October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are fighting cancer or dental problems,... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account... Read more »

Why You Might Get a Root Canal

If you have a tooth that has been causing you problems, you might need a root canal. Do those two words make you uncomfortable? You wouldn’t be the first one. We would like to explain, briefly, what this therapy is as well as why we may choose to go with this option. A root canal… Read more »

Let Cosmetic Dentistry Help

When you’re not confident about your smile, you might show it less. You may withdraw from social and professional events because you’re nervous about how you look. A smile can say a lot about a person, obviously, and if you don’t like what yours says, it’s easy to feel out of luck. You’re not out… Read more »

How to Teach Your Child How to Brush

If you have a child, then you know their care is of the utmost importance. Taking care of your child includes teaching them the things they need to know for their life. Oral health is the same way. By showing your child to brush correctly and care for their little teeth, you are setting them… Read more »

A Badly Decayed Tooth Might Need a Dental Bridge Replacement

Putting off your regularly scheduled dental checkups can lead to problems with gum disease and tooth decay. Once a cavity forms on a tooth it can quickly spread. In time it could affect the root of the tooth or lead to a severe dental fracture. Some patients with a tooth this badly decayed suffer the… Read more »

Protect Your Teeth From Bad Habits

It is always important to protect your health, including your oral health. Your teeth play a vital role in our everyday lives. Your teeth affect how we talk, eat, and the appearance of our smile. Without your teeth, simple tasks like eating can become very difficult. That is why keeping your teeth safe from bad… Read more »

Gum Disease is a Threat to Your Oral Health

Are you familiar with the threat of gum disease to your smile? If not, then this article is for you! Gum disease can pose a serious threat to your smile damaging your oral health and increase tooth loss and even bone loss. That is why Drs. Frandsen and Dansie here at Frandsen Dental in West… Read more »