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How Can I Get Quick TMD Relief at Home?

April 24, 2022

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woman experiencing jaw pain

The term temporomandibular disorder (TMD) may not be familiar to the average person, but the truth is about one in four people struggle with symptoms of it, according to the National Institute of Craniofacial Research. Despite facing signs like jaw pain and intense headaches, only about one in 20 of these people afflicted with TMD take the initiative to call their dentist. While scheduling a dental appointment is the best way to deal with the situation, at least there are a few ways you can seek quick TMD relief at home. Read on to learn tips from your Brookfield dentist.


How Do I Balance Fitness and Oral Health?

April 4, 2022

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woman drinking water after workout

Fitness and oral health – it’s a combination that is probably seldom thought of together. When setting fitness goals, most people don’t factor in how their teeth may be affected. But it’s smart to be cognizant of what you can do to protect them as you are fulfilling your exercise objectives. That way, you can maintain a great smile as you invest the effort into developing a fit body, as well. To keep exercise from harming your teeth, check out these tips from your dentist in Brookfield.


Why You Should Be Thankful for Your Dental Hygienist

March 24, 2022

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dental hygienist cleaning patient’s mouth

Even though it’s called a “dentist’s office,” obviously there are other people at that location who work hard to help your oral health. There’s a friendly front desk team, a knowledgeable treatment coordinator, a talented dental assistant, and, of course, an exceptional dental hygienist. Their essential role in maintaining your happy, healthy smile often goes unnoticed, which is why celebrating National Dental Hygienists Week (April 4-10) is meaningful. Keep reading as your dentist in Brookfield explains why dental hygienists deserve recognition.


What’s More Effective: Waterpik or Dental Floss?

March 14, 2022

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woman using oral irrigator

The Harley-Davidson Museum or Lambeau Field? Beer brats or cheese curds? Friday or Saturday nights? Some decisions are easier than others. When it comes to cleaning in between teeth, dental floss and a Waterpik water flosser each have their own merits. Keep reading to learn from your dentist in Brookfield about the pros and cons of dental floss, plus the benefits and drawbacks of the Waterpik, so that you can make the best choice for your oral health.


March Madness 2022

March 11, 2022

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Elmbrook Family Dental is hosting our 12th Annual March Madness college basketball tournament for our current patients and for Ronald McDonald House Charities

To sign up, go to create your account. Once you have logged in, click the “My Groups” link toward the top of the page. Type Elmbrook Family Dental SC in the search box. Our group password is EFD. Create your own bracket, and please use your actual name (not your team name, so we know who you are for the prizes!) and pick who you think will win.  In order to qualify for prizes and donations, you must be a patient seen in our practice within the past 12 months.  For prize details, see our blog page on our website,, or our Facebook page.


Are Stained Teeth Hereditary?

February 23, 2022

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a woman smiling

When you see stained teeth, you might automatically assume they occur because of poor oral hygiene or consuming too many dark-colored foods and beverages. However, this may not be the issue at all. Instead, it may be that your genetics are the culprit. Here are three services designed to eliminate stains and improve the look of your smile.


Dating and Dental Health: Is Your Smile Hurting Your Love Life?

February 7, 2022

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a couple on a date

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you want to make a good impression, right? Whether you’ve been with your significant other for a few weeks or several years, you want your smile to look and feel its best. But what can you do to ensure you’re not left feeling embarrassed? Read on to find out what you can do to improve the health of your teeth and gums, so your dating life doesn’t suffer.


How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?

January 27, 2022

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dental filling

Believe it or not, cavities aren’t just caused by overindulging in sugar. Many other factors, such as lack of fluoride and poor oral hygiene, can also lead to tooth decay. Luckily, your dentist can easily treat the affected teeth with dental fillings. They’re commonly used to replace the tooth structure lost due to decay. However, they don’t last forever and will need replacement eventually. Read along to learn how long dental fillings last, when they need a replacement, and ways to take proper care of them.


Kick Off the New Year with a Dental Checkup and Cleaning

January 11, 2022

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young woman getting dental checkup in Brookfield

We’ve officially made it to 2022! If you’re like most people, your New Year’s resolutions probably revolve around improving your health. Even though they’re usually related to weight loss or breaking bad habits, you should consider focusing on your oral health this year. After all, taking proper care of your teeth and gums can profoundly affect your overall quality of life! In addition to meeting your deductible as early as you can, here’s why you should schedule your next dental checkup and cleaning early in the year.


How to Stick to Your Resolution to Floss More in 2022

December 17, 2021

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 3:29 pm
Handsome man flossing in front of bathroom mirror

Sadly, millions of people do not floss every day. If you see room for improvement in your flossing habits, you may have decided to make 2022 the year when you finally incorporate it into your daily routine. How can you stick to this important New Year’s resolution? Let’s talk about why flossing is so important and some simple things you can do to make sure you do it every day.

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