/12/2021
Which Antioxidants Help Improve Your Dental Health?
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Veneers or Braces: Which Should I Choose For a Perfect Smile?
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Treatments for Advanced Periodontitis
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Foods That Give Your Mouth a Nutritional Boost
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Why Apples and Pears Are Some of the Best Fruits You Can Eat for Your Teeth
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Does Stress Harm Your Gums?
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Why Do Your Molars Feel Flat?
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Does it Hurt Your Teeth When You Open-Mouth Breathe?
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Example of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine
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How to Tell When Its Time to Get a Filling Replaced
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How Bright, White Teeth Can Make You Look Years Younger
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Can a Dental Filling Ever Leak?
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What We All Look at During Dental Exams
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Dental Implants Can Provide a Way to Remain Looking Younger
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Dangers of Drinking Coffee on Your Teeth
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Some Tea Can Improve Gum Disease Treatment Results
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Snoring is Not an Ailment as Much as It Is a Symptom
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1/15/2020
The Battle of the Brushes
12/25/2019
Should You Use Toothpicks to Clean Between Your Teeth?
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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
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Foods to Avoid if You Have a Sore Tooth Until We Can Check It Out
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The Importance of Always Having Up to Date Dental Records
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Senior Teeth Need Special Care to Keep Healthy
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Decreasing How Much Sugar You Consume Can Improve Your Oral Health
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Important Tips for Right Before a Root Canal
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How to Manage the Discomfort That Comes with an Abscess
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Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Water Daily
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Foods That Can Freshen Your Breath In a Flash
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Even Minor Dental Problems Can Lead to Chronic Tooth Pain
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Speaking with Us at Each Appointment Helps You Get the Best Care Possible
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How Long Can a Professional Dental Whitening be Expected to Last?
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Why Your Teeth Love Tea So Much
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