By Johnson Dental
July 14, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Cleanings  

Brushing and flossing daily is an important step to make sure that your smile looks and feels healthy. Unfortunately, it’s possible to miss plaque build up in hard-to-reach spots in your smile, which can lead to disease and decay. Dr. Todd Johnson of Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, uses regular professional teeth cleanings to help keep your smile as healthy as possible.

The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings

No matter how diligent you are about brushing and flossing your smile, it’s still possible for plaque to build up in areas that can only be reached with specialty tools from your dentist in Onalaska, WI. Your family dentist will be able to clean out any built-up plaque or tartar that you may have missed, and this can help prevent periodontal disease from setting into your smile and causing long-term damage to your teeth. When your family dentist is able to perform these professional teeth cleanings, it can also help keep your smile looking white and bright, as well help you feel more confident about showing off your smile in public and in pictures.

During these professional teeth cleanings, your family dentist will also be able to keep an eye on your teeth and spot any signs of disease or decay before it spreads throughout your smile and causes lifelong damage. If your family dentist spots damage before it becomes a bigger issue, they will be able to treat it as soon as possible and keep your smile looking bright and feeling strong.

Contact Your Family Dentist Today!

Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment to get your regular dental cleanings. Contact Dr. Johnson of Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, to learn more about how professional teeth cleanings can keep your smile looking and feeling great for a long time! Call today at 608-788-3852.

By Johnson Dental
July 09, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dr. Todd Johnson of Johnson Dental places dental implants for patients missing teeth. Missing teeth can cause problems with chewing and speaking, and over time other teeth in the area will shift so it's best to have them replaced. Implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth because they are strong and match your smile. Keep reading about the benefits of dental implants and come see us in Onalaska, WI, if you are missing teeth.

Implants match your smile

The ceramic crowns used with dental implants are custom-made to blend in perfectly with your smile. You may wear a temporary tooth cap during the initial healing period after the surgery. This won't match your smile perfectly but is only temporary until your beautiful new custom crown is ready.

Implants are strong

Your new crown will be beautiful, but that's not what gives the implant its strength. During minor surgery, the screw-like titanium post is implanted in your jaw bone, and you heal for a period of several weeks. At this time a process called osseointegration takes place, and your jaw bone actually fuses to the implant. The crown will sit on top of the implant like a cap to replace the tooth. After you are healed, you have a final appointment at our Onalaska, WI, practice and your permanent crown is placed.

Implants are easy to care for

To take great care of your dental implants, you need to keep up a great oral hygiene routine at home and schedule regular dental visits. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Schedule teeth cleaning appointments twice a year so you have cleanings and exams regularly. If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist will recommend a nightguard to protect the new crown from damage. With proper care, your new crown can last 10 to 15 years.

At Johnson Dental, we love to see smiles transformed by dental implants. If you have missing teeth, Dr. Todd Johnson can help restore your smile with a dental implant. Contact us for an appointment in Onalaska, WI, at (608) 788-3852.

By Johnson Dental
April 06, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

It's tough knowing whether that ache that's keeping us awake at night is going to mean that we'll require a root canal, that thought alone could drive away sleep. But there is nothing to fear about the procedure, thanks to anesthesia your discomfort will be minimal, and will in fact be the only thing that can permanently take away the pain, but if you have more questions about root canals then please get in contact with your Onalaska, WI, emergency dentist Dr. Todd Johnson of Johnson Dental.

The Anatomy of Decay

If you've ever looked at a picture of a tooth on its own you will have noticed that there's plenty more than what's visible beneath the gum line, that is what's referred to as the root.

The root of the tooth helps to support it and through these roots, on the inside, there are narrow pathways that connect the soft tissue center of the tooth, the pulp, to the rest of your body.

There are nerves and blood vessels inside of your tooth in this inner chamber. So that when your tooth becomes damaged it is this soft tissue that becomes infected and inflamed, causing a great deal of pain.

It's not only pain that's a concern, once decay sets in it will only progress further in and will not stop on its own, so any infected parts must be removed to save your tooth and the overall health of your entire smile.

Emergency Dental Care in Onalaska, WI

Pain is a surefire indicator that something is wrong and that it should be addressed promptly, and if you've encountered tooth pain in the past you know how unbearable it can become unattended.

It's not only decay that can harm a tooth's integrity, if your tooth has become chipped or broken there is a chance that the damage is deep enough to warrant emergency treatment. If you don't feel pain immediately after, if the protective layers of your tooth have been breached, then you will feel it eventually.

Both situations may warrant a root canal to save the tooth. A root canal, as it sounds, removes the decayed and damaged portions of your tooth, and also the soft tissue from the inner chamber and all the way down the pathways of the roots. This procedure halts the infection and eliminates pain. The final part of the procedure is affixing a crown to further protect the injured tooth.

If you require help don't simply endure the pain, call in to make an appointment today with Dr. Johnson of Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, you can reach the office by calling (608) 788-3852.

By Johnson Dental
January 19, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Crowns   Bridges  

What Crowns And Bridges Can Do For Your Smile.

Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience, whether the culprit is trauma or decay it can still catch us by surprise. But thanks to dental crowns your dentist can help restore your smile, and may even be able to prevent an extraction. They look like your natural teeth and are made of strong materials like ceramic and various metals which makes them more than apt for the job. To learn more about dental crowns get contact Dr. Todd Johnson of Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI.

Protecting Your Teeth

A tooth can become damaged in a number of ways, and your dentist may use a dental crown in order to protect it from further damage and to restore its appearance and function.

In cases when decay is responsible, when the infection has progressed into the pulp of your tooth, a root canal can become necessary. Not only to halt the infection from reaching your jaw, and beyond, but also to save the tooth. The procedure requires that a large portion of the top of the tooth to be removed which necessitates that it be protected with a dental crown.

Restoring Your Smile

Teeth can't always be saved, and in order to keep the remaining teeth from shifting, and of course to restore your full smile, a dental bridge can help.

A bridge uses the healthy teeth adjacent to the missing one as support for the crown which will replace it.

Dental Crowns and Bridges in Onalaska, WI

Dental crowns and bridges can protect your teeth and keep them for longer, and they can also help restore your smile if you happen to be missing one, or more. Come into the office to find out how your dentist can help address your concerns, make an appointment today with Dr. Johnson of Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, by dialing (608) 788-3852.

By Johnson Dental
December 23, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Teeth whitening may be for you if you have teeth that are very stained, or certain teeth that are darker than others. Getting a bright smile can be as simple as a visit with Dr. Todd Johnson at Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI. Let’s look at some of the reasons why brightening your teeth may work for you.

Get whiter teeth at home. 

While there are many at-home tooth whitening products available without a prescription or a specialists’ supervision, a visit to the dentist can be the most effective way to get a whiter smile.

Some of the procedures the dentist uses involve LED light or heat to activate the solution applied to teeth. Your dentist can also offer methods to take home and whiten your teeth yourself, too.

How many shades whiter can I get my teeth? 

Most people who whiten their teeth can get their teeth 5-8 shades whiter than the color they are now. Those of us that have crowns, veneers, and other dental work may not see the same results as those with natural teeth.

But why would you want to whiten your teeth at all? Some of the reasons include:

  • Aging (teeth darken as you get older)
  • Lifestyle habits, such as smoking or overconsumption of foods and beverages like coffee and chocolate
  • Naturally darker teeth from birth
  • Nutritional deficiencies

Whitening your teeth is a simple solution. 

Tooth whitening is an easy, affordable way to improve your appearance, enhance your smile, and increase your happiness. Brighter teeth help to diminish the severity of fine lines and wrinkles and other blemishes.

Whitening your teeth can be what you need to smile with confidence. Explore why tooth whitening may be right for you with Dr. Johnson in Onalaska, WI. Contact Johnson Dental at 608-788-3852 to schedule your appointment today.





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