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After Having Your Teeth Whitened—Here’s What Not to Do

If you have had your teeth professionally whitened, you are probably excited about the dramatic change in your smile. Patients who have undergone cosmetic dentistry treatment at our DePere, WI dental practice such as teeth whitening always want to know how they can best protect their investment.

Here are three things you should avoid doing after you have had your teeth whitened.

Don’t Drink Red Wine

Don’t worry; we don’t mean you should never imbibe again if Cabernet or Shiraz happens to be your favorite beverage to have while relaxing. But because teeth tend to become somewhat dehydrated after the whitening process, they are particularly vulnerable to staining in the days following treatment. ...

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How to Find the Right Cosmetic Dentist

If you are unhappy with the look of your smile and have decided to do something about it, you might be thinking about cosmetic dentistry. Although cosmetic dentistry treatments are more affordable than ever before, it is still an investment of time and money. It’s essential to find the right cosmetic dentist, and if you are looking in the Green Bay area, we invite you to make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Chad Yenchensky of FoxView Dental.

Experience Matters

Any general dentist can offer cosmetic dentistry services, but not all of them have experience in advanced cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Chad is not only well known throughout the area for his ...

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Replace Your Toothbrush!

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When your shoes wear out, it’s pretty easy to tell that it’s time to get a new pair. But what about your toothbrush? If you are like most people, you probably don’t give this important but simple dental instrument a whole lot of thought.  

In most cases, it’s best to routinely replace your toothbrush every three or four months, although kids might need to have their brushes replaced a bit more frequently. Get into the habit of buying several new toothbrushes for everyone in your family at the same time to make sure everyone’s toothbrush gets replaced because there are always brushes on hand. 

In addition to replacing your toothbrush regularly, you ...

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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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