Oral Health

Understanding Root Canals

When you hear the term “root canal,” does your mind start playing some tune from a horror movie? Well, we hope we can sort out the truth about root canals so you know they’re not that scary. In fact, the procedure causes no more pain than a filling. Let’s give you the facts… What is a root…

Oral Health Concerns for Those over 50

Although some oral health concerns are fairly common at that age, if you adopt a proactive mindset and educate yourself, these concerns do not have to be common for you. Anticipating and recognizing changes in your mouth can help you be on top of your health in this area, so let’s take a look at…

Healthy Mouth Holiday Workshop

If you’ve seen the holiday TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, then you know Hermey the Elf is very excited about becoming a dentist. Now, Hermey and the ADA have joined forces to come up with ways to keep your mouth and teeth healthy during the holidays. Download the activity book below, take the quiz and…

How Tooth Decay Progresses

How Tooth Decay Progresses Tooth decay is one of the most common dental problems that almost everyone experiences at least once in their lifetime. Dietary habits, poor dental hygiene, and infrequent visits to the dentist can maximize your risk of tooth decay. At Brodhagen Dental Care, we encourage patients to take a more proactive approach…

Perio Protect – Avoid Periodontal Disease

Perio Protect – Avoid Periodontal Disease Gum disease is surprisingly common and one in two Americans suffer from it. This disease is easy to ignore in the early stages because it only causes minor bleeding and sensitivity. However, if you ignore it, the disease can have serious consequences and cause permanent damage. At Brodhagen Dental…

Tooth Bleaching for a Brighter Smile

Use a Tooth Bleaching Tray for a Brighter Smile Everyone loves natural, white, clean-looking teeth. Unfortunately, very few are gifted with naturally white and bright teeth. Modern food habits and lifestyle choices can cause the teeth to become yellow and stained. Food items like coffee and wine, and bad habits like smoking will also not…

The Ins and Outs of an Anterior Open Bite

For most people, the front top and bottom teeth are well aligned and are in contact when the mouth is closed. This means their bite is normal and they do not have problems like teeth grinding, speech issues, etc. Some people may have an anterior open bite where their front teeth do not align properly…

Composite Filling – Natural & Attractive

Composite Filling – A Natural and Attractive Option Natural teeth are susceptible to decay. Poor diet, lack of dental hygiene, and insufficient dental care can lead to cavities and other common oral problems. If the cavities are caught early, you do not need to remove the tooth or get a root canal; you can opt…

Getting Started with ArmourBite

Do you require extra protection for your teeth as you increase your physical activities this spring? Have you considered protection with ArmourBite? This simple, custom-fitted mouthpiece can help keep your teeth safe. It enables more airflow with twice as little stress as any other mouthpieces in its class. Here are just a few of its…

George Washington’s Wooden Teeth: The Truth

George Washington’s Tooth History George Washington was a great man and a hero, known for his impressive physical and mental strength. But he too, like most of us, had a weak spot – for him, it was his teeth. They were so bad that he had become desperate by the age of 25. By that…

Occlusal Appliances: Preventing Tooth Wear Issues

Occlusal appliances, more commonly known as dental mouth guards or splints, are used to manage many oral issues that can cause teeth to wear out. These can range from severe teeth clenching and grinding to providing protection for your teeth and gums during sporting activities. In addition to protecting your natural teeth from daily wear…

Complete Vs Partial Dentures: Pros and Cons

Has your dentist recommended dentures to replace your missing teeth? These artificial tooth replacements do more than just allowing you to eat and speak properly. They also keep facial muscles from sagging, thus helping you maintain a more youthful look and a confident smile. Dentures are of two types—complete dentures and partial dentures. Understanding your…

Tooth Whitening for a Sparkling Holiday Smile

Tooth whitening can give you a sparkling smile that will dazzle friends and family this holiday season. Age, medication, drinking dark-colored beverages, smoking and genetic disposition can cause teeth discoloration. Many people avoid smiling because they are embarrassed to show their stained teeth. Teeth whitening treatments by your dentist offer a quick and painless smile…

Preventing Gingivitis

Preventing Gingivitis Gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums, is an early stage of gum disease that is caused by the formation of plaque and bacteria. Though reversible when detected and treated early, the best way to protect your teeth is to prevent it from happening. Symptoms may not manifest till your condition is advanced and…

Bone Grafts

Dental Bone Grafts for Socket Preservation Dentists recommend dental bone grafts during or after teeth extraction. This preserves the socket for a future dental implant as well as prevents an unsightly collapse of adjacent teeth. Without a tooth to support, the existing bone can melt away or resorb causing the surrounding teeth to shift and…

Treatment for a Cracked Tooth

Discomfort or a sharp pain when biting could mean you have a cracked tooth. Based on the type, location and severity of the crack, your dentist might recommend bonding, a dental crown or root canal treatment. A severe crack could necessitate extraction. Causes of a Cracked Tooth A variety of factors can cause your tooth…

Deep Cleaning: Scaling and Root Planing

Keeping Your Teeth Clean with Scaling and Root Planing Scaling and root planing are a critical part of periodontal therapy. If you have gum disease, your dentist is likely to recommend these deep cleaning treatments to help prevent bone loss which could cause your teeth to fall out. When combined with proper oral hygiene and…

Procedure for Dental Veneers

What is the Procedure for Dental Veneers? Dental veneers have both cosmetic and restorative benefits and are glued on to your natural teeth to give you an improved smile. They can correct a variety of minor problems including teeth shape, spacing, angle or color. Your dentist might recommend them for fixing cavities, broken or malformed…

How Bruxism (Excessive Grinding of Teeth) Affects You

How Bruxism Affects You Bruxism is the involuntary, habitual grinding of teeth. If you have this condition, you may unconsciously clench your teeth during the day as well as grind or clench them at night. Individuals that excessively grind their teeth at night are likely to have other sleep disorders such as snoring or sleep…

Perio Protect for Periodontal Disease

Are you suffering from swollen gums, sensitive teeth or persistent bad breath? Perio Protect® offers an effective way to fight gum disease. This comprehensive dental treatment reaches the bacteria which your toothbrush, floss and rinse cannot. It has helped hundreds of individuals better manage the effects of periodontal disease. What is Perio Protect? Perio Protect…

Dental Fillings: Material Choices

Dental fillings are routine procedures for dentists, but individuals are not always used to receiving them. Whether it is your first filling or you have had many, you may be wondering about the material that is used to replace decay in your teeth. Find out more by reading below or contact our family dental clinic…

How It Works: Cavity Filling Process

Cavities are among the most common dental health problems individuals of all ages face. They don’t always show signs and symptoms, so they can be difficult to detect without the help of a family dentist in Green Bay. Schedule regular dental checkups to ensure your cavities don’t go unnoticed and are allowed to progress. Whether…

Did You Know There Is a National Museum of Dentistry?

Interested in learning more about how modern dentistry came to be? From experimental procedures to early dental tools, the National Museum of Dentistry in Baltimore is the perfect place to learn all about how oral health and hygiene practices developed. Whether you have a keen interest in teeth or dentistry, or are looking for a…

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…

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…

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…

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…