The root word “ortho” means “straight or upright.” Orthodontics— you guessed it – help make your teeth straight. But oh, how it can do so much more!
A lovely smile with straight teeth and an even bite is equal parts functional and beautiful – and thanks to scientific progress, all that can be yours. Orthodontics is an area of dentistry that focuses on how the bones and teeth of your mouth are placed and fit together.
Drs. Kunick, Markham, Covelli, Bath-Juech, and Masek in Cedarburg & West Bend are professional providers of orthodontic treatments. Read more for our general overview of orthodontics and what teeth straightening can do for you. Read more ›
Sometimes in life, you just need a do-over. That’s precisely what crowns are—a new start for your tooth.
Teeth are important players in your life! They’re not only the first responders for your digestive tract, but they can make a great first impression – so you deserve a beautiful, fully-functioning set. If your teeth need a real makeover, a crown might be just the thing you need. Read more ›
There are many kinds of doctors – Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink).
Of course, when we use the term doctor, we most often mean a physician or doctor of medicine. But did you know that dentists are doctors, too? Every doctor has a specialty, and a dentist’s specialty is oral health. Read more ›
Nicknamed for the fact that they come into your mouth and your life by the time you are mature and supposedly “wise”, wisdom teeth are simply the last set of molars that grow furthest back in your mouth. If you’re experiencing some specific pain in your gums and jaw, you may be wondering if you have impacted wisdom teeth. Drs. Kunick, Markham, Covelli, Bath-Juech, & Masek take care of wisdom teeth from all around Cedarburg & West Bend! Let us tell you more about impacted wisdom teeth and what to do if you have them. Read more ›
Did you know the same plaque that decays your teeth can cause major heart problems? What if you could fight plaque and heart failure both by improving your oral health? Drs. Kunick, Markham, Covelli, Bath-Juech, & Masek in Cedarburg & West Bend are here to tell you more!
Someone dies from a heart attack every minute, according to the American Heart Association, and most heart attacks (and 85% of strokes) are caused by cholesterol build-up – aka plaque.
But there is good news. You can work with your Cedarburg & West Bend dentist and your doctor to understand and minimize your risk factors for developing plaque and tooth decay. Read more ›
The World Health Organization defines health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Sadly, in our fast-paced culture, many of us settle for less-than-healthy or even truly sick conditions every day. We allow ourselves to be tired, achy, stressed and in pain more often than not. Why? Because it’s hard to prioritize our long-term health in a world of so many immediate needs competing for our attention. But long-term health is actually the most important need of all. Without our health, we won’t truly be able to enjoy life or contribute to a greater good.
Drs. Kunick, Markham, Covelli, Bath-Juech, & Masek offer a few points on how to seek wellness and prevent oral health problems before they even start. Read more ›
Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your Cedarburg & West Bend smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Drs. Kunick, Markham, Covelli, Bath-Juech, & Masek and the expert hygienists at Today’s Dentistry. Read more ›
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 ›