Gum disease

Preventative Maintenance For Your Irreplaceable Smile

Hi, I’m Dale Behner of Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS. If you are one of my existing patients, welcome back. If this is your first visit, I appreciate you stopping by. My friendly team and I love taking care of our prized patients. Today’s article is for smiles that are overdue

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A New Reason To Eat More Fish

Welcome to the Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS blog. I am Dr. Dale Behner. In the article “Fatty Fish, Nuts May Prevent Gum Disease,” author Jennifer Warner explains that a recent study links diets high in polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) with a lower risk of . Gum disease is a common dental

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If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

This is an essential question occasionally asked by patients at Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS. The answer, however, is “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly—not leave them alone. It is extremely challenging to clean effectively between teeth without using floss

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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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Why It’s Crucial To Replace Missing Back Teeth

Some men and women who lose a posterior tooth question whether to replace it. After all, it doesn’t show when you smile and there are other teeth to take over the chewing functions. Why not avoid the expense to replace it and save some money? Actually, there are several critical reasons to replace a back

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A Youthful Smile At Any Age

Declining health, limited mobility, financial strains – clearly, aging is not for wimps. Though some challenges seniors face can’t be avoided, others can. Dental dilemmas, for instance. Many dental problems common among retirees such as missing teeth, gum recession, tooth damage, and yellowed enamel, can be remedied. With modern cosmetic dentistry at Dental Care Today

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Do You Want To Change The Shape Of Your Gums?

Most dental patients know that cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic dentistry procedures improve the appearance of your smile. There are treatments to reshape teeth, straighten teeth, fix damaged teeth, whiten teeth, and replace missing teeth. But what about your gums? Do you understand how much gum shape adds or detracts from the appearance of your smile?

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Gently Now (Protect Your Gums When You Brush)

Everyone wants nice, pearly whites so, naturally, we should brush our teeth more, right? The only problem with that is many individuals brush their teeth too aggressively, leading to gum recession.  You don’t want that. Gum recession is when your gum line exposes more of your teeth, or in severe cases, your tooth root. It

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Not Happy With Your Gums? Ask About Contouring

Some Indianapolis and Fishers dental patients who are interested in a full smile makeover might want to consider gum contouring. This cosmetic dentistry procedure is helpful for people who feel that their gums rest too low or too high on their teeth. If you feel that your gums cover too much of the surface of

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Attention Fishers Teens: Both Smoking And Vaping Put Your Smile At Risk

A recent study on the effects of e-cigarettes on oral health has more dismal information for men and women who believe vaping is less dangerous than smoking traditional cigarettes. In a study published in the journal Oncotarget, analysts concluded that e-cigarettes may cause chronic inflammation and permanent cellular weakening. These conditions, in turn, can result in

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