Be Your Teeth’s Ultimate Flossing Boss

Be Your Teeth’s Ultimate Flossing Boss

Flossing is a key to maintaining great oral health. Dental experts recommend flossing after you eat and when you brush your teeth. You might think flossing is a new thing, but it’s not. When did the string become a thing? The tooth floss that we know today was...
Is a Regular Cleaning Good Enough?

Is a Regular Cleaning Good Enough?

Everyone’s mouth is full of bacteria and plaque. We need to brush twice daily and floss to remove it. The plaque that we miss in our own brushing and flossing hardens to tartar. We have all had our teeth cleaned at the dentist, hopefully twice a year. Regular cleaning...
Do You Have Gingivitis?

Do You Have Gingivitis?

Have you noticed a little blood in your sink after you brush your teeth? This blood can be one of the first signs that you have gingivitis. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease (also known as periodontal disease). During this first stage of gum disease, only your...
5 Reasons You May Need a Tooth Extraction

5 Reasons You May Need a Tooth Extraction

When you have oral health problems, Dr. Jon Erickson at Danville Family Dentistry will do everything he can to restore your teeth and gums. However, sometimes, Hendricks County patients have toothaches, jaw pain, or throbbing gums that just can’t be fixed with...