Well, 2016 is finally over. As we begin the new journey that is 2017, we hope you will find many reasons to smile in the year ahead. That includes visiting our dentist office if you live in or near Jeffersonville, IN.

General dentistry is what we do at Kirchner Dental. By offering a range of services in one location, Dr. Kirchner and our team can help with virtually all your dental needs.

Today, we will be discussing four ways we can help you smile in 2017.

All you have to do is make an appointment to get started. You can do that by calling 812-913-6093 (Jeffersonville) 812-884-8304 (New Albany) 502-430-3451 (St. Matthews) or by filling out our online form.

▪︎ 1. Replace Your Missing Teeth

Tooth loss is more common than most people realize. Even taking into account the fact that many people have their wisdom teeth removed, the average American is missing a couple teeth, according to the National Institutes of Health.

To complicate this, losing even one tooth can increase your risk of losing more teeth. Whether you are missing a single tooth or every tooth in your mouth, Kirchner Dental wants to help rebuild your smile.

Through restorative dentistry, we have several ways to give you a natural-looking smile along with the ability to eat the foods that you enjoy. Dental implants can replace the roots of your missing teeth, and they can provide support for other teeth replacements.

A dental crown can replace a single tooth. A dental bridge can fill the gap created by multiple missing teeth. Implant-supported dentures can provide nearly the same function than your natural teeth once did.

Just call 812-913-6093 (Jeffersonville) 812-884-8304 (New Albany) 502-430-3451 (St. Matthews) to learn more about what our dentist in Jeffersonville, IN, can do for you.

▪︎ 2. Remove The Stains From your Teeth

Even if you still have all your teeth, you know they have gone through a lot over the years. That’s normal. Anything that you use every day will eventually show the signs of that use.

It’s true for shoes. It’s true for cars. It’s true for teeth.

For your teeth, stains are evidence of that normal wear and tear. Drinking a cup or two of coffee every morning does more than help you stay alert. Spaghetti and pizza are delicious, but the rich sauces can affect your smile over time.

A good general rule is that if something can stain your shirt, then it can stain your teeth, too. This staining occurs gradually. Most of us don’t notice it while it is happening. Nevertheless, there comes a day when many of us look in the mirror and realize our pearly whites aren’t so pearly anymore.

Thankfully, you have a couple options thanks to the cosmetic dentistry at Kirchner Dental. Professional teeth whitening can lift and remove those deep stains from your smile. Or, you may prefer dental veneers to cover your teeth instead.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kirchner to learn which is the right option for you.

▪︎ 3. Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Headaches happen to everyone from time to time. If your headaches are happening far too frequently, it could be a symptom of a TMJ issue and possibly a TMJ disorder.

TMJ is short of temporomandibular joint. These joints are the connection point between your lower jaw and your skull. They allow you to open and close your mouth to eat and to speak.

Teeth grinding, which many people do without realizing it, can put added pressure on your TMJ. This can lead to a variety of pains in your jaw, in your face, even in your neck and shoulders.

Fortunately, you can come to Kirchner Dental in Jeffersonville, IN, for TMJ treatment. Depending on the cause of your condition, we may be able to create a special mouthguard that you can wear while you sleep. In other cases, an orthodontic treatment may be the solution to your TMJ troubles.

▪︎ 4. Preserve And Protect Your Teeth

If you don’t have any of the issues mentioned above, that’s great. Now, let us help you keep your smile looking its best.

We encourage everyone to brush and floss their teeth daily, but that’s just the start of preventive dental care. You also should visit Kirchner Dental for professional cleanings a couple times each year.

For added protection, we also can create custom-fitted athletic mouthguards for you. If you participate in high-impact sports or recreation, then an athletic mouthguard adds a layer of protection against accidents and injuries.

That’s Just Some of What We Can Do

The services mentioned above are just a few of the many ways we can help you and your family keep smiling in 2017. To learn more, be sure to visit Kirchner Dental a couple times in the year to come.

Contact us online or call 812-913-6093 (Jeffersonville) 812-884-8304 (New Albany) 502-430-3451 (St. Matthews) to set up your next appointment soon.