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
February 21, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures

Nobody can predict a dental emergency. That’s what makes them so inconvenient. The good news is that Johnson Dental is always available to assist you, so there’s no reason you should minimize an emergency. Just call Dr. Todd Johnson right away at his office in Onalaska, WI, so you can be seen promptly.

Among the most common emergencies we see are lost fillings, lost crowns, and broken dentures. Lost fillings and lost crowns are very similar. A key difference, however, is that fillings are used to repair cavities but crowns are used to cover broken or damaged teeth.

Over time, it’s not uncommon for fillings and crowns to grow loose and fall out. If you lose a crown or a filling, hot or cold temperatures will likely begin to trigger pain because of the exposed tissue. The discomfort might seem manageable, but it’s better to get these situations fixed as soon as possible so you can avoid getting food stuck or developing an infection.

Unlike a busted filling or crown, a broken denture is more likely to make itself known constantly, every day. It can make chewing, swallowing, and eating properly difficult. Depending on the damage, you may require a new denture altogether.

If you’re experiencing any problems with your dentures, or suspect that they might be broken, it’s best to contact Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, immediately to avoid further damage. Dr. Todd Johnson and our team are always here to help, especially when your dental health is at risk.

These things happen, so don’t feel embarrassed, and please don’t hesitate to give us a call as soon as you notice or suspect something’s wrong! Get in touch with us … the sooner the better. 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
October 25, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Dr. Todd Johnson specializes in emergency dental care in Onalaska, WI. You can feel confident visiting Johnson Dental for a variety of dental ailments that need immediate care.

What Are Dental Emergencies?

Dental emergencies are situations that can arise in the blink of an eye. Some of the most common types of dental emergencies are:

  • Loose Teeth- Loose teeth can occur as a result of a variety of dental ailments. They can happen because of periodontal disease, autoimmune diseases, poor dental hygiene, and the like. We specialize in providing emergency dental care in Onalaska, WI, for such problems.  
  • Broken Teeth- Car accidents, altercations, and eating mishaps can cause the teeth to chip and break. We're here to restore such teeth so that you don't have to suffer. 
  • Tooth Infections- Tooth infections can be dangerous and painful. That's why our dentist has a special interest in helping people overcome them. 
  • Mouth Bleeding- Bleeding from the mouth can result from dental diseases, accidental bites, and other emergencies. We're open during convenient hours to assist with such incidents. 
  • Knocked-Out Teeth- You can come to us if you lose a tooth for any reason. We'll do the best we can to get it firmly planted back into its socket. Alternatively, we can provide reliable replacement therapy. 
  • Loss of a Filling- Losing a filling can cause pain and expose your tooth to additional decay. You can visit our office at Johnson Dental right away to get help with such an issue. 

How Can We Help With Dental Emergencies?

We have an array of processes we can use to assist you with your dental emergency. Those processes include:

  • Dental Extractions- In severe cases of decay, we may have to perform an emergency extraction. Our dentist is available to help you in that way if you need relief from the pain of an infection. 
  • Root Canal Therapy- Root canal therapy is a second option that's available to you if you would like to salvage your tooth. In this procedure, the dentist will clean the area of the diseased pulp and replace it with a filler substance. You will then have a crown placed on top of the site to make it stronger. 
  • Medication- Our dentist can provide you with the medication you might need to prevent infection or alleviate your pain. 
  • Bonding- We might be able to bond something to your teeth to cover sensitive areas or areas susceptible to infection. Don't hesitate to communicate with our office to see how we might be able to help you. It's vital that you try to get assistance for your issue right away. 

Contact Johnson Dental for emergency dental care in Onalaska, WI. Dr. Johnson can meet with you to discuss your needs if you reach out to our facility at 608-788-3852. 

By Johnson Dental
October 21, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentist  

How your family dentist in Onalaska, WI, can help you and your family.

The main difference between a family dentist and a general dentist is that a family dentist can take care of all dental needs during all stages of a person’s life. A family dentist provides dental services to all family members, no matter what their ages are.

Dr. Todd Johnson at Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, offers a wide range of family dentistry services, to take care of your family’s smiles.

There are many benefits to having a family dentist, including:

Time savings, because your family dentist may be able to see multiple family members on the same day. That means you won’t have to take as much time off of work or school for dental treatment. You also won’t have to “shop around” for dental specialty services like pediatric dentistry, endodontics, or periodontal therapy. Your family dentist does it all.

Cost savings, because your family dentist can help you budget for the dental needs of all of your family members, so there are no surprises. Your family dentist can treat dental issues while they are still small, before they can grow into large, expensive dental problems.

Stress reduction, because if you or a family member has a dental emergency, you can be confident knowing you have dental services available whenever you need them. You will feel better knowing you are seeing someone you know and trust, in surroundings that are familiar.

This is just a small sample of the services your family dentist can provide:

For young children, preventive dental exams, x-rays, dental cleanings, and fluoride treatments

For older children and teens, preventive dental exams, x-rays, dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and orthodontics

For adults and seniors, dental exams, x-rays, dental cleanings, periodontal therapy, dental fillings, crowns, bridges, dental implants, dental appliances, root canal treatment and more

Cosmetic dentistry services are also an important part of family dental care. Common cosmetic dentistry procedures include professional teeth whitening, dental bonding, cosmetic fillings, and porcelain veneers

To learn more about the benefits of family dentistry and how your family dentist can help your family’s smiles, call Dr. Todd Johnson at Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI. You can reach him by calling (608) 788-3852, so call today.

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