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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.


4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile in 2022

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 1:13 pm
Notebook with New Year’s resolutions for 2022 sitting on desk

What are your hopes and goals for 2022? Many people are aiming to lose weight, move forward in their career, or spend more time with friends and family. All of those are worthwhile endeavors. But have you thought about giving some extra attention to your smile in the new year? Let’s talk about four New Year’s resolutions that can help you improve your oral health.


4 Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Should Limit or Avoid This Year

November 20, 2021

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 2:26 pm
Thanksgiving food on a table

A Thanksgiving table can be one of the most enticing sights to see. You may begin to salivate when you see the juicy turkey, delectable cranberry sauce, savory yams, and divine green bean casserole. But if you want to take better care of your oral health this season, you may want to limit or even pass on these four side dishes, as they can spell disaster for your teeth and gums if you’re not careful.


3 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants This Holiday Season

November 7, 2021

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 1:57 pm
People eating Thanksgiving dinner

When suffering from tooth loss, the holidays can be a difficult time. Not only do you feel uncomfortable and embarrassed, but you’re probably finding it hard to even eat the delectable food gracing your table. If you’re tired of missing out, here are three reasons eating with dental implants will not only make the season brighter but your life much more enjoyable.


3 Tips to Maintain Optimal Oral Health During Halloween

October 20, 2021

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 1:35 pm
children in Halloween costumes with candy

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is right around the corner, and if you and your kids are like most, dressing up in costumes and parading from house to house looking for sweet treats is an event you cannot miss. However, too much of a “good” thing can ultimately lead to unhealthy smiles and upset tummies. To avoid the potential for sugar overload this time of year, here are three tips to help you and your kids maintain optimal oral health even while enjoying a few pieces of your favorite Halloween candy.


What’s New at Elmbrook Family Dental?

October 15, 2021

Filed under: News — Elmbrook Family Dental @ 3:34 pm

At Elmbrook Family Dental, we always want our patients to be aware of updates as they occur. Today is just one of those days, and we’re very excited to announce the addition of Dr. Patrick Clancy! Before we get into his introduction, we do want to remind everyone that Dr. McGinn will be seeing patients only at the Executive Drive location starting on November 1st. Meanwhile, Dr. Clancy will be seeing patients exclusively at the North Barker Road location. With that said, we hope you’ll take a moment to learn a bit more about Dr. Clancy ahead of your next appointment! Dr. Clancy has always believed that dentistry is a two-way street. Not only is building dedicated relationships with his patients incredibly important to him, but it’s one of his favorite aspects of the job! Through this approach to care, you can expect far more relaxing appointments and a more enjoyable experience overall.


Dental Insurance: Understanding In-Network vs. Out of Network Benefits

September 6, 2021

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 9:05 am
Person using phone to learn about dental insurance benefits

If you have dental insurance, you might be thinking about what you can do to take advantage of your policy before your benefits reset in 2022. One of the first things you should do is find a reliable, well-reputed dentist who is willing to accept payment from your insurance company. But how can you save the most? Does it matter whether you visit an in-network or out of network practice? Let’s talk about these important questions.


Can Veneers Straighten My Smile?

August 3, 2021

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 6:13 am
Woman receiving veneers

Are your teeth slightly crooked? Do you have a minor misalignment that is causing embarrassment and keeping you from embracing new opportunities? While it might seem that the only option is to pursue traditional braces and spend the next two to three years watching your teeth move into their correct position, there is another solution. Known as “instant orthodontics,” veneers can easily improve the look of your smile without investing the same amount of time as regular braces. Read on to learn more about how these customized restorations can transform your appearance in only two appointments.


3 Reasons to Complete Your Smile with Dental Implants This Summer

July 18, 2021

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 8:47 am
older man with dental implants

Dental implants are known as the gold standard for tooth replacement. Unlike dentures and dental bridges, they can offer far greater benefits that allow for improved oral health, jawbone stimulation, and longevity. Not to mention better functionality and a natural-looking appearance. With all these advantages that come with these permanent prosthetics, why not start the placement process this summer? Here are 3 reasons it’s better to move forward with treatment now instead of waiting until later.   


March Madness for the Ronald McDonald House

March 10, 2021

Filed under: News — Elmbrook Family Dental @ 10:31 am

Elmbrook Family Dental is hosting our 11th 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 EFD East and West in the search box. Our group password is EFD#1. 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 24 months.  For prize details, see our blog page on our website,, or our Facebook page.

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