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Can You Have Too Many Teeth? 
added on: August 18, 2022

Can You Have Too Many Teeth?  Most people have 20 baby teeth, and 32 permanent adult teeth. However, a condition called hyperdontia can cause too many teeth to grow inside the mouth. This is usually more common in kids but can also occur into adulthood. Hyperdontia can be treated by… Read More…


What Happens If You Have An Impacted Tooth?
added on: July 26, 2022

The term ‘impacted tooth’ refers to a tooth that was supposed to erupt yet hasn’t. As a result, the tooth can get trapped in the gums. Most commonly, impaction occurs with wisdom teeth, but the truth is any tooth can become impacted. So what exactly happens if you have an… Read More…


How Can I Change The Way My Teeth Look?
added on: July 15, 2022

Not white enough, not straight enough, not even enough – these are just a couple of things that tend to bother people about their teeth. If you’re someone who isn’t completely happy with the way your teeth look, you may shy away from fully smiling and enjoying life. Nobody should… Read More…


What You Eat Matters to Your Teeth
added on: March 18, 2021
Joseph Majka, DDS

Your dentist in Valparaiso is a key part of your healthcare team, and while we’re dedicated to protecting teeth, we know that there’s a strong connection between oral health and overall health. In fact, when we talk about good oral health, we need to look beyond the bathroom sink and… Read More…


Can Wearing a Mask Cause Cavities? 
added on: January 29, 2021
Joseph Majka, DDS

Even though 2020 is over and we can start to leave a lot of that crazy year behind us, one thing remains a constant in our everyday lives — face masks. Masks have become commonplace throughout the United States to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and are seen everywhere… Read More…


4 Things You Can Do To Protect Against Tooth Staining
added on: December 21, 2020
Joseph Majka, DDS

Everyone wants a bright, white smile. But everyday things can take their toll on teeth and cause staining or discoloration. From coffee to wine, to certain medications and beets, it seems that everything we consume can transform our pearly whites into dull, discolored teeth. But, as your dentist in Valparaiso… Read More…


Does My Dentist Know That I Don’t Brush My Teeth? 
added on: November 25, 2020
Joseph Majka, DDS

We’ve all been there — sitting in the dentist’s chair, feeling a little bit guilty about our brushing habits (or lack thereof), and worrying about what our dentist is about to say. But is there anything to actually worry about? Can your dentist in Valparaiso really tell if you don’t… Read More…


Taking Care of Your Teeth Can Save Your Life
added on: October 28, 2020
Joseph Majka, DDS

Did you know that there’s a connection between oral health and overall health? It’s true, and your dentist in Valparaiso wants you to know that what’s going on inside of your mouth can provide a snapshot of your overall health –  and may even help diagnose health problems before they… Read More…


Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month
added on: October 19, 2020
Joseph Majka, DDS

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, an entire 31 days dedicated to our trusted and caring hygienists. This year, like most things, the celebration is a little bit different and has an appropriate theme — Faces of Courage. Sponsored by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and Colgate, National Dental Hygiene… Read More…


What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
added on: July 29, 2020
woman hides her smile

We all want to have a bright, white smile. But thanks to both internal and external factors, our teeth can transform from their once brilliant appearance to a dull, discolored look. In this week’s blog, your dentist in Valparaiso explores some of the things, both within our control and out… Read More…


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