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Tips on Best and Worst Foods When Dealing with TMJ Disorder

June 24, 2022

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 8:36 pm
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The pain from TMJ disorder, aka temporomandibular joint disorder, can be intense simply from the act of chewing, so it’s important to be mindful of that when making food choices. Considering it is sometimes a multi-day ordeal, you want to do everything you can to get the necessary nutrition while also not exacerbating the situation. Keep reading as your dentist in Brookfield touches on foods to target and avoid, as well as how to prevent TMJ pain and how to get relief when it strikes.


How Do I Deal with a Lost Dental Filling?

June 4, 2022

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 8:25 pm
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If you’re driving through rural Wisconsin and you look down the road to see a tornado dropping down from the sky, try not to panic. Yeah right, good luck with that. In a less dramatic situation, if you are ever faced with a dental emergency, do your best to remain calm. It’s ideal to develop a plan of action ahead of time, which will help you keep a cool head. If you find yourself dealing with a lost dental filling, for example, here are tips from your emergency dentist in Brookfield about what you should do.


Why Early Detection of Oral Health Issues Matters

May 24, 2022

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 4:39 pm
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When you see people who live on the coast boarding up their homes and businesses and stacking sandbags in front of entry points as a hurricane approaches, they are being proactive now in an attempt to prevent damage later on. You can do the same thing for your oral health. While the proverbial hurricane may not be as easy for you to see coming, once you suffer tooth loss or develop periodontal disease, the storm is at your doorstep. Keep reading to learn about the importance of preventive dentistry from your dentist in Brookfield to benefit from the early detection of oral health problems.


How Do I Ditch Coffee Breath?

May 4, 2022

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 4:29 pm
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What does drinking coffee and eating garlic have in common? They both make your breath smell bad, but at least with garlic you also get the benefit of protection from vampires. In fairness to coffee, at least it will keep you awake so the vampire doesn’t sneak up on you. Okay, enough with the supernatural. In this blog post, your dentist in Brookfield explains what causes coffee breath, as well as how to get rid of it and even avoid having it in the first place.


How Can I Get Quick TMD Relief at Home?

April 24, 2022

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 2:36 pm
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

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 2:29 pm
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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

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 2:55 pm
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

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 3:06 pm
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

Filed under: News — Elmbrook Family Dental @ 9:07 am

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

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 12:41 pm
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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.

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