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July 29, 2016

If you have headaches, jaw pain, and back pain, it may be because your temporomandibular joint is out of alignment. This condition is known as TMJ or TMD. In this presentation, we explain everything about TMJ and how our dentist can treat your suffering:

 

 

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July 20, 2016

Indianapolis Teeth Whitening - Dr. John PhelpsYou’ve invested the time and money in a professional in-office teeth whitening treatment to brighten your smile. Don’t you want to maintain that dazzling, bright smile for as long as you can? Teeth whitening treatments are very effective, but they don’t last forever. Over time, your teeth will become stained again. By following these tips, you can prolong your whitening results as long as possible.

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June 30, 2016

How Long Will My CEREC Crowns Last? | Indianapolis | John R. Phelps, DDSYou are probably aware that the major benefit of visiting a CEREC dentist for a tooth restoration is how quickly you can have a cracked or broken tooth fixed with a fully-functional replacement. But here in Indianapolis, many of our patients aren’t worried about speed first and foremost. Instead, they want to get a dental restoration that will be...

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June 27, 2016

When you decide to get your teeth whitened in Indianapolis, you want your results from the whitening to last for as long as possible. While regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleaning will help you maintain a healthy smile, it’s not enough to keep your teeth bright white: teeth can be completely healthy and still pick up stains.

Instead, your best course of action is to cut back on the food and drink...

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June 22, 2016

Does TMJ Cause Neck and Shoulder Pain? | Indianapolis, IN | Dr. John R. PhelpsSome patients who come to Dr. Phelps’s Indianapolis dental practice complaining of TMJ symptoms tend to focus on pain or feelings of resistance in their jaw and face. However, if you have TMJ, the pain and symptoms you experience can extend beyond your jaw and the surrounding areas. You may have pain in your back and neck that is caused indirectly by...

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April 26, 2016

Porcelain veneers are exceptionally popular with Indianapolis-area patients who are looking to repair damaged teeth that mar an otherwise beautiful smile. And understandably so- porcelain veneers are beautiful, inconspicuous and durable, meaning you can enjoy the benefits of them for years to come.

Still, porcelain veneers are not for everyone. A huge part of our job is ensuring you only undergo a procedure that is right for you and your needs.

The first step is determining if you have a condition that porcelain veneers can address. These include:

  • Chipped teeth
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April 19, 2016

When you get porcelain veneers, you want them to last. They're beautiful pieces of dental work, and it's natural that you want to enjoy them for as long as possible.

Fortunately, veneers do a lot of their own maintenance work. They're strong and durable, and they are firmly bonded to your teeth. As such, they can be expected to last for at least a decade.

Of course, veneers aren't completely self-maintaining. You have to take care of them as well. The good news is that maintaining your porcelain veneers is really quite simple.

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April 13, 2016

We know that when you have to get a dental restoration, you want the process to be as quick and painless as possible. You don't want to come back for multiple visits, wait for weeks and wear uncomfortable temporary restorations during that time.

Fortunately, one of the many advantages to CEREC dentistry is speed. When you come in for a restoration that will be made by our CEREC machine, your needs will be filled that first time. A CEREC restoration is a one-visit...

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April 06, 2016

There's no such thing as a piece of dental work that lasts forever. Even the strongest and most durable dental work, such as implants, will eventually need to be replaced. Sometimes this is because the equipment is failing, sometimes it's because changes in your teeth and gums make the restoration look less than ideal and sometimes it's because the march of technology renders the restoration obsolete.

Fortunately, Dr. Phelps can r...

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March 30, 2016

You want bright, white, photogenic teeth. You want healthy gums. These are the goals for many of our Indianapolis patients, and if achieved, they can produce a beautiful smile.

However, there's one issue that prevent you from enjoying the full beauty of your smile, even if you do everything right: crooked teeth. This issue isn't caused by poor hygiene or any other mistake on your end. Often, it's an issue that should have been addressed by orthodontic solutions in your youth but, for whatever reason, was not.

Fortunately, you don't have to just live with crooked teeth. Dr. Phelps has solutions, chief among being...

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