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.

Can Medications Affect Your Oral Health?

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:

How To Get A Perfect Smile For The Holidays

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

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.

The Best Time To Schedule An Appointment Is Now!

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.