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How Your Snacking Habits Contribute to Tooth Decay

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If you are a frequent snacker, this might be having an impact on your waistline. But did you know that what, when, and how often you eat snacks can also impact your oral health? Even if you visit your Green Bay family dentist on a regular basis, your frequent snacking might be putting your oral health at risk. 

What to Consider about Snacking 

  • How often are you eating sugary snacks each day? 
  • How long do the sugary foods stay inside your mouth? 
  • What is the texture of the food you are snacking on? Is it chewy or sticky? 
  • Is your snack a healthy one? 

When you do snack, it’s best to skip those that have a lot of sugar and ...

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What Nail-Biting Can Mean for Your Oral Health

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Nail-biting is a nasty habit, and some studies estimate that as many as 30 percent of Americans are nail-biters. Although nail-biting wreaks havoc on your manicure, the truth is that it is even harder on your oral health. Dr. Chad Yenchensky, your dentist in Green Bay, wants patients to know that there are serious ramifications from this habit, so it’s crucial that you try to break it.

The Facts About Nail-Biting

Here are some of the oral issues caused by nail-biting:

  • Those who bite their nails risk cracking, chipping, and wearing down their front teeth from the continued stress of biting.
  • People who bite their nails and wear braces are at an increased risk ...

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Use it or lose it! Insurance benefits!

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We hope you are enjoying the bright colors and cooler weather of fall!  

We wanted to send out a friendly reminder to maximize your insurance benefit and flexible spending for 2018, as the year is quickly coming to a close.  If you have not used your dental benefit or health savings account, now is a good time to schedule an appointment.  We try to accommodate every patient with expiring insurance benefits, but inevitably our schedule fills up quickly as the end of the year approaches.  

The way that dental insurance and flexible spending accounts typically work is that you are allowed a certain dollar amount of benefits each year.  With most plans, ...

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Taking Proper Care of Your Toothbrush

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Most of us don’t give our toothbrush a lot of thought. We brush our teeth (hopefully at least twice each day!), put the toothbrush away, and go about our day. But as De Pere top dentist, Dr. Chad Yenchensky, will tell you, we need to pay a bit of attention to our toothbrush to ensure it contributes to our good oral health.

Tips for Taking Proper Care of Your Toothbrush

  • Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, although more aggressive brushers might want to replace it more frequently. You should be able to tell by looking at the bristles on your brush. When they start to look frayed, it’s time for ...

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Do You Know These Important Facts About Oral Cancer?

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If you’re not a smoker, you might think you are not at risk of developing oral cancer. But that is just one misnomer about this deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year—and that number continues to rise.

It’s crucial—regardless of your risk factors—to undergo regular dental exams, and FoxView Dental in the Green Bay area can help. When you come in twice each year for routine checkups, oral cancer screening is a normal part of our process.

Other Facts About Oral Cancer

  • Thousands of people die each year from oral cancer. Many people think oral cancer is a rare ...

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If You Are Thinking About Charcoal Toothpaste, You Might Want to Think Again

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You might have seen the ads pop up on your Facebook newsfeed: Charcoal toothpaste is supposed to whiten your teeth “naturally.” But a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association is warning consumers to be cautious when considering this type of toothpaste. There are safer ways to whiten your teeth, such as professional teeth whitening, just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we can perform in our Green Bay dental practice.

If you want a whiter smile that will also protect your teeth, call FoxView Dental and talk to us about professional teeth whitening.

The Problems With Charcoal Toothpaste

There are myriad videos online today, all demonstrating how ...

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Finding the Right Cosmetic Dentist for Your New Smile

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Cosmetic dentistry is increasingly popular and especially as more people become aware of the power of a beautiful smile. Most dentists offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic dental treatments and knowing the solutions that are carefully customized for each patient’s needs and goals is where the expertise lies. Although you may be focused on how to best improve your appearance, choosing a more experienced cosmetic dentist will ensure you receive a smile that not only looks attractive but which protects and preserves your natural teeth and most importantly is comfortable. 

The Importance of Receiving a Beautiful and Functional Smile

Highly experienced cosmetic dentists can design cosmetic and restorative treatments which provide ...

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