Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

By Johnson Dental
April 14, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Untagged

When you are missing teeth, it is critical to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can be challenging, as well as uncomfortable. Missing teeth can also destabilize your bite. Dental implants are a great option for replacing teeth that are missing or are badly diseased. A dental implant at Johnson Dental offers relief, support, and stability to your bite, and often, implants are the most natural and effective option available. 

Dr. Todd Johnson and our team have helped many patients using implant dentistry at our Onalaska, WI, office restore their smiles to look more natural. Each implant is created to fit in perfectly with the look of the rest of your teeth. 

Besides making your smile appear more natural, dental implants have other benefits. They include: 

  • Restoring your ability to properly chew food 

  • Preventing your teeth from shifting and moving 

  • Stabilizing your bite, helping you avoid pain or discomfort 

If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth and feel like you are a candidate for dental implants, Dr. Todd Johnson and our team at Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, encourage you to give us a call to schedule an appointment. Call 608-788-3852.

By Johnson Dental
December 16, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

If you yearn to have a bright, white, shining smile that fills the room with light. Dr. Todd Johnson, a dentist serving in Onalaska, WI, can help you get the smile of your dreams. Whether your teeth become discolored due to medication, fluorosis, coffee or tea drinking, or tobacco use, Dr. Johnson can help.

Dentist Office Teeth Whitening

Dr. Johnson loves to educate people about in-office teeth whitening options.

While there are many ways to make your smile shine, some whitening agents are not ideal for certain stains, like brownish or grey stains or on crowns, porcelain veneers, or tooth-colored fillings. Most dentists offer multiple teeth-whitening remedies ranging from in-office tooth bleaching to the use of ultraviolet light to fixing stained teeth with veneers.

At-Home Remedies

There are some proactive things you can do at home to prevent teeth staining. These include:

  • Regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing: If you brush and floss regularly, then there is less likelihood that foods and drinks will stain your teeth. This also keeps bacteria and plaque from building upon them, causing discoloration.
  • Coconut oil pulling: Coconut oil pulling has been practiced for centuries as a way to naturally brighten teeth and reduce bacterial build-up. It’s also a great way to increase oral hygiene. 
  • Eating fruits and vegetables with high water content: The water content in some fruit and vegetables can help to wash away stains. Replacing sugary foods and snacks with fruit and vegetables can also reduce dental cavities. 

Why Not Over-the-Counter Whitening?

Some over-the-counter whitening agents and whitening toothpaste temporarily do a decent job whitening teeth a few shades lighter, but many of them contain abrasive agents that irritate the gums and also harm the delicate enamel of your teeth.

Will Teeth Whitening Give Me the Smile I Want?

A great diet and good oral hygiene is the start to a bright smile, but there are dental remedies for brighter, whiter teeth.

If you’re ready to have the smile of your dreams and look like a celebrity, call Dr. Johnson if you reside in or near Onalaska, WI, at 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.

By Johnson Dental
May 07, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Stains  

Who wouldn't want a bright, white smile? But, for some people, it seems impossible because of dental stains. You can avoid this problem with simple care strategies that optimize tooth color. At Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, Dr. Todd Johnson offers professional whitening to boost your best oral hygiene care at home.

What causes smile stains?

While you inherit your basic tooth color, stains come from whatever contacts your teeth--cigarette smoke, prescription drugs, dark foods, beverages, as examples. Prolonged exposure to these substances stains tooth enamel. Plus, as you age, your tooth enamel becomes more porous, says Dear Doctor, literally holding onto discolorations.

Avoiding those stains

Everyone needs to. Dr. Todd Johnson recommends his Onalaska area patients follow these practices for bright smiles long-term:

  • Twice daily brushing with a fluoride toothpaste. Some whitening mouth rinses are beneficial as well.
  • Once a day flossing to remove plaque which damages enamel integrity and also holds onto food particles
  • No smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Staying well-hydrated with water. Carry your water bottle with you throughout the day. Rinse your mouth when you cannot brush.
  • Changing to an electric toothbrush. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) says it removes plaque and stains more effectively, and people who typically don't brush enough will do so with their electric brushes.
  • Drinking coffee, tea, cola, and sports drinks with a straw to avoid contact between the liquid and your tooth surfaces
  • Getting a six-month check-up and cleaning at Johnson Dental

Try professional teeth whitening

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) says most people in the United States believe a white smile is very valuable. It increases self-esteem and makes a favorable impression socially and professionally.

So, if stubborn, pervasive stains are ruining your smile, take heart. Dr. Johnson offers professional teeth whitening as part of his cosmetic dentistry services in Onalaska.

After an exam to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, he can offer you either in-office or at-home whitening. Both apply concentrated hydrogen peroxide via a simple gel.

The in-office version takes about an hour. Take-home whitening takes a week as you daily apply the gel with customized trays. Both kinds of whitening brighten enamel by up to eight shades. What a difference you'll see and how confident you'll feel!

Love your smile

Do all you can to avoid dental stains, and call Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, to learn more about professional teeth whitening. Dr. Todd Johnson will be happy to give you the details. Phone (608) 788-3852.

By Johnson Dental
April 08, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Implants  

You've heard of dental implants, but do you know what unique benefits they offer? At Johnson Dental, Dr. Todd Johnson places these innovative dental replacements to treat patients' tooth loss. From evaluation to insertion to restoration, he handles all aspects of dental implant care plans right in his Onalaska, WI, office. Read on to learn more.

Tooth loss poses many problems

Each tooth in your mouth performs a specific function. Without each one, your oral landscape changes in appearance, stability, and function. You look different, feel embarrassed, cannot bite/chew properly, and more.

Also, tooth loss causes bone loss. When your dentist extracts a tooth, the gum tissue and jaw bone immediately start to shrink. In fact, a full 25 percent of bone density and size disappear within a year, explains Dear Doctor. The more teeth you lose, the more the bone recedes and the more your oral health fails.

Enter dental implants

The dental implant fully replaces a single tooth, from root to crown. This amazing device is made of:

  • A titanium screw which Dr. Johnson places directly into the jaw under the gums
  • A metal allow abutment
  • A porcelain crown

Through a miraculous, natural action called osseointegration, the bone adheres to the rough surface of the implant screw. While this takes some months to complete, it firmly anchors your new tooth in place. The more you use your new tooth, the better the bond becomes.

In general, healthy teens and adults can undergo dental implant treatments. The most important qualification is jaw bone size as determined by an exam and X-ray screening at our Onalaska office. If you have enough bone, your implant surgery is a go.

Other benefits

  • The devices stay in place for decades (according to the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness).
  • The procedure success rate is high--up to 95 percent, states the American College of Prosthodontists.
  • Oral hygiene involves twice a day brushing and once-daily flossing—just as with your natural teeth.

You'll have good reasons to smile

Dental implants are today's leading tooth replacement option. If you wish to learn how they can help your smile, call Dr. Todd Johnson and his team at Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, by dialing (608) 788-3852.



Family Dentist in Onalaska, WI
Johnson Dental
1202 County Rd PH 
Onalaska, WI 54650
608-788-3852
Call For Pricing Options!