Oral Health

Candy Hearts and Your Teeth

Important Valentine’s Day Tips Read our Valentine’s Day tips for beautiful teeth, a heart-warming smiling, and of course… clean breath. Poor dental hygiene encourages bacteria growth which affects not only your teeth but can also lead to bad breath. That can have the opposite effect on Valentine’s Day, with your beloved turning away rather than…

5 Tips for Better Dental Health

Read our 5 dental health tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong throughout the year. Choose the right toothbrush: Soft and medium toothbrushes are recommended as they do less damage to the tooth enamel. Remember, children’s brushes are sized and designed to fit in smaller mouths. Adults have the option of adult…

The Tooth Fairy and Your Family

Do your kids leave their baby teeth for the tooth fairy hoping for some money in return? Many families subscribe to this tradition, just as they do with Santa Claus. It makes the transition from baby to adult teeth exciting and gives the children something to look forward to. Children are encouraged to keep their…

Prepare for 2015 with Dental Sealant

Dental sealant provides added protection for your teeth. Even with regular brushing and flossing, it is not always possible to get out all the food particles and plaque, especially from the inner, hard-to-reach areas. This increases your risk of developing pits, fissures and cavities which damage your teeth. The sealant, made of plastic resin, forms…

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…

Don’t Forget Your Teeth This Christmas

Holiday Greetings and Tips from Your Family Dentist Holiday greetings from your family dentist in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Our team at Brodhagen Dental Care wishes one and all a happy, healthy and safe Christmas season. Christmas is a time when we indulge in foods and sweets that can cause serious damage to our teeth. As…

Why Professionals Choose ArmourBite®

Why Professionals Choose ArmourBite® ArmourBite® has fast become the mouthpiece of choice for hundreds of sports professionals across North America. Experts recommend the use of a mouth guard for almost any sport to reduce the impact of jaw clenching during training and competitions. Many body builders, athletes and even pro-golfers now recommend ArmourBite® mouth guard…

The ArmourBite® Advantage

The ArmourBite® Advantage: Greater Endurance + Reduced Stress = Enhanced Performance The ArmourBite® mouth guard was developed to minimize the impact of jaw clenching, a normal tendency during training or competing in sports activities. Some studies indicate that by eliminating the negative effects of clenching, it has vastly improved athlete comfort and consequently, performance. Available…

Lifespan of Root Canals

A common concern of patients referred for root canals is how long they will last. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), “Your restored tooth after root canal therapy could last a lifetime, if you continue to care for your teeth and gums. However, regular checkups are necessary. As long as the root(s) of a…

Flossing Alternatives for Dental Hygiene

Flossing is an integral part of good dental hygiene. While a toothbrush cleans the surface of your teeth, it is unable to get at the food particles that might get between them. This can cause plaque build-up ultimately leading to bacteria formation, cavities, gingivitis, periodontal disease and tooth loss. While everyone might be aware of…

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,…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

Professional vs. At Home Options for Tooth Whitening

There are two ways to do tooth whitening—professionally at a dental office or at home. We have highlighted some differences to help you decide. Whatever teeth whitening method you choose, consider the effectiveness and safety, not just the cost. Professional teeth whitening: Professional procedures offer faster and better results. Since they are administered by a…