End of the Year Discussions about Dental Sealants

Did you know one of the most effective forms of restoration for tooth decay prevention is dental sealants? Dental sealants are applied to the back teeth, such as the premolars and molars, to help prevent dental damage from arising. They're extremely effective for tooth decay prevention and enamel protection as... Read more »

How Much Fluoride is Enough?

Since fluoride was linked to healthy teeth, it has been added to many municipal water supplies across the country. For children, fluoride helps to strengthen developing teeth and bones. In adults, fluoride consumed through tap water helps to fortify their tooth enamel against attacks from plaque and acids. In addition... Read more »

Dental Bridges 101

It’s time to bridge that gap in your smile with a dental bridge! This is a restorative treatment that can help you fix your smile, giving the functioning abilities you are missing as well as the look you want. You will regain many functions including the way you speak, the... Read more »

How to Treat Your Crowns Like Royal Jewels

Around 2.3 million implant-supported oral crowns are produced each year in the US, which means that there are lots of patients seeing dental practitioners to shield their pearly whites. While crowns are guarding pearly whites, who is defending the crowns? You are! Follow this list of tips we’ve amassed to... Read more »

Preparing Your Smile for Water Flossing

Are you aware that water flossers are considered so effective, that a few brands and products have even been given the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance? Seek out water flossers that are ADA-approved to guarantee that your mouth gets the true clean it deserves. The seal not only promised... Read more »

Choosing the Right Toothbrush for You Helps Keep You Encouraged to Brush Twice a Day

The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice each day. This will help to remove residual food particles and plaque from the faces and contours of your teeth. Many people use a basic manual toothbrush with a soft-bristled brush head. There are also individuals who enjoy the... Read more »

Things to Know About Dental Fillings

A dental filling is a dental restoration that can repair a tooth that has decay. The filling will restore the tooth’s proper shape and function. Dr. Frederick Prehn will remove the decayed area of the tooth and then fill the area with the dental filling material. How do I know... Read more »

What You Eat Can Affect Your Smile

The complex machine that is your body can be influenced by many factors, including diet. Not only can it affect your physical health, but your dental health, as well. If you consume too many sugar-laden foods or beverages, it can create many dental issues, most commonly decay.   Dr. Frederick... Read more »

Look for the ADA Seal When Choosing Dental Products

When you shop for dental hygiene products, how do you know which products are best? Which ones will actually provide the promised results and effectively help your smile? In order to know which products are best, look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance. The ADA Seal means that a product... Read more »

Mouthwash With vs. Without Alcohol

You brush and floss your teeth regularly, but you decide to add just a little something to your oral hygiene routine. Mouthwash is always a good choice, as it can add extra protection to your smile by helping guard against decay, plaque, gingivitis, and bad breath. If you are unsure... Read more »