The Dental Center of Mishawaka
112 Ironworks Avenue, Suite B1, Mishawaka, IN 46544

Top 7 Affordable Dental Care Questions and Answers

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Whether you’ve lost all of your teeth or you have a radiant smile, it’s important to take good care of your oral health. An affordable dental care provider can help you prevent most serious dental problems with routine exams and timely intervention. Your dentist can even spot signs of some systemic diseases in their earliest stages. Sadly, many people haven’t seen a dentist in years. If you’re one of them, you may feel hesitant about returning, or you may have questions. Here are some helpful answers:

1. What Happens During a Checkup?
After a dental hygienist cleans your teeth, your dentist will ask questions about your medical and dental history and perform a visual and manual exam of your teeth, gums, and mouth. X-rays may be taken if needed. Your provider will evaluate your overall dental health and recommend a treatment or maintenance plan.

2. How often should I Visit My Dentist?
Most general dentistry experts recommend seeing your dentist once or twice every year. If you have chronic tooth or gum problems or certain medical conditions like heart disease or diabetes, you may need more frequent exams.

3. How Should I Go about Finding an Affordable Dental Care Provider?
Ask your family, friends, and neighbors for recommendations, or visit the ADA online, and use their Find-a-Dentist tool to investigate your general dentistry care options.

4. How is a DDS Different from a DMD?
They are identical. Both titles indicate the same level of general dentistry education, experience, and credentials.

5. What Signs Indicate that I Need to Get to the Dentist Soon?

  • Pain or swelling in your teeth, mouth, face, or neck
  • Problems chewing or swallowing
  • A history of gum disease or tooth decay
  • A history of immune dysfunction, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or HIV
  • Jaw pain or popping
  • Problems with existing dentures or restorations
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • An unusual oral sore or painless lesion

6. What Do I Want to Look for when I Choose a Family Dental Mishawaka Dentist?
You should look for a dentist with the proper credentials, convenient hours, a clean office, emergency care options, and a caring and professional manner. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to determine that a certain dentist is within its network. Call your family dental Mishawaka office to verify that your dentist is a member of the ADA.

7. Do I Really Need to See a Dentist Even if I Don’t Have Symptoms?
Not all dental conditions have noticeable symptoms in the early stages when they are most treatable, so it’s important to get regular affordable dental care even when your mouth feels fine. Early detection and treatment produces the most favorable and affordable outcomes.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Mishawaka, call The Dental Center of Mishawaka today at (574) 285-0460 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mishawaka. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Mishawaka, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Mishawaka.

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The hygienist knew what she was doing and was very thourough with my cleaning. The dentist gave me practical ways to improve my oral health.
Amy S.
Took my 5-year-old to get cavities filled, he actually fell asleep! I got to stay with him the whole time. The staff was amazing, I would highly recommend this office.
Angela F.
The hygienist was extremely patient
Ellayna P.
Great with my kids during their work and mine
Erika R.
the dentist keizer i believe was his name who has taken over all my dental work since i was about 20 has been amazing. super friendly, explains things so i fully understand, and even goes above and […]
Alyssa W.
Any doctor/dentist visit can be stressful but it’s anything but that at The Dental Center. You all have made my visits very pleasant.
George K.
overall staff was great felt like they care about everyone. No pressure they give you honest advice and let you make the decide what course to take the your dental health.
Greg C.
Pleasant staff.
Cora R.
If you need a dentist and are scared due to past experiences don’t worry, go to the dental center of Mishawaka and not only will your teeth look good and will show them off with a smile but […]
George K.
Very patient friendly, not many people like going to the dentist but everyone in the office makes it a pleasurable experience.
Debbie S.
I needed 1day service, and Dr. Gasko and the staff made this possible. As usual, the Dental Center showed total concern for my need.
Beverlie B.
I hadn’t been to the dentist in at least 3 years, and I was very self conscious of my teeth. I was scared going to the dentist because of what they would say, and make me feel bad for letting my […]
Alexis B.
Personable, great service, answered all my questions, called me to move my appointment sooner.
Lynette H.
Worked great with my three year old! Very friendly and encouraging through your entire appointment.
Ellison P.
Why didn’t I start going here a king time ago?? They’re friendly, professional & quick! Affordable too! Dr. Gasko is the best!!!!!
Nioaka W.
Heather was professional, caring and graceful. Receptionists were very nice and efficient.
Hafiz A.
The hygienist Shannon, and Dr, were so kind and patient with my daughter(5 years) , who was difficult to even let them get a look in her mouth in the first place due to a horrible experience at a […]
Michelle S.
Dr. Keiser and Jessica were attentive to my needs and concerns. Patty did a magnificent job when cleaning my teeth!
Ariel B.
It was a great experience.
Elizabeth F.
The dental assistant and the dentist are both so great with my son. He’s 3 1/2 and has been going to them since he was 1 and he loves going to the dentist.
Austin S.
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