Would you rather know or not know that you have bad breath? We say it’s better to know, because then you can do something about the problem that nearly everyone must contend with at some time. Your Valparaiso dentist at Smiles by Arnold & Associates wants to help you avoid bad breath. Read on to find out what causes bad breath, or halitosis, and what you can do to avoid this offensive odor.Share on Facebook
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June 9, 2016
June 1, 2016
No one is completely fearless, and fears run the gamut of human experience: heights, tight spaces, clowns, public speaking, crowds, darkness, thunderstorms and so much more. At Smiles by Arnold, we are quite accustomed to working with people who fear us—and by us we mean that they have a fear of all things dental. Some of our patients can’t even remember the last time they had a dental cleaning and exam. If this describes you, then consider scheduling an appointment with the sedation dentist in Valparaiso. We use sedation dentistry to help patients overcome their fear and anxiety, so they can have the dental treatment they need.Share on Facebook
May 16, 2016
Too many adults avoid orthodontic treatment out of a reluctance to endure the hassle of traditional metal braces. But if you’ve got crooked, gapped, crowded or otherwise misaligned teeth, you should know that the benefits of orthodontics go beyond the cosmetic. A well-aligned bite promotes better oral health and can prevent larger, painful issues with the jaw later on. So what’s the solution? For adults and older teens interested in a subtler option in braces, the team at Smiles by Arnold and Associates is thrilled to offer Invisalign in Valparaiso.Share on Facebook
May 9, 2016
It’s always easier to prevent a problem from happening than it is to provide a cure after the fact — and that’s especially true when it comes to your teeth. Maintaining regular preventive care dramatically reduces the occurrence of tooth decay and gum infection, and allows for a more conservative treatment when problems do get the chance to develop. When was your last visit to the family dentist in Valparaiso? If it’s been more than six months, you’re missing out on crucial preventive attention. Keep reading to learn more about dental checkups and cleanings!Share on Facebook
April 15, 2016
After you’ve experienced tooth loss, we know you want the very best replacement possible. Have you considered dental implants? We’ll let you in on a not-so-secret secret — nothing replaces missing teeth better. It’s a comprehensive option that gives you back your missing tooth as well as its root, something other methods just don’t do. Our team completes the entire procedure for dental implants under just one roof. Keep reading to learn more about dental implants in Northwest Indiana from our team today!Share on Facebook
March 2, 2016
Your smile is the first thing that people notice about you. Folks that hide their smiles are often perceived as unfriendly. What does your smile say about you? Do you share it often, or are you embarrassed or self-conscious about the appearance of your smile? The good news is that there are many options available to improve the appearance of your teeth. Your cosmetic dentist in Valparaiso has some ideas and solutions for restoring your smile.Share on Facebook
Choosing practitioners to care for your family’s health is very important and can be overwhelming. How do you know which one is the right fit? Elite Dental Partners wants to take the guesswork out of choosing your dentist. We welcome patients of all ages to our practice and look forward to building a relationship with you and your family that will last a lifetime. Here a few questions to consider when choosing your family dentist in Valparaiso.Share on Facebook
February 10, 2016
When was the last time you saw the dentist? If you cannot honestly answer that question because you can’t remember the last time you set foot in a dentist’s office, then chances are you have dental phobia. And that’s okay. Everyone is afraid of something and quite frankly there are millions of Americans who count themselves among those who fear the dentist. However, you shouldn’t let your fear hold you back—especially when there’s a simple solution. With sedation dentistry, Valparaiso residents can overcome the fear in order to have the dental procedures they need to enjoy a healthy smile.
February 1, 2016
Gum disease. Not a particularly pleasant topic to think about or read about. And certainly not a condition any of us here at Smiles by Arnold & Associates want our patients to have to contend with. That’s why your Valparaiso family dentist thinks it’s important for you to know the basics about gum, or periodontal, disease as well as the warning signs. Caught early, gum disease is treatable and reversing the effects of gum disease is not only critical to your oral health, but it may also have an impact on your general health, too.
January 8, 2016
Many patients are unsure how dental implant supported tooth replacement works. Some think that a replacement tooth with a screw-like root is placed directly into the gum line whole. Others think that they’ll need an implant post for every tooth they replace, and we’ve even had patients who didn’t think dental implants required surgery. There’s a lot of confusing information out there, but the main source of the confusion seems to be understanding the difference between dental implant placement and restoration.
January 1, 2016
Pregnancy comes with countless bodily changes likes fluctuating hormone levels, weight gain, and frequent urination. One side effect of pregnancy many patients are unaware of is the impact on oral health. Changing hormone levels put pregnant women at higher risk for numerous oral health concerns, and left untreated, these issues are linked to pre-term and low weight births. Your family dentist in Northwest Indiana, Smiles by Arnold & Associates offers preventive and responsive care for oral health concerns throughout pregnancy.
December 17, 2015
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Have you ever stopped to think about all of the health care professionals you may need for your family? The kids need a pediatrician; you may need an internist and a number of specialists, such as an obstetrician, an allergist, or a dermatologist; and if you are caring for elderly parents then you may also see a gerontologist, rheumatologist and a cardiologist. No question—medicine has become a profession of specialization. Dentistry, on the other hand, is designed to take care of almost all of the dental needs of everyone in your family. Smiles by Arnold with offices in Valparaiso and Chesterton, IN, offers a comprehensive menu of dental services to help you more easily care for your family members’ smiles.