What toothpaste is best for your teeth?

There are so many different types of toothpastes that you can choose for your teeth. The important thing is to find a toothpaste that taste good to you and is right for your teeth. There are many different types of toothpastes that meet the oral care of virtually everybody.

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Your teeth may be sensitive so you will need to choose a toothpaste that’s best for sensitivity. If your teeth are yellow you may prefer a whitening toothpaste that helps remove and/or prevent stains from forming on your teeth.

Whatever toothpaste you decide upon make sure it’s a fluoridated toothpaste. You will also want to make sure the toothpaste has the American Dental Association Seal of Approval and meets the standards for being safe and effective.

On your next appointment consult with us on which toothpaste may be best for you.

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Over 30 Years of Service

Dr. Dennis E. Kelley, D.D.S., and his staff are pleased that you are considering using our services.  We have been practicing general dentistry on the east side of Indianapolis since 1985. Our goal is to make your visit as pleasant and stress free as possible. We pride ourselves in providing a caring and compassionate setting in which you can choose the highest quality dental healthcare. We will provide you with a thorough treatment plan before you commit to any treatment.

We accept most insurance coverage and, for your convenience, will accept payment from the insurance company.  We also accept cash, Discover, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. If you have any questions about payment, please check with our front office prior to your appointment.

Maintain Good Oral Health

Your oral health is important. Poor oral hygiene can lead to cavities, gum disease and overall health complications.

The enclosed video discusses oral health care and hygiene.

Our caring professional staff is available to answer any questions you have about your dental health. We are accepting new patients. Give us a call to schedule an exam.

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Over 30 Years of Service

Dr. Dennis E. Kelley, D.D.S., and his staff are pleased that you are considering using our services.  We have been practicing general dentistry on the east side of Indianapolis since 1985. Our goal is to make your visit as pleasant and stress free as possible. We pride ourselves in providing a caring and compassionate setting in which you can choose the highest quality dental healthcare. We will provide you with a thorough treatment plan before you commit to any treatment.

We accept most insurance coverage and, for your convenience, will accept payment from the insurance company.  We also accept cash, Discover, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. If you have any questions about payment, please check with our front office prior to your appointment.

Do You Grind Your Teeth?

Teeth grinding usually occurs during sleep. It’s estimated that 70% of people that grind their teeth do so because of stress and anxiety.

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Since the grinding of the teeth usually occurs during sleep you may not even know you’re doing it. Most people are made aware of the problem by their Dentist. It’s estimated that 1 in 3 people suffer from “Bruxism” the grinding of the teeth. The condition can result in flattened, fractured or chipped teeth. You may also experience face and jaw pain along with tooth sensitivity.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of teeth grinding schedule a dental appointment. During routine dental exams your Dentist is able to detect this condition.

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Over 29 Years of Service

Dr. Dennis E. Kelley, D.D.S., and his staff are pleased that you are considering using our services.  We have been practicing general dentistry on the east side of Indianapolis since 1985. Our goal is to make your visit as pleasant and stress free as possible. We pride ourselves in providing a caring and compassionate setting in which you can choose the highest quality dental healthcare. We will provide you with a thorough treatment plan before you commit to any treatment.

We accept most insurance coverage and, for your convenience, will accept payment from the insurance company.  We also accept cash, Discover, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. If you have any questions about payment, please check with our front office prior to your appointment.

Some Factors You Should Know About Tooth Decay.

Tooth decay takes place when bacteria damages the outer surface of the tooth. The following factors will increase your risk of tooth decay:

  1. Poor Oral Hygiene
  2. Eating & Drinking Too much Sugar.
  3. Not Seeing The Dentist On A Regular Basis.

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If you feel you have a cavity or cavities contact your Dentist. If a cavity goes untreated it can lead to tooth loss and possible infections of the mouth.

The best way to prevent tooth decay is to practice daily oral hygiene with brushing & flossing. It’s also best to limit your intake of snacks and eat balanced nutritional meals. Keeping your mouth healthy can help sustain your overall health. The ADA recommends you visit a Dentist twice a year for cleanings and regular oral exams.

If you have questions contact us today to schedule an appointment & discuss possible tooth decay issues. We pride ourselves in providing a caring and compassionate setting in which you can choose the highest quality dental healthcare. We are accepting new patients! Call us at 317-897-3500.

Dental Apps

In today’s world there seems to be an app for everything. There are even apps to help take care of your teeth and maintain good oral hygiene. Enclosed are a few dental apps you can use to better your oral health.

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Try these useful smartphone dental apps:

Brush DJ – The free multi-award winning Brush DJ app has is suitable for use by all ages. This toothbrush timer app plays 2 minutes of music from your devices, cloud or streaming service – to make tooth brushing for an effective length of time less boring!

Oral-B – The Oral-B App is your personal brushing assistant to help you achieve great oral health!

MyTeeth – Let your kids brush happily every evening without hustle. The toothbrushing-friends of MyTeeth are always happy to brush, in the perfect speed and they know all brushing methods. Your kids learn a good timing of 3 minutes, covering all areas of the mouth and everything they need up to the final bass method.
Additionally the app includes current medical knowledge, including a guide for parents.

These apps can help make taking care of your teeth fun. You can search other dental apps on the iTunes store. Remember it’s important to take good care of your teeth and gums.

If you or someone you know is in need of dental care in Indianapolis give our office a call at 317-897-3500 to schedule an appointment. We pride ourselves in providing a caring and compassionate setting in which you can choose the highest quality dental healthcare.

Regular Dental Visits Keep Teeth & Gums Healthy

It’s important to visit your dentist on a regular basis. We recommend you visit us every 6 months for routine cleanings and checkups. Take care of your teeth!

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Over 29 Years of Service

Dr. Dennis E. Kelley, D.D.S., and his staff are pleased that you are considering using our services.  We have been practicing general dentistry on the east side of Indianapolis since 1985. Our goal is to make your visit as pleasant and stress free as possible. We pride ourselves in providing a caring and compassionate setting in which you can choose the highest quality dental healthcare. We will provide you with a thorough treatment plan before you commit to any treatment. Call us today at (317) 897-3500 to schedule an appointment.

Get An Oral Cancer Screening With Your Dental Exam

The best way to stay protected from oral cancer is to get annual oral cancer screenings. With over 30,000 new cases diagnosed each year, oral cancer has become the sixth deadliest cancer in the world. Screening for oral cancer is quick and easy, with no pain or discomfort involved.

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The rate of oral cancer is rapidly rising among young people, women and non-smokers. Early detection of oral cancer is vital. There are many different places in the oral cavity and maxillofacial region in which oral cancers commonly occur, including:

  • Lips
  • Mouth
  • Tongue
  • Salivary Glands
  • Oropharyngeal Region (throat)
  • Gums
  • Face

It’s recommended to have an oral cancer screening with every 6 month checkup. Most dentists perform an examination of your mouth during a routine dental visit to screen for oral cancer. Give our office a call to schedule your next checkup and screening for oral cancer.

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Over 29 Years of Service

Dr. Dennis E. Kelley, D.D.S., and his staff are pleased that you are considering using our services.  We have been practicing general dentistry on the east side of Indianapolis since 1985. Our goal is to make your visit as pleasant and stress free as possible. We pride ourselves in providing a caring and compassionate setting in which you can choose the highest quality dental healthcare. We will provide you with a thorough treatment plan before you commit to any treatment. Call us today at (317) 897-3500 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

 

Choosing The Right Toothpaste For Your Dental Needs

Choosing the right toothpaste for your oral health needs is important. In general, as long as the toothpaste you choose has the American Dental Association Seal of Approval it meets the standards for being safe and effective. A lot of factors can come into play when choosing your toothpaste such as; sensitivity, tartar control, abrasiveness, whitening, and dentures. The type of toothpaste which you should use entirely depends on your needs. Every dentist will recommend that their patients use a fluoride toothpaste to strengthen gums and fight tooth decay.

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When choosing a toothpaste look for these 3 ingredients:

  • Fluoride: Dentists recommend a fluoride toothpaste as it helps to remineralize your tooth enamel, reduces damage from acidic foods and drinks as well as fights cavities.
  • Tartar control: Toothpastes with tartar control help reduce plaque and tartar build up which are the main causes of cavities, tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Anti-bacterial agent: Recent medical studies suggest that toothpastes with an anti-bacterial agent, triclosan, help lower the incidence of plaque, germs and gum disease.

The ingredients above are what’s recommended in choosing a good toothpaste. If you have specific questions about toothpaste give us a call.  On your next visit we can discuss which type of toothpaste is recommended for your teeth. We will let you know whether or not your mouth needs extra fluoride protection for tooth enamel from bacteria or if you need whitening toothpaste to remove minor surfaces stains from your morning coffee.

Brushing your teeth regularly is very important for your oral health so choose a toothpaste that you’ll enjoy using every day. Following a healthy brushing and flossing regime is more important than the brand of toothpaste one uses.

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Over 29 Years of Service

Dr. Dennis E. Kelley, D.D.S., and his staff are pleased that you are considering using our services.  We have been practicing general dentistry on the east side of Indianapolis since 1985. Our goal is to make your visit as pleasant and stress free as possible. We pride ourselves in providing a caring and compassionate setting in which you can choose the highest quality dental healthcare. We will provide you with a thorough treatment plan before you commit to any treatment. Call us today at (317) 897-3500 to schedule an appointment.