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…)
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December 28, 2016
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
Do you need a new dentist? If so, you have a big decision ahead of you. Just as with choosing a family physician for your overall health, the dentist you choose will play an important role in your oral health for many years to come. You need to ensure the dentist you are considering will meet your oral health needs today and in the future as well. With everyone having unique situations and circumstances, the dentist in Valparaiso must be able to accommodate your individual situation to make dental care convenient, comprehensive, and affordable. As a family dentist, Dr. Jim Arnold wants to ensure you make a wise decision. When trying to find a dentist, here are a few key questions you must ask.
September 19, 2016
Are you interested in getting a straight smile? Choose the clear advantage in orthodontics with clear braces in Chesterton. Invisalign has quickly become the preferred orthodontic treatment because it does not involve the use of metal wires and brackets. You will enjoy a nearly invisible treatment for a straight smile in less time when compared to metal braces. As your dentist for beautiful smiles, we offer Invisalign in Chesterton for a straight, beautiful smile.
August 17, 2016
If you are dissatisfied with your smile, you are not alone. In fact, it is estimated that 50 percent of Americans are not happy with the appearance of their smiles. Thankfully, you can do something about it with cosmetic dentistry. While cosmetic dentistry was once considered to only be an option for the elite, cosmetic dental procedures are now more affordable and convenient. As a cosmetic dentist in Chesterton, we offer a variety of cosmetic dental procedures to give you the dazzling smile you have always wanted. We will evaluate your teeth and gums to create an individualized treatment plan that may consist of one or more cosmetic procedures.
August 10, 2016
Preventive dentistry is an important aspect of your oral and overall health as the two go hand-in-hand. It’s estimated, only 62 percent of adults 18 to 64 years of age have visited the dentist in the past year, while 83 percent of children 2 to 17 years of age have visited the dentist in the last year. As a result, there is still a large percentage of children and adults who are placing their oral and overall health at risk by not visiting the dentist in Valparaiso regularly. Without regular cleanings and checkups, you open the door for the development of gum disease. Once gum disease develops, it can negatively impact your oral and overall health.
July 19, 2016
Are your little habits doing big harm to your teeth? You could be unknowingly damaging your smile, says your dentist in Valparaiso. Learn about the top five habits causing dental injuries, and how you can stop them today!
July 15, 2016
Dental implants in Valparaiso are commonly featured on our blog. See our previous post on dental implants, where we discuss why they are the best option in tooth replacement. Implant dentistry provides the only whole-tooth solution after tooth loss, and when cared for properly, dental implants can be expected to last a lifetime. So now that you know dental implants are the most effective solution to missing teeth, you’re probably wondering one thing — are you a good candidate for implant dentistry?