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Smoking And Dental Health

Did you know that in addition to causing oral and lung cancer and other diseases, smoking also adversely affects your dental health? Smokers, for instance, have an increased risk of contracting periodontal disease which can lead to tooth loss. How does smoking cause periodontal disease? Since smoking reduces saliva which washes away plaque and tartar,…

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…

The Safety Of Dental Filling Materials

Dental Safety – Are Silver Amalgam Fillings a Safe Choice? The mercury content in silver amalgam fillings often raises concerns about dental safety. It is important to know however, that these dental filling materials are monitored by the FDA which has given the green light for their use. What is a dental amalgam? A dental…

Child vs. Adult Root Canals

Treatment for root canals on baby teeth is quite different from the procedure performed on adult or permanent teeth. The most important thing to know is that it is faster and less painless than adult root canals. So do not let any of your own past negative experiences prevent you from getting your child treated…

Eating Well for Dental Health

Eating the right kind of food is as critical as brushing and flossing your teeth daily. It is important to understand that without the essential nutrients, your teeth and gums can become susceptible to cavities, decay, gum disease and many other serious dental issues. Read our dental tips to maintain good oral health. Nutritional tips…

Special Concerns During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant or planning to conceive, schedule a visit to your family dentistry and check your oral and periodontal health as soon as possible. Rise in hormone levels during pregnancy can cause gums to swell, bleed and trap food. This may lead to gum irritation and/or infection which is not good for you…

Gum Disease And Heart Health

Research shows a relationship between gum disease and heart health. Although not proven yet, several studies indicate that individuals with periodontal issues have an increased risk of heart problems. Some studies also show a relationship between gum disease and stroke. Even the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) draws our attention to the relation between gum…

Single Sitting Ceramic Reconstruction

CEREC: Tooth Restoration in One Appointment CEREC dental treatment allows dentists to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings. It uses advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing technology (CAD/CAM) for custom fabricated restorations, crowns, onlays and veneers in a single appointment. Patients love the fact that the entire procedure can be completed in one visit….

Holiday Greetings – Happy Labor Day Weekend

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 Tips: How to Select a Quality Dentist

Looking for a dentist? Oral health impacts your overall well-being as well as your self-confidence so it is important to ensure that you are getting the best care possible. Not sure where to start? Ask your family members, friends and neighbors for references. That way you will have some idea of the dentist’s service quality….

Advantages of Invisalign

The Advantages of Invisalign Clear Aligners Invisalign offers a “clear” solution to improving your smile and self-image. Research indicates that almost 50% of Americans are unhappy with their teeth and this may cause them to smile less. Invisalign clear aligners can discreetly correct many issues helping people who use them improve their facial appearance, oral…

Why You Might Want to Have Wisdom Teeth Out Young

Why You Might Want to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Out While You’re Still Young Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that grow in the back of your mouth. They usually emerge between the ages of 17 to 25. While they help with chewing when growing well and properly aligned, they can…

Proper Cleaning of Dentures

Dental Tips for Cleaning Dentures It is imperative for the life and health of your dentures that you perform proper cleaning and care. By doing so, you can increase the lifespan of your dentures and also keep them looking clean and free of stains. Proper Cleaning of Dentures Rinse and Remove after Eating – After…

Advantages, Risks and Insurance Questions About Dental Implants

Advantages, Risks and Insurance Questions about Dental Implants Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss. Whether it is from decay, disease or injury, those losses can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. Luckily there are options for people who are missing teeth—and they do not involve dentures. Dental implants are the answer. These tooth…

Dental Care: Proper Brushing and Flossing Techniques

Dental Care 101: Proper Brushing and Flossing Techniques Your teeth are with you for a lifetime; therefore, it is imperative you ensure proper dental care to keep them healthy. Teeth are important and by taking care of them, they can help take care of you. Proper care of your teeth and gums starts with brushing…

Sedation Dentistry Tips and Tricks

Understanding Sedation Dentistry Sedation dentistry is a form of comfort dentistry that is fast gaining greater popularity due to high levels of patient satisfaction. It helps patients relax during simple dental procedures and makes sitting down in that examination chair a lot less stressful. If you avoid the dentist because of anxiety, sedation dentistry could…

Do Your Tooth Crowns Need Replacement?

Tooth crowns are one of the most common dental emergencies. Even though they are fairly long lasting, an accident or injury might cause them to become loose, or even fall out. Do not panic if this happens to you. Call your dentist and he/she will advise you on what to do. Your dentist may suggest…

Implant vs. Bridge: Exploring your Options

Dental Implant vs. Dental Bridge: Exploring your Tooth Replacement Options Dental implants and bridges offer two different solutions for tooth replacement. Knowing the benefits and disadvantages of each method helps you make an informed choice. Here is an overview of both options. What is a dental implant? In the dental implant method, an artificial root…

Summer Dental Safety Tips

Here are some important dental tips to help reduce the risk of accidents during the summer. Children engage in many types of sports and outdoor recreational activities during this season. While minor cuts, scrapes and bruises are bound to happen, don’t be surprised to find an increased incidence of dental accidents. Certain factors increase these…

Dealing with Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies like breaking a tooth, losing a dental cap or a bad toothache can cause acute discomfort and stress as well as lead to future oral health issues. Knowing how to handle yourself or a family member in a dental emergency can help eliminate panic and provide relief until you are able to get…

Brodhagen Dental Care Thanks the Troops for their Service

Memorial Day Holiday Greetings – Brodhagen Dental Care Thanks the Troops for their Service Holiday greetings for Memorial Day, one of the most solemn holidays in the US. It is the time when we stop and remember the brave service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Brodhagen Dental Care takes…

The Truth about Wisdom Teeth

The Truth about Wisdom Teeth—Important Dental Facts Revealed Wisdom teeth got their nickname due to the age when they typically manifest themselves. These third molars usually grow until the dental arch becomes larger which is around the age of 17 to 25. Since this is considered the age of maturity or wisdom, the teeth earned…

Dentistry Facts About Common Orthodontic Problems

Dentistry Facts about Common Orthodontic Problems in Children Misalignment and protrusion of teeth are common orthodontic problems in children. Regular checkups can help monitor and correct them before they start to impact oral health and hygiene. Here are some important dentistry facts you should know. Cross bite: Cross bite is a condition where the upper…

Holiday Dental Tips for A Healthy Easter

Holiday Tips to Help Maintain Healthy Teeth before, during and after Easter Sugary Easter treats can raise the risk of cavities and tooth decay as they lead to frequent acid attacks. Here are some important holiday tips to help protect your teeth against damage and decay as you indulge in chocolate, jelly beans, sugary drinks…

Dental Sealants for Additional Tooth Protection

Dental Sealants for Additional Tooth Protection Dental sealants offer additional protection for children’s teeth. Even with proper brushing and flossing, there is still a risk of tooth decay. Cavities typically form in the pits and fissures of the teeth which are hard to reach with your toothbrush. Sealants help protect these vulnerable areas by sealing…

How Dental Crowns Are Made

How Dental Crowns Are Made Dental crowns have both cosmetic and restorative benefits. They can protect weak teeth from further damage as well as give you a beautiful, pearly white smile. These crowns can last a lifetime and take just five days to be tailor-made to fit your teeth. How are dental crowns made? A…

How a Dental Crown Can Restore Your Smile

How a Dental Crown Can Restore Your Smile Cosmetic dentistry offers a range of treatments to restore or enhance your smile. Many individuals don’t smile enough because they want to hide broken, misshapen or discolored teeth. This affects their facial appearance, self-esteem and social interactions. Dental crowns are a great solution for these issues. Since…

What is a Cavity?

In this post on dentistry facts, we have explained how cavities impact your oral health. Cavities and tooth decay are common dental problems. Not many people know how they come about or how they impact tooth structure and health. If you suspect that you or your kids have cavities, visit your family dentist right away….

St. Patty’s Day Tooth Care

St. Patty’s Day Tooth Care Tips: Why Regular Dental Exams are Important Sugary lucky charms, green cupcakes and green beer are all the rage on St. Patrick’s Day but that green food coloring can also leave you with damaged (and green) teeth! It’s true. The green food coloring in these festive treats can easily attach…

The Secret Lives of Teeth: Dentistry Facts 101

Read important dentistry facts that will help you understand the anatomy of your teeth. The tooth is a complex structure that is made up of several parts, most of which are not visible. Each plays an important role in the health and functioning of your teeth. Important dentistry facts you should know: Crown: It is…