What is oil pulling?
Claiming to achieve everything from whiter teeth and healthier gums to decreased body aches and pains, oil pulling is the latest trend in DIY detox therapies. Newly popular among celebrities and lovers of natural health and wellness, oil pulling is a dental hygiene practice that actually dates back centuries through the Indian medical tradition Ayurveda. Simply put, oil pulling uses common plant-based oils (coconut is a favorite) in place of store-bought mouthwash.
Users swish, or “pull” one tablespoon of oil in their mouth for 10-20 minutes every day. The volume of oil usually doubles in size due to the collection of saliva and toxins from the mouth during this process. Users are strongly warned to spit out the oil because it contains the microorganisms which pulling aims to extract. Oil is believed to draw toxins out of the mouth by sticking to their outer, fatty layer. Since oral hygiene is linked to health in all parts of the body, it’s believed that the benefits of oil pulling go beyond just your mouth. Read more ›
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a really long name … so let’s call it TMJ. That sounds more familiar -you’ve probably heard it before. Maybe some lingering pain in your chewing muscles and bones even have you wondering if you have it.
TMJ dysfunction is sometimes called TMD, TMJD, or TMJ Syndrome, especially if there seem to be a number of other jaw-related issues. Dr. Kunick, Dr. Markham, Dr. Covelli, Dr. Bath-Juech, & Dr. Masek at Today’s Dentistry are here to tell you more about TMJ and what to do if you’ve got it. Read more ›
Your Mouth: A Picture of Health
Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true: your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Dr. Kunick, Dr. Markham, Dr. Covelli, Dr. Juech, and Dr. Masek at Today’s Dentistry should know. We’ve seen mouths from all over Cedarburg & West Bend in our office! Read more ›
Good News for Grown Ups
“Adulting” can be hard. Between rent, bills, kids, a career, and other responsibilities, it can be hard to make time for yourself. But independence, parenting, fulfilling work, and the wisdom that comes with age can be pretty fantastic, too. So how does your oral healthcare fit into a grown-up lifestyle? Today’s Dentistry serves adults from all over Cedarburg & West Bend. Read more for our tips on how to care for your oral health at this particular stage in life. Read more ›
When he became the first president of the United States, George Washington had only one real tooth left! You heard right — just ONE.
Everyone has heard something about this great man and his dental history, but if you heard that Washington had wooden teeth, then you heard wrong. This myth is totally false, and Dr. Kunick, Dr. Markham, Dr. Covelli, Dr. Bath-Juech, and Dr. Masek at Today’s Dentistry are here to tell you the truth. Read more ›
There is a law of nature that states: “function follows form.” This saying means that how something appears determines how it works. For example, you may own many screwdrivers of different sizes and shapes (form) to loosen all different kinds of screws (function). Think of a watering can with a long spout that’s perfect for pouring water right where you want it, versus one with a broad spout meant to cover large areas more quickly.
When you think about it, this principle also applies to your smile. A mouth with missing teeth isn’t nearly as functional as a mouth with a full set of chompers. Enter: cosmetic dentistry. While the word “cosmetic” makes these treatments sound optional, many times they are necessary to improve physical function or mental and emotional well-being. Read more from Dr. Kunick, Dr. Markham, Dr. Covelli, Dr. Bath-Juech, and Dr. Masek to learn about cosmetic dentistry and the positive impact it can have on your life. Read more ›
We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as much fun missing teeth as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of 25 permanent teeth remaining, which is three shy of a full set (not counting wisdom teeth). Dr. Kunick, Dr. Markham, Dr. Covelli, Dr. Bath-Juech, and Dr. Masek want everyone in Cedarburg and West Bend to know that replacing a missing tooth is important to your dental health. Read on for more information and please give Today’s Dentistry a call with any questions or concerns.
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If you’re a new mom or you’re about to be, you’re likely already used to putting your needs second to the needs of this beautiful new little person in your life. But your oral hygiene is still important for keeping you and your baby in tip-top shape. If something comes up and you need dental work, it shouldn’t prevent you from continuing to breastfeed regularly, or from seeking the dental treatment you need.
Dr. Kunick, Dr. Markham, Dr. Covelli, Dr. Bath-Juech & Dr. Masek are experienced dentists in Cedarburg & West Bend, and can explain how prioritizing your own health needs is safe and important during this stage of a woman’s life. Read more ›
Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at Today’s Dentistry, we don’t want any Cedarburg & West Bend residents to have to undergo dental procedures that could have been avoided. A toothache can be a sign of a much more serious problem that should be addressed immediately, but there are a few things you can do at home, in the meantime, to get temporary relief from toothache pain.
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If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get Cedarburg children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Today’s Dentistry, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so here’s some information on how Dr. Kunick, Dr. Markham, Dr. Covelli, Dr. Bath-Juech & Dr.Masek can help protect your kids from tooth decay. If you have any questions or would like schedule a consultation, please give us a call. Read more ›