The Basics: TMJs

Your smile often depends on getting the necessary care in the face of all accidents and injuries that can often arise. However, prevention and treatment plans are often effective as well, as they can minimize risks associated with various aspects of your oral health. Due to the importance of your temporomandibular joints, also known as your TMJs, it is essential... read more »

If a Dental Crown Falls off Your Tooth

Dental crowns come loose and fall off at times. If this happens to you, the dentist can get it back where it belongs or provide a replacement if necessary. In the meantime, there are some things you can do to keep the tooth safe and ease any discomfort you may feel. For dealing with discomfort, you can try putting some... read more »

Oral Health Keys: Risk Factors for Gum Disease

Are you suffering from painful gums? Do find your lifestyle habits drastically affecting your oral health? If so, it may be that you find yourself in a position where you are at an increased risk for gum disease. Typical risk factors for gum disease include the following: - A failure to visit your dentist for regular checkups and oral examinations... read more »

Got Sensitive and Yellow Teeth? Here’s How to Whiten Your Smile

If you have sensitive teeth that you’re interested in whitening, then you need to be careful. Some whitening treatments can make the pain and sensitivity worse. So, it’s important to select the right treatment before you dive right into whitening your smile. Our dentist, Dr. Steven Walker, is happy to help you do so by giving you some tips. It’s... read more »

Got Mouthguard Questions? We’re Happy to Help

Mouthguards are strong dental appliances that can help you and your smile, especially while you are active. Because there are so many options available and not everyone seems to use mouthguards, you might have some questions about the appliance. So, to help you, our dentist, Dr. Steven Walker, is happy to give you answers to commonly asked questions about mouthguards... read more »

Your Dental Hygienist Can Benefit You and Your Smile in Many Ways

If you ever wonder why your dentist has dental hygienists at Steven P. Walker, DDS, Dr. Steven Walker is happy to tell you why! Dental hygienists can help you and your smile in many ways. First, they can take X-rays of your mouth. This can benefit you and your smile because it can provide pictures of areas of your smile... read more »

The American Dental Association 101

Do you know of the American Dental Association? If not, that’s quite alright! Our professional dental team here at Steven P. Walker, DDS in Chesterton, Indiana, is happy to tell you about the American Dental Association, and why we are proud to be part of their organization. The American Dental Association, which is also known as the ADA, is an... read more »

Flossing: The Facts

Are you ever concerned about your oral health? Do you ever think about how you could keep your teeth healthy and strong? If so, you may know that flossing and brushing are crucial components of protecting your oral health. Still, would you be interested in learning that many Americans could actually improve their flossing technique? If you want to get... read more »

What Kind of Smile Restoration Do You Need?

If you are looking to upgrade or enhance the look and feel of your teeth, a dental restoration could do wonders for your smile. Whether you are looking to improve the look of your natural teeth or conceal them for a better smile all together, there are many therapies that can assist you. What kind of smile restoration do you... read more »