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 »

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 »