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 you, so you can have relief until you are able... 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: You can achieve and maintain strong and healthy teeth, gums,... 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 of treatments to meet your oral health care needs, including... 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. We have found that our patients feel more at ease... 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 cancer is present. When looking for signs of oral cancer,... 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 by the cavity. There are two common kinds of dental... 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 suffer from any type of damage, consider the benefits that... 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 get the most out of your whitening toothpaste. The first... 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 face as well, including increased risks for oral accidents and... 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 alter dangerous substances such as sugar molecules into harmful acids... read more »