Toothpaste With Potassium Nitrate Might Provide Short-Term Relief for Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is an unfortunately common complaint with many adults. It is often associated with discomfort or a stinging sensation when consuming certain foods and beverages. In the long term it can force the individual to limit their choices which could also impact their overall quality of life. Keenly aware... Read more »

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 »

Avoid Oral Cancer – Don’t Smoke

At this point, everyone in the world knows that smoking is incredibly bad for your health. You’ll live fewer years, develop lung and breathing issues, and even types of throat cancer that can take away your ability to talk. Smoking does more than that, though. One of the aspects of... 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 »