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August 02, 2018

August is National Coffee Month, but before you celebrate with an increased intake of America’s favorite beverage, take a moment to consider the impact coffee has on teeth.

Coffee is one of the most common causes of tooth discoloration. Even an inconsistent coffee habit can hasten a yellowing of tooth enamel - and a daily habit can turn even the most pearly of whites to a dull brown over the course of just a few weeks.

More than just an aesthetic concern, coffee encourages acid production from bacteria in the mouth. This acid, when left in place, can...

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July 18, 2018

Do you have questions about dentures? This SlideShare presentation covers many frequently asked questions about dentures including:

  • What types of dentures are available?
  • Do dentures hurt?
  • How do dentures impact speaking and eating abilities?
  • Are there alternatives to dentures?

Take a moment to review the denture FAQ below, then call our office at 317-818-9858 to learn how Dr. Phelps can restore strength, function, and beauty to your smile.

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July 11, 2018

Dental implants can be used to secure many different types of restorations. The most popular options at our Indianapolis office are:

When used to secure dentures, implants are placed at carefully selected locations throughout the jaw to provide multiple points of contact. This method of securing dentures can be used for partial or full sets and is much more reliable than adhesives, making implant supported dentures one of the...

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June 14, 2018

Treating Gum Disease in IndianapolisGum disease is one of the most common oral health issues. While easily avoidable, it is estimated that nearly all American adults will, at some point, experience one form of the disease, most often gingivitis. Fortunately, the symptoms of gingivitis are easy to spot - red and swollen gums that bleed easily when brushed - and nearly as easy to treat. In fact, many cases of gingivitis can be eliminated through a deep...

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May 10, 2018

CEREC crowns are milled on-site, enabling us to protect and perfect your smile in a single office visit. ...

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April 27, 2018

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Indianapolis cosmetic dentist, Dr. John Phelps, can help. Take our short quiz to learn about which treatments may be best for your needs, then call our office at 317-818-9858 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Phelps. During this consultation, your concerns will be listed to and every option will be discussed to help you fully understand how your smile can be enhanced and improved.

Located in Indianapolis, Dr. Phelps is pleased to offer personalized cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services to men and women...

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April 17, 2018

Signs and Symptoms of Oral Cancer | Indianapolis, INThe most common signs and symptoms of oral cancer are:

  • An open sore or ulcer in the mouth
  • Red or white patches in the oral cavity
  • A lump or thickening of the skin on the inside of the cheek

When these symptoms persist for a period of two or more weeks, it is essential to bring them to the attention of a trusted healthcare provider. Oral cancer kills 43% of those diagnosed...

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March 08, 2018

Foods That Harm Teeth | Indianapolis DentistYou probably already know that foods high in sugar, acids, artificial colors, and starch can easily damage the teeth. These foods are particular favorites of bacteria already present in the mouth – and the waste produced when these bacteria attack those foods can rapidly erode enamel, increasing risks for dental caries, tooth infection, and bacterial infection...

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February 16, 2018
Symptoms of Tooth Infection | Indianapolis Dental Crowns

A root canal becomes necessary when the pulp chamber of a tooth is infected. Signs that you may need a root canal include:

  • Pain when biting and chewing
  • Increased sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Dull, radiating pain in the jaw and neck
  • A darkening of tooth enamel

When infection forms a pocket around the root of the...

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