The best compliment you can give is a referral...

At Advance Dental, we are blessed to have a family of patients who trust us and value the dedication, personalized care and attentiveness that we've given to people in the community over the years. Did you know that most of our new patients come from referrals by people like yourself? Chances are that you're one of them.
We wanted to take this opportunity and ask you to help us spread the word. If you have friends or relatives who could benefit from our services, can you please give us a referral? It will mean the world to us, and will make you their hero for years to come! :)

Don't leave your dental benefits hanging....

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, we wanted to remind you to take advantage of any unused dental benefits you may have. Each year you receive a maximum amount from your dental insurance company, and in most cases the unused portion of this amount is lost when the new insurance year starts.

These are benefits you have already paid for!

Your dental care is important to us, and we want to make sure you get the care you need without overpaying for it. If you have been postponing dental treatment or are overdue for a routine exam and cleaning, now is a great time to come in.

Please call us at 574-271-9910 or request an appointment online.

We're looking forward to seeing you soon.

Your Dental Family at Advance Dental

We want to share a few announcements with you!

August 21, 2018

We are proud to announce we have a new paperless system for appointment reminders, patient paperwork and other forms of communication. We now have the ability for you to complete your paperwork on our IPADS! This will save an enormous amount of paper in our office and is another step towards our ongoing efforts to "GO-GREEN!" We've been utilizing this system for a few weeks and have had a positive patient response. We hope you find it as easy to use as we do!We ask that you arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time so you are able to complete your paperwork on our IPADS. 
On another note, it's a very personal thing to tell a relative or friend about our practice. It means you trust our professional skills enough to put your reputation on the line. It says you're comfortable being part of our family, and that you appreciate our special level of care. Our practice depends on satified patients like you. Your referrals are the key to ou…

Diabetes and Dental Health

Diabetes and Dental Health In the United States, 9.3% of the population is diagnosed with diabetes and it is estimated that an additional 8.1 million people in the country are living with undiagnosed diabetes. Diabetics need to be aware of the oral symptoms of diabetes, and learn how to protect their oral health. There are a lot of ways diabetes can impact oral health, and the best way to prevent those side effects and have a healthy mouth is to keep up with healthy habits and closely manage blood sugar levels.
Gum Disease
Keeping blood sugar levels healthy helps control a diabetic’s risk of developing gum disease. This is especially important because any infection, including one of the gums, can raise blood glucose levels and further compound a diabetic’s biggest issue. Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day is a tried and tested routine for keeping gums healthy. Even when diabetics notice plaque or buildup on their teeth, a consistent brushing and flossing routine can still pre…

The Dangers of Plaque and Tartar Accumulation

The Dangers of Plaque and Tartar Accumulation Preventive measures in dental treatment are intended to defend against the onset of disease. Patients of all ages benefit from preventive dental services that are designed to fend off periodontal disease, tooth sensitivity, cavities, and even oral infections. 
Routine exams and professional cleanings before bacteria buildup will ensure a lifetime of excellent dental health. Though plaque and tartar are two different things, they have similar properties and tartar forms as a result of plaque buildup. Both are harmful to the teeth and gums and can be prevented through a good oral care routine and regular visit to the dentist.
Risks Associated with Tooth Plaque
Plaque is a sticky, colorless, film of bacteria that is constantly forming on the tooth’s surface. Though there are good and bad bacteria in the mouth, plaque produces acids that attack tooth enamel, damage gums, and create cavities. Excessive plaque buildup may also lead to periodontal…

Everyone needs a little time off...

We are so lucky to live in the Michiana area! We've had some pretty HOT and  fantastic summer weather so far.  We truly hope everyone has been able to enjoy it. Whether it's been after work, on the weekends or by taking a little trip here or there. Here at Advance Dental, we too like to take some time off to enjoy Summer from time to time.
From Wednesday July 4th, 2018 to Sunday July 8th, 2018,our staff will be enjoying a long weekend with their friends and famillies.
If you are a current patient, and have a true dental emergency that occurs during this time or need to change an appointment that is scheduled on Monday, July 9th, please call our office to access our voicemail. You will then be routed to an after hours telephone number. 

We will not have access to our text messaging system
or email during this time. 

Stay safe and have a Happy 4th of July!
Your Dental Family at Advance Dental 574-271-9910 

Dental Care for Children

Dental Care for Children
Dental Care for Children
Even the smallest teeth need attention and care. Infants will start to teethe at about six months old, and many of the baby teeth will erupt above the gum line by the time the child is one year old. This is why the first dental appointment for your child should take place between their first and second birthdays. A child’s first dental appointment does not typically involve any treatment. Instead, this visit is a wellness check or "chair-ride" for the infant to discuss oral care during development and introduce oral care habits as a routine to keep up with throughout their life.

The First Appointment
At the appointment, you can hold your child in your arms while your dentist
examines his or her teeth and mouth. You should use this opportunity to discuss your child’s medical history and any issues you’re concerned about. Your dentist will review the child’s teething and tooth development to see that their growth is on track. Your d…