Celebrating 28 Years of Excellence in the Granger, Mishawaka & South Bend Indiana areas

Dr. Stangebye is celebrating 28 years of excellence this year!

Many of our patients have known Dr. Stangebye for a very long time. Some patients were even inherited from Dr. Nauss and have been with our dental family for the full 28 years. Our patients are considered part of our dental family. For those of you who have not been with us as long, here is a little history about our practice and Dr. Stangebye.  Dr. Stangebye was born and grew up in Hobart, Indiana. He graduated from River Forest High School in Hobart where he participated in football, wrestling, track and field and band. It was actually in band where he met the love of his life, Sue. He has also had an everlasting love for all things mechanical, especially airplanes and motorcycles. Following high school, he obtained his undergraduate degree from Purdue University, specializing in Electrical Engineering. He then began pursuing his dental career at Indiana University School of Dentistry. He graduated from Indiana Universi…

Best Brushing Apps for Kids!

The Best Brushing Apps for Kids!
It's important to make brushing FUN, especially for kid's. With today's technology it's EASIER than ever. We'd like to give you some guidance on how to make your children's dental health even healthier!Let's be realistic. Many times it's a struggle to get a toothbrush IN your kid's mouth, and IF you can, it's even MORE difficult to get them to brush for two WHOLE minutes, TWICE a day. So, why not make it fun by letting them use their IPAD or tablet DURING brushing time?!?!Here are some of the best brushing apps for kids we've compiled for you!All you need to do is click on the link or links below, download them onto their electronic device and encourage them to use their apps during each brushing session.  It WILL help them brush a little better and a little longer, so here you go!
Best Brushing Apps for Kids!

Disney Magic Timer

Brush DJ

Aquafresh Brush Time

Brusheez Tooth Brushing Timer

As always, please feel free …

You Are What You Eat

Advance Dental - Dr. Ronald Stangebye

Nutrition and Oral Health: You are What You Eat If you’ve ever heard the expression, “you are what you eat,” there may be more truth to that than you think. Our mouth is a tool that keeps the machine, also known as our body, strong. In order to keep the mouth healthy, you need to give it what it needs, not what it craves, no matter how badly you want to reach for that slice of pizza. Eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods from each of the five food groups, promotes healthy teeth and gums, while strengthening our immune system in the process. A balanced, well-rounded diet will also protect the teeth from decay and keep your dental health as well as your physical health in optimal shape.

Diet and Oral-Systemic Connection Foods that contain sugars of any kind contribute to tooth decay. Though almost all foods contain sugar, it’s important to avoid added sugars that are found in sports drinks, candy, and cookies. If foods don’t contain any nutritional …

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know an estimated 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States each year? That accounts for nearly 2.9% of all cancers!
Your dentist or dental hygienist is in the best position to detect oral cancer during your routine examinations.
At each routine examination you are given an oral cancer screening in our office. We are looking for anything abnormal that should not be present in your mouth. This could be a lump, lesions, red or white spots, sores or areas that bleed easily. If there is an area of concern, the rule of thumb is, if it does not resolve in about a two week time period it should be considered suspect and worthy of further examination or referral for biopsy. 
Early detection is essential to more successful treatment outcomes. 
It is important to be aware of your own body and be able to recognize any changes. Please let Dr. Stangebye know if you have any areas of concern in your mouth or notice something new or dif…

Reasons of Extractions

March 2018 Advance Dental NewsletterReasons for Extractions Dentists have made great strides in saving teeth, but there are still times when extractions are necessary. These situations often arise when there is not enough room in the mouth for an entire adult set of thirty-two teeth, when a tooth has been badly cracked down its root, or when the gum tissue surrounding a tooth is severely infected and the tooth has become too loose to function safely. Dentists also sometimes recommend that people with compromised immune systems who get dental infections undergo extractions instead of root canals. Circumstances such as whether a tooth is impacted, meaning caught below the gum line, will determine exactly how a dentist plans the procedure, but there are some commonalities which patients should understand.

Preparation There is more than one major nerve in the mouth which may need to be numbed prior to extraction. The lingual nerve is connected to the tongue while the inferior alveolar nerv…

February Dental Health Tips from Advance Dental

February 2018 Dental Health Tips from
Dr. Stangebye at Advance DentalCommon Mistakes in Oral Care Routines Brushing and flossing every day is the best way to maintain your oral health and protect your teeth against decay, and if you complete both of these steps at least twice a day, then you’re doing great! However, even people who practice proper oral care regimens don’t realize the simple mistakes they’re making that can counteract their effort to achieve a healthy mouth. Read about the most common mistakes people tend to make in their oral care routines and the easy fixes that can correct them.

When brushing The most common mistakes people make when brushing are simply not brushing long enough and brushing too hard. Many people think that if they’ve touched every tooth that brushing is over, but brushing for a full two minutes is the best way to get all of the teeth thoroughly cleaned each time. Setting a timer or playing a two-minute song in your head or on your phone while you bru…

Seal the Deal, Sealant Day Special 2018

Happy Wednesday,
To take advantage of our Seal the Deal, Sealant Day Special, please email at or call at 574 271 9910 to schedule an appointment on one of the above days.
To learn more about Sealants, click this link!
We look forward to hearing from you! Your Dental Family at Advance Dental