How Is Six Month Smiles Different from Invisalign?

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If you have been living with misaligned teeth, you might be wondering about your options. At our Milwaukee, WI dental practice, we offer both Invisalign and Six Month Smiles for those seeking orthodontic solutions. Let’s take a look at both—how they are different and how they are similar.

What Is Six Month Smiles?

As the name implies, Six Month Smiles is a short-term orthodontic option that corrects the alignment of the teeth that are visible when you smile. Because clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are used, these braces are also discreet.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic option that uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gently nudge teeth into the ...

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How Can I Protect My Teeth While Playing Sports?

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At WisconsinSmiles, we encourage our patients and their families to live an active lifestyle. But we also caution them to think about their oral health when they are playing sports. According to the American Dental Association, almost a third of dental injuries are a result of an athletic endeavor.

Whether you are on a sports team or just a weekend warrior, find out more about sports dentistry and how you can protect your smile by contacting WisconsinSmiles in Milwaukee, WI.

The Importance of Mouthguards in Collision Sports

Dental injuries, including broken and chipped teeth, cracked crowns or bridgework, root damage to teeth, and others, are common among athletes—regardless of whether they are professionals ...

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Want Whiter Teeth? Talk to Us about Our Teeth Whitening Options!

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Stained teeth are unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean you need to tolerate a less than a stunning white smile. While you might feel tempted to give one of those over-the-counter options a try, our team would like to encourage you to trust professional teeth whitening in our Milwaukee, WI dental office with your smile.

When Is the Best Time to Whiten Teeth?

If you think you would like to spruce up your smile, professional teeth whitening is a great option, and the best time to do it is following your next dental cleaning appointment. Teeth whitening works best when teeth are free of surface stains, which we polish away during your ...

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What Might Be Behind Your TMJ Pain

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Managing jaw pain and discomfort on a daily basis can be exhausting, especially since it often affects more than just your joints. TMJ (temporomandibular) disorders can cause headaches, muscle soreness and inflammation, teeth sensitivity, and even neck or shoulder pain.

While we sometimes do not know the cause of TMJ disorders, a few main issues might be the cause. To know for certain, we recommend TMJ evaluation and treatment in our Milwaukee, WI dental office.

You Grind Your Teeth

Bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching, overworks jaw muscles and causes inflammation. If your partner has never told you that you grind your teeth during sleep, you could be completely unaware of the ...

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Ready for a Whole New You? Let's Talk about Veneers!

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If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your teeth, it may cause you to hide your smile. Even small chips or wear and tear over the years can take their toll on the appearance of your teeth. When you don't feel confident about the appearance of your smile, it can hold you back from the personal and professional relationships you desire.

The good news is that there's a way for you and your dentist to create the smile you've always wanted with porcelain veneers. Here's how it works.

What is a Dental Veneer?

A veneer is described in the dictionary as: "An attractive covering of something's true nature." This also describes ...

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What to Do if You Damage the Crown of Your Dental Implant

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Dental implants are sturdy and meant to last decades or even a lifetime. We specialize in dental implants in our Milwaukee, WI dental practice and have experienced dentists to help you enjoy the benefits of this innovative treatment to replace missing teeth.

Dental crowns are typically made of porcelain, which closely mimics tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is the most durable substance in the human body, but it is not indestructible. Just like your natural teeth, your dental crown can chip or break if you bite into something too hard or if you grind your teeth.

Here are some tips to keep your dental implant crown from damage:

Don’t Chew Ice or Hard Candy

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Before You Reach for Your Next Snack, Consider This...

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Do you reach for an afternoon snack? If you do, you're not alone as many people "graze" throughout the day, sometimes more than once. This snacking, however, can actually be detrimental to your oral health. Your West Milwaukee dentist explains why this is true and what you can do to protect your teeth from the dangers of grazing.

Why is Snacking so Dangerous to Your Oral Health?

When you eat a meal, it stimulates your saliva, which helps to neutralize the acids in your mouth that cause decay. You also tend to drink a beverage such as water with a meal, which also helps to wash away debris. This doesn't always happen ...

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