Thursday, 29 December 2016

Dental Implants

Overdentures — No More Messy Denture Adhesives!

Do away with messy cream denture adhesives. Replace your ill-fitting dentures with a locked-in alternative. At Hatch Dental, we offer our denture patients overdentures, which are held in place by a few strategically placed dental implants. They snap off easily for cleaning – no more wandering teeth! Ask us if overdentures will work for you.

Hatch Dental  
Thomas Hatch, DDS 
208 N. Locust Street 
Reedsburg, WI 53959 
(608) 844-8023 
HatchDental.com

Monday, 19 December 2016

6 Tips for Cavity-Free Holidays - continued

#5: Watch out for starchy foods 
These are sneaky because they often get trapped in your teeth. If you choose to indulge in chips and cakes, take extra care when you floss that day to remove all the food particles that can lead to plaque build-up. 

#6: You can still have fun 
So, what can you eat? Lots of stuff! Make lean protein choices, such as lean beef, skinless poultry and fish and vary your diet. Eat whole grains and choose low-fat or fat-free dairy foods. The holidays are a great time of year to start thinking about healthier habits. If you do snack, make it a nutritious choice-such as cheese, yogurt, fruits, and vegetables-for your overall health and the health of your teeth.

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Hatch Dental  
Thomas Hatch, DDS  
208 N. Locust Street  
Reedsburg, WI 53959  
(608) 844-8023  
HatchDental.com

Friday, 16 December 2016

Dental Visits are Important

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about the importance in visiting the dentist.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hatch Dental  
Thomas Hatch, DDS  
208 N. Locust Street  
Reedsburg, WI 53959  
(608) 844-8023  
HatchDental.com

Monday, 12 December 2016

6 Tips for Cavity-Free Holidays - continued

#3: Limit your alcohol intake 
’Tis the season for egg nog, Brandy Alexanders and glog! If you choose to imbibe, try to drink water alongside your drinks. And remember: Too much alcohol can dry out your mouth. 

#4: Take it easy on the hard candies 
Some candies are more problematic than others. Hard candies can put your teeth at risk because in addition to being full of sugar, they’ve also been known to cause broken or chipped teeth. (Be careful not to break or chip your teeth when eating nuts as well!) 

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Hatch Dental  
Thomas Hatch, DDS  
208 N. Locust Street  
Reedsburg, WI 53959  
(608) 844-8023  
HatchDental.com

Dental Intra-Oral Cameras

You Should See What We're Doing!

Teamwork is invaluable. Dr. Hatch wants you to be an active participant in your dental treatment, which is why he uses the intra-oral camera. This advanced tool is a miniature video camera that reveals the inside of your mouth close-up on a computer display. You'll see firsthand what work is required and which teeth are in A-1 shape. As an active participant in each decision, you'll love how this works!

Hatch Dental  
Thomas Hatch, DDS 
208 N. Locust Street 
Reedsburg, WI 53959 
(608) 844-8023 
HatchDental.com

Friday, 9 December 2016

Mouth Healthy Moments: How to Floss

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about flossing your teeth.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hatch Dental  
Thomas Hatch, DDS  
208 N. Locust Street  
Reedsburg, WI 53959  
(608) 844-8023  
HatchDental.com

Monday, 5 December 2016

6 Tips for Cavity-Free Holidays

#1: Timing matters 
Timing matters. While everything is fine in moderation, it helps to eat sweets and other sugary foods with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals and helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and helps rinse away food particles.  

#2: Be picky if it's sticky
When it comes to picking healthy snacks, many people put dried fruit at the top of the list. But many dried fruits are sticky and sticky foods tend to stay on the teeth longer than other types of food. If you find yourself eating a lot of dried fruits such as cranberries, make sure to rinse with water and brush carefully. 

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Hatch Dental  
Thomas Hatch, DDS  
208 N. Locust Street  
Reedsburg, WI 53959  
(608) 844-8023  
HatchDental.com

Orthodontic Treatments

Orthodontics – How Long Will it Take?

Traditional braces are sometimes necessary in order to correct serious malocclusions (or bite disorders). Treatment times vary by person but usually can be completed in 6 – 24 months. Depending on your needs, traditional metal braces often produce the best results and prove to be the most cost-effective. We also offer clear braces that are a more discreet option.

Hatch Dental  
Thomas Hatch, DDS 
208 N. Locust Street 
Reedsburg, WI 53959 
(608) 844-8023 
HatchDental.com

Friday, 2 December 2016

Mouth Healthy Moments: How to Brush Your Teeth

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about brushing your teeth.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hatch Dental  
Thomas Hatch, DDS  
208 N. Locust Street  
Reedsburg, WI 53959  
(608) 844-8023  
HatchDental.com

Monday, 28 November 2016

Dental Gum Disease Linked to Loss of Teeth

What Is the Main Cause of Lost Teeth?

Did you guess decay? Many people do, but the real primary cause of lost teeth is periodontal (gum) disease. And it can be completely unnoticeable right up until you lose your teeth. You want to pay attention to symptoms such as bleeding gums when you brush or floss, or loose or shifting teeth. If you've already been told you need gum surgery, you will be glad to know that it's possible to control gum disease with a variety of non-surgical methods.

Hatch Dental  
Thomas Hatch, DDS 
208 N. Locust Street 
Reedsburg, WI 53959 
(608) 844-8023 
HatchDental.com

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Manual Tooth Brushing and Flossing Technique

An effective oral hygiene routine starts with a few simple steps:

A Proper Brushing Technique for your Teeth 
A proper brushing technique is the first step to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Plus, it helps minimize the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, the major causes of tooth loss.

Before You Begin 
While there are several tooth brushing techniques with a manual toothbrush, always ask your dental professional for their recommendation and be sure to follow their instructions. To start, use fluoride toothpaste with a soft-bristle toothbrush, and don't forget to replace it every three months.

Two Minutes, Twice a Day 
To brush your teeth correctly, spend at least two minutes using a recommended brushing technique, which includes 30 seconds brushing each section of your mouth (upper right, upper left, lower right and lower left), both morning and night. Since most manual toothbrushes don't have built-in two-minute timers, you may want to have a clock handy so you can be sure you're brushing long enough.

Positioning the Toothbrush 
How you hold the toothbrush depends on which part of the tooth you're brushing.

Please read the entire article, found at DentalCare.com, to see more detailed information on manual brushing and flossing.

Hatch Dental  
Thomas Hatch, DDS  
208 N. Locust Street  
Reedsburg, WI 53959  
(608) 844-8023  
HatchDental.com

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

How to Brush with an Electric Toothbrush - Dental Care

You can achieve better plaque removal and gingivitis reduction with an electric toothbrush that utilizes oscillating-rotating technology than with a regular manual toothbrush.

This brushing action is very different from ordinary manual toothbrushes, as it does the job of brushing for you. Be sure to guide the brush head to all parts of your mouth.

Rotating Electric Toothbrush Instructions

Hold the brush parallel to the floor, against the side of your teeth.










Guide the brush head slowly from tooth to tooth, following the curve of the teeth and gums.
It isn't necessary to press hard or scrub. Simply let the electric toothbrush do all the work.
Hold the brush head in place for a few seconds before moving on to the next tooth.

Please read the entire article, found at DentalCare.com, to see more detailed information on how to use an electric toothbrush.

Hatch Dental  
Thomas Hatch, DDS  
208 N. Locust Street  
Reedsburg, WI 53959  
(608) 844-8023  
HatchDental.com

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Dental Hygiene for Kids

Your child’s well-being is your biggest concern and their oral hygiene is an important part of their overall health. The care of your child’s teeth and gums begins with you - - you can set them on the right path for a lifetime of excellent oral hygiene.

Oral Hygiene for Infants
Babies are born with all their teeth - you can't see them because they are hidden in the gums. Baby teeth start to break through the gums around 6 months but it is important to start good oral care for infants even before the first tooth comes in. From healthy gums come healthy teeth.

  • Wipe your baby’s gums with a soft washcloth after feeding. This helps remove the bacteria that can cause tooth decay.
  • Once they begin to erupt, brush teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste in an amount no more than a smear the size of a grain of rice - use a soft-bristle toothbrush.

Please read the entire article, found at DentalCare.com, to see more detailed information on dental hygiene for children.

Hatch Dental  
Thomas Hatch, DDS  
208 N. Locust Street  
Reedsburg, WI 53959  
(608) 844-8023  
HatchDental.com

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Dental Veneers Dentist

Porcelain Dental Veneers Reedsburg WI'Smile Makeovers' in as Little as Two Visits!

You'd prefer straighter teeth but dread the idea of braces. The gap between your front teeth drives you more than a little nuts, and then there are the odd variations in color your teeth have acquired over the years. Surely, fixing all these problems would take months or years, and you just don't have the time. Not so! In as little as two visits, your discolored, chipped, cracked, or worn teeth can be painlessly corrected to appear nearly perfect. Crooked teeth can look like they've had years of straightening! We offer both direct resin and bonded porcelain veneers, which will give your smile the instant, attractive appearance of years of orthodontics. Ask us if veneers are right for you.


Hatch Dental  
Thomas Hatch, DDS  
208 N. Locust Street  
Reedsburg, WI 53959  
(608) 844-8023  
HatchDental.com

Sunday, 23 October 2016

General Dentistry

Professional Teeth Cleaning Reedsburg WIThe Importance of Hygiene Visits

Unfortunately, even with methodical brushing and flossing, some plaque sticks on your teeth. Eventually, this plaque will harden into tartar that is impossible to remove without a professional cleaning. Tartar not only forms on the surface of your teeth, it can also accumulate below the gumline. If not removed, tartar buildup can lead to gum disease, which in turn can seep into your blood stream and contribute to more serious conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Our hygienists use the latest advancements in diode lasers to provide you with the best in antimicrobial, debridement, and biostimulation treatments that promote thorough cleaning and faster healing. After all, regular professional cleaning is one of the best things you can do for your overall health.


Hatch Dental  
Thomas Hatch, DDS  
208 N. Locust Street  
Reedsburg, WI 53959  
(608) 844-8023  
HatchDental.com

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal Disease Treatment Reedsburg WI
What Is the Main Cause of Lost Teeth?

Did you guess decay? Many people do, but the real primary cause of lost teeth is periodontal (gum) disease. And it can be completely unnoticeable right up until you lose your teeth. You want to pay attention to symptoms such as bleeding gums when you brush or floss, or loose or shifting teeth. If you've already been told you need gum surgery, you will be glad to know that it's possible to control gum disease with a variety of non-surgical methods. 


Hatch Dental  
Thomas Hatch, DDS  
208 N. Locust Street  
Reedsburg, WI 53959  
(608) 844-8023  
HatchDental.com

Friday, 30 September 2016

Children's Dentistry

Pediatric Dental Care Reedsburg WIWe Care About Kids!

At Hatch Dental, we thrill in making children of all ages excited to visit their dentist. In our office, your child will receive the latest technology delivered with concern, attentiveness, and empathy. We aim to teach them proper dental habits and show them how to keep their teeth healthy for life. We measure our success in happy parents and children, because no child should grow up with dental anxiety.


Hatch Dental 
Thomas Hatch, DDS 
208 N. Locust Street 
Reedsburg, WI 53959 
(608) 844-8023 
HatchDental.com

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Sedation Dentistry

Dental Sedation Reedsburg WIDental Care in a Relaxing Environment

If you or a loved one are troubled by dental anxiety, we can help. Dr. Hatch endeavors to and succeeds at administering painless injections, but some people still stress uncontrollably over the thought of a needle. At Hatch Dental, we offer oral conscious sedation to help you relax. One hour prior to your visit, you take a pill we provide. You'll reach a level of sedation that allows you to respond to questions but mostly sleep through your visit. This is perfect for people tormented by dental dread or those who have a busy schedule and want to get all their treatment done in a single visit.


Hatch Dental 
Thomas Hatch, DDS 
208 N. Locust Street 
Reedsburg, WI 53959 
(608) 844-8023 
HatchDental.com

Friday, 23 September 2016

Implant Dentistry

Implant Dentistry Reedsburg WI
Missing Teeth? Why Not 'Grow' New Ones?

Fill the gaps within your mouth with dental implants that look so genuine only your dentist will know they're not your real teeth. Unlike bridges or removable dentures that rest on top of your gums, a dental implant begins below the gumline just like your original tooth. Thus, it can appear as if you've grown a new one! Any number of lost teeth can be restored by implants. It doesn't matter if they'll be visible in the front of your mouth, or located in the back, where they provide chewing stability, implants can return your full and healthy smile. You can even replace your removable dentures with implants. No more teeth that move when you talk! No more taking your teeth out at night! We can help you recover your perfect smile!


Hatch Dental 
Thomas Hatch, DDS 
208 N. Locust Street 
Reedsburg, WI 53959 
(608) 844-8023 
HatchDental.com

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Cosmetic Dentistry

Smile Makeover Dentist Reedsburg WIDon't Hide Your Smile – Remake It!

You deserve a modern makeover to help you achieve your best smile. Now, it is more affordable than ever to get the natural-looking smile you've always wanted. We promote the aesthetic aspect of ALL our work because we know an amazing smile makes you feel great all over. So whether you need crowns, a full mouth restoration, or a dazzling whitening treatment to improve upon your daily preventative care, we can help you reach your optimum dental health. 


Hatch Dental 
Thomas Hatch, DDS 
208 N. Locust Street 
Reedsburg, WI 53959 
(608) 844-8023 
HatchDental.com

Friday, 16 September 2016

Dentist Reedsburg WI

Reedsburg WI Dentist - Dr. Thomas HatchDr. Thomas Hatch is pleased to be able to offer beautiful smiles to his neighbors in Reedsburg and the surrounding communities.

Dr. Hatch earned his dental degree from the Marquette University School of Dentistry after earning his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Prior to entering private practice, he served a rotating internship at the St. Paul Veterans Administration Hospital where he received extensive oral surgery training. He maintains professional membership in several organizations, including the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, Sauk Juneau Adams Dental Society, Madison Dental Progress Forum, Wisconsin Dental Study Club, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, Academy of General Dentistry, Chicago Dental Society, and Medical Ministries International. Dr. Hatch has taken numerous postgraduate education courses, specifically selecting courses focusing on restorative and cosmetic dentistry, as well as orthodontics, root canals, oral surgery, dental implants, laser dentistry, oral sedation, and children's dentistry. His commitment to lifelong education ensures the highest level of care, both today and tomorrow.

Dr. Hatch is an active participant in the community both home and abroad, offering free dental clinics through Touched Twice and providing annual dental care through Mission of Mercy. In 2009, he traveled to Ecuador with his daughter and her dental school class, providing care to five different communities. He also served as the visiting general dentistry instructor. In his spare time, Dr. Hatch enjoys spending time with his three daughters and their families, gardening, fishing, hunting, golfing, cross-country skiing, playing racquetball, and watching sports.


Hatch Dental
Thomas Hatch, DDS
208 N. Locust Street
Reedsburg, WI 53959
(608) 844-8023
HatchDental.com