Can Pregnancy Affect Your Oral Health?

Are you or a loved one pregnant or thinking about adding to your family in the near future? You may be surprised to learn that pregnancy can negatively affect the state of your oral health. All of the hormones raging through your system not only affect your body but also your teeth and gums. It is extremely common for pregnant women to experience gum disease and an increase in dental decay.

Do You Have TMD?

Do you regularly experience facial discomfort, jaw tenderness, or headaches? If so, you may be suffering from a common condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly referred to as TMD. This condition affects the facial muscles and the joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. The two temporomandibular joints are important because they allow your jaw to open and close. When they become damaged, it can be extremely uncomfortable and difficult to do everyday tasks like chewing food properly. Read on to learn more about the importance of receiving treatment for TMD.

Tips To Keep Your Gums Healthy

At Kewaskum Family Dentistry, we care about the state of your teeth as well as your gums. There is a common condition known as gum disease that affects more than half of American adults. It is likely that you know someone who suffers from gum disease. If you are unfamiliar, gum disease is an infection that develops in the gum tissue. The severity can depend on the length of time you have been experiencing symptoms. Receiving regular dental care is important, as dental professionals are the only ones who are able to diagnose the condition. Unlike other dental issues, the symptoms often make themselves known when it is too late.

2 Preventative Dental Care Essentials

It is our dream for our patients to have excellent oral health. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you and your loved ones never had to worry about decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems? While that is, unfortunately, not the reality, there are certain precautions you can take to ensure you have the best oral health possible. Preventative dentistry is one of the best options to improve your current and future oral health. Read on to learn more.

Oral Health Warnings Not To Ignore

During routine oral hygiene examination appointments, we thoroughly inspect your teeth and gums for signs of any problems. Between appointments, it is important to be mindful of your teeth and gums. A problem can arise with your oral health at any time. Like other areas of your body, your mouth gives certain warning signs that you may have a problem with your oral health. These are some signs to be mindful of:

Is Your Smile Ready For Valentine’s Day? We Have Just The Thing!

This month is all about love, with Valentine’s Day right around the corner. Now is the perfect time to show your oral health some love, especially if there is something about your teeth or smile that you are unhappy with. While there are a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer, there is one that can bring about big changes easily and quickly. The biggest benefit is that you can start treatment now and have a beautiful smile in time for Valentine’s Day. Read on to learn more about this popular and easy dental treatment.

Sports And Orthodontics – The Importance Of Protecting The Teeth

Do you have a child or loved one who plays sports and wears braces? We know that it seems like the supply list for sports is endless, but we have one more item to add. We encourage you to invest in a mouthguard for your child. It will save you a significant amount of money if your child’s mouth were to get injured. While it may seem like traditional braces, clear aligners, or a retainer will protect the teeth if the mouth were to get hit, the opposite is actually true.

Clear Aligners Q & A

Would you love to straighten your teeth? With the start of the new year, there is no better time to learn more about the way we can help you improve your smile. One treatment that we offer to straighten teeth is clear aligners. Due to the many benefits it provides, we are happy to provide clear aligners to our patients who are looking to improve the placement of their teeth. While you may have heard of clear aligners, you probably have questions regarding treatment. Read on for answers to the most common questions about clear aligners.