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 »

Forming Night Guards

If you hurt from morning headaches or jaw pain, you might be suffering from bruxism, also known as nightly teeth grinding. We can form you a mouth guard (known as a night guard) that you wear during sleep in order to avoid any teeth from grinding or rubbing together; no... Read more »

Your Routine Dental Cleaning & Exam

Dr. Greg Ortman and our team stress the importance of scheduling a dental cleaning in Lafayette, Indiana, every six months. Even if you brush and floss perfectly, professional cleanings are needed so that tartar buildup can be removed and so that our dentist can detect any dental issues early on.... Read more »

Smile Basics: Oral Cancer Screenings

Do you know the signs and symptoms of oral cancer? Because oral cancer screenings detect oral cancer in over 40,000 Americans every year, it is important to always make sure you have your annual cancer screenings to test for the horrible disease. Fortunately, a cancer screening can indicate if the... Read more »

The Difference in Dental Fillings

The outside of our teeth is a thin layer called enamel. A cavity forms when the protective enamel has worn away far enough to create a hole. This hole can lead to toothaches, infections, and tooth failure. A dental filling is a dental procedure done to fill the hole created... Read more »

General Information about Dental Crowns

If you have damaged a tooth recently or over time, it is important to begin the search for a tooth repair, so you can avoid the dangers that come with leaving damaged teeth in your mouth unrepaired. One excellent tooth restoration treatment to consider is dental crowns. If your teeth... Read more »

How to Get the Most Out of Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste is a handy tool that can help you whiten your smile one or two shades. However, sometimes the results aren’t exactly what you’re looking for. So, our dentist, Dr. Greg Ortman, would like to help you achieve a brighter smile by giving you the tips on how to... Read more »

Teenage Dentistry and Its Effect on Your Dental Health

The key to success with your oral health as a teen includes overcoming oral health obstacles that arise. Not only are teens faced with an assortment of new teeth growing in, potentially incorrectly, but there are numerous pressures and risks to your oral health that most teens will have to... Read more »

Dental Erosion and Your Smile

Are you aware that dental erosion is caused by the corrosion of your tooth enamel? Tooth enamel, the defensive layer of your teeth, is extremely strong and durable, but sadly cannot hold up to many types of harmful acids that can invade your mouth. The bacteria in plaque can even... Read more »

Dental Bridges Can Restore Your Smile

Have you ever yearned for a full smile after you lost a tooth or had one extracted? If they are your permanent teeth, no new ones will grow in. However, to avoid dangers to your remaining teeth and gums, the missing teeth must be replaced. Consider the benefits of dental... Read more »