Wehrkamp Dentistry Blog
September 3, 2018
When it comes to aesthetics, proportion is everything. Although most people aren’t conscious of it, they think of a beautiful smile as one that has a certain proportion of gum tissue to tooth structure. But many people lack these proportions and, as a result, either have a “gummy smile” or teeth that appear small or square-shaped. Fortunately, any of these scenarios can be dramatically improved from a procedure called crown lengthening, where a cosmetic dentist reduces the amount of gum that shows and increases the length of the teeth. This procedure can usually be done in just one appointment to reshape the gumline and reveal the beautifully proportioned smile that’s been there all along. Keep reading to learn more about why a crown lengthening procedure might be necessary and what you can expect!
August 18, 2018
It’s an all too familiar image – the person with silver-looking metal that shows when he or she speaks or grins. This is a sign that some restorative work has been done, but your dentist says that’s a phenomenon of the past. That’s because the advancements in the world of dentistry have yielded a much better way of restoring teeth – with composite fillings. As you read on, you’ll learn why they are the much better route to take.
July 17, 2018
There once was a time when the only way to restore loss teeth was with traditional dentures. Now, with the advancements in the dental world, there is a much more effective form of treatment available – the dental implant procedure. As you read on, you’ll learn why this is the best form of restoration available and your dentist will answer the question, “What are the parts of a dental implant?”
June 26, 2018
Sometimes, a bad bite is the result of crooked or overcrowded teeth that only impact appearance. In other cases, a person’s bite can lead to jaw pain or headaches. A bad bite means that your upper and lower teeth don’t fit together properly. Consequently, you may move your jaw unnaturally in order to chew, which can lead to discomfort. A dentist in Brandon serving Sioux Falls will assess your bite and develop a plan for adjustment, so your smile is straight and you are no longer in pain. Read on to learn about what your dentist may recommend.
May 20, 2018
When you look in the mirror, do you see shorter than average teeth? Have you been told that you have a “gummy smile?” If excessive gum tissue causes you to feel insecure, you can get the results you want using a minimally invasive procedure. Your cosmetic dentist in Brandon can reveal more of your tooth’s structure with a gum lift. Also known as a gingivectomy, a soft tissue laser is used to reshape the tissue to create a more symmetrical and proportionate appearance.
April 2, 2018
According to the American Academy of Oral Medicine, about 50,000 patients are newly diagnosed with oral cancer every year. About one life is lost every hour in the U.S. alone, so you can rest assured knowing your dentist in Brandon is taking the steps to catch oral cancer as early as possible.
Not sure what that process entails? Not sure how to protect yourself in between regular visits? You’ll want to read this post from him today and keep you and your family protected.
March 26, 2018
It can be difficult to help you children understand that hygiene is a high-life priority, meaning that above all else, they should always take care of themselves. Although it’s not the most fun thing to do, taking care of your children’s teeth is important and it’s just as critical that they understand and follow excellent oral hygiene practices at home.
Learn more about how to improve your child’s health with a family dentist in Brandon! Continue reading to het more tips and tricks for better children’s dental health.
February 2, 2018
It’s that time of the year again! Time for your families’ bi-annual checkup and cleaning. When you look at the calendar to get everyone scheduled you realize that the month ahead is even more jam-packed than usual. You’re honestly not quite sure how you’ll manage to get the kids to their pediatric dentist and then find time to go yourself. It would be one less trip across town if you could just schedule everyone together.
If this scenario sounds familiar, not to worry! We’ll talk about why you don’t have to choose between convenience and great dental care for your kids and will also review some hygiene tips for children. You’ll be glad to know that it’s easier than you realized to find a great fit for everyone in the family – all under the same roof.
January 7, 2018
It’s been some time sense you lost your teeth, but you’ve never gotten over the stain that it left on you mentally. You’ve lost more than just a great deal of the function of your mouth but have also suffered a great deficit in the confidence department. You need a remedy that is proven to be effective at leading you back to the state that you previously knew. Your dentist understands how you feel and recommends dental implants of Brandon as the route you should take for restoring your smile and self-esteem. Continue reading to learn how this procedure, along with implant-supported dentures, will change your life for the better.
November 11, 2017
When you look in the mirror, are you unhappy with your smile? Does your smile have excess gum tissue that covers your natural smile, making your teeth look more childish than they should? Or maybe your dentist just informed you that you need to address a cavity that’s been hiding below your gum line.
The good news is that your cosmetic dentist in Brandon knows that you have a full, healthy smile beneath your gums that just needs to be revealed. Crown lengthening is a great procedure to help you achieve your smile goals.