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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to Stick to Your Resolution to Floss More in 2022

December 17, 2021

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

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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.

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4 Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Should Limit or Avoid This Year

November 20, 2021

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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.

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3 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants This Holiday Season

November 7, 2021

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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.

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3 Tips to Maintain Optimal Oral Health During Halloween

October 20, 2021

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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.

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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.

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

September 6, 2021

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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.

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