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Children and Dental X-Ray Safety

Starting your children with comprehensive and routine dental care from a young age is important to ensure they understand how to care for their teeth. Establishing good oral health habits and bringing them to the dentist regularly will set them up for a lifetime of preventative and comprehensive dental care. X-rays play an important role…

Novocain for Pain Management During Dental Procedures

Many people list pain as one of the main reasons they fear going to the dentist. Don’t let concerns about discomfort stop you from seeking dental care and keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Novocain can eliminate the sensation you feel during dental procedures and allow the dentist to complete the work on your teeth…

Why Prevent Premature Loss of Baby Teeth

Pediatric Dentistry: Why Prevent Premature Loss of Baby Teeth? Wondering about the benefits of pediatric dentistry? A pediatric dentist receives special training in the care and treatment of baby teeth. Regular checkups will help ensure the health of these teeth until they are ready to fall out and make way for permanent ones. Many people…

Prehistoric Dentistry

Prehistoric Dental History—Interesting Facts Interested in dental history and how dentistry evolved? You may be amazed to learn that many of the common dental tools being used today can trace their origins to the Stone Age. They are just far more advanced now and treatments have evolved to eliminate much of the pain our ancestors…

Tooth Replacement Options for a Single Tooth

Implants and Dentures—Tooth Replacement Options for a Single Tooth Wondering what your options are for replacing a single tooth? Your dentist may suggest implants or dentures depending on your situation. Replacing a missing tooth not only improves your smile and confidence, but your oral health as well. After all, your teeth are meant to work…

Invisalign® Advantages

Invisalign® clear aligners offer a discreet way to have a beautiful smile. Since they are virtually invisible and provide minimal interference with daily activities such as speaking, chewing, brushing and flossing, people of all ages feel comfortable using them. Crooked teeth are not only unsightly, they are also difficult to clean, which can lead to…

How Mouth Guards Prevent Concussion

Prevent Concussions with a Mouth Guard Sports like hockey, lacrosse, wrestling, football, baseball, soccer, gymnastics, and mountain biking can leave your teeth and head vulnerable to injury. Mouth guards can help protect your teeth from serious damage. Did you know your mouth guard can also limit the severity and risk of experiencing a concussion? If…

Happy Earth Day from Brodhagen Dental Care

Holiday Greetings from Brodhagen Dental Care Protect the Planet and Your Teeth this Earth Day Brodhagen Dental Care would like to wish you a Happy Earth Day! We could all stand to make our habits and lifestyles a little more eco-friendly. Here are 3 dental tips to maintain your oral hygiene while taking into consideration…

Preventing Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can cause a lot of damage, and it is not uncommon. Many factors contribute to tooth decay. From diet to genetics and oral hygiene, there are many reasons that you possibly could develop this issue. However, there are also many ways you can avoid developing this problem! Dental Tips to Avoid Tooth Decay…

Teeth Through College

Get Your Teeth Through College, Too! College is an exciting time. New friends, new experiences and more independence can lead to a lot of changes and old habits that are left behind. Don’t let good oral health be one of those habits! Keeping up a good oral hygiene routine and taking care of your teeth…

Does White Mean Healthy?

Here’s a lifelong dental tip—get a checkup even if your teeth are pearly white! Did you know that white teeth are not necessarily healthy ones? There might be issues below the surface that are not visible to you. Often, symptoms don’t manifest themselves till the problem is quite advanced. Regular dental checkups offer many benefits….

A Quick History of Dentistry

When looking for a dentist for yourself and your family, your first instinct might be to check his/her dental history; i.e. years of practice and patient testimonials. This gives you an idea of what to expect. But have you ever wondered about the origins of dentistry itself? The American Dental Organization provides a timeline of…

Dealing With Sensitive Teeth

Dental Tips on Dealing with Sensitive Teeth Suffering from sensitive teeth? Follow these useful dental tips to help reduce your pain and discomfort. Use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth: These special toothpastes provide relief by desensitizing your nerves so that you don’t feeling the tingling sensation or pain when you consume hot and cold foods….

Dental Fluoride Options

Dental Fluoride 101: What You Need to Know Fluoride treatment not only helps make your teeth more resistant to decay but can also repair them in the initial stages of damage. Although the mineral is typically found in water, salts and a variety of foods, this may not be enough. Especially for children and adults…

Fillings and Tooth Caps

Dental Fillings and Tooth Caps: A Brief Guide Fillings are the most common dental material used to restore the structural integrity and function of your teeth. If you have tooth decay or cavities, your dentist will recommend having them filled to prevent further deterioration of tooth structure. In cases where a large filling or a…

About Dental Impressions

All About Dental Impressions: Why You Need Them Since most of us will need dental impressions at some point in our lives, it is a good idea to familiarize ourselves with the concept. Dentists may use dental impressions for a wide variety of treatments including dentures, crowns and bridges as well as to make custom…

The Basics of Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatments offer a lifetime of benefits. Straighter and evenly-spaced teeth not only contribute to a beautiful smile, they also promote better oral hygiene. Although tooth straightening is typically associated with children and teenagers, today many adults are also turning to orthodontic treatments for a better, more confident smile and improved oral health. What is…

Better Yourself With ArmourBite®

Better Your Sports and Exercise Experience with ArmourBite® The ArmourBite® Mouthpiece was designed to relax the jaw muscles which are typically tight (or clenched) during sports and fitness activities. In fact yoga and Pilates’ experts now say that it realigns the jaw which helps strengthen muscles. This allows you to maximize the potential and benefits…

Merry Christmas from Brodhagen Dental Care

Merry Christmas! Some History from Brodhagen Dental Care Holiday greetings from your family dentist! May you and your family have a wonderful celebration, filled with traditions, good food and good company of loved ones. It is hard to believe that another Christmas is almost here. Each year people celebrate with gifts, sweets and drinks at…

The Contributions of Doctor Branemark to Dentistry

From braces to X-rays, dental care has come a long way from where it began. Have you ever wondered who paved the way for you to receive the dental care and procedures you do today? The Swedish physician and professor, Doctor Per-Ingvar Branemark (May 3, 1929 – December 20, 2014) is one of the health…

The Power of Ceramic Reconstruction

Our teeth can handle a lot every day, from eating to chatting and the occasional impact. With all they take, it is not surprising that dental crowns have become a common procedure. Dental crowns strengthen and restore the top portion of a tooth that has been damaged, or may be applied as part of replacing…

Choosing the Right Dental Insurance Plan

Minimizing the amount you pay for dental care can make it easier on you and your loved ones to get the treatment you need, when you need it, without the burden of financial stress. Dental insurance plans are an easy way to afford dental care and protect your teeth and savings. However, it is important…

Holiday Greetings For a Happy Thanksgiving 2015

Holiday greetings from the team at Brodhagen Dental Care! We wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. As you indulge in delicious food and treats, spare a thought for your teeth and oral health. All the sugary and acidic food and drinks you consume have a significant impact on your dental health. In addition…

Reasons to Talk to Your Dentist

5 Reasons to Talk to Your Dentist Here is an important dental tip—don’t restrict your visits to checkups and cleanings! There are many reasons to talk to your dentist. We have outlined 5 critical issues that are often ignored. Bad breath: Let’s put this one first because many individuals neglect bad breath. Prolonged bad breath…

Friday the 13th – History of a Superstition

And…Holiday Greetings from Your Family Dentist! Holiday greetings from your family dentist! November is here already and for the third time this year, we have Friday the 13th! Does this date send chills up your spine and make you want to hide under the covers? Many people believe this date to be unlucky and avoid…

Selecting and Using Dental Floss

Dental Tips: Selecting and Using Floss Looking for dental tips to improve your oral health? Here’s a simple but significant one—Be diligent about flossing. While brushing your teeth and maintaining a healthy diet are important, there is no substitute for daily flossing. It gets you to clean all those areas your toothbrush can’t reach and…

Halloween and Your Teeth

Holiday and Halloween Tips to Protect Your Children’s Teeth from Cavities and Decay Halloween means candy, and lots of it! Read our holiday tips to find out how to protect your children’s teeth from the damage all the sweet treats can do. Monitor what they are eating, and help them make the right choices. Here…

What Goes into Becoming a Dentist?

A Quick Guide to the Exciting and Rewarding Field of Dentistry Dentistry is both an artistic and scientific profession that combines creative and precise handiwork with knowledge on oral health. Today’s dentists offer a variety of services that include both preventative and restorative dental healthcare as well as aesthetic improvements. If you have interest and…

Welcome Autumn with a Dental Checkup

Welcome Autumn with a Dental Checkup Have you had a dental checkup up this year? Autumn is a good time to schedule one with your family dentist. It’s also the secret to a beautiful and healthy smile. Do it before the holiday season! Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is not only essential for good oral…

Holiday Greetings – Happy Labor Day Weekend 2015

Holiday Greetings: Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day Weekend Holiday greetings from the team at Brodhagen Dental Care! We wish you a happy and safe holiday for the Labor Day weekend. Over the years, Labor Day has come to be seen as the last long weekend for summer festivities. Most people will organize that…