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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…

Pediatric Dentistry

How to Prepare for Your Child’s First Pediatric Dentistry Visit Pediatric dentistry offers specialized dental care for children in a kid-friendly environment. Your children may still get nervous about their first visit. Letting them know what to expect in advance can contribute towards a positive first experience and easier visits going forward. Here’s how you…

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…

Valentine’s Day Dental Care Concerns

On Valentine’s Day you are likely to receive chocolates and other sweet delights from your sweetheart and/or loved ones. This often means that your teeth will be doing “double duty” and you need to be extra diligent about dental care. Here are some holiday tips to protect your teeth against decay and cavities. Make this…

When is a Root Canal Necessary?

A root canal can help save a tooth that might otherwise be lost to disease or damage. This in turn prevents other teeth from moving out of line and causing problems with your jaw. One of the main benefits of this type of endodontic treatment is that it will save your natural tooth and avoid…

Tooth Whitening For Improved Self Image

Tooth whitening is an easy and non-invasive way to create a brighter smile. Many men and women are afraid to smile or even talk much because it will reveal their discolored teeth. This can affect their personal and social lives often causing them to be isolated and depressed. Teeth whitening has been known to bring…

When to Choose Tooth Crowns

Tooth crowns are tooth-shaped covers that are placed over teeth that are badly damaged or decayed. They are also commonly referred to as dental crowns or caps and may be made of porcelain, ceramic, alloys or a combination of these materials. All-ceramic or porcelain crowns are a popular choice because they closely resemble your natural…

Causes of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease or gum disease is a chronic inflammatory disease triggered by bacterial infection that ultimately destroys supporting gums and bone around your teeth. This can cause them to become loose and fall out. When untreated, the associated bacteria and inflammatory byproducts can also enter your bloodstream and have been linked to other serious ailments…

Effects of Sugary Drinks on Teeth

Dental Care: How Sugary Drinks Affect Your Teeth Reduce your consumption of sugary drinks as part of a good dental care regime. Even fruit juices with natural sugars can cause cavities if consumed frequently. Here’s what happens when you consume sugary drinks: The sugary drinks combine with the bacteria in your mouth to become acid….

Choosing the Best Toothbrush

Dental Care: Basic Tips on Choosing the Best Toothbrush Your toothbrush is an important dental care tool so take the time to pick the right one. Selecting a tooth brush can be a challenge as there are so many choices available to you. The type of toothbrush you need depends on which stage of life…

Holiday Tooth Care Advice from Your Family Dentistry

Tooth Care for the Holidays Candies Aren’t the Only Cause of Cavities We have often been told that the ‘extra sweet stuff’ consumed (especially by children) during the holidays increases our risk of developing cavities. A post-season visit to the family dentistry might very well confirm these fears. Your dentist will, however, tell you that…

Restorative Dentistry: Filling Options

Restorative Dentistry 101: Filling Options Treatments to remedy damaged, decayed, loose, broken or missing teeth fall under the category of restorative dentistry. Today there are many treatment options available for filling your teeth. Here is an overview of your choices. Amalgam: This is a strong filling which can be done in a single appointment. Though…