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 ›
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 ›