The Truth About Sedation

Fear – it holds us back from many things. Does fear prevent you from a healthy smile? There is a solution!


Don’t Let Fear Steal Your Smile!

Don’t let fear steal your smile! Dental phobia is real. If you are afraid to go to the dentist, you aren’t alone. Some people power through the fear, while others are unable to go at all. According to WebMD, “Between 9% and 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear.”…


Wisdom Teeth Extraction

With age comes wisdom, or at least wisdom teeth. Named this because they come out in the more mature years of 16-21. When they come in correctly, these teeth can help you chew. However, it is more likely that they grow incorrectly and you may want to get them remove. A tooth that grows in…


The Truth About Flossing

As we talk about flossing, we are going to focus on the truths of flossing. The first truth is that you know the dentist is going to ask you if you have been flossing when you go and a second truth is that as dentists, we know if you are lying or not (mostly lying)….

oral health fkK5nUvd

How Stress Impacts Oral Health

Living in our high paced world with our busy schedules, we find ourselves becoming more stressed every day. We are told every day the negative aspects that this stress has on our bodies and health but did you know that this stress can also impact your oral health? Let’s take a look at how. Canker…

pm 0216 med img 9856 629

Bad Reasons to Skip The Dentist

Twice a year isn’t too much to ask, at least we don’t think so and yet the excuses to skip the dentist are endless. So, we put together a list of our least favorite or favorite depending on how you look at it. The first one is that it is going to hurt. While a…

JM 03292016 Healthy YAX 3950

Everything You Need To Know About Gum Disease

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums affecting the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. Gum disease is caused is caused by plaque buildup in the gums. If not caught and treated, gum disease can cause teeth to become loose and fall out or need to be removed. The different stages of gum…

child dentist

Your Child’s First Dentist Visit

A baby’s first dentist visit can be both exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. For that reason, this blog is going to look at what a first dentist appointment might look like for both the child and the mother. It is a good idea to bring your baby to the dentist at either…

Teeth Dentist South Shore Smiles St. John IN

The Importance of Dentistry

You may often think to yourself that going to the dentist is a tedious task that we moan and groan about having to do. But going to the dentist is very important for many reasons that we might not think about when deciding to skip our dentist visit. It is important to go to the…