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When Does Tooth Pain Warrant Emergency Care?

March 3, 2023

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a patient suffering from debilitating tooth pain

The world can seemingly come to a screeching halt when you’re suffering from a bad toothache; but even if things seem quite grim, how do you know if what you’re dealing with is truly an emergency? Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about tooth pain and when it’s considered a dental emergency, along with some tips for alleviating your discomfort.


How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

January 3, 2023

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Model of dental crown and dentist’s probe

Dental crowns are a go-to solution in restorative dentistry because they are versatile and provide many benefits. A crown is intended to serve as a long-term method of repairing a damaged tooth or protecting a weakened one from breaking. However, a restoration can be used along with other procedures, like root canal therapy. No matter the reason, a crown can last for a decade or longer before needing to be replaced, but many things will affect its lifespan. Here’s how long you can expect your crown to last and what you can do to maximize your investment.


4 Facts About Same-Day Dental Crowns

December 18, 2022

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Dentist discussing crown with patientIf you’ve ever needed a dental crown, you know the process can take several appointments, but now there’s a faster way to get the restoration you need. Same-day dental crowns can save time and money, but it’s normal to have a few concerns when choosing something different from what you’re used to. Besides offering quicker results, here are 4 things you may not know about same-day crowns.


How Can Visiting Your Dentist Save You Money?

October 19, 2022

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Use it or lose it

Even if you do a great job at keeping up with your oral hygiene routine, regular dental visits are still a necessary step to achieve a healthy smile. However, many people put their routine dental visits on hold for a variety of different reasons. For some, it may be an effort to save some cash. The truth is that by seeing your dentist on a regular basis, you can actually end up saving a lot in the long run. Continue reading to learn why this is the case.


3 Facts You Might Not Know About Dental Implants

September 21, 2022

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dentist touching cheek and holding dental implant model

Dental implants are durable, lifelike restorations that are a popular replacement option for missing teeth. They are indistinguishable from your natural teeth, giving your smile a full, healthy look. Dental implants are also the only option to replace both the roots and crown of the tooth. They are inserted through the gums and into the jawbone, which they then fuse with through osseointegration. This process takes four to six months to complete. There are a lot of interesting facts about dental implants, so read on to learn three that you probably didn’t know.


Common Causes of Yellow Teeth & How to Address Them

July 3, 2022

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Side by side comparison of stained teeth and whitened teeth.

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—so having a stained and yellow smile can sometimes be quite embarrassing! But fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can offer many solutions that are capable of effectively whitening discolored teeth. Keep reading to learn more from your cosmetic dentist about some of the different things that cause yellow teeth, along with some ways that the issue can be addressed.


Pay for Your Dental Care Over Time with Cherry Financing

June 7, 2022

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Using mobile phone to manage Cherry Financing payments

Many patients are concerned about the cost of dental care. That is understandable; some treatments can cost several hundred dollars — perhaps even thousands of dollars. Plus, insurance may only cover a portion of the services that are needed for a patient to achieve optimum oral health. Here at Wehrkamp Dentistry, we do not want our patients to be unduly stressed about paying for the top-quality care we provide. That is why we have partnered with Cherry Financing. Continue reading below to learn more about this convenient and affordable option.

What Is Cherry Financing?

Cherry is a third-party financing company that helps patients pay for dental care. Here is an overview of how it works:

  • Let our team know that you would like to pay with Cherry.
  • You’ll receive a prequalification link on your mobile phone.
  • You can apply very quickly; all you need is a valid U.S. state driver’s license and your mobile phone number.
  • You’ll get a credit decision within 60 seconds or so. If you aren’t approved instantly, Cherry may ask for more information before they can determine whether they wish to loan money to you.

Benefits of Cherry Financing

Here are a few reasons why patients love Cherry:

  • Cherry runs a soft credit check, not a hard one. A soft credit check does not impact your credit score, so you can find out if Cherry is a fit for you with absolutely no risk.
  • You can choose a payment plan that works with your budget. If you opt for a shorter payment plan, you may be eligible for no-interest financing. If you would prefer smaller monthly payments spread out over a longer period of time, there will be a reasonable interest charge.
  • There is an 80% approval rate. Most patients get approved for Cherry, including many with less-than-ideal credit histories.
  • Easy payments. You can set up automatic payments so you never forget to pay your Cherry bill. You can also use a convenient online portal to manage your account.
  • Qualify for up to $10,000. Cherry can help you manage the cost of even major and extensive dental treatments.

Getting the Most Out of Cherry Financing

Our team wants you to feel confident that you are getting a great value for your money. Not only will we help you with applying for financing, but we will also do all we can to help you understand the cost of your care so you can make well-informed decisions about which procedures to commit to. Additionally, we can help you combine Cherry with your dental insurance so you end up paying as little as possible.

Many people are re-examining their budgets during these challenging economic times, but dental care is never something that you should sacrifice! Thanks to Cherry Financing, you can enjoy top-quality service without breaking the bank.

Meet the Practice

The dentists and team members at Wehrkamp Dentistry are proud to offer a range of general oral care services in a welcoming environment. We value our patients’ time and money, so you can expect us to go the extra mile to help you enjoy efficient, reasonably priced services. To learn more about our financial policies or the treatments we offer, contact us at 605-582-6522. 

Wehrkamp Dentistry Welcomes Dr. Mauri Heesch, DDS!

April 28, 2022

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Brandon dentist Dr. Mauri Heesch and her family

There is a new dentist in Brandon, and we’re so glad that she’s here at Wehrkamp Dentistry! Dr. Mauri Heesch joins us with an extensive history in the dental field and a passion for helping patients live life to the fullest with happy, healthy, and beautiful smiles. With her on our team, we have only upped the level of care you have come to count on us for here at Wehrkamp Dentistry. Read on to learn more about our newest dentist on staff Dr. Mauri Heesch.  


Can You Drink Coffee While Wearing Invisalign?

March 4, 2022

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woman drinking coffee in Brandon

Now that you’re undergoing Invisalign treatment, you can be sure to enjoy your newly straightened smile in no time! In the meantime, you’ll have to be cautious about eating or drinking anything while wearing your aligners. So, what do you do if you’re a coffee lover? Read on to learn why you should avoid drinking a cup of joe with your trays on, and the alternative ways you can still enjoy it during the process!


Create Healthy Smiles for Kids that Last!

February 22, 2022

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Boy in white shirt with white background smiling happily

If you haven’t heard yet, February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health and helps set good dental habits as your child grows. 

Our team of experts at Wehrkamp Dentistry located in Brandon, South Dakota are here to help you grow knowledge of how to best prepare your little ones for strong, healthy teeth! Let’s get started! 

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