• Dental abscess or an abscessed tooth is an accumulation of pus enclosed in the tooth, bone, or gums.  It is commonly caused by a bacterial infection in the tooth's pulp from severe tooth decay, gum disease, or damaged tooth structure. It may also be caused by gingivitis or periodontitis. These [...]

    Read more

    Many people depend on their dental visits to keep their teeth healthy, while others assume that brushing their teeth a few times a week is good enough. Having a passive attitude about the health of your mouth only hurts you and your bank account. Instead of taking this passive approach, try taking [...]

    Read more

    When does a filling need to be replaced?

    Fillings that have worn down, chipped, cracked or are missing leave gaps that can provide an entry point for bacteria. If the seal between the tooth and the filling breaks down, food particles and decay-causing bacteria can work their way between the worn filling and the tooth. These bacteria [...]

    Read more

    Wisdom Teeth Extraction

    Did you ever wonder why they’re called wisdom teeth? They are coined that because these specific teeth generally come in later than the rest, usually between 17 and 21 years of age, and are our third and final set of molars. Statistics show that teens in the last five years have been developing [...]

    Read more

    When we meet someone new, the first physical trait we notice is the person’s smile.  Whether you’re struggling with chipped enamel, severe decay, or even a tooth that’s missing altogether, making it through every day with a smile [...]

    Read more

    Dental Hygienist’s Role in Sleep Apnea

    Are you a patient who falls asleep in the dental chair while your hygienist is scaling? Have you ever had your dental hygienist ask how you sleep? Or do you snore? It’s not just small talk. Dental hygienist are playing more and more of important role in the recognition of sleep disorders. What [...]

    Read more

    Bringing Superior Dentistry in Indiana to Residents of Bloomington and Ellettsville

    When a dental office finds themselves attracting clients from across Bloomington and the Southern Indiana area, they know they must be doing something right! At Ellettsville Dental Center, we get clients from all over, not just the Bloomington and Ellettsville areas. We have patients come from as[...]

    Read more

    Winter Dental Issues

    Did you know the chill of winter can make dental issues worse? The coldest days of the year will soon be upon us. The temperatures drop, the days shorten, and many of us just desire to be cozy in the warmth of home. Almost like bears, we’d like to hibernate until spring arrives. As winter [...]

    Read more

    Beware Of The Plaque Monster This Halloween

    Many parents spend all year trying to control how much sugar their kids are consuming, only to have their efforts steamrolled on Halloween night. When it comes to added sugars, the stakes are high. Fortunately, there are alternatives out there. Sugar Free Candy: When you are thinking of [...]

    Read more