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:
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.
At Kewaskum Family Dentistry, we want our patients to be informed about what can cause problems with their oral health. You may be surprised to learn that many medications, prescription and over-the-counter, can damage your teeth and gums. This is one of the reasons we ask about any changes to your medical history during each visit. There are a number of medications that can negatively affect your oral health and lead to future complications if not monitored. It is important to be mindful of issues such as:
It’s hard to believe that Halloween is here! We know that many of our patients are enjoying parties and activities to celebrate this special holiday. We would hate for your choices to negatively affect your oral health. We have three tips to help you enjoy some sweet treats this Halloween while also keeping your oral health in mind:
At Kewaskum Family Dentistry, your oral health is important to us. Unfortunately, some patients make poor lifestyle choices, which can negatively impact their oral health. While these habits might not be affecting their oral health now, they will most certainly lead to problems in the future. Here are some choices you may want to stop making:
It can be challenging for some of our patients to maintain an oral hygiene routine that helps prevent tooth decay from developing. This is particularly true for our young patients. If you have a child in your life, you may be familiar with the difficulty they often experience when brushing their teeth. Some children focus solely on the front teeth and forget to brush their back teeth. Other children chew and bite on their toothbrushes, not really accomplishing much of anything. We know parents are passionate about teaching proper oral hygiene, not only to create lasting habits but also to help prevent tooth decay. Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions children experience. We want to share one common dental treatment that can help protect your children’s teeth. Read on to learn more.
At Kewaskum Family Dentistry, we are passionate about helping our patients achieve the ultimate in dental health. One way to achieve this is by being mindful of the state of your oral health between appointments. We see you only a few times a year, so it is up to you to regularly check your teeth and mouth and look for any problems.
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We are passionate about helping our patients of all ages prevent tooth decay. Unfortunately, our younger patients often need some assistance cleaning their teeth and learning healthy dental habits. If you are a parent of a young child or you have a young child in your life, you know it can be a struggle to get them to understand the importance of brushing their teeth properly and caring for their oral health to prevent tooth decay from developing. We want to share some tips on how to help your child or young loved one prevent tooth decay. Read on to learn more.
At Kewaskum Family Dentistry, we could not be happier to welcome patients from all over. In fact, one of our patients drives three hours to visit us! Well, to be honest, we don’t know if he is coming to see the dental team or to visit with the office comfort dog, Gibbs. As you can see in the pictures, they seem like the best of friends! We are truly honored that we have patients who travel such a far distance to receive dental treatment from our team.