The Dental Center of Granger
12840 SR 23, Granger, IN 46530

Oral Bacteria Can Sabotage Your General Health

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Your dental care routine is an important way to reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth, but because the microbes are a normal and important part of digestion, you can’t eliminate them entirely. One of their duties is to break down the foods and sugars left on your teeth when you eat or drink. If you smoke, drink too much alcohol, eat an unhealthy diet, or neglect your dental hygiene, your oral bacteria may become unbalanced. The resulting dental plaque accumulation leads to problems such as gingivitis, periodontitis, and tooth loss.

It’s not just your mouth that’s the victim of oral bacteria, however. Studies have shown links between high levels of oral bacteria and conditions such as stroke, heart disease, obesity, infertility, and low birth weight. A study of 37 hospitalized patients revealed that changes in oral bacteria occurred just prior to the onset of pneumonia. The findings led to health authorities warning that dental hygiene neglect can lead to the potentially fatal lung disease. Other research has found that oral bacteria in the bloodstream may be linked to joint inflammation and the failure of prosthetic joints. High levels of oral bacteria may also be associated with osteoporosis in the jaw, which can lead to tooth loosening and dental abscesses.

Reducing your risk of serious medical problems caused by oral bacteria is simple—don’t neglect your dental care. An affordable dentist can help you learn more. Dentists know that proper dental hygiene for kids and adults helps them live healthier lives, and they have many tools, treatments, and recommendations to offer. Visit your dentist in Granger to learn more about the relationship between oral bacteria and your overall health.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Granger, call The Dental Center of Granger today at (574) 807-0438 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Granger. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Granger, 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 Granger.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
Fast, friendly, affordable
Raymond H.
Great service
Linda S.
My hygienist was very sweet and helpful! She was very thorough and answered all of my questions and made my appointment quick and easy.
Jenae L.
Always satisfied with the service experience. Very professional and friendly hygienist and dentist.
Joseph O.
The staff is unfailingly polite and helpful. Also, I would like to single out Julie, my hygienist. A genuinely nice person; I’m always relaxed when she’s working on me.
David L.
Julie is awesome. An Sue is wonderful.
Jeffrey S.
The dental center is so professional but equally as relaxing. The employees make it feel like such a relaxed and fun setting. They should be so proud of how they interact
James T.
Julie does an excellent job. She is gentle and thorough and very nice.
Jeff S.
Kind people, clean facilities.
Jared D.
I only come for check ups and I enjoy talking with the dental assistant.
Callan O.
Nice people and they did a good job!
Mirna R.
Everyone was so nice especially my Hygienist.
Steven S.
Friendly place very competent staff
Harvey J.
Katie did an amazing job! Dr. Douglas is the reason I stay. He’s awesome!
Trisha S.
Nice place. Everyone there is very friendly. They really try to make you comfortable
Frank S.
Number of times I’ve been to office for dentures, always courteous and conscious of my needs. Great people to have working on you.
Gary S.
Location, staff is nice and dentist is thorough.
Linda H.
Amazing service, and hospitality. Great bedside assistants.
Megan R.
I have been very happy with my dental needs from your office.
Sandra B.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (574) 807-0438
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