Dental Expressions Blog
April 18, 2020
Due to the recent widespread outbreak of COVID-19, your local dental practice is very likely only treating patients with dental emergencies. This means that regular checkups and cleanings are effectively postponed until further notice. If you’re normally diligent about keeping up with your oral health by attending these appointments, you might be worried that you’ll suddenly get cavities or gum disease. Not to worry; your dentist has written this guide on how to keep your mouth healthy until they’re open for cleanings again.
March 15, 2020
COVID-19 has shown to be an extremely infectious disease. If you want to reduce your risk of getting sick, it’s just as important to work towards having a strong immune system as it is to practice social distancing and hygienic practices. However, many people don’t realize that part of maintaining good overall hygiene and building a strong immune system means keeping up with oral care habits along the way. To learn how oral and overall health are connected and why it matters for your immune system, keep reading!
February 7, 2020
It’s perfect that February is all about love and hearts since it’s dedicated as American Heart Month! Now is a great time to pause making Valentine’s Day dinner plans and buying flowers to reflect on the health of your heart. When you think about taking care of this vital organ, do you think about flossing? A growing body of research suggests that we should. Recent studies show that the health of your gums plays an important role in the health of your heart, which may be why February is also National Gum Disease Awareness Month! Read on to learn more about this important connection and how a healthy smile is good for your heart.
December 20, 2019
The holidays can be a stressful time of year, especially if you experience a dental emergency right before your family is supposed to arrive from out of town. Fortunately, there are certain precautionary measures you can take to avoid problems like severe toothaches, dental damage, and broken restorations. With these four tips from your emergency dentist, you’ll be able to get the most out of your holidays and enjoy valuable family time. (more…)
November 15, 2019
Imagine that you’re going holiday shopping. You’ve picked out gifts for your loved ones that you know they will love. On your way out of the store, you drop your bags into the garbage and walk away. You would never throw away your money like that, and yet, if you haven’t visited the dentist in a while or need dental work, you may lose money that you’ve spent on your dental insurance benefits this year by the time 2020 comes around. Below are four reasons why you should make sure you use your dental insurance before the end of the year. (more…)
October 14, 2019
October is widely known as the month when Halloween takes place. It is also Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Global Diversity Awareness Month. But did you know that it is also National Dental Hygiene Month? That makes it the perfect time for you to pause to think about how well you are doing at caring for your smile. Let’s discuss why oral hygiene is so important, and then we’ll discuss some tips to help you maintain a clean, healthy mouth.
August 10, 2019
The start of each new school year is a fresh slate and the perfect time to establish good habits that will help your child have a great year. One example is packing a low-sugar, healthy lunch each day that not only tastes great but also improves their oral and overall health. Along with scheduling a back-to-school checkup with a children’s dentist, wholesome food choices are one of the best things you can do to prevent cavities and make sure their smile stays healthy. Learn more below!
May 5, 2019
As a parent, you just can’t help but worry about your child’s oral health. That’s because you want what’s best for him or her. One of the ways to accomplish your goal is to maintain regular dental appointments with your local dentist. If you’re wondering why these visits are so critical, keep reading to get the answers!
March 3, 2019
Sleep apnea can have damaging effects on your overall health. Not only can it cause problems because of the lack of sleep you and your partner will receive (snoring, gasping for air), but it can become dangerous when considering other health-related conditions such as diabetes, stroke, or heart disease. If you’re wondering how your difficulty sleeping can be related to your heart, let us explain the health impacts of sleep apnea in Kaukauna.
January 10, 2019
For some people, a trip to the dentist can cause anxiety or even phobia. This has become a serious problem that prevents over 30 million Americans from receiving the vital dental care they need each year. Thankfully, there is a way to provide a more comfortable experience. Read on to learn about it, and discover the answers to sedation dentistry FAQ’s in Kaukauna!