Should Teens See a General or Pediatric Dentist?

Some moms and dads in the Indianapolis area bring their child to a pediatric dentist. Others use a general or family dentist for every member of their household. What’s the difference between a pediatric dentist and a general dentist? Pediatric dentists have specialized training to treat infants, young children, and teenagers. They use special dental

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Unexpected Stress? Don’t Forget Your Smile

When you suddenly have to juggle extra balls, some are bound to get dropped. Perhaps you are going through a divorce or became the caregiver for an ailing parent. Perhaps you took on a second job or started night school to earn an advanced degree. Not every stressor is negative. A new baby, marriage, career,

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Beating Horrible Halitosis

“My neighbor’s bad breath is scaring me.” I’m Dr. Pence with Pence Family Dentistry. I’d like to take a few minutes to share with you some facts about bad breath. Brushing just the teeth may not remove bits of food between the teeth and up in the gums. Bacteria can grow and stink from hidden

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What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

Evolution isn’t always tidy and linear. For example, we have smaller jaws than our ancestor’s thousands of years ago, but most of our bodies haven’t adapted by generating fewer teeth. Two-thirds of us generate the same amount of teeth as early humans. These late-developing extra molars are called wisdom teeth and they pose unique oral

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Fluoride Treatments: Not Just For Kids

You rarely hear the word “toothpaste” without it being preceded by “fluoride.” “Fluoride toothpaste” is ubiquitous for good reason. Fluoride is an important mineral that helps your teeth stay strong. It is found in some foods and water and makes toothpastes more effective at fighting cavities. Fluoride helps teeth by making them stronger and more

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Who Do You Call If You Have a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is any scenario in which damage to the teeth occurs and the patient needs urgent care. While a dental emergency may have never happened to you, it could happen in the future. Some things are too urgent to wait for an appointment. How do you know if you need to call for

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How to Kick a Tooth Grinding Habit

Plenty of people all over the world suffer from the habit of grinding their teeth. Some people grind their teeth because they are stressed, some people grind their teeth as a coping mechanism, and some men and women grind their teeth in their sleep without realizing it. Don’t Ignore Teeth Grinding Grinding of the teeth, clenching

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Does Your Smile Make a Great First Impression?

In a Match.com survey, over 5,000 single men and women were asked what they found most attractive in a potential dating partner. 60% of men and 71% of women said straight, white teeth and an attractive smile was the most valued feature. and… Research by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), found that a

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Should I Worry About My Snoring?

Snoring isn’t just an annoyance. It can have significant health consequences. What is Snoring? Snoring is caused by an obstruction that restricts the flow of air in the throat. The obstruction can be caused by: Poor muscle tone in the throat and tongue—when muscles relax they can collapse onto the airway. Alcohol use and sleeping

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Mini Implants May Be Right For You

I’m Orey Pence of Pence Family Dentistry in Fishers. Today’s topic is mini dental implants, sometimes called “immediate implants”. Though they are not as well known as traditional dental implants, mini implants are also being used successfully in the Fishers area to improve smiles. Like their larger diameter counterparts, mini implants can support a restoration

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