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.

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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.

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Dentures Really Aren’t Just for Seniors

May 11, 2023

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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.

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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.

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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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4 Facts About Same-Day Dental Crowns

December 18, 2022

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Dentist discussing crown with patientIf you’ve ever needed a dental crown, you know the process can take several appointments, but now there’s a faster way to get the restoration you need. Same-day dental crowns can save time and money, but it’s normal to have a few concerns when choosing something different from what you’re used to. Besides offering quicker results, here are 4 things you may not know about same-day crowns.

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How Can Visiting Your Dentist Save You Money?

October 19, 2022

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Use it or lose it

Even if you do a great job at keeping up with your oral hygiene routine, regular dental visits are still a necessary step to achieve a healthy smile. However, many people put their routine dental visits on hold for a variety of different reasons. For some, it may be an effort to save some cash. The truth is that by seeing your dentist on a regular basis, you can actually end up saving a lot in the long run. Continue reading to learn why this is the case.

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3 Facts You Might Not Know About Dental Implants

September 21, 2022

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dentist touching cheek and holding dental implant model

Dental implants are durable, lifelike restorations that are a popular replacement option for missing teeth. They are indistinguishable from your natural teeth, giving your smile a full, healthy look. Dental implants are also the only option to replace both the roots and crown of the tooth. They are inserted through the gums and into the jawbone, which they then fuse with through osseointegration. This process takes four to six months to complete. There are a lot of interesting facts about dental implants, so read on to learn three that you probably didn’t know.

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Common Causes of Yellow Teeth & How to Address Them

July 3, 2022

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Side by side comparison of stained teeth and whitened teeth.

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—so having a stained and yellow smile can sometimes be quite embarrassing! But fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can offer many solutions that are capable of effectively whitening discolored teeth. Keep reading to learn more from your cosmetic dentist about some of the different things that cause yellow teeth, along with some ways that the issue can be addressed.

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Wehrkamp Dentistry Welcomes Dr. Mauri Heesch, DDS!

April 28, 2022

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Brandon dentist Dr. Mauri Heesch and her family

There is a new dentist in Brandon, and we’re so glad that she’s here at Wehrkamp Dentistry! Dr. Mauri Heesch joins us with an extensive history in the dental field and a passion for helping patients live life to the fullest with happy, healthy, and beautiful smiles. With her on our team, we have only upped the level of care you have come to count on us for here at Wehrkamp Dentistry. Read on to learn more about our newest dentist on staff Dr. Mauri Heesch.  

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