Happy Holidays!

Office Updates:

Welcome Stephanie to our practice!

Help us in welcoming our new assistant Stephanie to the office! She is currently studying at MATC to become a dental hygienist. She has been working as a dental assistant for almost 8 years and really enjoys working in the field of dentistry. She is a Kenosha native who enjoys running and playing with her 8 month old puppy Bentley in her free time.

Help the Homeless
We are still collecting hats, scarves and gloves to donate to homeless shelters in the area. Drs Aust will double all donations! Just place your donations under our Christmas tree and we will make sure they go to Kenosha-area residents in need.

Dental Benefits
We are nearing the end of the 2014 calendar year and now is the time to schedule your last minute appointments to use up your insurance benefits. Most plans renew on January 1st, so if you are waiting until January, now is also the time to schedule your 2015 appointments, as those are already filling up quickly!
Fluoride Myth Busters

Many people have questions on whether fluoride is a healthy choice. We strongly believe in the benefits of fluoride.

Most people who have city tap water are getting fluoridated water through their faucets. Why? Fluoride helps to keep the tooth enamel strong and help prevent dental decay. Studies have shown that communities with fluoridated water have lower incidents of dental decay, and therefore need less dental work done.

We recommend fluoride trays for patients who are more susceptible to cavities and patients with sensitivity.

Why You Need X-rays

X-rays are a vital part of your dental check-up. They allow us to closely monitor changes and issues with your gums and teeth. They allow us to see decay in spots that cannot be seen by the naked eye, for example, underneath existing fillings and in between teeth. Also, we can detect and monitor the following conditions with x-rays:

  • the degree of bone loss (gum disease)
  • abscesses, cysts, and tumors
  • changes in your teeth or bone
  • issues with ligaments holding teeth in place
  • developmental problems
  • impacted teeth
  • supernumerary teeth

We take x-rays before and after the dental work is complete, and often during treatment. The frequency of the preventative x-rays usually depends on your benefits through your insurance carrier.  However, we take them every six months whether they are covered or not.  That is how important it is to your health and why we include them for free in our discount plan.

 

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