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December 13, 2017

Charcoal Tooth Whitening Safety Concerns | Indianapolis Activated charcoal is known to bind to poison and prevent its entrance into the gastrointestinal tract. This can be incredibly useful in instances where a chemical or toxin is ingested, and it has been the primary use of activated charcoal for many years.

Recently, a number of homeopathic websites and beauty bloggers have begun to tout the benefits of activated charcoal as a “toxin remover,” recommending it be used in face...

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November 22, 2017

Can Coconut Oil Whiten Teeth | Indianapolis Teeth WhiteningOil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that is accomplished by swishing a tablespoon of oil – typically coconut oil – around the teeth and gums for 15 to 30 minutes a day. Proponents of oil pulling tout benefits including a reduced risk of cavities and gum disease, a freshening of the breath, and whiter teeth.

Theoretically, gargling with coconut oil pulls out toxins, helping keep both...

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October 23, 2017

CEREC allows Indianapolis prosthodontist Dr. John R. Phelps to restore teeth to their strongest and most beautiful in a single office visit. The SlideShare below covers some basics about CEREC, including the process, the types of restorations available, and the care needed to help ensure your same day restorations last for years.

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October 16, 2017

CEREC Dentist IndianapolisIn September, Dr. Phelps attended both the CEREC Mentor Meeting and the Sirona World Conference in Las Vegas. Joining Dr. Phelps on this trip was Ann Marie Phelps, office manager at our Indianapolis location and wife of Dr. Phelps. A successful trip, Dr. Phelps returned from these conferences with information on products and techniques that will...

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September 14, 2017

There are many restorative dentistry services that require more than one visit to complete. Because they are manufactured offsite by a third-party dental lab, bridges, inlays/onlays, and dental crowns can all necessitate multiple visits. While this is necessary for certain types of cosmetic restorations, functional restorations like dental crowns don’t have to be manufactured by a third-party. With CEREC dental restorations offered at our Indianapolis office, Dr. Phelps can protect and enhance your smile over the course of a single visit, saving you time and money, and protecting your smile against further damage in the shortest time...

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Tags: CEREC Dentistry, Same Day Dental Crowns, One Day Cosmetic Dentistry Restorations
August 30, 2017

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of the smile. However, this does not mean that cosmetic treatments cannot have functional benefits – nor does it mean that functional restorations cannot be cosmetically appealing. Indianapolis dentist Dr. John Phelps understands this.

Drawing on years of experience and extensive training in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and prosthodontics, Dr. Phelps works to personalize each treatment for optimal form and function, allowing him to protect and perfect your smile no matter what issues are impacting it.

Want to learn more? Call our...

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Tags: CEREC, Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Porcelain Veneers, Dental Bonding
July 28, 2017

If you are unhappy with your smile but fear cosmetic dentistry is just too expensive, it may be time to revisit your options. Indianapolis cosmetic dentist Dr. John R. Phelps offers a comprehensive range of aesthetic and restorative services – some of which are covered by insurance – that can help produce a straight, strong, bright, and attractive smile without breaking the bank. We also accept cosmetic dentistry financing through CareCredit®, a trusted and...

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July 10, 2017

Looking for gummy smile treatment in or around Indianapolis? Call experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. John R. Phelps to schedule your initial consultation and learn how we can help.Teeth are likely the first thing people think about when the word “smile” is mentioned. Yet teeth comprise only one part of your smile. And this part can be significantly diminished if excessive gum tissue is obscuring it.

While the term “gummy smile” is somewhat...

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June 23, 2017

If you believe you could benefit from gentle sedation during your dental visit, call Indianapolis sedation dentist Dr. John Phelps to schedule a consultation today.Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to achieve optimal comfort prior to any dental procedure. Indianapolis sedation dentist Dr. John Phelps offers conscious oral sedation with medication in addition to nitrous oxide,...

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June 09, 2017

June is Headache & Migraine Awareness Month. If you struggle with chronic head pain, call 317-793-6133 for a neuromuscular evaluation with Dr. John R. Phelps.June is Headache & Migraine Awareness Month – a month dedicated to increasing attention and promoting the funding of research into treatments for chronic headaches of all kinds. However, if you struggle with frequent, debilitating headaches, effective treatment options may already exist. The best way to...

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Tags: TMJ