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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Fond Du Lac, WI Dentist
... We also believe that patients should have sufficient information to make educated decisions about their oral health, treatment options and choice of dentist in Fond du Lac...

Welcome to Our Blog
...Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice...

Dental Services
Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner...

Patient Resources
Oral Health Topics Introduction Fluoride The Preventive Program Fillings Infection Control Medication and Heart Disease Latex Allergy Age and Oral Health Tobacco Oral Piercing High-Tech Office Tooth Care What is Tooth Decay...

Five Facts About Oral Health During Cancer Treatment
...Unfortunately, it's possible that some essential lifesaving treatments, like chemotherapy and radiation, can adversely affect your oral health...

Dental Sealants: One of the Childhood Secrets TV Designer Nate Berkus Credits for His Beautiful Smile
...In a recent interview with Dear Doctor magazine, Nate discussed his oral health history...

How The Biggest Loser Star Jillian Michaels Keeps Her Winning Smile
... Since good health also includes good oral health, here's a sampling of what Jillian discussed about healthy habits in her interview with Dear Doctor magazine...

A Link Between Dental Health - And Mental Health?
A substantial amount of research has recently pointed up the connection between oral health and systemic (whole-body) health...

TV Anchor Nancy O'Dell Discusses Pregnancy and Oral Health
... If you are experiencing any pregnancy-related oral health issues, please contact us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Vanna White Talks Dentistry
... The following are excerpts taken from an exclusive interview in Dear Doctor magazine, the premier oral healthcare resource for patients and consumers...

Our Arsenal of Weapons in the War Against Gum Disease
...These procedures not only help restore you to better oral health and function, but also establish a more conducive environment for maintaining future care...

Actress Florence Henderson Shares Her Secrets for Keeping Your Natural Teeth as You Age
... During an interview with Dear Doctor magazine, Henderson discussed her oral health as well as her role as spokesperson for Polident (denture cleanser) — even though she does not have dentures...

TV Host Maria Menounos Puts Diabetes in the Spotlight
...And if you or someone you care about is suffering from this disease, it's important to be aware of the connection between diabetes and oral health...

Look at the Long-Term Costs When Considering Dental Implants
...You may find implants are actually a cost-effective investment in both your oral health and your smile...

5 Tips to Keeping a Healthy Mouth During Your College Years
... If you would like more information on oral health care for young adults, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
...Oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease are much easier — and less expensive — to treat in the earliest stages...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Top 10 Oral Health Tips For Children” and “How to Help Your Child Develop the Best Habits for Oral Health...

Don't Neglect Dental Care When You Encounter Tough Budget Times
...By creating these long-term goals, we can help you get the most out of your financial resources now that can save money — and provide you better oral health — in the future...

Managing Gum Disease Could Benefit Other Conditions You May Have
...Not only will this help you maintain optimum oral health, it may also contribute to better management of other conditions you may have...

Eating Disorders May Contribute to Damaged Teeth and Gums
... If you would like more information on the effect of eating disorders on oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
...These microorganisms can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath — so keeping them in check is good for your overall oral health...

Actor David Ramsey Discusses Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “The Age One Dental Visit” and “Dentistry & Oral Health for Children...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...But the ADA stands by its recommendations for maintaining good oral health: Brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste; visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups; and clean between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner like floss...

Dental Implants and Diabetes
...  Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to nerve and tissue damage, and may adversely impact your oral health...

Not All Bacteria are Harmful to Oral Health
... If you would like more information on the role of bacteria in oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

A Smile Makeover Depends on Balancing Technique with Beauty
... The first step in your makeover is a thorough dental examination to determine the overall state of your oral health...

Take Proactive Steps to Protect Your Oral Health During Cancer Treatment
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Oral Health During Cancer Treatment...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...We would like to see every child get off to an equally good start! If you have questions about your child’s oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

How to Clean Your Oral Appliance
Question: What oral health issue do teenagers who wear orthodontic retainers and older folks who wear dentures have in common...

Screw or Cement: Which is Best for Attaching Your Implant Crown?
... As we plan for your implant, we’ll discuss which type of attachment will work best for you, depending on the tooth to be replaced and other conditions with your oral health...

Take These Steps to Prevent Early Decay in Your Baby's First Teeth
...While such damage immediately affects a child’s nutrition, speech development and self-esteem, it could also impact their future oral health...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help...

June Is Men's Health Month
...There’s increasing evidence that having good oral health promotes better overall health—and coming in for routine checkups is essential...

How Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Gets Her Kids to Floss
...” Yet when it comes to her family's oral health, she wants the same things we all want: good checkups and great-looking smiles...

Look After Your Teeth During Cancer Treatment to Avoid Dental Disease
...Saliva, what salivary glands produce, plays a major role in oral health...

Why Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Couldn't Have Braces
... “I never had braces,” she recently told Dear Doctor – Dentistry & Oral Health magazine...

4 Foods That May Help You Prevent Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Nutrition & Oral Health...

FAQ: Dental Care During Pregnancy
...Wondering what’s the right way to take care of your oral health when you’re expecting...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
... Using a therapeutic mouthrinse, however, can actually enhance your oral health...

Five Things to Know About Bleeding Gums
...This unwelcome discovery is more common than you might think — and it might have something to tell you about your oral health...

The Connection Between GERD and Oral Health
...You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “GERD and Oral Health” and “Tooth Decay: How to Assess Your Risk...

Stop Smoking to Reduce Your Risk of Gum Disease
...If you would like more information on how smoking can affect your oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

A New Resolution - Floss!
...For optimal oral health, flossing once a day is also necessary...

Why Alfonso Ribeiro Is Grateful for Root Canal Treatment
As the host of America's Funniest Home Videos on ABC TV, Alfonso Ribeiro has witnessed plenty of unintentional physical comedy…or, as he puts it in an interview with Dear Doctor–Dentistry & Oral Health magazine, "When people do stuff and you're like, 'Dude, you just hurt yourself for no reason!'" So when he had his own dental dilemma, Alfonso was determined not to let it turn onto an "epic fail...

Do This for Your Dental Health Before, During and After Cancer Treatment
...During treatment, try to continue regular dental visits to monitor your oral health and receive any needed preventive or therapeutic treatments...

4 Things to Give Your Child a Head Start on Good Oral Health
... Here, then, are 4 things you should be doing for your children's oral health before they begin school...

Dental Office Infection Control Protects You From Viral Infection
...Rest assured, your dental visit will be beneficial for your oral health—and safe for your general health too...

Don't Let GERD Ruin Your Teeth's Health
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “GERD and Oral Health...

There are Good Reasons to Check Your Blood Pressure During Dental Visits
... Your blood pressure can also have an effect on your oral health, especially if you're taking medication to control it...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
... Controlling periodontal disease and maintaining good oral health helps to reduce bad breath...

Bulimia Nervosa
People with eating disorders can suffer from oral health problems as well...

Wisdom Teeth
...Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Periodontal Exams
Periodontal exams are vital in the maintenance of your oral health as they are used to assess the health of your gums and teeth...

What is Tooth Decay?
... A good way to help your oral health between brushing is chewing sugarless gum; this stimulates your body's production of saliva, a powerful chemical that actually neutralizes plaque formation and rinses decay-causing food particles and debris from your mouth...

Women and Tooth Care
Women have special needs when it comes to their oral health...

Nutrition and Your Teeth
It has long been known that good nutrition and a well-balanced diet is one of the best defenses for your oral health...

Extractions
...  Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Cosmetic Dentistry
...A dental exam will take many factors into consideration, including your overall oral health...

Introduction
...What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health...

General Dentistry
The first line of defense against oral health problems In general dentistry, the dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (jaw and face) parts of the body...

Age and Oral Health
...Here you will find helpful answers to some frequently asked questions about oral health questions you may have as you get older...

Tobacco
... Frequently asked questions: tobacco products What effects can smoking have on my oral health...

Your First Dental Visit
... Making sound decisions about your dental care and oral health is an easy thing to do with the right preparation beforehand: Make a list of questions to ask our office, so you don't forget anything on the day of your appointment...

Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient
... You have the responsibilityto adhere to regular home oral health care recommendations...

Links
American Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry American Association of Public Health Dentistry Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry Centers for Disease Control/Oral Health Resources Healthfinder...