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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.  

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Can You Drink Coffee While Wearing Invisalign?

March 4, 2022

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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!

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Create Healthy Smiles for Kids that Last!

February 22, 2022

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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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3 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier, Happier Smile in 2022

January 7, 2022

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Woman with healthy smile

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy takes time and commitment. Your morning and nighttime routines are necessary if you want to minimize your risk for dental decay, cavities, and gum disease. But twice-yearly exams and cleanings are also essential if you want to avoid more serious oral health issues that can have a lasting impact on your overall health. Now that 2022 has arrived, why not commit to improving your smile? If you’re like many people, you already have a growing list of New Year’s Resolutions, so consider adding these three tips and prepare to enjoy a healthier, more beautiful smile year-round.

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6 Bad Habits to Avoid with Dental Implants

December 8, 2021

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Dental implants are the most advanced and stable tooth replacement option on the market. Since they fuse with the bone in the jaw through osseointegration, they are permanent and allow you to gain back at least 80% of your bite power. Though dental implants can last a lifetime, you have to take care of them properly and avoid bad habits that can damage them or cause them to fail. Read on to learn about six common bad habits that you should stop doing to make your dental implants last.

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3 Reasons to Take Advantage of Dental Insurance

October 8, 2021

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Woman at dentist using her dental insuranceThe American Dental Association (ADA) reports 59% of adults have private dental insurance; however, only 2.8% meet or exceed their annual benefits. Despite paying monthly premiums, 53% of adults believe they don’t need dental care while 44% of people feel they can’t afford to see a dentist. If you’re not using your dental insurance, you’re throwing money down the drain. Your monthly investment gives you access to reduced rates for the services your smile needs. Here are 3 advantages of using your dental benefits to lower your long-term oral health costs.

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Can I Get Invisalign on Just My Top Teeth?

September 3, 2021

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Top teeth Invisalign aligner next to white impressions

Are your top teeth crooked but your bottom teeth perfectly fine? You may be wondering if you can get Invisalign on just your top teeth. While single row adjustments with Invisalign are possible, there are some risks involved. Keep reading to learn more about how Invisalign treatment works, the complications that can arise from straightening only top teeth, and how an experienced dentist can help you reach your smile goals.

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5 Things You Should Know About Getting Invisalign

August 22, 2021

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Invisalign aligner on dental moldAre you ready to begin your journey to a straight, beautiful smile? That’s great! 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18 thanks to less noticeable treatments, like clear aligners. While Invisalign is a discreet, convenient, and comfortable alternative to metal braces, you’re going to need to make a few adjustments to your lifestyle. Here are 5 things you should know before getting your aligners.

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True or False: Is Sugar Bad for Your Teeth?

July 13, 2021

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It’s no secret that sugar is bad for your teeth – but exactly how bad is it? After all, it’s hard to avoid it when sweet treats are everywhere! The good news is that you don’t have to cut it out of your diet completely. A slice of cake at the occasional birthday party won’t completely destroy your teeth. But like most things, you must only consume sweets in moderation. Read on as we discuss how sugar impacts oral health and tips for beating a craving.

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Desensitizing Toothpastes: How Do They Work & When Are They Necessary?

June 18, 2021

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a person brushing their teeth in a bathroom

According to a survey of dental offices across the United States, an estimated one in eight adults experiences dental sensitivity. This issue can be caused by enamel erosion, an untreated cavity, or even genetic predisposition, and while some of these cases require treatment from a dentist, others can be remedied by desensitizing toothpastes. Read on to learn how this special oral hygiene product works and how to tell if it can benefit you.

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