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Dental Implant Surgery Feb 12th, 2018

Over the years, dental implants have become one of the most popular ways to replace missing or damaged teeth. Not only do implants look realistic, but they also replace the root of a missing tooth, adding more stability to your entire jaw structure.   It’s important to understand that getting...

The Best Times to Brush Feb 12th, 2018

Everyone knows how important it is to brush your teeth. It’s the best way to keep your gums healthy and remove plaque build-up. With that said, many people struggle with figuring out the best times to brush. Should it be before or after breakfast? Do you swish mouthwash first or...

Determining a Dental Emergency Feb 12th, 2018

Most dental offices provide some sort of immediate dental care for patients who are facing an emergency. These types of emergencies are often caused by an injury to the mouth which results in fractured or knocked-out teeth, severe pain or bleeding, as well as any type of severe lacerations to...

Air Abrasion Facts Feb 12th, 2018

Have you ever wondered what air abrasion is? This common method of removing tooth decay is becoming more popular in dental offices around the country. Here’s what you need to know.   What Is Air Abrasion?   Air abrasion removes decay from your tooth without the use of a dental...

Tips to Protect Teeth While Sick Feb 12th, 2018

Whether you are suffering from the flu or simply a common cold, being sick is no fun. Your main concern during this time is to rest and rejuvenate. Taking care of yourself should also include your teeth. Consider these 4 simple ways to care for your teeth when you’re under...

Dental X-Rays Feb 12th, 2018

Dental X-Rays are one of the most common procedures for nearly all new patients to a dental office. Dental X-Rays are both diagnostic and preventative and are essential to your dental treatment plan. X-Rays help your Indianapolis, IN dentist to: • Detect cavities • See teeth roots • See the...

Can Flossing Cause Black Triangles? Feb 12th, 2018

Have you ever taken notice of those dark spaces that form at the bottom of your teeth? These are often called black triangles and can be quite unattractive. Not only that, but there are dangers to these black triangles. This space was once filled with papilla which is the gum...

Flossing vs. Waterpik Feb 12th, 2018

We all know how important flossing is. Most dentists will recommend flossing at least once per day to help curb plaque and fight gingivitis. Dentists still recommend manually flossing with string, but there are many water flossers such as the Waterpik that claim to be much more efficient at keeping...

Probiotics and Dental Health Feb 12th, 2018

The body is incredible and is set up to protect itself from invaders. Probiotics are hard at work within your body right now fighting to keep bacteria down. They aren’t just working in your digestive tract, but also in your mouth. With today’s newest innovations, we can even add a...

Are You Eating Too Fast? Feb 12th, 2018

Life is busy and many of us will eat while we are on the run. This results in us taking giant bites of food so we can get on with our business sooner. In addition, we often spend time visiting fast-food restaurants that serve us giant sized burgers that barely...

Thanksgiving Tips for Teeth Feb 12th, 2017

It’s a great time of year! The weather is brisk, the leaves are vibrant and Thanksgiving is almost here. It is time to have our fill of good food and enjoy the company of loved ones. Thanksgiving is a great day to reflect on what we are grateful for, but...

What is Xylitol? Feb 12th, 2017

Xylitol has just recently become a trend in sweeteners and other dental care products. It was first discovered in the late 19th century. However, it was known by very few people until the 1950s and on into the present day. Xylitol is a type of sugar alcohol that is mainly...

The Damage of Teeth Grinding Feb 12th, 2017

People who grind their teeth may not even realize that they are doing it because teeth grinding and jaw clenching is a common reaction to stress. Most people grind their teeth from time to time, even in their sleep, and is also caused by sleep disorders or an abnormal bite....

The Importance of Routine Cleanings Feb 12th, 2017

Visiting your dentist twice a year or every six months is important for many different reasons. Taking care of your teeth and talking to a dentist regularly is an indispensable component of proper preventative care. Here are some of the top reasons that keeping up with dental checkups is worth...

Nutrition's Impact on Your Teeth Feb 12th, 2017

Not only is the health of your oral cavity dependant on consistent proper dental hygiene, but it is also dependant on the food that you consume daily. It is imperative to consume a nutritious diet in order to have the right amounts of vitamins and minerals to ensure for healthy...

Brushing More Than Just Teeth Feb 12th, 2017

When we are discussing dental health, we often talk about the teeth and gums.  These are two important aspects to dental health, but so is the health of the tongue.  The tongue can hold bacteria that will make your breath stink and it can affect the overall health of the...

Achieve Your Brightest Smile Feb 12th, 2017

Whether you feel your smile is discolored or simply dull, you will find that teeth whitening can restore the sparkle in your smile. Although teeth whitening is considered a cosmetic procedure (meaning it doesn’t impact function or health), you will find the benefits to be numerous.  Choosing cosmetic dentist can...

Different Types of Teeth Stains Feb 12th, 2017

Teeth are considered to be one of the crowning glory of the human body. It’s the first thing people notice. It shows just how well people maintain their hygiene. But that’s not always the case.   Different Kinds of Teeth Stains presented by your Dentist in Indianapolis IN   Time...

A Guide for Buying Dental Products Feb 12th, 2017

In today’s world, it is not easy to identify what the most effective product is since there are always new products being launched almost every fiscal quarter. Most people are constantly in a phase wherein they need to decide whether they are going to stay with their old purchase, or...

Effects of Diabetes on Dental Health Feb 12th, 2017

When one has diabetes, be it Type I or Type II, high blood sugar can have a serious effect to all of your body. In addition to this, the level of sugar in your mouth also has an effect on your teeth. With awareness as to what you put into...

Effects of Plaque on Gums Feb 12th, 2017

Plaque is a thin bacterial film which brings the enamel of teeth to decay and causes cavities. if plaque is not removed by the daily regimen of brushing and flossing and using a therapeutic mouth rinse, then it can quickly harden and become tartar, or calculus, and will root itself...

Tips on Fixing Black Spots Feb 12th, 2017

Black spots can appear on your front or back teeth and are results of enamel erosion. Black spots may also be a result of poor dental hygiene and habits. If black spots are not severe, these home remedies can solve this problem. First, identify what caused the black spots on...

Invisalign vs. Braces Feb 12th, 2017

Invisalign is a trending treatment that has taken over the braces treatment. The question which generally arises is, how effective is Invisalign vs. braces?   One must understand that Invisalign and braces are the tools in the hands of the doctor. Invisalign has certain advantages and disadvantages compared to the braces....

Pro's & Con's of Using Rubber Bands Feb 12th, 2017

Are rubber bands for gap closure truly effective? Are there any side effects that come with adding bands for closure? Let’s see and find out.   Small metal-based squares called brackets are placed right at the center of your teeth with a wire sewing through each square from tooth to...

Do's and Dont's After Tooth Extraction Feb 12th, 2017

After getting your tooth extracted, you have to let it heal properly and quickly. Most dental surgeons will give you some after-care instructions. To reduce the risk of infection and dry socket, make sure to follow all the post-operative instructions from your dentist. Here are some of the do’s and...

What is a Night Guard? Feb 12th, 2017

Teeth clenching is one the excruciating problems that many of us would often go through. Oftentimes, dentists would suggest using night guards to protect our teeth from clenching and grinding when we are asleep. Many of us are not really familiar with night guards. So, what is it really and...

Veneers or Bonding? Feb 12th, 2016

If you are looking for a dedicated cosmetic dentist in the area of Indianapolis, IN, look no further than the team of Tenth Street Dental Care and Denture Center. Dr. Kevin J. Welch and his staff work closely with patients to determine what methods of restoration are available for individuals...

Cosmetics for a Top Smile Feb 12th, 2016

Dr. Kevin J. Welch is a cosmetic dentist in Indianapolis, Indiana who is excited to offer patients of Tenth Street Dental Care and Denture Center with a wide range of aesthetic treatments. His practice is equipped with the cutting edge technology to provide patients with a large selection of services...

Laser Dentistry: Meaning, Risk, and Benefits Feb 12th, 2016

Laser dentistry is the usage of lasers in a dentistry procedure. Lasers can produce a narrow, concentrated light energy that can remove or shape tissue. It is because of this reaction that lasers are utilized along with other instruments to be able to treat the patient more efficiently. Common uses...

What to Expect for Your Dental Visit Feb 12th, 2016

Are you taking your child to their first dental visit? Or maybe you haven’t been to the dentist in a long time and you forget what it’s like during your check-up. It can be a little nerve-wracking to finally see your dentist after so long and children are generally nervous...

How To Prevent Bad Breath Naturally Feb 12th, 2016

ad breath can cause a number of problems, including bringing down an individual’s self-confidence. It even might hinder social interaction of an individual due to bad breath. There are multiple ways to prevent bad breath, including visiting our dental office in Indianapolis for a cleaning.    Here are some things you can do...

Benefits of Dental Bridges Feb 12th, 2016

When teeth are missing, it is important to work with a dental staff to restore the smile. Replacing missing teeth is necessary for aesthetics, function, and health. There are several methods available to patients for replacing missing teeth, including dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures. For many patients who visit...

Will You Need Dentures? Feb 12th, 2016

It turns out that denture wearers are more common than most people would think! According to a recent survey, 19% of women over 40 wear full or partial dentures. Here are some signs that you may be on the road to dentures.   Visiting the dentist every 6 months is extremely...

Time for a Re-Do: Dentures Feb 12th, 2016

We want our patients to have the best smile that they can for a lifetime. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case for everyone. Whether it’s due to dental trauma, accidents, aging or infections, there are patients who may have lose several or all of their teeth. While some patients look...

Teeth Whitening Options Feb 12th, 2016

At Tenth Street Dental Care and Denture Center, we understand how important a beautiful smile can be. We know that a smile can exude health and confidence. When patients are unhappy with over-the-counter whitening products and are ready for real results with a professional, we accept them into our practice...

Why Invisalign Succeeds Feb 12th, 2016

With all of the advantages and progression that dentistry has made over the years, it’s hard to not know a little bit about Invisalign! This orthodontic treatment has the ability to transform the way your smile looks, works, and how you feel about it—all for the better. Here at Tenth Street...

Using Waterlase to Treat Decay Feb 12th, 2016

Dr. Kevin J. Welch is an Indianapolis, IN dentist at Tenth Street Dental Care who proudly assists patients with the treatment of a wide variety of conditions. One of the most commonly seen concerns in his practice is that of tooth decay. Also known as dental caries or “cavities,” decay...

Straighten Up! Feb 12th, 2016

When you smile, do you do so freely, or do your lips act as a veil over your teeth? Hiding misalignment can be a challenge. For many teens and adults, the idea of wearing metal braces, or even invisible brackets and wires, is an even bigger challenge. Operating from this...

Quick & Easy Dental Implant Facts Feb 12th, 2016

More patients than ever before are turning to the top providers of Indianapolis IN dental implants to replace their teeth with this state-of-the-art technique! Dental implants offer so many benefits to patients missing one, two or multiple teeth and can help you regain your smile like never before! And while...

Learn to Love Your Smile Feb 12th, 2016

Most people recognize the draw of an attractive smile. So much so that even when we do not put words to it, we may crave this for ourselves. An attractive smile goes a long way. It doesn't just help us make a great first impression, but it also enables us...

All About Cosmetic Dentistry Feb 12th, 2016

Your top providers of cosmetic dentistry in Indianapolis IN often receive questions from patients asking what differs a particular set of specialties or procedures apart from another…our office from another…so on and so forth. Today we have decided to answer a few of these questions, which pertain to cosmetic dentistry in particular,...

Why To Seek a Root Canal Feb 12th, 2016

At Tenth Street Dental Care and Denture Center, it is important to have a general dentist seeking the best for his patients. This is the goal of Dr. Kevin J. Welch. Patients who come into his practice seeking a solution for their oral health and wellbeing can rest easy knowing they...

Helpful Oral Hygiene Advice Feb 12th, 2016

Our goal for our patients is to have a healthy and happy smile that they can share for a lifetime. With our variety of procedures, services and tools, we make sure that we do all that we can to make that possible! But your dentist in Indianapolis IN wants to...

Dealing with Dental Myths Feb 12th, 2016

Your Indianapolis dentist Dr. Welch feels it is a sense of responsibility to make sure no patient question goes unanswered. This means taking time out at every appointment to address any concerns, as well as providing oral health blogs on our website for patients to view from the comfort of...

Brush Before Breakfast or After? Feb 12th, 2016

In the morning, we are all faced with a difficult decision—what are we going to have for breakfast? While this is the most important choice to make, we also have to choose when it’s best to brush our teeth—before or after we eat breakfast! With the help of your dentist...

Eating Disorders and Oral Health Feb 12th, 2016

With March being “National Nutrition Month,” your cosmetic dentistry in Indianapolis IN wanted to talk to you today about a subject that can sometimes be overlooked or shied away from by many patients and doctors alike- eating disorders. According to some statistics, it is estimated that 10-15% of Americans face...

The Bruxism Blog Feb 12th, 2016

As cosmetic dentists in Indianapolis IN, Dr. Welch will often see the results of and must help restore teeth that have been damaged at the hands of teeth grinding. Though all of us can grind our teeth now and then due to unpleasant stimuli (nails on a chalkboard, anyone?), a...

Cavity Fighting Candy Feb 12th, 2016

A candy that fights cavities? Sounds sort of preposterous to your general dentist in Indianapolis IN- we admit it. When most people think “candy”- they think of the same thing we do- sugar. Sugar that feeds bacteria in your mouth that causes cavities…we see it and treat it every day....

Stress & What It Does to Your Smile Feb 12th, 2016

Aggressive stress is known to affect a large number of people to the point of taking medication. What people may not know is how it affects other parts of your health, including your dental care. If you’re looking for the best Indianapolis dentist, look no further than Dr. Welch! Here...

National Nutrition Month Feb 12th, 2016

With the month of March almost upon us, it’s time to start eating right! While there’s no perfect time, it’s important for all patients to know how your diets affect the status of your teeth, as well. March is National Nutrition Month, where the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics asks...

Mouth Guards Protect Your Smile Feb 12th, 2016

A small piece of plastic that’s fitted over your teeth isn’t usually thought of as more than an athletic tool. But it’s much more than that and your cosmetic dentist in Indianapolis IN wants to share the importance of mouth guards for certain patients.   Sometimes, a prescription for a...

Bring Light to Dental Aches Feb 12th, 2016

Although toothaches can be common, they’re certainly not something that a patient should ignore. When you’re experiencing aches coming from your teeth, they’re trying to tell you something! Addressing this pain is only going to benefit your smile, which is why cosmetic dentist in Indianapolis IN wants to discuss what...

The Dental Glossary Feb 12th, 2016

Patient education is one of the essential portions of a successful treatment in the eyes of your Indianapolis dentist. Having our patients know what procedures we perform and why…the ins and outs of their at-home care…all of this knowledge is as important as the actual action of doing it. If...

Importance of Senior Dental Care Dec 13th, 2015

Taking care of your teeth is a lifelong commitment, but it can become more difficult as you get older. Seniors are at a higher risk of dental issues because as they age, their teeth do, too. It’s important to know what can happen to your oral and dental health as...

National Children's Dental Health Dec 12th, 2015

In just a few days when February graces us with its presence, it will mark the 75th anniversary of the ADA’s National Children’s Dental Health Month! With your Indianapolis dentist’s dedication to oral health care for patients of all ages, today we wanted to share with you the new poster promoting...

Dental History through the Ages Dec 12th, 2015

Dentistry has progressed and worked to create incredible smile transformations for patients over centuries. It’s incredible what your Indianapolis dentist have the experience and skill to do just to make sure your teeth are happy and healthy. But it’s also important to know the history of dentistry and how this...

Dental Difficulties on the Holidays Dec 12th, 2015

Christmas is right around the corner and everybody is in the holiday spirit! This includes indulging in delicious, wonderful treats that you may not have had a chance to enjoy before. There are some exclusive holiday candies, cakes and more that are calling for your sweet tooth! Unfortunately, overindulging during...

Feeling Sensitive? Dec 12th, 2015

Are you just like one of the multiple patients seen daily by the top provider of cosmetic dentistry in Indianapolis IN at Tenth Street Dental Care who suffer from teeth sensitivity? Every day Dr. Welch treats patients enduring this terrible toothache, that usually is triggered by hot, cold, sweet or...

Signs of a Cavity Dec 12th, 2015

While cavities and tooth decay are the most common health detriment experienced by people across the world, they may not always be the easiest to identify. Sure, you may feel so pain in your tooth all the sudden one day- but aches come and go, as your dentist in Indianapolis...

For Our Smiles, We Are Thankful Nov 12th, 2015

There is no time quite like the holidays to bring the family together, enjoy a nice home cooked meal and appreciate the time you get to spend with one another. Thanksgiving is typically considered the “start” of these late-in-the-year gatherings and should make one reflect and be happy for all...