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    Toothbrush Timer App - Timer, Toothbrush Tracker, Dental Reminder.

    Last updated 2 days 6 hours ago

    Knowing how long to brush your teeth is an important part of keeping your mouth healthy. Bring your teeth cleaning routine into the 21st century with the Toothbrush Timer app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

    With this fun and useful app, you’ll be able to time how long to brush and also track when it’s time to change your toothbrush. This app also reminds you of your last Dentist appointment. Download it today to learn more.

    Beyond regular brushing, cleanings and checkups are big parts of oral health.

     

    Southport Dental is one of Indianapolis’ premier dentists. From regular cleanings to root canals, we give you the services you need to solve your oral issues and get the smile you want. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, visit us online or call (317) 883-3300.

    Aging and Tooth Decay

    Last updated 1 month ago

    As we age, it is not uncommon for our teeth to become more susceptible to decay. Decay can be the result of a number of different age-related conditions, however it is most commonly connected with gum recession and the buildup of plaque over time. Tooth decay in adults and seniors can also develop when older dental restorations, typically those that were placed into the mouth at an earlier age, begin to create crevices in which bacteria and plaque can thrive.

    When teeth do decay, it is not only the enamel that becomes compromised but also the tooth root and jaw bone. To learn more about aging and tooth decay, be sure to watch this informative video.

    If you're concerned about the condition of your teeth or want to learn more about preventing decay, then consult with your dentist during your next visit to Southport Dental. Call (317) 883-3300 to book an appointment at our offices.

    How to Help Your Child Have a Healthy Mouth

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Any parent of a small child knows just how difficult it can be to get him or her to brush and maintain proper dental hygiene. Fortunately, there are several simple steps that you can take as a mom or dad to make it fun and easy for your little one to keep his or her pearly whites clean and cavity free. Here is a look at how you can help your child have a healthy mouth:

    Begin with the Right Tools and Products

    The first step to take when establishing a healthy dental routine for your child is to purchase the right toothbrush and toothpaste. Be sure to look for toothpaste that contains fluoride, since this essential mineral helps protect against cavities. When it comes to brushes, choose one that is age appropriate with soft bristles.

    Invest In a Mouth Guard for Young Athletes

    Is your little guy or girl an active athlete? If he or she plays contact sports such as baseball, football, or hockey, then consider speaking to your Indianapolis implants and general dentistry professional about fitting your child with a mouth guard to wear to prevent knocked out teeth.

    Watch Your Child's Diet

    Another effective way you can help your child have a healthy mouth is to keep sugary and sticky items out of his or her diet. Sodas, juices, and cookies have a considerable amount of sugar in them which can cause bacteria to thrive in the mouth. Sticky and hard items like candy can lead to tooth damage that could eventually call for serious dental work such as crowns.

    Book Regular Dental Check Ups

    The final step to take in maintaining your child's oral health is to book regular visits to your pediatric and general dentist's office. Make sure that your child has his or her teeth cleaned at least twice per year and see to it that he or she brushes and flosses regularly between those cleaning sessions.

    If you have questions about your child's oral health, then be sure to speak with the professionals at Southport Dental today. In addition to pediatric services, we also offer services for adults including root canals, dentures, wisdom tooth extraction, and adult braces. Find out how we can help you achieve a healthier mouth by calling (317) 883-3300.

    A Look at Tooth Colored Fillings

    Last updated 1 month ago

    In the past, a decayed or broken tooth would have to be filled with metal or gold alloys. However, modern technology has allowed for different materials to be used in this process, providing fillings that match the color of your teeth. Read on for a closer look at tooth colored fillings.

    The three main types of tooth colored fillings are composite, ionomers, and porcelain. Composite fillings are composed of resin and other materials that are sometimes bonded to the tooth in order to offer a sturdy filling that looks natural. Ionomers are also made from resins as well as other materials including ground glass. These fillings strengthen your enamel by releasing fluoride. Porcelain fillings are also known as ceramic fillings. They are more durable than ionomers and are made of glass powder in addition to ceramic and porcelain.

    If you are interested in learning more about tooth colored fillings, contact Southport Dental or visit our website. We are a dentistry practice that serves the Greenwood and Indianapolis areas. For more information about our dentures, implants, and other services, please feel free to call us at (317) 883-3300.

    Reasons to Wear a Mouth Guard

    Last updated 1 month ago

    If you've never been fitted for a mouth guard before, then you may not be familiar with all of the benefits that this appliance has to offer certain dental patients. Dentists recommend mouth guards for patients in order to treat a variety of conditions, such as bruxism, otherwise known as “teeth grinding”, sleep apnea, and excessive snoring. A mouth guard helps relieve symptoms of the latter two conditions by repositioning the jaw so that more air can enter the mouth and, ultimately, the lungs.

    One final reason why a patient may be prescribed a mouth guard is to prevent injury or tooth damage during sports. This is especially true if the patient has adult braces or another device that requires extra protection. Knocked out teeth can lead to a number of dental problems in the short and long term such as root canals, dental implants, and crowns. If you're interested in finding out if you might benefit from a mouth guard, call Southport Dental today at (317) 883-3300.



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