Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis... Read more »

The Basics on Enamel Erosion

There is much to know about enamel erosion. The most important thing to remember is why you need to think about it. Your oral health depends on treating any enamel erosion that comes your way and to do that, you need to visit your dentist. Our dentist, Dr. Frederick Prehn,... Read more »

Brushing: The Answers to Your Questions

Do you have questions about brushing? If so, it’s important to find the answers. This is because if you don’t know all you need to know about brushing, it could affect your brushing routine. In fact, it could make you improperly brush and even harm your teeth and gums. So,... Read more »

Dry Mouth

Are you suffering from a lack of saliva in your mouth? If so, you are suffering from what is known as dry mouth. Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a condition in which your body is simply not producing enough saliva. Because your saliva is produced by glands in your... Read more »

How to Prevent Oral Disease

Our dentist, Dr. Frederick Prehn, is proud to offer many different dental treatments at Prehn Dental Offices to help you prevent oral diseases and maintain a top-notch smile and oral health. However, those treatments aren’t successful without your help. This is why our dentist strongly encourages you to do everything... Read more »

Be Proactive; Schedule Your Dental Checkup

Many patients visit the dentist on an as-needed basis, to care for a bad toothache or repair a tooth broken in a dental accident. However, preventive dental care is much more effective at treating oral issues because it can prevent them from occurring in the first place. By scheduling routine... Read more »

A Decayed Tooth Might Require a Dental Crown

Sometimes poor oral hygiene habits can allow a minor cavity to develop on one of your teeth. Even if you manage to ignore the increasing discomfort and sensitivity, the area of tooth decay will grow. If you have noticed a problem with one of your teeth, it's best to have... Read more »