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Are You Afraid Of The Dentist? Five Ways Dental Work Has Changed Scared of the dentist? Experts have estimated millions of people all over the U.S. feel dental anxiety or severe dental phobia. Many people find the thought of going to the dentist so uncomfortable that they avoid pursuing regular dental care – sometimes for years. By brushing...

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Warning Signs That You Have A Tooth Abscess If you have an abscess tooth, it’s impossible to ignore – it really hurts! Here at Dental Health Associates of Madison, we see many Madison, WI, patients suffering from the kind of serious tooth infection that can lead to an abscess. Unfortunately, many people delay treatment because they be...

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What You Need To Know About Tooth Whitening A bright, beautiful smile helps you feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin. Throughout Wisconsin, however, there are many people whose smiles are not as bright as they'd like. What should Wisconsinites do when they want to make a change? Many people try out whitening. But what’s real...

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Can Tooth Enamel Be Restored? Throughout our lives, our teeth are constantly under attack. Harmful bacteria feed on food particles in the mouth, particularly sugar. This leads to the creation of by-products that wear away at the surface of teeth and ultimately cause tooth decay. However, there is another challenge that’s just as seriou...

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Do I Really Need To Brush My Teeth Twice A Day? Tooth brushing is widely regarded as the most important thing you can do for dental health. Still, many people simply don’t like to brush. They might feel like it is an inconvenient chore, or even find that tooth brushing is physically uncomfortable. Many people wonder: How much brushing is eno...

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What Everyone Should Know about Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease – also called gum disease – is one of the most common dental health worries. Almost anyone can get periodontal disease, and it could go on for months before you notice symptoms. It’s important to be alert to early signs of the disease, si...

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The Primary Causes of Root Canals and How to Avoid Them When it comes to dentistry, virtually every procedure is faster, easier, and more comfortable than it was when today’s adult patients were kids. Still, one remains that people worry about: The root canal! While it is true the root canal is only used in serious situations, there is no...

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How Quickly Can You See an Emergency Dentist? If you or a loved one have found yourself in the midst of a sudden crisis dealing with teeth issues, then the first thing to remember is not to panic. Dental Health Associates of Madison is ready to help. Call our office right away during normal business hours and, if the emergency occurs outside of o...

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Which Denture Type is Right for You? Choosing your first dentures can be a complicated process. Your smile is one of the first things that you'll notice in the mirror every day and is what others will see when they first meet you. So it's important to find the right dentures for you and the professionals at Dental Health Associates of Madison...

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Products that Promote Good Dental Health People only get two sets of teeth – baby teeth and adult teeth – so taking care of them is essential. The right dental hygiene strategy will reduce the odds of cavities, gum disease and other problems. Dental health might seem complicated, but it really takes only a few minutes a day. Let&...

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Does Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry? Sometimes it can be challenging to get insurance to cover procedures you might want or need. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, things can get even more complicated. Though some cosmetic procedures are covered by certain insurance plans, not all will be. Traditional dental insurance plans focuses on pr...

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Please welcome the Stars of our Show… We couldn’t think of a better way to demonstrate just why routine dental visits are so important -healthy smiles!! A big thank you to each of our patient-families for allowing us to feature their beautiful children who all had no cavities at their last visit! Look for these grinning kiddos on the ...

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Have you been suffering headaches with no obvious cause? The problem could be in your mouth! Teeth grinding – also known by the formal term bruxism – is a very common issue. It can happen at any time of day, but it is most likely to occur at night when you are asleep. People don’t always realize they have this habit. Of...

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Sometimes, teeth grow in at a less-than-perfect angle. This can make them crooked or crowded. Affected teeth can potentially damage teeth around them. When this situation arises, it’s orthodontics to the rescue. Orthodontics is the science of correcting irregularities in the teeth. Both kids and adults can benefit from orthodontic techn...

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Are you concerned about the effect grinding your teeth could have on your dental health? Most people don’t even realize they are grinding their teeth at night, so recognizing the problem is an important first step! Once you know you suffer from teeth grinding – also called bruxism – you can take action. Bruxism typically has few ...

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Everybody knows that smoking wreaks havoc on your health. While your teeth may not be the first thing you think of when considering the dangers of smoking, any kind of tobacco use can bring about some serious damage to your mouth. The fact is that smoking and tobacco use can be difficult to stop. Even if you’ve tried before, there’s a ...

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No matter what sport you play, at Dental Health Associates of Madison, we recommend wearing a mouth guard. There are numerous reasons for this and many ways that they can help protect your teeth. Here are six of the most important reasons to always wear mouth guards when playing sports. Mouth guards can protect against displacing teeth Imagin...

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Summer is officially here! With it comes an exciting season full of warm sunny weather that opens up all types of outdoor adventures, activities, and opportunities. In addition to all things fun, the start of summer is also a most opportune time to bring your children in for an orthodontic appointment and braces if needed. Now why woul...

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Spring is a time when most people are excited to see flowers in bloom and put those winter jackets, scarves and gloves in the back of the closet. Whether you’re excited to hit the beach, travel to a new location, or just have friends over to barbecue, the spring and summer seasons are ones almost everybody looks forward to. While most people...

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If you are expecting, or have a new baby, you have probably been inundated with advice from well-meaning friends and family. One topic that always seems to cause a stir, with various opinions offered, is whether or not to use a pacifier and how long to continue the use of bottles. Good habits with bottles Most dental professionals agree that the ...

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