Oral Health

Starting Chemo? How Are Your Teeth?

If you are scheduled for cancer treatment due to a recent diagnosis or relapse, oral health is probably not your first priority. However, the team at Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS counsels you to give some attention to your teeth to prevent or minimize common cancer-related dental complications. According to the

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Is Your Low-Carb Diet Giving You Dragon Breath?

Many people mistakenly believe that all bad breath is linked to inadequate brushing. The truth is that there are myriad causes of halitosis. Your dentist can help you pinpoint the cause of your problem and discuss how to cure bad breath. Your diet significantly affects your breath. Because foods begin to be digested the second

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5 Cavity Basics

The desire to prohibit decay is one of the main reasons individuals visit their dentists Today we are going to consider 5 things you need to know about cavities. 1. Cavities are also called caries or tooth decay. When a tooth is permanently damaged on the hard surface, tiny openings ensue. These little holes are

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Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS Treats Canker Sores, Lesions, And Fever Blisters

At Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS, one of the most common complaints we hear from Fishers dentistry patients is problems with mouth sores. There are many different kinds of oral lesions that can make eating and talking painful. Some are annoying yet harmless, while other sores are more serious and require

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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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If My Tooth Gets Knocked Out, Can A Dentist Put It Back In?

Accidents happen, and sometimes teeth get knocked out. Unlike other varieties of injuries–say a cut or a broken bone–a knocked out tooth doesn’t heal on its own. Urgent care medical clinic or hospital emergency department? Neither. If your tooth gets knocked out, your first thought may be to race to an urgent care medical clinic.

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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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Healthy Living Starts With A Smile

What does “healthy living”  mean to you? A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and a tossed salad? The sound of your feet rhythmically hitting the ground on your favorite jogging path? A cholesterol test indicating that your arteries are in top shape? If you picture a white, healthy smile or a dental X-ray

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How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

Have you replaced your toothbrush lately? You don’t have to answer that. At Dental Care Today in Fishers, we recommend replacing your toothbrush every three months. Too many people wait too long to get a new toothbrush, which can be bad for their dental health. It’s one of the reasons why most dentists hand out

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Dental Floss: Which Type is Best?

Along with brushing, flossing is the most important thing you can do for healthy teeth and gums. There’s a variety of floss types to choose from. Which one is best for you? It depends. At Dental Care Today in Fishers, we’re using this space to summarize what’s available, and what might influence your choice of

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