We are focused on working with you to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.
How can you achieve your ideal smile? In addition to providing you with regular checkups and cleanings at our Merrillville office, we correct cosmetic flaws—we provide professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, tooth-colored composite fillings, cosmetic bonding, and implants if needed. We’ll advise you on the best homecare routine to prevent gum disease and dental decay, and how to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile you can enjoy for many years to come.
There are an estimated 15 million dental injuries in the U.S. each year according to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation. Sports may account for up to 39% of those dental injuries.
Before you get into the game, consider a mouthguard for contact sports like hockey, football, soccer, and wrestling. But don’t discount the protection they provide in basketball, field hockey, baseball, etc. A mouth guard not only protects your teeth, but can also protect your brain. It creates a pocket between the jaw joint and the base of the skull. This space helps prevent the lower jaw from slamming into the base of the skull and brain upon impact which lowers the risk of concussion.
We carry a variety of models including Under Armour. Dr. Richter can fit you or your child with a custom mouthguard. A better fit means better protection and comfort. It can make it easier to breathe and talk too. Call us today to get yours!