We offer different services to meet your needs.
Non Surgical Gum Treatments
Dr. John B. Thompson
Dr. John B. Thompson, DDS was born and raised in Kendallville, Indiana, and graduated from East Noble High School in 1978. He attended Indiana University and graduated with a BS in Biology in1982. He then graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1986 and joined his father in practice at Thompson Dental after graduation. Dr. Thompson is a member of the IKDDS-Isaac Knapp District Dental Society, the IDA - Indiana Dental Association and the ADA - American Dental Association. He is married to wife Diane and has four children, a daughter-in-law and one grandchild.
Dr. Thomas Jones
Dr. Thomas Jones, DDS is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He graduated from Homestead High School in 2002. He then attended Indiana University in 2006 and graduated with a B.S. in Biology and minors in both Chemistry and Psychology. He continued on to IU Dental School and graduated in 2010. Dr. Jones joined us in July 2011 and is currently a member of the IKDDS, Isaac Knapp District Dental Society, the IDA, Indiana Dental Association and the ADA, American Dental Association. He enjoys spending time outdoors fishing and camping.
Q: Which type of toothbrush should I use?
A: A soft toothbrush with a small head is recommended because medium and hard brushes tend to cause irritation and contribute to recession of the gums, and a small head allows you to get around each tooth more completely and is less likely to injure your gums. It's unnecessary to "scrub" the teeth as long as you are brushing at least twice a day and visiting your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings.
Q: Is one toothpaste better than others?
A: Generally, no. However, it's advisable to use a fluoride containing toothpaste to decrease the incidence of dental decay. We recommend our patients use what tastes good to them as long as it contains fluoride.
Q: How often should I floss?
A: Flossing of the teeth once per day helps to prevent cavities from forming between the teeth where your toothbrush can't reach. Flossing also helps to keep your gums healthy.
Q: What about "silver" fillings versus "white" fillings?
A: Although the U.S. Public Health Service issued a report in 1993 stating there is no health reason not to use amalgam (silver fillings), more patients today are requesting "white" or tooth-colored composite fillings. We also prefer tooth-colored fillings because they "bond" to the tooth structure and therefore help strengthen a tooth weakened by decay. While fillings are also usually less sensitive to temperature, and they also look better. However, "white" fillings cannot be used in every situation, and if a tooth is very badly broken-down, a crown will usually be necessary and provide better overall satisfaction for the patient.
Q: What's the difference between a "crown" and a "cap"?
A: These are restorations to repair a severely broken tooth by covering all or most of the tooth after removing old fillings, fractured tooth structure, and all decay. The restoration material is made of gold, porcelain, composites, or even stainless steel.
Thompson Dental Care Inc.
225 Fairview Blvd
Kendallville, IN 46755-2988
Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tues & Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thurs & Fri: 7:30am - 3:30pm
One Saturday a month