Now that December has arrived, we know that many of our patients are busy preparing for festivities and events during the holiday season. There is no better time to learn how to improve your smile before your upcoming holiday events. We offer a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can bring about any change you would like to see in your smile, but two in particular can improve the appearance of your front teeth. Read on to learn more about porcelain veneers and dental bonding.
November is TMJ Awareness Month, a time dedicated to making more people familiar with TMJ and TMD. If you don’t already know, TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, which is the ball and socket joint that attaches the lower jaw to the base of the skull. If you place your fingers on the back of your jaw near your ear and open your mouth you can feel the temporomandibular joint move. You may also hear the term TMD, which refers to temporomandibular joint disorder. TMJ and TMD are often used interchangeably to refer to this condition.
When was the last time you and your loved ones visited our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, you are due! We know that life is busy, and it can seem like the to-do list just keeps growing and growing. However, we highly encourage you to make your family’s oral health a priority, even when you have a lot going on. Read on to learn why now is a great time to schedule an appointment in our office.
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.
At Kewaskum Family Dentistry, we frequently recommend that children ages seven and older receive an evaluation for orthodontic treatment. For many years, it was commonplace for only young teens to receive orthodontic treatment, so some parents are alarmed when their children are being recommended for orthodontic treatment. Over the past many years, we have learned that early orthodontic treatment provides many benefits. It is known as two-phase orthodontic treatment.
Did you know that we treat patients who suffer from TMD? If you are unfamiliar, TMD — also known as temporomandibular joint disorder — is a common condition that leaves patients with chronic issues that affect the muscles of the face and the temporomandibular joint, which is the hinge that connects the jaw to the skull. You can feel this joint by touching the back of your jaw, near the ear and opening and closing your mouth. We recently had a patient who visited our office for a routine appointment and learned that we treated TMD. Thanks to our treatment recommendations, she now lives pain free! Click here to see a short video of her story and learn more about how we can help you!
Has our practice been recommended to you, but you have yet to schedule an appointment because we are out-of-network with your insurance company? Or do you not have insurance, and you have been hesitating to visit the dentist because you are afraid of the out-of-pocket expenses? Dental insurance is a wonderful option for people, but a lack of insurance or our practice being out-of-network does not mean that we cannot provide the services you need. In fact, many times our patients who have dental insurance are limited to accepting the care the insurance will pay for instead of the treatments they truly need.