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HAMMOND, IN, 46324


Preventive dentistry helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more by caring for one’s teeth to keep them healthy.

There are many forms of preventive dentistry, such as daily brushing and annual dental cleanings. These practices are designed to ensure that teeth are clean, strong, and white.

The most important part of preventive dentistry is to brush teeth daily with fluoride toothpaste approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Most people should replace their toothbrushes three to four times a year or as the bristles start to fray.

Flossing helps to clean out the tight spaces between the teeth and is a recommend daily practice. People with braces may need to use floss threaders to get between the metal brackets.

Annual dental cleanings and exams allow dentists to identify problems and take care of them right away.

Periodontal disease contributes to severity of heart conditions and diabetes. Our practice is dedicated to preventing and maintaining oral health and a healthy periodontal condition.

Our practice routinely probes periodontal pockets and uses a multitude of non-surgical techniques to maintain periodontal health including root planning (deep cleaning), appointment scheduling for therapy based on the patient’s needs and multiple medications.