Dr. Jessica L. Worthington
370 Medical Drive

Suite E
Carmel, IN 46032
317-575-0200

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June 25, 2014
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We are growing!!  We added a second hygienist to our office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Please welcome Krissi Purpura to our office!

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February 28, 2014
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Our assistant having fun at Midwinter!!!

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November 01, 2012
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Did you get too much candy last night trick or treating?  We would love to have your extra candy!  We are buying back candy today from kids from 3-6 pm.  Bring in your unwanted candy and we will pay you a dollar a pound up to 10 pounds.  The candy collected with be sent to our troops overseas.   Hope to see you today.  

By contactus
April 12, 2012
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Teeth sensitivity can mean significant pain and it often impacts daily activities, such as eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth.

In healthy teeth, porous tissue called dentin is protected by your gums and by the hard outer layer, called enamel. However, dentin can become exposed due to receding gums, fractured or chipped teeth or erosion. Microscopic holes in the dentin, called tubules, connect to the nerve, triggering pain when irritated by certain foods and beverages.   

The two leading causes of sensitivity are enamel loss and gingival recession. The following are some examples.

  • Brushing too hard: Brushing too hard or using a hard-bristled toothbrush can cause gum recession and root exposure over time
  • Your age: You may experience increased sensitivity at different ages throughout your life
  • Acidic foods: Eating acidic foods and beverages on a regular basis can cause enamel to erode

To reduce sensitivity and enamel loss, your dental professional may recommend you use a soft-bristle toothbrush or an electronic toothbrush, paired with desensitizing toothpaste.    

 

 

 

By contactus
March 28, 2012
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There are many reasons why a dentist may recommend orthodontic treatment. It is used to correct a malocclusion, otherwise called a bad bite. Malocclusion is a condition caused by crowded, crooked or protruding teeth; teeth that are out of alignment, or jaws that do not meet properly. Malocclusion may be inherited; it may also be the result of thumb sucking, or the premature loss of teeth.  

Correcting the problem can result in better oral health because crooked and crowded teeth can make daily oral hygiene difficult. Over time, this may lead to caries (tooth decay), gum disease and possibly tooth loss. An improper bite can interfere with chewing and speaking, cause abnormal wear to tooth enamel and lead to problems with the jaws.

Two types of braces are available. There is fixed, which are worn all of the time and can be removed only by the dentist. The second is removable, which the patient can take in and out of his or her mouth. The dentist ultimately selects the type based on the patient’s treatment needs and how well he or she will follow instructions regarding care and oral hygiene.

Orthodontic treatment time generally is an estimate that varies from patient to patient. The dentist has specific treatment goals in mind, and treatment typically continues until the goals are achieved. The result will be worth the wait.  





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