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Make this new year about your smile

This year, pick a new years resolution you can keep that will help ensure your pearly whites stay in great shape. Be committed to one, two or even all of the things on this list and your mouth will thank you!

  1. Floss, floss, floss! Here’s an analogy to think about…. would you wash just one of your hands after you use the restroom? No way! Not flossing is like only washing one of your hands. Brushing only gets at the exposed parts of your teeth – not the sides. Flossing finishes the job.
  2. Buy a good electric toothbrush – they do make a difference. Recommended brands are Sonicare or Oral B.
  3.  The soda isn’t just bad for the waistline. Try to cut down on soda and incorporate more water into your daily consumption. Drinking water immediately after eating helps to wash away food particles that might be stuck in the grooves of your teeth.
  4. Commit to seeing your dentist twice a year. We know it’s probably not your favorite item on your to-do list, but two cleanings a year can help you avoid the need for procedures down the road.

    Happy new year – call us to get your first cleaning of 2018 scheduled!


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Five questions to ask yourself

Well, it’s that time of year again, summer is waning and it’s back to school season! Healthy teeth and gums can make the school year easier – so ask yourself these questions:

  1. What does your morning routine look like? Make sure that brushing and FLOSSING is part of it, and don’t believe everything you hear – flossing is important.
  2. Does your son or daughter participate in a sport? If yes, be sure to protect their teeth with a mouth guard. We will make and provide FREE sporback to school teeth brushingts guards for any children that are currently patients, just ask!
  3. Could your toothbrush use an upgrade? Think about investing in an electric toothbrush. Some stores run specials on these types of items in the fall. We recommend SONICARE or ORAL B.
  4. What’s in the lunch bag? Stick with healthy snacks – carrot sticks, yogurt, nuts, and cheese. Also, avoid foods that easily get stuck in the grooves of your teeth. Food that is washed away easily by saliva causes less decay.
  5. When was your last dental visit? Always make time during the school year for regular visits to the dentist. We are happy to provide an excuse slip for work or school.

 


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Give Kids a Smile!

GKASThe Marquette University School of Dentistry and select dentists in the Milwaukee area, including our office, will be participating in this year’s Give Kids A Smile®  program. On Saturday January 30, 2016 from 7:30 AM – Noon the Marquette School of Dentistry will be offering free dental exams for kids- see address/location details below. Treatment appointments will be available to be made for those who qualify and Midtown Dental Care will be providing selected children free dental care at our office on Friday February 5, 2016.

Since February 2003 when the Wisconsin Dental Association joined the American Dental Association in launching Give Kids A Smile®, volunteer dentists, dental team members, dental and hygiene students and community advocates have provided more than $8.3 million in care to over  64,000 Wisconsin youngsters.

To get your child a free dental exam at the Marquette School of Dentistry go to 1801 W. Wisconsin Ave. (enter from the south side of the building). For more information about the Give Kids A Smile®  program  click here.


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Dr. Crego’s Digest: August 2015

What if I need a crown?

Mark Crego DDSWhen a tooth has had a large filling for many years, or had a root canal for any reason, many times a dentist recommends your tooth be rebuilt with a crown or a “cap”.  In order to rebuild the tooth properly, a crown is often necessary to strengthen the tooth, and allow proper chewing function.

The process for getting a crown is not much different than any dental procedure.  A local anesthetic will be placed to numb the area being worked on, and then the tooth will be re-shaped, or “prepped” to accommodate the crown, which will completely cover the remaining tooth. A well done crown gives the appearance of a completely new, natural looking tooth.

The really great news is that today, Midtown Dental Care is able to complete the entire process in one visit.  Our patients walk out the door with a completed crown after one appointment, removing the need for a temporary crown and a second visit.

Crowns are made from an extremely strong ceramic material, and will last for many years. With proper home care by the patient (brushing and flossing) a crown will be an excellent investment in your oral health.  A crown functions just like a normal tooth, and prevents further damage to the tooth it is covering.  Crowns look natural, and can enhance a person’s smile as well as protect their tooth.

To find out more about the types of crowns available at our practice, please visit our website or call (414) 258-5351.