Looks Can Be Deceiving

When considering what clean actually looks like, we usually look for clean surfaces, no clutter, and visually spotless areas. However, when it comes to your teeth, clean cannot be determined just by looking at your teeth to see if any food particles are lurking between your teeth. Clean teeth require getting into the nitty-gritty parts of your teeth and mouth not visible by a simple glance in the mirror.

During your regular cleaning and checkup, Dr. Vivienne Zhang, DDS and Dr. Jason Jacoby, DDS and their team will examine your teeth for cleanliness. They will look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, plaque, infection or anything that can potentially compromise the health of your mouth. Your gums, tongue and other tissues in your mouth will be examined for any hidden areas where harmful bacteria or food particles might be hiding. Not all bacteria in your mouth are bad. Your mouth does host good bacteria that help you fight off and destroy the harmful bacteria.

The American Dental Association answers many questions you might have about regular cleanings and checkups. You can read more about it here.

The bottom line is to not allow the appearance of your white teeth fool you into thinking “all is well” with your mouth. It takes a careful examination and evaluation by a dentist, like those at Mendota Springs Dentistry, to determine the cleanliness and health of your mouth. Be sure to maintain your regular brushing and flossing routine to maintain your healthy mouth.

To maintain the health and true cleanliness of your mouth, book your regular cleaning and checkup at Mendota Springs Dentistry.

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Mendota Springs Dentistry
Mendota Springs Dentistry

6317 McKee Rd, #500
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 957-7709

Dental Implants Can Restore More Than A Missing Tooth

At Mendota Springs Dentistry, we offer a permanent solution for your missing teeth. Dental implants placed in your mouth can last a lifetime with proper oral care. Dr. Zhang has the specific training and skill needed to place implants and restore your missing tooth with a natural looking option for your missing tooth.

While this method not only replaces a missing tooth, it also has other (less visible) benefits.

  • After your dental implant is restored, you will enjoy your new appearance. Your full smile will be ready to be flashed to everyone who looks your way. Your confident smile will be restored. You will feel more self-assured and your self-image will be boosted.
  • Your dental implant will make you feel more secure when you speak or eat. With removable dentures, they can make you feel insecure due to their embarrassing slips or clicking sounds while you’re eating.
  • A dental implant will help preserve your jawbone. When the implant integrates into the jawbone it can help prevent bone loss. This helps preserve bone density in the same way that healthy and natural teeth do.

If you’re ready to restore your self-confidence with dental implants, it’s time to call Mendota Springs Dentistry and book your appointment to discuss with Dr. Zhang if dental implants are right for you. Don’t wait any longer suffering from the negative physical and visual effects of your missing teeth. Book your appointment today.

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Mendota Springs Dentistry
Mendota Springs Dentistry

6317 McKee Rd, #500
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 957-7709

Your Family’s Eating Habit Can Boost Dental Health

May and June are great months for celebrating families. May hosts Mother’s Day, and June celebrates Dads! Happy day to all mothers and fathers! At Mendota Springs Dentistry, Dr. Jacoby and Dr. Zhang enjoy partnering with you to help bring dental health to every member of your family.

One way you can boost your family’s dental health is through diet. At times this can be a challenge if you have a picky eater in your family. Picky eaters (usually younger children) struggle to make good nutritional decisions because their priority of taste and/or texture clouds their good decision-making process. Many children lack the maturity to overcome their pickiness, and make wise food choices that will lead go good health.

All families have preferential eaters. Every member of your family has preferences! That’s what makes everyone unique. Preferential eaters usually tend to have the maturity to know that while they might prefer one food to another, they need to choose a food based on many factors as well.

Guiding your picky eaters to be a preferential eater is important. This process will take time and teaching. Maturity plays a big role in teaching your child to choose foods wisely. Children can understand a lot. Find picture books that describe healthy eating. Model healthy eating for them to see. Always offer nutritional snacks. Don’t have sugary drinks available in your home. Serve water. Help your child understand the gift they are giving their bodies to help them grow and be strong.

Book your appointment with us today at Mendota Springs Dentistry.

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Mendota Springs Dentistry
Mendota Springs Dentistry

6317 McKee Rd, #500
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 957-7709

How to Make Flossing a Habit

Flossing is one of the most important parts of any good oral care routine, but it’s also one of the most hated! Studies from the American Academy of Periodontology found that over a quarter of adults lie to their dentists about how often they do it. And more than a third of Americans would rather do an unpleasant task like wash the dishes than floss their teeth.

We understand that flossing can be unpleasant and not-so-fun, but it’s a critical step in protecting your teeth and gums.

And these tips could help you make it a habit:

  • Pick a cue or trigger. This could be a sticky note on the mirror, or some other small indicator, but every time you see it, use it as a sign to floss. If you’re already brushing your teeth each morning, use it as a trigger to also floss.
  • Don’t make it complicated. We’re more likely to do things when they seem easy and convenient, including flossing. Keep it simple by keeping floss in your car, your purse, your gym bag, or your desk drawer so it’s always available.
  • Start small. Pressuring yourself to floss twice a day every day can make you resent the process rather than continue doing it. Start with once per week, and then work your way up to twice or three times, and then daily.
  • Consider the payoff. If you only associate flossing with something unpleasant, it’s never going to become a habit. Instead, change the way you think about it. Consider how it feels to have clean teeth with no plaque or film, and think about how healthy your gums are becoming each time you do it.

For more tips on keeping your smile healthy for life, schedule your appointment with Mendota Springs Dentistry today.

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