Do you get butterflies in your stomach—not the good kind—when the dentist tells you to, “Open wide!” If so, you shouldn’t let your dental phobia keep you from getting the dental care your smile desperately needs to stay strong and healthy. Most patients end up avoiding the dentist, which only makes your oral health problems worse. Our dental team at Smiles by Arnold & Associates understands it’s not the easiest thing to pick up the phone and schedule an appointment if you dread visiting dental offices. Fortunately, your dentist in Chesterton can help you feel comfortable receiving dental treatments with a single, safe, small pill.
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August 9, 2017
August 7, 2017
Is your spouse constantly elbowing you in the side at night because you will not stop snoring? Maybe you wake with a headache or feeling tired despite sleeping all night? If either of these situations sound familiar, you could suffer from a sleep disorder. Sleep apnea causes a wide array of symptoms due to an obstruction in the airway that causes numerous pauses in breathing frequently throughout the night. While it may only seem like a nuisance, if it is not treated by your dentist in Chesterton, it could lead to potentially deadly complications while significantly decreasing your quality of life.
August 5, 2017
Technology is constantly changing across the world, and that trend is true for dentistry as well. Thanks to the invention of dental lasers like the Waterlase All-Tissue Laser, your dentist can now perform a wide array of procedures faster while protecting you from both pain and swelling. It can be used for complex restorative treatments or something as simple as a dental cleaning, which is great news for those people who may have sensitive teeth and/or gums. (more…)
August 2, 2017
Are you tired having an uneven smile? Your longer tooth usually rubs on your soft tissues and causes irritation. Not to mention, it’s embarrassing to smile! If you want to improve your smile, but don’t know where to start, Smiles by Arnold & Associates can help you. We have a variety of dental options to assist you in achieving the perfect, straight smile. Let’s take a look at how your cosmetic dentist in Valparaiso can help you reach your goals.
June 28, 2017
You’ve been thinking about Invisalign since the days of their infomercial. You’ve had crooked teeth for years and desperately want to address your smile imperfections and, since traditional metal braces just won’t work well for you as a busy adult, you’re almost ready to commit. But what are the other reasons that your dentist in Chesterton might recommend Invisalign? In this post, the team at Smiles By Arnold & Associates explains the different reasons why this method could be right for you.
June 15, 2017
If there’s one thing in life you could for more of, it’s time – with your expanding roles at work, your young children who are getting smarter every day, checking in on your parents, and enjoying your spouse, there just aren’t enough hours in the day. That’s why you should find a dentist in Valparaiso who can treat all of the members of your family in one office. The team at Smiles by Arnold & Associates understands and is here as your award-winning choice for oral healthcare. Learn more about why you should work with a family dentist you can trust in this post.
May 15, 2017
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.
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…)