Tool Time: Talking Dental Tools

Just in case you’ve ever thought about the dental instruments we use to give your mouth that fresh feeling after a cleaning at our dental office, we have put together a shortlist of the go-to tools our dental hygienists use to clean your teeth. Small Mirror You might think that... Read more »

Learn More About Jaw and Facial Pain

A complete oral health treatment plan begins with assessing all potential risk factors in your facial area. Not only should you be looking for problems and issues that could arise in your mouth but also areas outside of it. If you do have chronic jaw and facial pain, it could... Read more »

What Can CEREC Offer Your Smile?

If you have found yourself needing to improve the quality of a damaged tooth with a dental restoration, Ortman Family Dentistry invites you to enjoy the benefits of CEREC technology. CEREC is a same-day treatment that treats damaged teeth in a single visit with beautiful, customized restorations made with the... Read more »

Toothache Treatments

When a toothache strikes, it can put a damper on the best of days. Toothaches can happen at any time and anywhere and hit when you least expect them too. That is why our dentist, Dr. Greg Ortman in Lafayette, Indiana, is happy to share some information about toothaches with... Read more »

Why Should I Use an Electric Toothbrush?

Electric toothbrushes are handy oral hygiene tools that can properly and effectively clean your smile each and every day. Today, our dentist, Dr. Greg Ortman, would like to tell you why you should use an electric toothbrush so you can understand the many benefits offered by this tool. Now remember:... Read more »

Fluoride Can Help Strengthen Tooth Enamel

Your tooth enamel plays an important role in giving your teeth the necessary hardness to process the foods you eat, while also helping to protect the sensitive core structures within. When tooth enamel is gradually demineralized by poor oral hygiene habits, and acidic beverages it can lead to issues with... Read more »

Some Lip Injuries Require Immediate First-Aid While Seeking Emergency Care

Even if you wear a protective mouth guard during sports, some of the soft tissues on your mouth and face could still be at risk of trauma from an accidental fall or blow to the head. If your lip, cheek, or other soft oral tissues have been harmed, you might... Read more »

The Steps to Building a Better Smile: Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are ready for a complete smile makeover, consider a highly effective cosmetic dentistry restoration guaranteed to bring out the best in your teeth and gums. A branch of dentistry such as cosmetic dentistry is designed to improve the aesthetics of your smile safely and naturally with a variety... Read more »

Your Child’s First Dental Checkup

Parenting can be a challenging yet highly rewarding experience. Getting your son or daughter off to a good start and monitoring their health and development can have a major impact on their quality of life as an adult. Amongst these concerns is your child’s oral health and development. To answer... Read more »

George Washington’s Mythical Dentures

Were you aware that in 1976, more than 150 years after his death, George Washington was promoted to Six Star General in the U.S. military? This highest promotion was created just for Washington, meaning that no military officer can ever outrank him. Read on to learn a small bit more... Read more »