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Choosing the Right Cosmetic Procedure When It’s Time

If you’re like many people, you’re not completely happy with your smile. Maybe your teeth are stained from coffee or crooked in front. Maybe you have bothersome gaps on one or both sides of your mouth. 

You want cosmetic dentistry and are only now starting to look into options. Sometimes people do choose a specific time to have cosmetic dentistry, almost like a milestone or reward. 

You might be: 

  • The parent who decided to wait until the kids were back in school
  • The student who wanted to wait until the loans were paid off 
  • The employee who resolved to wait until raise time
  • The fitness buff who decided to reward yourself after you reach a particular ...

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How to Help Prevent Cavities and Other Dental Issues at Home

The best way to optimize your oral health is to brush and floss at least twice per day and visit your dentist regularly, but there are other proactive steps you can take at home—between dental checkups—to help keep teeth and gums healthy. 

Add to Your Oral Hygiene Routine

Brushing and flossing twice per day is the minimum recommendation for keeping teeth and gums healthy. And most people brush and floss once in the morning and again before bedtime, but cavities can start to develop in the afternoon, too.

Try adding an extra brush and floss after lunch to help keep your mouth cleaner through the middle of the day. 

If you’re at a social ...

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Will Dental Insurance Pay for Sedation Dentistry?

Finding a sedation dentist is a must if you’re having a lengthy procedure or suffer from dental phobia, but you may be concerned about the added cost of sedation dentistry.

Most insurance plans, unfortunately, will not cover full sedation, and if they do, you may run the risk of exhausting your entire dental benefit on one procedure.

Certain circumstances, usually age or health-related, may qualify you for coverage through your insurance provider, and you can even get a pre-approval letter if you qualify. You can call your provider if you have questions.

Fortunately, Brown Deer, WI sedation dentist Dr. Nathan Knutsen will work with you, and our team can even contact your insurance ...

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Interesting Ways Sedation Dentistry Has Evolved Since Ancient Times

An image of a large building with pillars | Sedation Dentist Brown Deer WI

Never fear dental pain. Modern technologies and medications promise a relaxing and ouch-free experience, but this wasn’t always the case.

Let’s look at dental sedation from the earliest times through now – from the ancient man who sat in a cave favoring his throbbing tooth to the tranquil methods used by dentists today.

Earliest Recorded Sedation Dentistry

  • In ancient Babylon, the treatment for cavity pain was a mixture of the poison nightshade and mastic gum, a resin found on trees in the Mediterranean. The latter is still used today for oral care and digestive health.
  • More than sixty-five thousand years ago, Slovenians coated painful cavities with beeswax so the sufferer was able to eat.
  • Approximately ...

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