Would you be surprised to learn that your tooth enamel is the strongest substance in your body? Your tooth enamel is the outer covering that protects the insides of your teeth. If damaged, it can lead to problems like tooth sensitivity, decay, and cracked and broken teeth. There are simple changes you can make to your dental habits that will help protect your enamel and your oral health. Continue reading to learn more.
At Kewaskum Family Dentistry, we want you to be free from issues with your oral health. Between appointments, it is important to evaluate your oral health to determine if you are seeing any warning signs that may indicate any problems. One issue you may experience is tooth sensitivity. You may feel this when you eat foods that are extremely hot or cold, such as ice cream or coffee. While experiencing tooth sensitivity on occasion can be normal, if you are regularly experiencing this issue it may indicate a problem.
Have you recently learned that you need a root canal and are nervous about receiving treatment? Unfortunately, root canals have a bad reputation, but it’s not justified. A root canal can not only save your natural teeth, but can help eliminate severe discomfort as well. We want to help ease your mind about this common dental treatment. Read on to learn more about root canal therapy.
Have we recently recommended a dental treatment and you have been postponing your appointment? Adulthood is not always simple. It can be very easy to let the “to do” list take over and put your needs and desires on the back burner. Whether you have a family, you are burdened with the requirements of your job, or you just feel the stress of daily life, all too often your needs are put to the side to deal with another time. Unfortunately, more times than not, the delay turns into a much longer time period than expected. We see it time and again with our patients. If you are in need of a dental treatment, we encourage you to take the time and put yourself first. Delaying and postponing dental treatment can lead to serious complications with your oral and overall health. Read on to learn more.
When was your last visit to our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning? We encourage patients to visit regularly not only so we can check for tooth decay and clean and polish their teeth, but also so we look for other harmful conditions that can lead to serious oral and overall health complications. One condition we inspect for is gum disease, which affects approximately half of American adults. Read on to learn more about this common disease and to see if you may be experiencing symptoms.
Do you have a child or young loved one who is due for their first dental appointment? You may be surprised to learn that we recommend a child visit the dentist for the first time around their first birthday or within six months of getting their first tooth. Do you have an older child who needs to visit our office for the first time? Not to worry! We know the last few years have been overwhelming and hectic, and the good news is it’s never too late to visit our office. We understand that first-time visitors to our office can be a little nervous, especially our young patients. We have some tips that will be helpful to keep in mind before your visit. Read on to learn more.
We feel like we were just sharing tips to care for your teeth over the summer, and here we are already in the middle of fall! Time sure does fly by! We are sure that many of our patients are preparing for their Thanksgiving festivities, but we don’t want them to forget about the important day that follows turkey day. No, we aren’t talking about planning out your shopping trip in honor of the retail holiday Black Friday. Read on to learn about the lesser-known holiday you should be celebrating on November 26th.
Halloween is just around the corner, and we know that many of our patients, particularly our younger patients, are counting down the days until they can wear their costumes and parade around the neighborhood collecting candy and treats. While this is certainly an exciting time, it can also be a time that added sugar can wreak havoc on your oral health. We wanted to take some time and offer some tips to teach our young patients and remind our older patients how to have a healthier Halloween this year.
Are you or a family member due for a visit to our office? We know that most of 2020 and the start of 2021 was a bit hectic and many appointments were cancelled or postponed. With all of the craziness between work, school, activities, and day-to-day life it may have slipped your mind to reschedule your appointment. We can’t stress enough the importance of maintaining your oral health with routine hygiene examinations and cleanings. It is beneficial to not only your oral health, but to your overall health as well. If you have been hesitating due to nerves, we offer a fantastic option to help you feel more comfortable during your visit. Continue reading to learn more.
Do you find that you frequently have food stuck in your teeth, even after brushing? Or maybe this happens to someone you are close to. It is not uncommon for a number of patients, especially children, to have food remaining in the deep grooves of the back molars after brushing. This leads to lingering bacteria and becomes a breeding ground for tooth decay, eventually resulting in cavities. Children are especially susceptible to this due to their habit of frequent snacking. We offer a treatment solution that can aid in the prevention of cavities on the back molars. Continue reading to learn more.