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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The Pence Family Dentistry Guide To Preventing Gum Disease

Hearing that you have gum disease can be upsetting. Here at Pence Family Dentistry in Fishers, Indiana, we are committed to educating and assisting patients in preventing gum disease. If you discover that you already have gum disease, don’t despair. We can help. Symptoms of Gum Disease Bleeding gums Swollen, tender gums Receding gums Bad

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5 Critical Things To Know About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, typically called gum disease, is inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, periodontal disease is preventable. This condition is so pervasive in the US that it has been called a ‘health crisis’ by the ADA. Fortunately, periodontal disease can be treated. If left untreated, it can cause permanent damage such

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What Do You Do If You Get Something Stuck Between Your Teeth?

Individuals get food stuck in and between their teeth all the time. Most of the time it is not a malfunction to get the food unstuck with floss or a toothbrush and move on with your day. However, once in a while there is a pesky piece of food that seems almost impossible to get

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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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