The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and... Read more »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Your Diet Might Be Causing Halitosis

Almost a quarter of the population is affected by bad breath, and your diet might be contributing to that. Depending on what you eat, you could be causing your bad breath. Our dentists, Dr. Kyle Sheets, is passionate about making sure every patient is healthy and happy. That’s why our... Read more »

Just Say No to Oral Health Problems

In a lot of elementary schools across the country, young kids are taught to “just say no” to drugs, if they’re offered any. This is a decent approach that works well for educating kids about the dangers of drugs, but we can take that same sentiment and apply it to... Read more »

Oral Cancer Risk Factors

Oral cancer is something that’s more common than you’d think. It’s also one of the few cancers with known risk factors that are relatively easy to control. That’s one of the reasons that Dr. Kyle Sheets and Dr. Robin Sheets at Sheets Family Dentistry in Fowler, Indiana want to talk... Read more »

Bitewing X-Ray: What is It?

The most common type of dental x-ray taken during a routine dental checkup is called a "bitewing x-ray." This type of X-ray shows the upper and lower back teeth in a single view and is taken to see how the upper and lower teeth line up, to check for decay,... Read more »

Has it Been Too Long Since You Saw the Dentist?

What has it been, a year? Maybe more? That is the average length of time that most people see the dentist. It's even worse for those who have dental anxiety or poor dental insurance. They only go when they have a problem. This is a bad idea. There are very... Read more »