You might think that your oral hygiene routine is complete. After all, you brush twice a day and floss daily. You use a mouth rinse, and you visit your dentist at least twice a year. However, you might still be missing something. Many people forget to brush the backs of their teeth, the part that faces the tongue and roof of the mouth. Neglecting this part of your pearly whites can have devastating consequences for that gorgeous smile of yours, so your dentist in Stevens Point is here to remind you to be thorough when you’re brushing!
October 8, 2017
September 7, 2017
Many people view cavities as something that happens to children who eat too many sweets, but these little holes in the teeth can happen to anyone. They can cause pain and sensitivity, making everyday life less enjoyable — they can even cause you to avoid your favorite foods and drinks! But what exactly are cavities, what causes them, and how can you treat and prevent them? Your dentist in Stevens Point is here to provide the answers.
August 31, 2017
There’s nothing more annoying than burning your tongue on a hot cup of coffee or soup — and we’re looking at a lot of mouth burns as we gear up for another cold Wisconsin winter. Fortunately, the discomfort will usually only last for the rest of the day. Get a burn anywhere else on your body and you’ll be waiting at least a couple of days for it to heal. So, dentist in Stevens Point, why does the mouth heal so fast? We’ve got the answer to your most burning question in this week’s blog post — it has to do with the makeup of oral tissues, your saliva, and the amount of blood flow in your mouth. Keep reading to find out more.
July 28, 2017
If you are living with missing teeth, whether it’s just one or a few, it takes a toll on your life. Eating the foods you once enjoyed becomes much more challenging and you may feel embarrassed about talking and smiling in front of other people. This impacts your personal and professional relationships, and can even lead to anxiety or depression. The good news is there are excellent solutions for missing teeth, and we’ll explain the difference between dentures and dental implants in Stevens Point so you can decide on the best treatment for your needs.
July 14, 2017
Have you ever rolled over lovingly watch your partner sleep peacefully…then they abruptly make a disturbing choking sound? Has it woken you out of your own sleep a few times? Your partner may have a sleeping disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). You think the weird chokes and snores are annoying, but they’re something you’re willing to try to ignore—but you really shouldn’t if you have your partner’s best health in mind. Studies have shown a connection between mild-to-moderate OSA and an increased risk of developing hypertension and diabetes. Point Place Dental is here to explain more about OSA and therapy available for it: sleep apnea treatment in Stevens Point.
May 6, 2017
Did you know that half of Americans have some form of gum disease? While this condition may be common, one of the biggest problems it can lead to is the loss of your teeth. But, with treatment from your dentist in Steven’s Point, you can prevent, stop, and reverse the symptoms of gum disease. In this post, the team at Point Place Dental explains what a deep dental cleaning is and how this comfortable procedure can help address periodontal disease.
March 12, 2017
If you have just one missing tooth, dental implants in Stevens Point could be the perfect solution. It’s like getting a completely new tooth—but even better! You can receive a tooth replacement that will never deteriorate or decay with the proper care. But what if you’re missing two teeth? How about four, or even both arches? Can dental implants still help you? Our dental experts at Point Place Dental are going to discuss how many teeth just a few dental implants can actually replace and how the process works. Before you know it, you’ll totally forget even having had missing teeth!
January 2, 2017
There are many things from your childhood that you wish you had now. Nap time jumps to the top of the list. There are certain shows you used to watch, and the memories still make you wistful. Something that you’re happy to keep in the past, however, are metal braces. The kids who had them always seemed so uncomfortable, and it was all you could focus on whenever they spoke. Surprisingly, you’ve been thinking about them more and more lately. As you look in the mirror today, you realize your teeth really could have used them, because they are quite crooked. You can’t imagine getting braces as an adult, though. They are so infantilizing; you can’t imagine anyone taking you seriously while you have them. Thankfully, you can now get a straighter smile without braces thanks to Invisalign in Stevens Point, WI from Point Place Dental. (more…)
December 9, 2016
Improving and maintaining your health takes many small steps, not large ones. If you want to lose weight, you cut out a few calories each day, not an entire meal. When you want to get in shape, you work out for about 30 minutes a few times a week, as opposed to 3 hours every day. The same concept actually works very well for your teeth, too. A few daily habits can make all the difference when it comes to your smile. Your family dentist in Stevens Point, WI at Point Place Dental has 4 simple tips to keep your teeth looking great between dental visits. (more…)
October 18, 2016
You’re sitting on the side of the road and you’re upset…yet amused. Your car has broken down, but no one would be able to tell why from looking at it. It’s spotless. Your parents taught you how to take care of your car from an early age. However, they never taught you what to do when something goes wrong. Now you’re an adult waiting for them to come pick you up, and your schedule is completely thrown off. Often times in dentistry the message is all about the prevention of cavities, but very little gets said about their treatment. It is usually used to scare children into brushing their teeth. But how does it really work? Your dentist in Stevens Point, WI from Point Place Dental care give you the facts. (more…)