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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…

Effect of Dentures on Your Health

The Effect of Dentures on Your Health: Tips to Keep Them Clean If you wear dentures, then you know how important it is to keep them clean. Germs and bacteria could get into the pliable plastic and result in infections and gum disease. Taking good care of your dentures will help them last longer. Tips…

Snacks and Healthy Teeth

Pediatric Dentistry: 10 Tips on Snacks for Healthy Teeth Pediatric dentistry professionals caution parents about some of the common food and drink items their children may be consuming on a daily basis. It might surprise you to learn that many of the so-called healthy snacks you give your kids, e.g. sports drinks, power bars and…

Paying for Dental Care

Dental Care Financing: Get a Proper Plan for Your Family A dental insurance plan can help with financing key treatments you and your family might require throughout the year. Millions of Americans neglect their dental health because they cannot afford the services of a dentist. A large portion of these people are young children and…

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…

Baby Teeth and Tooth Decay

Pediatric dentistry specializes in children’s dental health. It is a good idea to schedule at least two visits a year to ensure your children’s teeth and gums are healthy. Tooth decay on the rise Recent reports indicate a marked rise in tooth decay and cavities among children. Drinking and cooking with bottled water (which is…

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…

Holiday Greetings For a Happy Thanksgiving

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…

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,…

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…