Did you know that a whopping 74% of adults have had a tooth pulled at some time in their lives? Although many people generally think of extractions as something that goes hand in hand with wisdom teeth, there are actually three different types of basic tooth extraction procedures. In this post, your expert dentist in Chesterton explains the triad of procedures. Learn more about making room in your smile with the team from Smiles By Arnold & Associates.
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May 15, 2017
May 11, 2017
Do you remember that song from elementary school? You know – the one with the lyrics, “Your head bone is connected to your jawbone. Your jawbone is connected to your tooth bone.” Well, in this post from your dentist in Valparaiso, you’ll learn just how true this is. The team at Smiles By Arnold & Associates, you’ll brush up on how your smile functions, learn how your oral health can change as you age, and take our Smile Anatomy 101 course. Learn all about the components that make up your radiant grin from our team of superior dentists.
April 25, 2017
In recent years, laser dentistry has become a more accepted way of treating dental issues. According to Dental Economics, approximately 5% of dentists use a laser in their dental practice and almost 19% plan to invest in one in the near future. Your dentist in Valparaiso at Smiles by Arnold & Associates is one of the very few dentists who is equipped and trained to use laser dentistry. As a matter of fact, our dental practice uses Waterlase, an all-tissue dental laser from BIOLASE. This allows our dental practice to provide improved, technologically advanced, comprehensive dental services to all our patients in need.
March 21, 2017
Just because you continue to add more candles to your birthday cake, doesn’t mean you should have fewer teeth in your mouth. Yes, it’s true that everyday wear and tear takes more of a toll on your teeth as you age, but there’s plenty of things you can do to keep your mouth in great shape. Your dentist in Valparaiso, either Dr. Arnold or his associates, want you to feel good while your body is maturing. If you want to feel great, stay healthy, and keep your mouth looking great throughout your life, follow these simple tips no matter what age you are:
February 8, 2017
Feeling afraid or anxious about going to the dentist is a very real condition, and you are not alone. Many adults report feeling fearful about the dentist because of a bad experience they had during childhood, or perhaps there is a fear of pain. Whatever the reasons may be, if you fear going to the dentist, you’re among 10-20% of Americans. The good news is your team at Smiles By Arnold & Associates has solutions for you and can help you receive the dental care you may have been avoiding or putting off due to fear. Your dentist in Valparaiso discusses sedation dentistry.
December 28, 2016
There are many things from your childhood that you wish you had now. Nap time jumps to the top of the list. There are certain shows you used to watch, and the memories still make you wistful. One thing you’re happy to keep in the past are metal braces. The kids who had them always seemed so uncomfortable, and it was all you could focus on when they spoke. You’ve been thinking about them more and more lately, however. As you look in the mirror today, you realize your teeth really could have used them, because they are quite crooked. You can’t imagine getting braces as an adult, though. They are so infantilizing; it’s just not the first impression you want to make with people. Thankfully, you can now get a straighter smile without braces thanks to Invisalign in Chesterton from Smiles By Arnold & Associates. (more…)
December 3, 2016
Gum disease is actually the most common disease in the U.S, affecting about 65 million people. This is an amazing statistic considering how much you probably hear about heart disease and diabetes. The gums are so important that there is an entire field of study concerned with keeping them healthy: periodontics. Your dentist in Valparaiso at Smiles By Arnold & Associates wants you to know a little more about your gums, and how you can protect them from gum disease. (more…)
November 29, 2016
Did you know that besides your eyes, your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you? What kind of impression is your smile making? Did you know that people with beautiful teeth are perceived as more confident, happier, and more successful? If you’re not satisfied with your smile and what it says about you, cosmetic dentistry may be the solution you’re looking for. Cosmetic dentistry in Chesterton can change your life! Here’s how:
November 9, 2016
We hear about eating a balanced diet with more fresh fruits and vegetables from our primary care doctors all the time. Did you know that your nutrition also affects your oral health? It’s true! Your trusted team at Smiles by Arnold & Associates offers nutrition tips for dental health from your family dentist in Valparaiso.
October 31, 2016
Northwest Indiana is a beautiful place to live — if you’re new in town, we want to send you a warm welcome to Chesterton! We hope to see you around town this fall. If you’re a recent arrival (or even if you’ve been here for years), you may not have a family dentist yet. With so many options in town, how to make the right decision? We’ve got some tips. Follow these five steps for finding a family dentist in Chesterton!
October 25, 2016
If you’re reluctant to visit the dentist during pregnancy because you fear it’s unsafe, know that the opposite is actually true. Not only is it totally safe to go to the dentist during pregnancy, skipping the preventive appointment could be dangerous to your and your baby’s health.
September 29, 2016