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Did George Washington Really Have Wooden Teeth?

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 ›

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Cosmetic Dentistry – A Beautiful Smile is a Powerful Thing

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 ›

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The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth

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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Breastfeeding & Dental Work

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 ›

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Are You Singing the Toothache Blues?

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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How Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay!

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 ›

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Oral Health Tips at Every Age

A few things are equally important for your oral health no matter your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials. And you won’t ever hear us say otherwise.

However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations at each new season of growth and maturity. Read below as Today’s Dentistry shares what is especially important to know for your oral health throughout your life. You may be surprised at what we have to share! Read more ›

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Veneers – Not Just for the Silver Screen

There’s a lot of hair and makeup that goes into making your favorite stars sparkle on the screen. And while we can’t all hire a professional artist to make us look perfect every day, there is a lasting solution to giving you that perfect Hollywood smile.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are a very strong, paper-thin cover over your teeth. They look just like real teeth, but even better. Veneers are often used to improve the look of teeth with spacing and alignment issues or staining problems. They can be applied wherever needed, on one tooth or a whole set. Read more ›

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DDS vs. DMD: A Dental Degree Breakdown

 If you are looking for a dentist in Cedarburg or West Bend, you may have picked up on the fact that there are two types of dental degrees – DDS and DMD. Perhaps you’ve noticed that there are far more of one than the other, or maybe they are split 50/50. Either way, you’re probably wondering what the difference is, and how this will affect your dental care. At Today’s Dentistry, we love to spread the word about all things dental, so here are the facts, straight from Dr. Kunick, Dr. Markham, Dr. Covelli, Dr. Bath-Juech & Dr. Masek.

The Difference Between DDS and DMD

You have the right to know what training your health care professionals have received so that you can choose the best fit for your needs. Most West Bend and Cedarburg folks know there are specialties in dental medicine, such as orthodontics (braces), periodontics (gums), and cosmetics, but what about the degrees? Don’t worry, Dr. Kunick, Dr. Markham, Dr. Covelli, Dr. Bath-Juech & Dr. Masek have even known dentists that are still confused about this.

So what is the difference between the two degrees, anyway? The short answer is…exactly one letter. Both DMD and DDS indicate that an individual is a certified doctor of dental medicine. Although there are subtle differences in the curriculum within and between the two degrees, the American Dental Association considers them identical. Anyone with a DDS or DMD is qualified to practice general dentistry.

Why Are There DMDs and DDSs? Read more ›

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Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False?

Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the menu altogether. In fact, recent studies have found that dark chocolate, containing high percentages of cocoa, may actually be beneficial to your dental health. Dr. Joe Kunick, Dr. Markham, Dr. Covelli, Dr. Bath-Juech & Dr. Masek at Today’s Dentistry want Cedarburg and West Bend residents to know the facts so they can satisfy their sweet-tooth safely.

How does it work?

Dark chocolate is known to contain high levels of antioxidants, which work with our bodies to fight bacteria and disease. Dark chocolate can contain up to four times the amount of antioxidants found in green tea! High levels of antioxidants found in saliva have been proven to help fight periodontal, or gum disease, and slow tooth decay. Read more ›

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