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Signs and Symptoms of a Cavity
added on: January 29, 2024

Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for a healthy smile, but sometimes even the most diligent brushers and flossers can find themselves facing a common dental woe: cavities. While often associated with childhood, cavities can affect adults too, and their signs and symptoms may differ from what many expect. Let’s… Read More…


The Pros and Cons of Dental Veneers
added on: January 15, 2024

As we usher in the New Year, many of us embark on a journey of self-improvement, and for some, that may include enhancing their smile through cosmetic dentistry performed by their dentist in Valparaiso. Dental veneers are a popular option for achieving a dazzling smile, but like any dental procedure,… Read More…


A Sweet Tooth’s Guide to a Cavity-Free Holiday Season
added on: December 22, 2023

The holiday season is synonymous with joy, celebration, and, unfortunately, an abundance of sugary sweets and drinks. While indulging in festive treats is part of the fun, it’s essential to be mindful of the impact these delights can have on your oral health. Fear not! With a few simple strategies… Read More…


Why Do Dentists Poke at Your Gums and Say Numbers?
added on: December 16, 2023

Have you ever wondered why, during a dental checkup, your dentist in Valparaiso pokes your gums and starts calling out seemingly random numbers to their assistant? It might feel like a secret code or a mysterious ritual, but fear not – there’s a method to this madness, and it’s all about… Read More…


Maintaining Oral Health in Your Golden Years
added on: November 28, 2023

As we journey through life, our bodies change, and our oral health is no exception. Seniors in particular face unique challenges when it comes to dental care. This is why it is crucial to see your dentist in Valparaiso ideally twice a year, as gum disease and cavities tend to become… Read More…


What Is TMJ Disorder?
added on: November 15, 2023

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ or TMD) is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide, causing pain, discomfort, and difficulty in everyday activities like eating and speaking. However, TMJ disorder can often be confusing, and patients dealing with the symptoms may have trouble finding a diagnosis and relief. That’s where… Read More…


5 Tips to Overcome Dental Anxiety 
added on: October 31, 2023

Dental fear or anxiety is a common issue that affects millions of people worldwide. The fear of dental procedures can prevent individuals from seeking essential oral care, leading to deteriorating dental health which can even affect overall health. However, overcoming dental anxiety is possible with the right strategies, support, and… Read More…


Does Gum Disease Increase Breast Cancer Risk?
added on: October 17, 2023

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, your dentist in Valparaiso has some interesting news about a fascinating connection that has gained attention in recent years – the potential link between gum disease (periodontal disease) and an increased risk of breast cancer. While it might seem far-fetched at first, researchers have been… Read More…


Be Prepared for Dental Emergencies with a Dental First Aid Kit
added on: September 29, 2023
Joseph Majka, DDS

When it comes to first aid, most people think of being able to provide care for cuts, bruises, and broken bones. However, it’s equally important to be prepared to care for dental emergencies. A dental first aid kit can be a lifesaver (or rather, a tooth-saver) in times of oral… Read More…


Exploring the Link Between Dementia and Oral Health
added on: September 14, 2023
Joseph Majka, DDS

The human body is complicated, and the connection between various bodily systems can often surprise us. One such connection gaining increasing attention is the link between dementia and oral health. While these two might seem worlds apart, research is revealing a fascinating relationship between the two that emphasizes the importance… Read More…


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