People are terribly embarrassed by bad breath, and it may indicate an oral or systemic health problem. Drs. Brandon Brunner, Eric Taibl, Suzanne Tack and Kevin McGinn of Elmbrook Family Dental help us understand bad breath, or halitosis, and how to eliminate it. (more…)
July 12, 2016
November 13, 2015
At Elmbrook Family Dental, we pride ourselves on offering patients state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable, welcoming environment. Every single patient we see matters to us. During the holiday season, Drs. Brunner, Taibl, and Tack would like to take this opportunity to express their gratitude for the support of our patients, and the Brookfield, Wisconsin community. The reason we come in and turn the lights on every morning, is to have the opportunity to see your smiling faces. If you’ve already been in to see us twice this year, thank you for continuing your commitment to maintaining the optimum level of oral health, and for letting us be a part of your dental health care routine. If you haven’t been in twice this year for preventive checkups and teeth cleanings, you still have time to start 2016 off with a smile. Call to schedule an appointment today.
September 2, 2015
Teeth whitening treatment is one of the most popular cosmetic services available in the dental industry. When you consider just how easy it is to get your teeth as white as they’ve ever been, you can see why many patients choose this specialized form of cosmetic dentistry. Who wouldn’t want to take advantage of revolutionary teeth whitening services? Patients in the past only wish this type of treatment was offered back then. Our Brookfield, WI office offers many wonderful teeth whitening services that are designed to get people the brightest smile they’ve ever had.
Though teeth whitening is the end-all be-all of getting your pearly whites whiter than ever before, there are foods you can eat that will help promote teeth health and a whiter shade. By adding these foods to your food pyramid, you will help keep your teeth looking fresh and clean. We have the dentists Brookfield, WI residents can trust.
July 14, 2015
In case you’ve been living under a rock since you came into this world, flossing, along with brushing, is one of the most important steps to take in ensuring your oral health is at its peak performance. Flossing cleans your teeth in ways that a toothbrush can’t. It’s one of the best ways to prevent diseases and bacteria from invading. There is a huge difference between “just” flossing and flossing with the proper technique. If you’re cutting corners and not flossing correctly, or you have no clue what the proper flossing technique incorporates, we’re here to help. All it takes is a little dedication and your dental routine can become beneficial. Our Brookfield, WI office has a team that genuinely cares about your oral health, and helping you achieve the best results possible is what we pride ourselves on. Are you ready to up your flossing game?
March 17, 2015
Swollen and bleeding gums should never be ignored. Although gum disease is preventable, treatable, and in some cases reversible, many patients misinterpret these facts to mean that gum disease isn’t a serious oral health concern. In fact, gum disease is a serious medical condition that can infect other parts of the body and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. If you have gum disease symptoms, don’t ignore them; schedule a gum disease therapy appointment with the highly qualified general dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. Elmbrook Family Dental delivers quality care daily throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin, and the surrounding communities.
How Does Gum Disease Develop?
o Gum disease at this stage is easier to treat because it only affects the gums.
o Patients with gingivitis typically have red, swollen, and bleeding gums.
o Left untreated, gingivitis can lead to a more serious condition known as periodontitis.
o Periodontitis often occurs when gingivitis is left untreated.
o Bacteria cause chronic infection in the gums and supporting tissues.
o Pockets, or deep spaces, form between teeth and gums.
o Can cause destruction of supporting bone and tooth loss.
o May lead to disease progression and surgery.
How Is Gum Disease Treated?
Scaling and root planing is a trusted and effective gum disease therapy option. In this procedure, we will gently clean plaque and tartar from your teeth and tooth roots. Scaling and root planing can remove much of the plaque below your gum line where harmful bacteria produce the toxins which irritate your gums and cause inflammation. Further treatment may also include antibiotics. In the case of advanced stage periodontitis, gum and flap surgery may be required to fully restore your good oral health.
When you come in for a dental checkup, we can accurately measure the depth of your gum pockets. A pocket depth of 4 or more millimeters is a clear indicator of gum disease. If you avoid the gum disease treatment you need, it could lead to potentially invasive and expensive surgeries in the future. Don’t postpone the treatment you need any longer. Schedule a gum disease therapy appointment with the trusted general dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serves families daily throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin, and the neighboring areas.
Instantly Correct Cosmetic Imperfections with New Porcelain Veneers from Elmbrook Family Dental in Brookfield, WI
February 17, 2015
Are you dissatisfied with your smile? Then it’s time to consider porcelain veneers.Because porcelain veneers have so many applications, you can enjoy the benefits of teeth whitening, orthodontic treatment, and dental crowns, with just one cosmetic procedure. In addition, porcelain veneers offer unbelievably life-like results. After placement, many patients feel the need to confidently show off their brand new smiles to their friends and family. If you’re ready for a smile make-over, make an appointment with the highly qualified cosmetic dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental for your new porcelain veneers today. The experienced team at Elmbrook Family Dental proudly restore smiles daily throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin, and the surrounding communities.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are simply thin ceramic shells that can be attached to the surface of your teeth for an immediate smile renovation. Porcelain veneers can be as thin as a fingernail, allowing for minimal tooth reduction, and in some cases, requiring no procedural anesthesia. Veneers are individually crafted to cosmetically enhance the teeth using material that mimics the appearance of your natural tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers are incredibly versatile and can be used for many different cosmetic corrections. Due to their life-like form and wide array of functions, porcelain veneers consistently rank first among the most popular cosmetic procedures we offer.
How Can Porcelain Veneers Improve Your Smile?
New porcelain veneers can instantly fix:
- Gaps and spacing
- Discoloration and staining
Over the past 30 years, advancements in dental technologies have made porcelain veneers more natural looking and effective than ever before. Today, the porcelain materials used are incredibly durable and can reflect light just as well as your natural tooth enamel. Don’t put off the smile over-haul you need another year. Make your porcelain veneers consultation appointment with the experienced cosmetic dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. Elmbrook Family Dental delivers quality care daily throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin, and the neighboring areas.
January 17, 2015
Are you tired of tooth pain and sensitivity? If you’re seeking relief from tooth aches and sensitivity to hot and cold foods, Elmbrook Family Dental can help with root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is a dental procedure where your diseased or damaged inner tooth pulp is gently removed and the inside areas (root canals) are disinfected, filled, and sealed. Once root canal therapy is completed, a dental crown can be placed over your the tooth to restore its full functioning. You can make an appointment with the gentle restorative dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental for your root canal therapy procedure today. The highly qualified dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serve patients of all ages throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin, and the surrounding communities.
Do You Need Root Canal Therapy?
Inside each tooth are soft pulp tissues containing blood, nutrients, and nerves from which you experience sensations of hot and cold. This tissue is vulnerable to damage from infection, accidental injury, tooth fracture, or trauma from repeated dental procedures. If your tooth becomes diseased or injured, bacteria can build up inside the pulp, spreading infection and causing pain and sensitivity. You may experience severe, constant, or throbbing pain, as well as prolonged sensitivity to heat and cold, swelling and tenderness in the gums and face, and discoloration. In some limited cases, the pulp may die so gradually that there is little noticeable pain.
Does Root Canal Therapy Hurt?
Not when you choose the gentle dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental. Your root canal therapy will be performed in conjunction with our Single Tooth Anesthesia system. A rubber dam will be placed in your mouth to isolate the infected tooth. The dentist will then make an opening through the natural crown of the tooth to access the root canal and pulp chamber. Creating this access also relieves pressure built up inside the tooth which can immediately decrease any pain. Next, small files are used to clean and disinfect the entire canal space. The canals are also slightly enlarged and shaped to receive a rubber-like filling material called gutta-percha. However, the tooth will not be filled or sealed until completely free of bacteria. You may receive a temporary seal, or the tooth may be left open to drain with an antibiotic to counter any spread of infection. Once the canals are completely clean and filled with gutta-percha, sealer cement is applied. The restored tooth is then protected by a temporary filling or crown until a permanent restoration is placed.
Successful root canal therapy will not only ease pain, but will also save your natural tooth from extraction. Don’t let tooth pain or discomfort get the best of you. Make your root canal therapy appointment with the trusted family dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. The restorative dentistry experts at Elmbrook Family Dental proudly restore smiles daily throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin, and nearby areas.
December 17, 2014
Pain and discomfort from TMJ disorder can often be confusing and detrimental to overall quality of life. Many patients may not recognize that they have the disorder or they may only believe it is a symptom of stress or poor sleeping arrangement. However, untreated TMJ disorder can worsen over time and lead to the deterioration of the facial muscles that control and align the jaw. That’s why it’s so important to familiarize yourself with the signs of TMJ disorder and seek immediate treatment if you suspect that TMJ disorder is causing your head and neck soreness or jaw stiffness. You can make an appointment with the experienced and attentive dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental for a TMJ disorder evaluation today. The restorative dentistry experts at Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serve patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin, and the surrounding communities.
What is TMJ Disorder?
TMJ Disorder is a degenerative group of dysfunctions of the temporomandibular joint and the surrounding muscles. These joints are located on each side of your face just in front of your ears. TMJ disorder can be caused by myofacial disturbances, jaw injuries, or arthritis.
What are the symptoms of TMJ Disorder?
- Jaw noises such as clicking or popping sounds
- Chronic headaches and ear aches
- Face and neck pain
- Jaw stiffness
- Difficulty chewing or yawning
Elmbrook Family Dental offers TMJ disorder treatment with the NTI Tension Suppression System. This oral appliance system has proven effective in treating and reducing TMJ associated symptoms. You don’t have to put up with the pain and discomfort of TMJ disorder any longer. Make an appointment with the highly qualified family dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. They can provide immediate treatment for your TMJ disorder. Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serves patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin, and nearby areas.
November 17, 2014
Let’s face it. We put our teeth through a lot of wear and tear. If you’re like most people, you have more than one concern about your smile. You may not only want a whiter smile, but a straighter, better aligned or more consistently shaped and spaced smile. Fortunately all of these concerns can be addressed by one simple procedure, cosmetic bonding. To see if cosmetic bonding is right for you, just make an appointment with the experienced and attentive dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. The cosmetic dentistry experts at Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serve patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin and nearby areas.
The Cosmetic Bonding Procedure
Cosmetic bonding procedures are surprisingly simple. The dentist starts by finding a composite resin shade that matches your teeth. Then the surface of your tooth is roughened and a conditioning liquid is applied. This helps the bonding material adhere to the tooth. The tooth-colored resin is then applied, molded, and smoothed to the desired tooth shape. An ultraviolet light or laser is then used to harden the putty- like resin. After the material is hardened, the dentist will trim, shape and polish it to match the sheen of the tooth surface.
What Problems Can Cosmetic Bonding Fix?
- Dental bonding is an incredibly versatile cosmetic procedure. Dental bonding can help to correct:
- Decayed teeth (except cavities)
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Gaps and spaces
- Elongate shortened teeth
- Irregular shaping
- An alternative to amalgam fillings
- Protect tooth roots exposed by receding gums
Although cosmetic bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures, it may not be able to correct more severe tooth damage or misalignments. To find out if cosmetic bonding is the right solution for you, make an appointment with a trusted team of cosmetic dentists. Make an appointment with the highly qualified cosmetic dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serves patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin and surrounding communities.
October 21, 2014
A “partial” is a term most people use to refer to a partial denture. Dentures are custom-made prosthetic teeth, usually attached to a gum colored plastic plate. If you are missing more than one tooth but you have mostly healthy teeth, getting a custom-fitted partial to replace your missing teeth is a good solution. Partial dentures can be set up in multiple ways. It’s important to replace any missing teeth to prevent the shifting and misalignment of your other teeth and to maintain normal oral functions like eating and speaking clearly. If you need to replace your missing teeth, make an appointment with the experienced and attentive dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. The dentists at Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serve patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin and nearby areas.
Types of Partial Dentures
Partial dentures can be either fixed or removable. Removable partial dentures fit in the mouth with metal clasps that hook onto surrounding teeth and require daily maintenance. Fixed partials, also known as bridges, are partials that are anchored to surrounding healthy teeth by a dental bridge. Dental bridges require the surrounding teeth to be shaped and fitted with dental crowns (caps) to allow more room for the bridge and partial denture to fit comfortably in the mouth. Partial dentures can also be attached to a dental implant. Dental implants are tiny titanium rods that replace missing tooth roots and maintain the integrity of the jawbone. Partial dentures attached to dental implants are securely snapped onto the implant but can be easily removed.
Quality Partial Dentures in Brookfield, WI
Although dental implants offer the most benefits, individual medical factors may affect your eligibility to get dental implants. In some cases, removable partial dentures may be the best option. The choice should be made in a consultation with your dentist. Make an appointment with the gentle dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. Elmbrook Family Dental currently serves patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin and surrounding communities.