General dentistry

You Don’t Have to Live With Bad Breath

Chronic bad breath can happen even when you do everything right: brushing and flossing after meals, using mouthwash, and having regular checkups at Create A Smile in Bloomington IN. If you are doing everything right, but still coping with bad breath, don’t make any changes right away. Brushing longer and more forcefully isn’t likely to

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Modern Dentistry In Bloomington With No Oxen Hooves

One of the essential habits of good oral health is daily tooth brushing with an effective toothpaste. There is a wide variety of toothpastes available. At Create A Smile in Bloomington IN we recommend you use one with fluoride, and make sure it has the ADA seal. That seal ensures that the toothpaste has been

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Gently Now (Protect Your Gums When You Brush)

Everyone wants nice, pearly white teeth. It makes sense, then, to brush our teeth more often to get them, right? Well, no. As we explain in this post from Create A Smile in Bloomington IN, brushing too aggressively can result in receding gums. Gum recession is when your gum line exposes more of your teeth,

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How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adult Americans, yet many people are surprisingly under-informed about it. In this blog post from Create A Smile in Bloomington IN, we share some basic facts about gum disease. In its earliest and most treatable stage, gum disease is called gingivitis. The more advanced form

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Preventing Tooth Decay

Tooth decay remains the most important issue in dental health, and it affects people of all ages. At Create A Smile in Bloomington IN, we are committed to preventing tooth decay in our patients. It can be an uphill battle sometimes. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria. It merges with plaque and acids to break

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Why a Root Canal Is Not Something To Fear

This post from Create A Smile in Bloomington IN addresses one of the most feared dental procedures: the root canal. If you find out you need a root canal, don’t panic. When we recommend this procedure, it’s to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth. Why do people fear root canals? Simple: they have

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Beware Of Hidden Sugar

Most of us consume far too much sugar. That isn’t exactly a news flash, but at Create A Smile in Bloomington IN we want to remind you what sugar does to teeth, and what you can do about it. We get cavities when acids in the mouth attack the enamel and dentin of the teeth.

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Super Smiles Have Strong Enamel

Did you know that enamel is the hardest substance in the body? It’s true! Found on the outer surface of your teeth, enamel is meant to last a lifetime, and with the help of regular checkups at Create A Smile in Bloomington IN, it can. Enamel may be super strong, but you have to take

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Get Your Teeth In Shape, Bloomington!

Regular exercise is essential to good health. When you’re physically fit then you look better, and more important, you feel better! And as we remind our patients here at Create A Smile in Bloomington IN, that goes for keeping your teeth in good shape, too! If your eyes are the window to your soul, then

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Root Canal vs Dental Implant

In this post from Create A Smile in Bloomington IN, we are going to talk about root canals, tooth extraction, and dental implants. When a tooth’s nerve and pulp becomes infected, we make a judgment call: whether to try saving the tooth with root canal therapy, or extracting it. Sometimes patients think an extraction is

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