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Providing care for Madison, Fitchburg & Sun Prairie during pandemic We take great pride in treating the Madison community safely during the COVID-19 lockdown. We maintain guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA). At this time all of our clinic locations are open and are ...

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Dental Health Associates of Madison Celebrates National Children's Dental Month February 2020 Kid's Coloring Contest Celebrate with Dental Health Associates of Madison IN HONOR OF NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH 3 Lucky Families will receive a $50 Food Fight Gift Card We’re having a coloring contest! The contest runs until ...

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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 your teeth and flossing, you can do a lot for your dental health....

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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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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 serious: Dental erosion. When we eat...

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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 enough? How Many Times A Day Should You Brush Your ...

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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 it and the disease could go on for months before you notice symptoms. It’s important to be alert to early signs of the disease, since it can cau...

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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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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 our business hours we can assist you with 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 Ma...

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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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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 procedures that are deemed medically necessary...

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Healthy Smiles at Dental Health Associates of Madison  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...

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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 teeth grinding it is most likely to occur at night when you are asleep. People don’t always realize they...

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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 Imagine...

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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 would you...

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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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imist gum chewing 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...

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month – celebrate your smile with a visit and some activities from Dental Health Associates of Madison.  Dental Health Associates of Madison marked National Children’s Dental Health Month with the kids and families from the Madison Children’s Museum last Saturday, February ...

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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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Community Involvement and Support of Madison and Dane County We’re so honored to provide over 55,000 meals to Second Harvest Foodbank through NBC15 Madison‘s Share Your Holidays campaign! Thank you Dr. McClain, Dr. O’Brien, Andrea LaBelle, Britta Mergen and Dr. Jessica Melby for volunteering to answer phones! We lo...

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

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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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Dental Health Associates of Madison Employee Testimonials Susan Johansson, Patient Coordinator at our East Clinic Susan Johansson is a community volunteer, wife, mother of 3 (one of which has special needs) and a Patient Coordinator at the Dental Health Associates of Madison (DHA) East Clinic. Susan enjoys up-cycling furniture, photography, ...

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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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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 t...

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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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Active and competitive sports have grown immensely over the past few years and it’s been estimated that 20-25 million adolescents participate in a variety of competitive sports. With this huge amount of participation, the occurrence of injuries also increases substantially. It has been reported that almost 40% of all adolescent injuries occur...

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Most people take good care of their teeth and can rely on keeping them for a lifetime, but sometimes cavities or an injury results in the loss of a tooth. Because all teeth are important for eating, speaking and overall health, we at Dental Health Associates advise that missing teeth be replaced. Dental bridges and dental implants are two options w...

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Dental Health Associates of Madison Employee Testimonials Laurie Struss, Dental Assistant at our East Clinic In January of 2015, Laurie Struss celebrated her 15th anniversary with Dental Health Associates (DHA). Laurie is a mother, dental assistant, and a fused glass artist. Laurie currently serves as the President of The Cambridge Arts Coun...

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Going to the dentist for regular checkups and exams is a great way to begin your approach to preventing dental decay and the possible procedures that might follow a diagnosis of tooth decay. None of us wants to have restorative dental work done, so prevention can be a major factor in decreasing the need for follow up visits to our regular checkups!...

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a time when dental professionals join with surgeons and other medical professionals to highlight the dangers oral cancer brings, and to call attention to the progress made in fighting this disease. the Clarity Oral cancer refers to cancer of the mouth, while pharyngeal cancer refers to cancer of the pharynx,...

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Visiting the dentist is essential in order to keep your child’s teeth healthy and promote excellent oral hygiene. At Dental Health Associates we strive to make those first visits to the dentist as fun and easy as possible. Below are some fun facts and tips every parent should know when taking your child to the dentist. Your Child’s Pri...

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Winter: A Time of Cold Hands and Chattering Teeth Some people love it and some people hate it. Winter in the Midwest can be really beautiful and calming, but it is also extremely cold, harsh, and leaves a lot of people feeling like taking a long vacation somewhere - anywhere - warmer. How the Cold Affects Us During the summer months, people enjo...

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Dr. Rambod Fard, Volunteer Extraordinaire! What originated in a space so small many called it a closet, volunteers would work shoulder to shoulder at the Madison Dental Initiative. Over the years it has grown very quickly. Now volunteers work out of a heated and powered space donated by the Salvation Army Clinic located off of East Washington Av...

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If Your Teeth Hurt Now, It Might Get Worse in the Cold Winter Weather We've all felt it: the drop in temperature as the days shorten, bringing on the coldest time of the year. As winter approaches, there are many things people have on their minds, from preparing for the holidays to making sure their snow blower is ready and gassed up. However, one...

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