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Lifestyle changes you can make to help eliminate bad breath (bad breath series part 2)

Dr. Holly Austgen, DDS of Southeast Family Dental in Indianapolis, Indiana explains what lifestyle changes you can make to help eliminate bad breath. If you can not see the embedded video above please use the following link: Lifestyle changes you … Continue reading

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What causes bad breath? (bad breath series part 1)

Dr. Holly Austgen, DDS of Southeast Family Dental in Indianapolis, Indiana explains some causes of bad breath. If you can not see the embedded video above please use the following link: What causes bad breath? (bad breath series part 1) … Continue reading

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When Should My Child Have Her First Dental Appointment?

Ideally, your child should first visit the dentist about six months after the first baby tooth appears. Don’t leave it any later than her first birthday. The reason for this is that even with the advances in modern dental care … Continue reading

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What Is a “Build Up” and Why Do I Need It If I’m Getting a Crown?

With advances in modern dentistry, it’s not inconceivable that many people may live their entire lives without ever needing a filling or a crown. However, even with the best oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist, at some point … Continue reading

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A root canal can be a simple procedure

Dr. Mark Bohnert, DDS of Southeast Family Dental in Indianapolis, Indiana explains what root canal (endodontic) therapy is and why you may need a root canal. Dr. Bohnert then helps you understand how root canal therapy works by comparing it … Continue reading

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What Are Space Maintainers and Why Would I Need Them?

A space maintainer is a dental appliance made of metal or acrylic. Its function is self-explanatory—it simply maintains the space that is created by a lost tooth while a child is waiting for the permanent tooth to grow in. Ideally, … Continue reading

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What are Some Examples of Soft Foods That I Can Eat After Dental Treatment?

Sometimes the mouth can be very tender following dental treatments, and a soft diet is recommended. A soft diet is exactly what it sounds like—it’s comprised of foods that are easily chewed and easily swallowed. In other words, these foods … Continue reading

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Can Mouthguards Help Prevent Concussions?

There is no evidence to suggest that wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard has anything to do with preventing concussions. In fact, the British Journal of Sports Medicine places this in the realm of sports mythology. Mouthguards have, however, been proven to … Continue reading

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How long does it take for adult teeth to come in after a baby tooth is lost?

The short answer to this question is that if the tooth is lost at the time in the child’s life when it is generally expected to fall out, the new tooth could appear in as soon as a week, or … Continue reading

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Why do I have dry mouth (xerostomia) and what can I do about it?

Dr. Laura K. Geiger, DDS of Southeast Family Dental in Indianapolis, Indiana explains what dry mouth (xerostomia) is and what you can do about it. If you can not see the embedded video above please use the following link: Why … Continue reading

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