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Sometimes, it seems that what we are told is good for us one day is then said to be bad for us the next day. This can make it difficult to decide exactly what we should be doing to keep ourselves in the best possible health. Sugar-Free Products Your teeth are subject to a lot of wear throughout your lifetime and you want to keep them strong and h...

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February is National Children's Dental Health Month DHA marked National Children’s Dental Health Month with the kids and families from the Madison Children’s Museum last Saturday, February 27th.  Volunteers from DHA worked with the kids and parents on proper brushing and flossing techniques. A big thank you to our volunteers: Dr. ...

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For those who are in need of dental care, but lack access to dental insurance, it can be difficult to overcome the cost of regular cleanings and preventative maintenance. The good news is that dental providers are aware of the struggles facing people without dental insurance and have taken a few steps to make things easier on their patients, but fi...

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When you’re unhappy with the way your smile looks, you’ll do whatever it takes to keep your smile from being exposed. The process of covering up your smile starts with small changes. You grin, but don’t open your mouth to do so. You cover your teeth with your hand when you laugh out loud. Eventually, these habits become second nat...

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A cleft palate or lip is among the most common birth defects in America, with a rate of close to one in 700 children affected. Children who suffer from these defects often struggle physically, emotionally and socially as they age, so it’s imperative that parents address the cleft early on. At Dental Health Associates, we provide a combination...

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Advancements in modern dental technologies and the refinement of various techniques have significantly reduced pain levels for dental patients and made a trip to the dentist a lot less frightening. Even with all the improvements, it’s still common to feel a bit uneasy at the thought of tooth extractions, but at Dental Health Associates we use...

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We’re so honored to provide over 55,000 meals to Second Harvest through NBC15 Madison‘s Share Your Holidays campaign! Thank you Dr. McClain, Dr. O’Brien, Andrea LaBelle, Britta Mergen and Dr. Melby for volunteering to answer phones! ‪#‎IAmDHA  

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Dental Anxiety Millions of people suffer real anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. It is estimated that 75% of Americans experience some amount of anxiety when it comes to seeing the dentist, and close to 10% have a genuine fear associated with dentistry. There are many people, who are aware of these facts, but still refuse to see the d...

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Raves and Faves by Brava Magazine surveyed 18,000 of their closest friends and the result was Dental Health Associates earned the title Favorite Local Dental Clinic for 2015-16! Congrats to all of our amazing team members and thank you to the voters!

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Stress-Induced Jaw Pain People suffering from regular jaw pain may not realize that their symptoms could be stress induced. In fact, stress-induced jaw pain is a widespread problem and can have big implications for long-term dental health. At Dental Health Associates, we strive to offer comprehensive jaw pain treatments that include both dental ca...

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Bad breath is one of most people's biggest fears, and yet it's something that many people have to deal with. Also known as halitosis, this condition can cause embarrassment and social anxiety, even putting unnecessary strain on your relationships. Do you want to make your breath smell better? Bad breath is generally caused by a buildup of bacteria...

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Click on the image below to hear Susan’s full story! Susan Johansson is a community volunteer, wife, mother of 3 (one of which has special needs) and a Patient Coordinator at our East Clinic. Susan enjoys up-cycling furniture, photography, and entertaining and cooking. When asked what is something that distinguishes her from everyone else ...

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When it comes to fixing your teeth, it is imperative to seek the services of a qualified professional dentist to perform the work. What if you need a tooth pulled? Maybe you have had several teeth pulled already, what are the solutions for this? You can have teeth fixed, filled, capped or have the option of getting dentures. Wait, don’t dent...

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“Please brush and floss.” How many times do parents tell that to their children in a week? One of the most frustrating battles parents wage with their kids is getting them to brush and floss. It is definitely a battle worth fighting, so don't give up! Try using some simple tips to encourage them to make the decision on their own. Kids ...

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Podcasts available here or listen in weekly to improve your health and wellness Dr. Tim McConville discusses dental news topics and related lifestyle tips. LAST PODCAST Week 9/1/15 podcast click here. Topic = What To Know About Dental Insurance Week 8/25/15 podcast click here. Topic = Crowns & Fillings Week 8/18/15 podcast click here. Topic...

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Gum disease is a bacterial infection that results in the inflammation of the gums. It is caused by plaque, which is a combination of food debris and bacteria in the mouth. Plaque builds up on the surface of teeth if it is not removed by regular brushing and flossing. The bacteria in plaque produces toxins that irritate the gums and results in infl...

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Dental Health Associates is proud to introduce our newest associate, Doctor Cate Brumm. We already know her well, because she was a patient prior to joining the staff! Dr. Brumm specializes in general dentistry. She recently finished her General Practice Residency at the Max Pohle Clinic at Meriter Hospital in Madison, after earning her Doctor of ...

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When you or your children are in need of braces, many feelings can arise. Some people might feel embarrassed by the look of braces and struggle with their self-confidence while wearing them. It’s important to remember that by wearing braces your smile will be improved and that the time spent wearing them is well worth it. In the end, there&r...

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Teeth discoloration is a real problem for many people today. Smoking and coffee or teas are some of the substances that can make this problem even worse. Discoloration can affect self-esteem and make it harder for people to socialize with their peers. Enterprising manufacturers have come up with a wide-range of products to help whiten teeth to nea...

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Sleep apnea is an under-diagnosed medical condition that can be severe, even life-threatening, which an estimated 20 million Americans suffer with. The disorder forces the sleeper awake dozens of times during the night due to the interruption of normal breathing patterns, leading to a dangerous decrease in the blood's oxygen levels. Although the co...

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