Is Your Smile under the Effects of Halitosis?

Is your smile under the effects of halitosis? Bad breath, also called halitosis, is the result of a nasty or foul odor emanating from your mouth. It is often caused by poor oral hygiene but it may also be an indication of a far more serious ailment within your mouth or body. Everything from the… Read more »

A Smile with Deep Tobacco Stains Will Need a Dental Bleaching Treatment to Whiten the Teeth

Many people are aware of the threats that regular tobacco use poses to the medical and oral health. However, even occasional tobacco users are still faced with these threats as well as the potential for having significant stains on their tooth enamel. At the same time, consumer-grade whitening products are rarely potent enough to affect… Read more »

Get the Most out of Your Dental Floss

Do you floss every day but still find that you are not cleaning between your teeth as well as possible? Get the most out of your dental floss by upgrading your techniques, upgrading your floss, and spending a little more time to perfect your flossing habits. When choosing a dental floss, look for a product… Read more »

Alternative Products to Use to Help Prevent Cavities

Due to the ongoing fight between harmful bacteria and your teeth, it is important to use as all methods you can protect your teeth whenever possible. Not only can your teeth be damaged from harmful acids and bacteria that seek to strip away the harmful layer of your tooth enamel, but environmental factors such as… Read more »

Do You or Your Child Have Dental Sealants?

Maybe your child just got their first permanent back molars. Or perhaps your teeth are particularly prone to decay. Dental sealants would be a very smart investment. Here are some FAQs about dental sealants: What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are like a snowsuit for your teeth. They are thin, protective coatings that adhere to… Read more »

A Dental Implant Restoration Can Restore a Tooth Lost to Untreated Cavities

When a cavity forms on a tooth, the bacterial presence will continue to spread. In time, so much of the tooth enamel can be compromised by decay that it severely fractures or is otherwise lost. The resulting void can host several potential complications. Not the least of which could be a serious infection developing in… Read more »

Simple Tips to Help Safely Remove a Piece of Food Stuck Between Your Teeth

It’s not an uncommon occurrence to be eating a snack or a meal and getting something stuck between your teeth. While this can happen with just about any type of food, it is even more likely to be a problem with meat fibers, popcorn hulls, or fruit peels. While the object can sometimes be removed… Read more »

Protecting Your Pearly Whites with Fluoride

At Hulen Family Dentistry, Dr. Christopher Hulen and Dr. Lisa Hulen’s goal is to help our patients in Tipton, Indiana achieve excellent oral health and to help you learn the best ways to protect and maintain your smile health. Today, we want to discuss the importance of fluoride when it comes to protecting your pearly… Read more »

The Progression of Dental Care

Dentistry is one of the oldest medical professions. Dental care has changed drastically over the years, with most scientific developments occurring in the last few centuries. Dr. Hulen, Dr. Hulen, and our team at Hulen Family Dentistry are excited to explore the history of dentistry with you. The first text found documenting dentistry dates back… Read more »

Conquer Cavities This Holiday with Great Oral Hygiene

Now that the holidays are here we tend to get busy and the temptation to slack off on our diligent daily oral hygiene routine is great. But while we are busy enjoying all the goodness the festivities bring, we encourage you to be mindful of the effects on your oral health. To help you stay… Read more »