You hear it from your dentist every time you get a checkup: Flossing is a crucial part of daily dental care. Consistent flossing benefits not only your teeth but your overall health as well.
Plaque is a soft, bacteria-laden film that forms naturally on your teeth. Left alone, plaque can harden into tartar, which can only be removed by a dentist.... Read More
If you've ever dealt with a chipped tooth or a lost filling, your first reaction was likely to panic. While you’ll need to see a dental professional to correct the situation before it becomes any worse, there are a few things you can do to manage the situation until you can get in for an appointment. Here are some common... Read More
Allergic reactions to toothpaste mimic allergic reactions to other substances, so the symptoms sometimes resemble symptoms of other ailments. If you have any of these signs, visit your dentist without delay. They can help diagnose the problem and devise a workable plan of action.
Changes Inside Your Mouth
If you’re allergic to toothpaste, your teeth and gums may... Read More
Does your child have special needs, fear the dentist, gag easily or simply have trouble sitting still? If so, your dentist in Appleton and Sheboygan may recommend sedation to calm your child during dental procedures. This suggestion may suddenly make you feel fearful of the dentist as well! The team at Northstar Dental Group understands your reservations about giving your child sedative... Read More
If you've ever gone for a significant period of time without visiting the dentist, you'll likely be aware that things can go south in a hurry. By seeing your local dental professional every six months or so, you’ll catch minor problems before they become far worse. Individuals who visit the dentist twice each year can count on brilliant white smiles that will impress friends and colleagues... Read More
If you want some insight into your children’s critical thinking skills, listen to their excuses for getting out of brushing their teeth. Children can come up with clever excuses ranging from fact-based reasoning like “my teeth are still clean; I haven’t had candy today,” to more whimsical references to tooth fairies stealing their toothbrushes.
However, getting them to put the... Read More