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Things to Do to Ease a Toothache

Dealing with a toothache can be incredibly uncomfortable and disruptive to your daily life. While it’s crucial to consult a dentist to address the underlying cause of the toothache, there are some things you can do at home to alleviate the pain and discomfort. In this blog post, we’ll discuss several effective home remedies and self-care techniques that can provide…

Special Needs and Dentistry

At Dr. Waschak Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we firmly believe that every child deserves access to quality dental care, regardless of their unique needs or challenges. We understand that special needs children require extra care, compassion, and specialized techniques to ensure their dental experience is comfortable and positive. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of special needs…

Your Teeth and Flouride

When discussing teeth care, you’ll often hear the word Fluoride thrown around. But what really is it? This naturally occurring mineral is known to benefit dental health in various ways. So, let’s dive in and explore everything you need to know about your teeth and fluoride. What is Fluoride? Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and…

5 Tips to Ease Dental Fear in Kids

As a parent or guardian, you want to do everything in your power to ensure that your child’s dental experience is as smooth and stress-free as possible. Unfortunately, dental fear is a common issue among children, and it can make dental visits an unpleasant experience for both you and your child. However, there are several ways to ease dental fear…

Taking Care of Braces Problems at Home

If you’re wearing braces, you know that they can require some extra care and attention. Inevitably, you will experience some problems with your braces, such as stuck food particles, poking wires, or loose brackets or wires. Sometimes you aren’t able to get into the office right away and you may feel stuck with discomfort. Fortunately, you can take care of…

Summer of Fun Giveaway!

Summer is just around the corner, and we’re excited to announce our Summer of Fun Giveaway! At Dr. Waschak’s, we believe that dental health and overall well-being go hand in hand, and we want to help you and your family have a fun-filled summer. Starting April 17th, you can enter our Summer of Fun Giveaway by referring a friend to our office.…

What To Know About Cavities

Many of us have heard the dreaded words from our dentist. “You have a cavity” But what really is a cavity and what does it mean for your teeth? A cavity is a damaged area in the hard part of your tooth that results in permanent tiny holes in the damaged tooth. They can be caused by many things like bacteria, frequent…

Trick or Treat… Don’t Trick Your Teeth!

The Holiday seasons bring out the sweet tooth in most of us, but that shouldn’t mean your teeth have to suffer! When it comes to sweets, it is not about saying never but like most things, enjoying in moderation and with other healthy habits in place. Not enjoying a sweet snack after a hard night’s work of trick or treating is no…

What Are Teeth Made Of?

Heads, shoulders, knees, and…teeth! Did you know your teeth have their own anatomy? Just like your body is made of of bones and muscles and tissues, your teeth have their own parts that make them the pearly white smile you see in the mirror. Your teeth have four main components: Enamel Dentin Pulp and the Root Enamel is the hard,…

Braces Are Not Just For Kids Anymore

Just hearing the word “braces” can flash us back to junior high — that painful era when we wore glasses ten times too big for our face, favored unflattering haircuts and flaunted a mouthful of braces to complete the awkward adolescent style. More and more adults are choosing to pursue orthodontics to correct their smiles, despite the common assumption that…