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What Should I Ask My Dentist Before Having a Smile Makeover?

February 13, 2024

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Dentist treats patient

Cosmetic dentistry has allowed millions of people to achieve more ideal smiles. If you feel like your teeth need intensive attention to look their best, you might be interested in asking your dentist about a smile makeover. While a smile makeover can deliver knockout results that give you a stunning grin, getting one can be quite a commitment of time, effort, and finances. Here are a few questions that you may want to ask your dentist at your consultation so you can be informed about what your smile makeover might entail.


When Is It Okay for Your Child to Start Getting Fluoride?

January 9, 2024

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Close-up of little red-haired girl smiling

Fluoride is seen as highly important when it comes to maintaining strong, healthy teeth. But while you may not have any problems using fluoride-based oral hygiene products, you may be wondering whether they’re safe for your child. To help you make the best decision for your little one’s smile, your dentist is here to explain the importance of fluoride and when’s the best time to make it a regular part of your child’s oral hygiene routine.


The Answers to 5 Frequently Asked Invisalign Questions

January 8, 2024

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Woman in green shirt holding an Invisalign aligner

It is little wonder why so many patients are interested in using Invisalign to straighten their smiles; after all, why wear noticeable brackets and wires on your teeth when you can make the desired changes with image-friendly, comfortable clear aligners? If you’ve been thinking about starting an Invisalign treatment of your own, you probably have a few questions. To help you get started, the answers to 5 common Invisalign inquiries can be found below.


Use It or Lose It: Why Invisalign Is a Great Use of Your Dental Insurance Benefits

November 1, 2023

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a patient smiling and holding her Invisalign aligner

The year’s end will be here before you know it, which means that your dental insurance benefits will soon be expiring! Since you’re already paying for that coverage, it makes total sense to use it to the fullest, but did you know that one way you can do this is Invisalign treatment? In addition to seeking out routine preventive care, opting for orthodontic treatment isn’t just a great way to ensure ideal future oral health—it’s a savvy way to use your dental insurance! Continue reading below to learn a little more about why dental insurance is worth it and why Invisalign is something you should consider using your coverage for.


How to Take Good Care of Your Dentures

October 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwehrkamp @ 4:34 pm
Close-up of hands cleaning denture with soft brush

Dentures are an investment that can provide you with returns in the form of more confident smiles, increased chewing power, and other benefits. They should serve you well for around 5 – 7 years. However, they can only live up to their potential if you take good care of them. How can you make sure your prosthetic stays in good shape? Here are some practical tips:


How Should You Address a Dental Emergency While Traveling?

August 16, 2023

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a couple hiking through a forest and laughing

Dealing with a dental emergency in your own home is stressful enough as it is. Add in the panic of not having a nearby, trusted emergency dentist because you’re out of town or overseas, and your stress levels will likely be through the roof. The most important tip for dealing with these urgent situations, no matter where you are, is to remain calm. Read on to learn the best way to deal with oral emergencies while you’re traveling to reduce your risk of worsening dental problems or permanent damage.


What are the First 30 Days of Wearing Dentures Like?

June 17, 2023

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Senior man putting in his dentures

Dentures let you enjoy a natural-looking grin again, allow you to eat a variety of foods, and can give you an overall increase in your confidence. However, they also feel and act distinctly different from your original teeth, and adjusting to them takes time. When you first get dentures, you’ll generally spend the next month or so getting used to them. Below is a brief summary of what you can expect during this period.


Dentures Really Aren’t Just for Seniors

May 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwehrkamp @ 11:33 am
A blurred woman holding a denture in her hand

When you picture denture wearers, you likely imagine seniors. That’s only natural – older adults are those most likely to need new teeth. The odds of tooth loss, you see, increase with age. Still, dentures can help younger adults, too. It’s possible to lose teeth at any age, and these prosthetics have various perks for their wearers. If you’d like to learn more, let your Brandon dentist explain things. Here’s why dentures aren’t just for seniors and why a younger adult might want them.


When Does Tooth Pain Warrant Emergency Care?

March 3, 2023

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a patient suffering from debilitating tooth pain

The world can seemingly come to a screeching halt when you’re suffering from a bad toothache; but even if things seem quite grim, how do you know if what you’re dealing with is truly an emergency? Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about tooth pain and when it’s considered a dental emergency, along with some tips for alleviating your discomfort.


How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

January 3, 2023

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Model of dental crown and dentist’s probe

Dental crowns are a go-to solution in restorative dentistry because they are versatile and provide many benefits. A crown is intended to serve as a long-term method of repairing a damaged tooth or protecting a weakened one from breaking. However, a restoration can be used along with other procedures, like root canal therapy. No matter the reason, a crown can last for a decade or longer before needing to be replaced, but many things will affect its lifespan. Here’s how long you can expect your crown to last and what you can do to maximize your investment.


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