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.

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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.

Have You Seen A Dentist Lately?

It’s recommended that you see your dentist twice a year. Dental checkups are important because they can help spot oral health problems. Your teeth are an important part of your body and keeping them clean helps keep your mouth and your body healthy.

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Everyone, at some point in their lives, will have a problem in their mouth. Some telltale signs that you need to have a check up can range from consistent bad breath to aches in your gums. Here are 6 signs you need to see your dentist. 

  1. Tooth Pain
  2. Bad Breath
  3. Swollen Gums
  4. Dry Mouth
  5. Headaches
  6. Tooth Sensitivity

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it’s time to make an appointment. Don’t put off your visit to the dentist, it will only make things worse. Our office facilitates communications and emergency calls and appointments are available and welcome, especially for new patients seeking help. There’s no need to be embarrassed if it has been awhile since seeing a dentist. The important thing is you have made the decision to better your oral health and give us a call. We are confident that you will feel right at home in our office as we welcome all patients as if they were family.

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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.