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5 Critical Oral Cancer Facts

Dental Checkups Are Not Just About Cavities At Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS we encourage people to come in twice a year for a dental examination and cleaning.  If you avoid biannual dental checkups because you don’t believe you have any tooth decay, perhaps getting an oral cancer screening is a more convincing

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Best Practices For A Healthy, Beautiful Smile

Even if you value a healthy smile, it’s easy to become somewhat lax about smile-friendly lifestyle choices. In today’s article, our goal is for you to analyze where you stand and examine whether you could step it up a notch. Committing to oral health best practices can prevent future problems and support your quality of

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No Dental Insurance? Prioritize Spending For Dental Care

Millions of Americans don’t have dental insurance, and many Indiana employer plans have limited benefits. Some individuals who fail to get adequate dental care say “It’s too pricey.” If you are really living below the poverty level, this excuse may be valid. But if you have an average income, you can probably shift your priorities

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It’s Better To Prevent A Cavity Than Fill One

In 1985, Dr. Dale Behner established Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS in Fishers. Dr. Behner is an outstanding dental professional enthusiastic about preventative dentistry. The goal of preventative dentistry is to maintain oral health so that no restorative dental work ever becomes required. In other words, preventing tooth decay, gum disease,

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How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. Swelling occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and warmth. If the infection is left untreated, it can affect the bone near the teeth. The body’s immune system wants to rid

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Fishers Parents: Do You Know AAP Recommendations?

Today’s we have a key message for new parents or parents-to-be. For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday. The AAP and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry now guides parents to take their toddler to a dentist before their first birthday, or within six months

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When Brushing Is A Battle: Tips For Fishers Parents

Some Fishers parents wrongly believe that their child’s primary teeth are somehow less important than their secondary teeth. The misconception goes like this: “They’re going to fall out, right? We’ll get serious about oral hygiene when their big teeth come in.” Your child’s primary teeth, or baby teeth, are just as vital to their health,

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Protect Young Smiles For Active Kids

At Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS in Fishers, we can answer your questions about your child’s oral health. If you have a child who plays youth sports such as soccer or baseball, they can be very risky for your child’s teeth. Football can be a heavy contact sport, yet there is

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5 Ways To Help Your Child Avoid A Cracked Tooth

Protecting kids’ teeth from cracks and chips should be taught at a young age. This blog from Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS in Fishers contains an easy-to-follow list of tips to keep your child’s teeth whole and strong. Don’t chew on hard things. Kids should steer clear of ice, hard candies,

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Have You Neglected Your Dental Health?

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is something we stress to all of our patients, at Dental Care Today in Fishers. Coupled with twice-a-year checkups and cleanings, it’s the best way to maintain your dental health and beautiful smile. A good dental hygiene routine, something you do every single day without fail, is

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