When Should I Change My Toothbrush?

Do you know how often you should replace your toothbrush? We speak about the importance of brushing your teeth properly, but if your toothbrush is damaged, it is impossible to brush your teeth effectively. Since you should be brushing your teeth multiple times a day to remove lingering food and bacteria, your toothbrush needs to be replaced more frequently than other items. You should be replacing your toothbrush every 3–4 months. It is also necessary to replace your toothbrush after an illness such as strep throat. There are always bacteria that linger on your toothbrush, but after an illness, you don’t want the bad bacteria to take over and cause a reinfection.

Summertime Oral Hygiene Tips

Are you ready for the summer season to officially start? We certainly are! After the winter cold, there is nothing like the warmer weather and the opportunity to spend time outdoors. With summer plans, we know that it can get tricky to maintain your oral hygiene routine. This is particularly important to our child and teen patients. We want to give some tips on how to keep your child’s teeth healthy all summer long. Continue reading to learn these helpful tips.

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.

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 Seal Away Tooth Decay

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.

How To Help Keep Your Children’s Teeth Healthy

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.