Maintain Your Smile
Dental Care for Your Healthiest Smile
A healthy smile is a beautiful smile. At Wolf Family Dentistry, we use the latest technology to help patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health in a comfortable manner. Our warm, friendly, knowledgeable team in La Porte, IN, is here to help you enjoy taking care of your smile!
Professional Dental Cleaning
Besides regular brushing and flossing, receiving dental cleanings at least twice a year is one of the most important things you can do for your smile. During these appointments, we inspect the smile for any early signs of decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and other issues. With early detection comes a higher chance of treatment success, saving you time, money, and discomfort down the road. Using a cavitron, or an ultrasonic scaler, we make cleanings more comfortable and effective for patients. We can also give you pointers as to how you can improve your at-home hygiene regimen, so you can take a proactive approach to your dental care!
Night Guards & Mouthguards
We provide custom night guards to help patients who grind or clench their teeth during sleep. We also craft custom athletic mouthguards to help patients who play sports protect their teeth on the field or court!
Your gums and surrounding tooth structures are just as important to your oral health as your teeth themselves. Periodontal care is essential for preventing periodontitis, or gum disease. When left untreated, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss, which is why maintaining clean, healthy gums is so vital. Our team provides periodontal maintenance, as well as scaling and root planing, which is a procedure that removes bacteria from beneath the gumline to prevent further infection.
Digital radiography is an important diagnostic tool and allows us to detect pathology within the teeth, gums, and jawbone that cannot be observed during a visual exam. These x-rays emit up to 90% less radiation than traditional radiography, and the images are produced instantly. We can view these images on a computer monitor with the patient, zooming in and enlarging the image to provide more visibility for diagnosing disease in the mouth.
Botox injections for TMJ/Bruxism
Botox, a neurotoxin protein, may help treat symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. You may benefit most from this treatment if other methods haven’t worked. Botox may help treat the following TMJ disorder symptoms: Jaw tension, headaches due to teeth grinding, lockjaw in cases of severe stress, Easing or even preventing the tendency to clench and grind in some cases.
We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy smile!
For more information about our general dentistry services, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 219-362-3730.
Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM