Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Dental Ultrasonic Tools

The Cleanest Your Teeth Can Be

The Piezo Scaler™ is an ultrasonic tool that allows us to rapidly remove hard deposits of plaque and tartar from your teeth without scraping. High-frequency vibrations work beneath the gumline and into the deep pockets that can form around your teeth, as in the case of gum disease treatments. Many patients report that they experienced less discomfort with the Piezo Scaler than with traditional scaling instruments. Your teeth will never have felt so clean!

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

Thursday, 23 February 2017

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Because developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month each February.

Now in its 63rd year, this month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and others to promote the benefits of good oral health to children and adults, caregivers, teachers and many others.

Parents and teachers can help kids celebrate and learn more about the importance of a healthy smile. The ADA offers free downloadable information, kid-friendly oral health worksheets and games on MouthHealthy.org, the ADA’s consumer website. Click on the For Kids tab on the left side of the page for a variety of age-appropriate activities, games and videos and presentations. There are also teaching guides that adults can use at home, in the classroom or in other community-based settings.

To read the entire article visit Colgate.com.

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

Thursday, 16 February 2017

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Don't turn your nose to Fido's or Fluffy's bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet's teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.

To address the significance of oral health care for pets, the AVMA sponsors National Pet Dental Health Month every February. Click on the links below to learn more about  how you can improve the dental (and overall) health of your pets. 

Test Yourself
How much do you know about your pet's dental health? Take our quiz to find out!

Watch
Dr. Sheldon Rubin gives easy, step-by-step instructions on how to teach a dog or cat to accept a daily tooth brushing. He also describes healthy treats, and explains the true risks of periodontal disease in pets. 

Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in cats and dogs even though it's completely preventable. Dr. Cindy Charlier explains what periodontal disease is and how we can prevent our pets from getting it.

To read the entire article visit AVMA.org.

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

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Oral Health for Senior Citizens

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about dental care for senior citizens.


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

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Advanced Root Canal Therapy

Saving Hopeless Teeth

A root canal can save an infected tooth or even one with damaged roots. Prior to the root canal, the only option for these situations was dental extraction. Missing teeth can lead to more serious oral health issues and should be avoided at all costs. The good news is that we are specially trained and experienced in advanced root canal therapy. With modern anesthetics and technology, the process of fixing a tooth by excavating the pulp chamber and replacing it with filling material has become quite manageable.

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

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Brushing Your Kid's Teeth

It’s never too early to get children in the habit of good oral care. Of course, it’s up to parents to take the “first steps.” Finding new ways to model good dental habits and practice them with your kids is key. The sooner kids begin to take charge of their own teeth, the happier and healthier they (and you) will be. And the payoffs over a lifetime are immeasurable.

Don’t Worry-You’re Not Alone 
If you think it’s a challenge to teach your kids good oral care, you’re in good company. Tooth decay is one of the most common childhood diseases. And studies show that almost 50% of kids between six and eight have had at least one cavity.1 These are just a couple of reasons why it’s so important to help kids understand right from the start that proper dental habits are a smart idea.

To read the entire article visit OralB.com.

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

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Dental Plans

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about dental plans.


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

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Teaching Good Hygiene Habits to Children

Choose Your Child's Dentist with the Same Care as Choosing Their Pediatrician

Instilling good habits early, in an environment that's comfortable and fun, is essential for a lifetime of good oral health. It's important to be aware of the reasons children's teeth can be very susceptible to cavities at a young age. Kids aren't able to brush well on their own, so we encourage parents to be involved in their child's daily dental care to ensure both thorough cleaning and the development of proper dental habits. Acid increases the risk of cavities when there is prolonged exposure. This can happen with little kids that tend to "graze," or eat small meals throughout the day. It can also happen when a tooth is not as clean as it should be, stimulating acid production. The good news is that identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can significantly reduce the chance of your child having a cavity.

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

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Great American Smokeout

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about about quitting smoking.


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