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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…

Dental Facts You Should Know

10 Dental Facts You Should Know Here are some important dental facts that will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Sugar is not the only villain that causes cavities; acidic and sour foods are just as bad too! This means soft drinks, fruit juices and sour candy. Chewing sugar-free gum with Xylitol helps clean…

ArmourBite for Back to School

ArmourBite: For Increased Endurance and Performance in School Sports Ensure ArmourBite is on your list of supplies for the new school year. The patented mouth guards and mouth pieces have proven protection and performance benefits for sports and related activities. Whether you are looking to boost athletic performance or simply keep your children’s mouth and…

Summer Dental Injuries and You

Summer Dental Injuries: Tips on How to Manage Them Increased outdoor sports and recreational activities in summer cause a rise in dental injuries. Here are some practical dental tips on how to manage them. Play it safe; invest in a mouth guard: If you or your children take part in summer sports, it is a…

Correction of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

How Your Dentist Can Help Correct Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a serious disorder in which your breathing can become shallow or even stop while you are sleeping. This can occur as many as hundred times in a night resulting in a potentially life threatening situation. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is one of the…

Food and Your Teeth

Dental Tips: 5 Foods for Strong Teeth and Gums Read our dental tips on five foods that can improve your oral teeth and gum health significantly. Eating a nutritious diet and maintaining good oral hygiene can help avoid major dental problems and contribute to a beautiful smile. Citrus fruits: Rich in Vitamin C and a…

Choosing the Best Toothpaste for You

Dental Tips: Choosing the Best Toothpaste for You The secret to a clean mouth and healthy smile could lie in your toothpaste. After all, it is responsible for cleaning your teeth and keeping your mouth fresh. So how do you know which one will give you that whiter and brighter smile? Before we provide dental…

Dental Care Tips While You’re On the Go

Here are some important dental tips to keep in mind when you are taking a trip for work or pleasure. Traveling doesn’t mean taking a vacation from your dental hygiene routine. In fact, brushing and flossing twice a day becomes even more important as you are likely to indulge in unhealthy food, drinks or treats….

Aging And Your Teeth

Dental Tips to Protect Aging Teeth and Gums Caring for your teeth and gums is important throughout your life, but even more so as you age. Here are some dental tips to help you maintain good oral health in your senior years. Schedule regular dental checkups: You are never too old to see a dentist….

Tips to Prevent Enamel Erosion

Enamel erosion cannot be reversed but here are some dental tips to reduce its impact on your oral health. First, let’s understand how loss of enamel affects your teeth, what causes it and how to determine if you have a problem. What is dental erosion? Enamel is the hard, outer coating of the tooth which…

Acid Reflux, GERD and Tooth Health

How Acid Reflux and GERD Affect Your Dental Health Many people who are suffering from acid reflux and GERD are not aware of the impact it can have on their dental health. When you have acid reflux (gastro esophageal reflux disease or GERD) the stomach’s gastric acids are refluxed up through the esophagus and into…

Stop Smoking for Tooth Health

To Maintain Good Dental Health, Stop Smoking People who smoke are generally at a higher risk for dental health problems when compared to those who don’t. In fact, one U.S. study suggested that cigarette smoking may play a major role in more than half the cases of severe gum disease in adults. It found that…

Aging And Your Teeth

Dental Tips to Protect Aging Teeth and Gums Caring for your teeth and gums is important throughout your life, but even more so as you age. Here are some dental tips to help you maintain good oral health in your senior years. Schedule regular dental checkups: You are never too old to see a dentist….

Why You Need A Dentist For The Whole Family

A family dentistry typically provides a wide range of services and can help take care of all your oral health needs under one roof. Once you are comfortable and trust a dentist, it is simpler as well as more convenient to have him/her care for your whole family. Going to the same dentist as their…

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry helps reestablish good oral health. If you have missing teeth or suffer any damage to tooth structure (like cavities for instance) your dentist will use appropriate restorative dental procedures to repair and save it. We have outlined five of the most common ones below. Dentistry Facts about 5 Common Restorative Procedures Fillings: Statistics…

Health Concerns and Dental X-rays

Do Dental X-rays Affect Your Health and Safety? X-rays in the dentist’s office have often raised concerns about dental safety. Yet many individuals seem less perturbed when asked to x-ray other parts of their body. The American Dental Association points out two important facts that can help assuage these doubts. Radiation exposure associated with dentistry…

The Old Wives’ Tales About Dentistry

Here are 5 important dental facts that will dispel common misconceptions about oral health and hygiene. 1. Myth: Sugar causes cavities and tooth decay Truth: True, but acid has a bigger role to play While there is no doubt that excess sugar consumption plays a role in cavity formation, acid is the main culprit. It…

How Invisalign Straightens Your Teeth

Looking for a less obvious way to straighten your teeth? Consider Invisalign® clear braces. The comfortable plastic aligners are made just for you. From crooked and protruding teeth to overbite and underbite issues, they effectively correct a wide variety of dental problems, giving you a beautiful smile. How Invisalign® works The aligner trays are made…

Most Common Dental Problems In Children

Regular dental checkups and proper oral hygiene can help prevent some of the most common problems that children face. The important thing is to visit the dentist before issues arise. Read about the typical pediatric dental issues you need to stay vigilant about. Cavities: Tooth decay and cavities, often caused by frequent consumption of snacks…

Exploring Your Options in Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used both for cosmetic and restorative purposes. The tooth-shaped caps are fitted over existing teeth to improve shape, size and color, as well as enhance strength, restore a broken tooth or hold a dental bridge in place. Dental crowns are available in many different materials. Knowing the pros and cons of each…

The Value of Regular Tooth Cleanings

Dental hygiene is more important than most of us realize. Teeth and gum health impacts overall wellness and has been linked to an increased risk of common ailments and/or worsening of existing conditions. Diligent brushing and flossing is not always enough to keep oral health problems at bay. Regular appointments at the dentist’s office will…