Patient Resources

Proudly Serving Patients in Elkhart, Millersburg, & Goshen, IN

We are taking new patients at Springer Dental Care! At both of our locations, we welcome you and look forward to helping you receive the compassionate dental care you deserve. Choose from either our Elkhart, Millersburg , or Goshen, IN locations, and at both, you will find a caring, friendly and knowledgeable staff providing a wide range of treatments. To help you in the process, please read through the information below.

Payment Options

We accept checks, cash, and credit (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover). If you have dental coverage be sure to bring your dental insurance card when you come to your appointments. As a courtesy, our staff will file your insurance claims for you. Give us a call at 574-875-6595 if you have questions about if your insurance coverage. We also partner with CareCredit, and Lending Club, two additional options to allow you to get dental work done on a budget.

 

FAQ’s

Q:  Are sweets and ice really bad for my teeth?
A:  Yes, sweets and foods with acid, like candy and soda, could stick to teeth and lead to cavities. Smoking and chewing tobacco can cause oral cancer and gum disease. While teeth are strong enough to chew ice and tear open packages, this can break them and stress your jaws. Gritting or grinding down on teeth when you’re stressed may crack them. Biting your nails is another bad habit. It pulls your jaw out of position and changes how your teeth fit together.

Q:  How can I fix my teeth and smile?
A:  Caps and crowns cover problem teeth by surrounding them in a material that looks like a real tooth. They use the root and inside of the tooth as a base to build on, then attach with special cement. Veneers and bonding improve your smile by sticking a layer of smoother and whiter materials like porcelain or resin to the natural tooth. Talk with your dentist about which fix is right for you.

Q:  What’s the best way to whiten my teeth?
A:  Stores sell many whitening products, and you can get take-home gels and trays from your dentist, but neither is as strong as procedures done in a dental office If you want to try an over-the-counter whitener, look for one with an ADA seal. Check with your dentist for advice before you buy, especially if you have dental work or dark stains. And don’t keep using them, or you could damage your teeth.

Q:   Do teeth need fluoride?
A:   Fluoride helps make teeth strong and prevents decay. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Dental Association (ADA), and the CDC all agree that kids should use fluoride toothpaste for brushing, taking care not to swallow it. Adults benefit from using fluoride to protect their teeth, too.

Q:  Are dental X-rays safe and needed?
A:  Medical and dental experts study the use of X-rays and set limits for their safety. Your dentist should take as few as possible. Expect to get them during a first exam after not seeing a dentist for a while. This helps check tooth and gum health. If you have gum disease, the dentist may want pictures every 6 months. For regular check-ups, it’s about every 2 years, depending on your dentist’s plan. Kids have more X-rays done than adults because their teeth are changing and because they get cavities more easily.

 

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