Dr. Mark Haring, DDS, received his degree in Life Science and Chemistry at Indiana State, and then went to Dental School at Indiana University. He is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the International College of Dentistry, the Pierre Fauchard Society, and is a trustee at the Indiana Dental Association. He continues to stay current with new treatments and methods in modern dentistry, and routinely takes continuing education courses in his field.

Check Your Calendar

When was the last time you visited our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been some time since your last appointment, we encourage you to schedule your next visit today. We know that your life is busy, but the longer you postpone routine examinations, the greater the chance you will experience a dental emergency or some type of oral health complication. Delaying your examination and cleaning can eventually affect your overall health as well. Read on to learn more about the importance of routine appointments.

Warning Signs Not To Ignore

Life is extremely busy. No matter where you are in your life, it always seems like there is not enough time. Whether you have work, school activities, family obligations, or time with friends, it seems like there is never enough time in the day to accomplish the tasks on your to-do list. Unfortunately, busy schedules are often used as an excuse when dental care is not a priority. Routine hygiene examinations and cleanings are required not only to clean the teeth thoroughly, but also to monitor problem areas in the mouth. When treatments are postponed or delayed, you increase your chances of experiencing oral health complications.

It’s Never Too Late

Would you love to improve your smile but have been hesitant to learn more due to your age? Or perhaps you have severe oral health issues and complications and are discouraged from visiting our office. The start of a new year is the perfect time to evaluate the state of your oral health and inquire more about treatments you would love to know more about for your teeth. We are here to tell you that there is never a wrong time or age to improve your smile. If you are experiencing issues with your oral health, we would love to meet you. We offer no judgment about the current state of your oral health. We want to restore your smile and change your life. Read on to learn more.

What to Do In A Dental Emergency

We don’t know about you, but we cannot believe the holiday season is upon us again! It seems like we were just ringing in the start of 2022. The holiday season is a busy time for many, and it seems like there is never any down time. While we hate to be the bearer of grim news during this joyous time, we want to discuss the importance of being aware and prepared in case of a dental emergency this holiday season.

Meet The New Doctor!

There is a new friendly face in our office! One of our goals is to improve the state of your oral health and maintain that through the rest of your life. None of this would be possible without the knowledge and expertise of our amazing dentists and staff. While you may be used to seeing our dentists in the office, we want to take a moment and introduce you to our new dentist, Dr. Jacob D. Fugate, DDS. Continue reading to learn more about the new addition to our office.

Importance Of Caring For Your Oral Health When Sick

The arrival of fall and winter not only brings about the various holidays we enjoy during this time of year, but it also brings frigid temperatures that can lead to pesky illnesses that are common during the colder months. While we hope you and your family remain healthy during the late fall and winter months, if you should fall ill, there are certain precautions you should be taking when you are sick to protect your oral health.

Did You Know Your Mouth Has Enemies?

There have been a number of famous rivalries over the years, like Batman versus the Joker, McDonald’s versus Burger King, and Coke versus Pepsi. Did you know that your teeth also have rivals? Our goal is to keep your teeth as healthy as possible, but since we see you so infrequently during the year, the majority of the responsibility lies on your shoulders. There are quite a few enemies to your oral health that are constantly lurking, waiting to cause a problem. Do you know what is trying to cause damage to your teeth and oral health? Continue reading to see if you are correct!

Beverages That Are Harmful To Oral Health

You often hear about the foods that are harmful to your oral health because of their sugar content, but did you know that your beverage choice could be even more harmful to your oral health? When you are eating, especially during a mealtime, you start eating your food and finish in a certain amount of time, unless you are a grazer. The difference with a drink is that you can nurse one for hours. Each time you take a drink, you are introducing new bacteria into your mouth. These bacteria cling to your teeth, increasing the likelihood of developing decay.

Important Aftercare Instructions

As much as you might wish you could have ideal oral health your entire life, that is not always a possibility. Thankfully, we have a number of dental treatments available to help you with any issue you may experience. While it is extremely important to be diligent with scheduling and receiving treatment for any issues with your oral health to ensure they do not progress, it is just as important to follow our aftercare instruction for your mouth. Not following our instructions can lead to severe damage to your oral health. Continue reading to learn more.

Pregnancy And Oral Health

Are you pregnant or planning to add to your family soon? While this information may not currently apply to you, many of us have friends and loved ones who may be at this stage in their lives and could use this information. It is well known that pregnancy changes the shape and appearance of a woman’s body, but did you know that it also changes the state of a woman’s oral health as well? While we know there is plenty to do before the baby arrives, we want to share some helpful tips to ensure the mom-to-be doesn’t experience a dental issue or emergency during this busy time.