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Importance of dental care before/during/ and post pregnancy

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Dental Care During Pregnancy 

In the last few weeks, our dental office has treated many patients who are pregnant. Congratulatory and happy times are the norm. However, for some pregnant patients, the dental visits were emergencies. The last thing an expectant mother needs is more complications caused by teeth or gums. A few recommendations can greatly aid in a pleasant dental experience before/during/post pregnancy. 

 

1. Keep up your dental care during pregnancy

If you are planning to have a child, a good place to visit is not only your medical doctor, but also your family dentist. Both doctors can guide you through your pregnancy so you can have the most pleasant experience. A ...

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Dental Maintenance Can Save You Over $100,000 In Your Lifetime!

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The Importance of Dental Maintenance 

Last week, I had a conversation with a new patient who came to our Wausau, WI office complaining of a wisdom tooth that had been bothering him for awhile. Upon examination of his mouth, I noticed other issues, such as gum disease and cavities. I asked the patient his dental habits such as flossing, brushing, and rinsing with an antiseptic oral rinse (Listerine). The patient’s response was “I don’t have time.” This is a typical response by many patients who tend to neglect their teeth and gums. So my staff and I try to use analogies that can help these patients get motivated. 

 

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Dental Dentures: Removable/Fixed Complete/Partial

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Are dentures right for you?

Are you a person who has had problems with your teeth all your life?  Maybe you have had troubles since you were a child with cavities or you currently have periodontal (gum) disease.  Just maybe you have problems with things as simple as chewing and eating. However for you these routine daily tasks are a major effort on your part because your  teeth hurt. But this is not the worst of your problems because the thing that bothers you the most is that you can not smile because you are ashamed of your teeth. All of your life you had problems and now you want to ...

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Dental Implants: Enjoy your Life to the Fullest.

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Dental Implants in Wausau, WI

Dental implants have finally have become the norm for replacing teeth in today’s dental treatment. Today with dental advancements we are not only able to replace missing teeth, but restore them aesthetically. We now have the dental technology to aid in the placing  and restoring of beautiful porcelain crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dental implants are completely biocompatible screws made of titanium that fuse with the bone to act like the roots of your teeth so that porcelain crowns, bridges, and dentures can be placed. If you have not given this much thought, maybe you should take a little time to ask yourself if you fit ...

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Traditional Braces, Invisalign, 6 Month Smiles … What Is It All About?

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Orthodontics in Wausau, WI

Are you one of those people who are self-conscious of your teeth because they are either too crowded or have big gaps? Have you taught yourself to keep your upper lip tight so you do not show your teeth? Do people think you are not happy because you never smile?

Maybe it is time for you to ask what options are available to attain your new beautiful smile. Depending on your needs, you may have a new smile within six months. Let me discuss some options for you to achieve a beautiful smile.

 

Short-Term v. Long-Term Orthodontics

The main difference for short-term and long-term orthodontics is based on ...

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All Porcelain Crowns, Veneers and Bridges: Art and Technology in Dentistry

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All Porcelain Crowns, Veneers and Bridges: Art and Technology in Dentistry

My father-in-law use to say that he was fortunate to have practiced during the “Golden Age” of dentistry where the advent of new materials and techniques had made the profession of dentistry a rewarding and satisfying career. I have to completely agree with my father-in-law that dentistry is a wonderful profession, but I have to add that today we are in the “Platinum Age” of dentistry. Today’s advancement in technology has contributed to a plethora of new materials and techniques which are better and more conservative than ever before. We are ...

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Sedation Dentistry …Which option is best for you? Nitrous Oxide, Oral, or IV Sedation

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Sedation Dentistry in Wausau, WI

One of the nice perks of modern technology is that you do not have to settle for less living in Wausau, WI. It was not too long ago where you had to travel to one of the major cities to get special dental care like sedation, but that is no longer the case. Today’s technology allows people to receive the best oral care with a trained and experienced sedation dentist right here in Wausau.  


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