General Dentistry in Schererville, IN


 

Dental Hygiene

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Just as a car needs regular maintenance for its health and performance, so does your mouth. At our office, we guarantee you will receive the highest quality services that preserve your oral health. Not only will we improve your hygiene while at our office, we will also help explain how you can keep your gums and teeth healthy at home. Please call our office if you have any questions about your overall dental hygiene or if you want to schedule an appointment with our hygienist.

 

Exams

Dental Exams in Schererville, IN
Dental exams are an important to ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy. While regularly brushing and cleaning are vital to your overall well being, they alone are not a comprehensive solution for all aspects of your dental health. By scheduling routine examinations with your dentist, you are allowing him to get an overall picture of your current state and spot any potential causes for disease. It is recommended to schedule an exam with your dentist at least every six months.

 

Dentures

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Dentures serve as a replacement for missing teeth and come in two classes: full dentures and partial dentures. Just as their names suggest, full dentures are a solution that replaces all teeth in your mouth while partial dentures only add individual teeth to replace missing ones. While dentures are not your real teeth, it is important to care for them as if they are. Therefore, you should maintain standard hygienic practices (i.e. brushing regularly). Additionally, we may provide you with a cleaning solution to soak your dentures overnight and kill any lingering bacteria. It is important to use cool or warm water when cleaning your dentures as hot water will cause them to warp. For details, please call us today.

 

Gum Disease Prevention

Gums - General Dentistry in Schererville, IN
Gum (or periodontal) disease is a serious health condition that typically starts with gum inflammation and can eventually lead to lost teeth or bacterial infections. Typically, symptoms show up early in the form of red or swollen gums (gingivitis). Later stages of periodontal disease can result in serious health complications such as coronary artery disease or respiratory problems. Fortunately, there are many methods to treat gum disease that can involve cleaning or medication. If you suspect that you may have gum disease, it is important to contact a specialist immediately.

 

Tooth Whitening

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Unfortunately, many of our favorite indulgences such as coffee, wine, or chocolate have the ability to stain our teeth. Even with meticulous care, our teeth will overtime lose much of their original shine. To get your teeth their whitest, we use a whitening system called ZOOM. ZOOM is a safe and effective procedure that uses a special gel which is activated by low intensity light. The light activates the hydrogen peroxide in the gel which whitens your teeth. This combination has been shown to whiten teeth by 6-10 shades. Contact NWI Center to speak to a specialist about your teeth whitening options.

 

Wisdom Teeth

Tooth - Wisdom Teeth in Schererville, IN
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that typically erupt when people reach their late teens or early twenties. In a few cases, correctly aligned wisdom teeth do not pose a health complication and serve as an extra set of teeth. However, in a majority of cases, the teeth come in misaligned and need to be extracted.

Usually when wisdom teeth grow in horizontally, they can cause damage to surrounding teeth and cause over-crowding. In other cases, wisdom teeth may become impacted -- or may not fully erupt. This partial eruption will break the surface of the gum allowing bacteria to enter through areas around the tooth, and because of their awkward location wisdom teeth are usually more difficult to clean. While having misaligned wisdom teeth is not always an emergency, it is still important to have them properly removed before complications arise. A simple procedure now can save headache in the long run. Contact us to speak to arrange an appointment or to learn more about the process.

 
The Northwest Indiana Center of Dentistry performs many procedures in general dentistry. Call our clinic today to schedule an appointment or learn more about a service.