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By Lisa J. Baker, DDS
March 14, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: family dentist  

Family dentists make a commitment to treat patients of all ages with the most effective and modern treatments available. They use family dentistpreventative, restorative, and cosmetic care to help patients gain and maintain happy, healthy smiles. Learn more about the importance of having a family dentist and see one soon at Lisa J. Baker, DDS in Bloomington, IN.

Family Dentists Can Help Everyone
Your family is made up of patients of all ages from toddlers to seasoned adults. A well-trained family dentist will meet the unique needs of all of these patients. For instance, young children need special attention to their smiles because they don’t yet understand why good oral hygiene is so important. They can benefit from preventive and protective treatments, like sealants and cavity fillings. Senior patients who have aging smiles can benefit from dentures, bridges, and periodontal therapies. At a certain age, many adults want to explore cosmetic treatments to restore their smiles.

Why Having a Family Dentist Is So Important...
Having a reliable family dentist you can call is as important as having a trusted family doctor. You and your family members need a dentist who knows you personally and understands your dental issues intimately. A family dentist will keep you honest, reminding you of necessary dental appointments and follow-ups after treatments. Best of all, a family dentist can consult you whenever you have questions about how to strengthen or cosmetically improve your smile.

Common Treatments in Family Dentistry
Some people think that the only thing a family dentist can do is cleaning and polishing the teeth. But your Bloomington, IN, dentist can also provide you with the following popular treatments:

  • One visit teeth bleaching.
  • Invisalign for both teens and adults.
  • Dental implants (replacement teeth for adults and seniors).
  • Crowns and veneers.
  • Periodontal therapy for older adults.
  • Oral surgery and endodontics.

Make an Appointment
You don’t have to wait until there’s a problem to see a family dentist—go in for a checkup and cleaning at Dr. Lisa Baker’s office in Bloomington, IN, in the coming weeks. Call (812) 332-2000 today to make an appointment.

By Lisa J. Baker, DDS
November 13, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Gentle Dentist  

Do you want to improve the appearance of your smile? Well, look no further. Dr. Lisa Baker in Bloomington, IN, can help you!gental dentist

Here are a few cosmetic procedures:

Tooth-colored fillings: Fillings, also known as composite resin, are used during dental bonding procedures. The composite is made of plastic resin and a filler of finely ground glass-like particles and is used to fix issues, such as:

  • Chips and cracks
  • Fractures
  • Decays
  • Discolored and stained teeth
  • Short teet

Teeth Whitening: There are two types of teeth whitening treatments provided: in-office teeth whitening or a take-home whitening kit. The in-office procedure is quite simple and time-effective for the busy individual. If you don't have time to visit your dentist for an hour, you can use the take-home whitening kit. Both types should result in whiter teeth.

Bridges: They are custom-made oral appliances that can conceal dental gaps, and help restore proper bite and chewing functions. There are different types of bridges:

  • Fixed partial dentures, which are bonded to existing dental implants or natural teeth, come in many forms: conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges, and resin-bonded bridges.
  • A removable bridge can be removed so you can clean it yourself, unlike the fixed partial dentures.

Dental Implants: They are made up of a titanium post that is surgically inserted into your jaws to replace your missing tooth root. It creates stability, strength and prevents the weakening and shrinkage of your jawbone. Your Bloomington dentist will seal your gums and allows 3 to 6 months for osseointegration to occur. When you come back to his or her dentist's office, the doctor will re-open the area above the titanium post, insert a screw, place an abutment above the screw and secure a crown on top that matches the rest of your teeth.

For more information about any procedures or to make an appointment, call Dr. Baker's Bloomington, IN, office at 812-332-2000.

By Lisa J. Baker, DDS
March 07, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: family dentistry  

If you have looked into choosing the best dentist for you, you may have come across the term “family dentistry”. This important branch of family dentistrydentistry helps families with members of all ages keep their appointments, records and dental procedures organized and in the same place. Find out if a family dentist is the best choice for you with Dr. Lisa Baker in Bloomington, IN.

What is a family dentist? 
Family dentists have the same training and education as other dentists, but accept patients in all age groups, from babies cutting their very first teeth to elderly individuals. Family dentists can also have continuing education in other branches of dentistry, such as restoration dentistry, cosmetic dentistry or orthodontics. However, the family dentistry title simply means that they accept patients of all ages.

How can choosing a family dentist help me? 
Family dentists are an important asset in the world of dentistry. The ability to schedule all of your family’s dental appointments at the same practice helps cut down on extra trips to the dentist for parents and children, eliminating the need to take extra days off work or school. You can also schedule your and your children’s routine examinations and cleanings on the same day, arrive together and leave together. Additionally, your entire family’s dental records will be in one place, making tracking down files or x-rays for other medical professionals easier and less complicated.

Family Dentistry in Bloomington, IN
Routine dental appointments will keep your and your children’s smiles healthy and clean and help prevent instances of tooth decay and gum disease. Children and adults should see their dentist at least twice a year for regular dental examinations and cleanings. This allows dentists to catch problems early in their most treatable stages. This benefits the tooth in the long run since, if left untreated, tooth decay and gum disease can result in tooth loss, which comes with its own array of side effects.

For more information on family dentistry, please contact Dr. Lisa Baker at her practice in Bloomington, IN. Call (812) 332-2000 to speak with a friendly associate about scheduling your or your family member’s appointment with Dr. Baker today!