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I grind my teeth. What can I do about it? (Bite Guard)

Dr. Laura K. Geiger, DDS of Southeast Family Dental in Indianapolis, Indiana talks about occlusal guards or bite guards and why you may want or need one. Bite guards can help with popping, clicking or other pain you may be … Continue reading

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Habits and how they affect oral health

There are certain habits that will have a negative effect on oral health. However, many of these habits are extremely common, and some are even considered cute. It’s best to avoid them though so that you can maintain a healthy … Continue reading

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3 real dentists try Mint Chocolate Trek toothpaste for the first time

3 real dentists, Dr. Mark Bohnert, Dr. Laura Geiger and Dr. Holly Austgen from Southeast Family Dental, try Crest’s new Mint Chocolate Trek toothpaste for the first time. If you can not see the embedded video above please use the … Continue reading

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Getting numb at the dentist: What to expect

If you have to have a tooth filled or removed, the dentist will most likely use medications to ensure you do not feel the procedure. However, many people don’t know what to expect from the numbing agent, so some of … Continue reading

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Can stress make my teeth sensitive?

QUESTION: Recently, the backs of my lower front teeth have become really sensitive. I visited my dentist in February and was told that I do not have cavities or even signs of periodontal disease. I have been dealing with high … Continue reading

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Don’t wait until December 1st to use up your dental benefits!

Dr. Mark Bohnert, DDS of Southeast Family Dental in Indianapolis, Indiana explains why you shouldn’t wait until December 1st to use up all of your dental benefits. If you can not see the embedded video above please use the following … Continue reading

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What can I do if my adult tooth is loose?

QUESTION: I just turned 16 and one of my adult teeth is loose. It is the second to the last one on the bottom right side. Will I grow a new one? Is there any way I can keep this … Continue reading

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I just had my braces removed and now I have white spots on my teeth

The day that braces are removed is usually very exciting for the patient, whether they are a teen or an adult. Finally, they will be able to eat what they want and not worry about popped brackets. That excitement can … Continue reading

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Is chewing gum the cause of your headaches?

According to a study of teenagers who chew gum regularly, 19 out of the 30 subjects found that their chronic headaches stopped completely when they stopped chewing gum. This study focused on teenagers, but the same concept can be applied … Continue reading

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Should I feel discomfort after having my wisdom teeth removed?

QUESTION: About two weeks ago, I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed. I am occasionally feeling discomfort where the teeth were extracted. Is this normal? How long will the discomfort last? What can I do to make my … Continue reading

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