Dental health

Keeping Patients Calm Since 2001

Are you or a family member uneasy about going to the dentist? Has a past experience with pain or discomfort caused you to start panicking when you think about having your teeth worked on? Have you neglected to go to the dentist and fear the amount of work that might need to be performed? If

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Preventing Gum Disease At Create A Smile, PC – Dr. Ken Moore

Run your tongue along the gumline behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar or dental calculus. Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and tartar can gradually accumulate. If not removed, these bacteria-breeding substances cause the gums to become irritated and swollen. Eventually, the gums become detached

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How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

As I stand over my sink and ponder the frayed bristles of my cherished toothbrush, I speculate whether I should replace it. It’s a good question. We all brush our teeth on a daily basis. Like a good pair of jeans, it seems the more we use a toothbrush, the more comfortable it gets. As

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How To Make Brushing Your Teeth A Habit

Brushing your teeth on a regular basis is one of the best things you can do for your smile. Healthy teeth make a beautiful smile. Brushing can also help with gum health and even keep your breath smelling sweet. For some of us, brushing can be a loathsome chore that gets in the way of

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Be Glad doctor Moore Has X-Ray Vision

During a dental checkup at Create A Smile in Bloomington IN we do a thorough inspection of your teeth and gums. But visual inspections can’t tell us everything we need to know, which is why we take x-rays. For most patients, we update our x-rays once a year. They help us to make accurate diagnoses

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4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Dentist

Let’s┬ádiscuss the most common oral conditions that should be discussed with your dentist. 1. Bad Breath. Sure, nobody wants to admit that they have bad breath, but bad breath can be treated. It is usually related to bacteria build-up in the mouth. This means that it might be a symptom of accelerating decay. Discuss it

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What Is A Canted Midline?

We at Create A Smile in Bloomington IN consider many factors when designing a smile for any smile makeover patient. One of the smile design elements involved is the facial midline. The facial midline can be determined by drawing an imaginary line from the center of the eyebrows to the center of the two peaks

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Do You Eat A Tooth-Healthy Diet?

Maintaining healthy teeth is an important concern to us at Create A Smile in Bloomington IN. We want all of our patients to enjoy healthy teeth and gums. Keeping your teeth healthy requires thorough brushing and flossing, every single day. Regular cleanings and checkups are also necessary for preventing cavities and maintaining good dental health.

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Mouthwash Facts

Using mouthwash is a quick and easy way to freshen up your breath, and certain types are actually a good addition to your daily dental health routine. But at Create A Smile in Bloomington IN, we remind you that using mouthwash is never a substitute for brushing and flossing your teeth. There are two basic

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These Snacks Are Just As Bad As Candy For Teeth

Most patients know that candy is damaging for teeth. The sugar in candy creates the acids in the mouth that cause tooth decay. That’s something we remind people of frequently, at Create A Smile in Bloomington IN. Because sugar is bad for teeth – and overall physical health. Many patients choose what appear to be

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