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Can You Benefit from Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Benefit from Teeth Whitening Treatment | Shank Center for Dentistry

Choosing to whiten your teeth is a highly personal decision based on your goals for your smile. While teeth whitening doesn't necessarily result in an improvement to your health, most people feel much better about their appearance with attractive white teeth.

Motivation to Take Care of Your Teeth

When patients complete teeth whitening, they often have a renewed dedication to taking great care of their teeth. When your smile looks great, chances are that you'll want to keep it that way! Many patients brush and floss more regularly to keep their gleaming white smiles looking fresh. Some patients use teeth whitening as a reward when they stop smoking.

Professional dental cleanings help keep ...

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5 Cosmetic Issues Best Fixed with Veneers

Cosmetic Issues Fixed with Veneers | Shank Center for Dentistry

A quick fix isn’t always possible, and beautiful dentistry takes a fair amount of planning. That being said, one treatment can address a number of cosmetic dental issues at once.

Porcelain veneers provide our patients with beautiful smiles using cosmetic dentistry in our Indianapolis, IN dental office.

Cosmetic Issues Fixed With Veneers

Deep or stubborn stains – Some stains will not yield to traditional teeth whitening methods, and as your other teeth become brighter, the stains may even stand out more. Porcelain veneers correct this problem with a simple solution – they cover stains completely.

Misalignment – While porcelain veneers do not correct misalignment of your teeth, they can correct the appearance of misalignment. ...

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3 Ways to Best Maintain Your Dental Implant

Ways to Best Maintain Your Dental Implant | Shank Center for Dentistry

Now that you have your brand new dental implant, protecting your new smile is likely your next priority. Dental implants are pretty easy to care for, making them a popular choice for many of our patients.

Three Ways to Protect Your Dental Implant

Keep your gums healthy – Periodontal disease is a killer of dental implants, especially in the advanced stages. If you are someone who has suffered from gum disease in the past, you probably realize that this is an ongoing battle.

We are here to help – We customize your dental cleanings to keep your dental implant, gums, and teeth healthy. If you have dental implants and are a patient in our ...

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No Insurance, No Problem - The SmileGuard Membership Club

The SmileGuard Membership Club | Shank Center for Dentistry

No Insurance?  No Problem!

Insuring your health has been a hot topic over the last few years.  Regardless of your political persuasion, whether you think the Affordable Care Act (AKA ObamaCare) is the greatest thing since sliced bread or a disaster of epic proportions, we can all agree that it has had a significant impact on our bank accounts and the way we handle our healthcare.  Now before you tune out I’m not going to get political here (though if you really want my political views, I’ll be happy to share them, but there’s not enough space on this blog to accommodate my rants or soapboxes).  Instead I’d like to share ...

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What Exactly Is A Dental Implant Anyway?

What Is a Dental Implant | Shank Center for Dentistry

So what exactly is an implant?  We get this question all the time (in one form or another).  Many times we see patients who want/need a tooth replaced, have heard that a dental implant is the way to go, but don’t really have any idea exactly what an implant is, or how we get from point A (no tooth) to point B (natural-looking functional tooth).  So here’s the explanation…what’s an implant and how do we get there.  Have questions?  Give us a call!  We’d be happy to sit down face-to-face and answer them for you!


What’s an implant?

             To put it quite simply, an implant is ...

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DIY Dentistry

DIY Dentistry | Shank Center for Dentistry

One of the great things about the internet is our ability to learn.  The amount of information available online is mind-blowing, and it can be a huge benefit for those who want (or need) to figure out how to do something that we don’t already know how to do.  Whether it’s how to change the brakes on your car, how to re-wire a light switch, how to fix a squeaky spot in your floor, or what you need to know to pick up a new hobby, the internet is a great resource.  Of ...

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Welcome to Our Blog!


With a new and improved website comes new and improved content, and we’re excited to announce the addition of a page that will do more to keep our website current and relevant to you than perhaps any other.  Here’s you’ll find updates, articles, and commentary about a variety of topics.  Some of our posts will be educational to help you learn about various dental procedures & services that many people have questions about (we know from experience...we get a lot of ...

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