Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Laser Therapy to Treat Gum Disease

Don't Worry – There Is Good News!

When periodontal disease is mild, very effective NON-surgical procedures, coupled with improved dental hygiene, can virtually halt the spread of the disease. With advanced periodontal disease, the treatment must be surgical. Gum surgery is never fun, but it is almost always successful in controlling the condition. Both kinds of care are usually covered by most dental insurance plans.

Our hygienists and the doctor have been trained in the use of lasers to treat gum disease. In many cases, laser therapy can be a more comfortable and affordable alternative to traditional gum surgery.


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

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Travel Tips for Your Teeth: Emergencies

In Case of Emergency...
Have your dentist’s contact info handy in your cell phone or keep a business card in your wallet. “If you think you need to talk to somebody, you probably do,” Dr. Messina says. In fact, more dental emergencies can be resolved over the phone than you might think (especially if you keep up regular visits). “As a patient, it’s hard to know the difference between something that needs to be treated right away and something that can wait until you get home,” he says. “That’s what we are here for.”

In Case of Emergency Overseas...
If you are out of the country and absolutely in need of a dentist, Dr. Messina recommends getting in touch with the local consulate or U.S. embassy. “While talking to the concierge at the hotel is OK, ask the consulate and their employees for a recommendation,” he says. “It’s an independent recommendation and not someone who may be driving business because of a contract or to a relative.”

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

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Custom Mouth-guards

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about custom mouth-guards.


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

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Travel Tips for Your Teeth: Toothbrush

Forget Your Toothbrush?
Sunscreen? Check. Phone charger? Check. Toothbrush? Oops. If you find yourself temporarily without a toothbrush, Dr. Messina says you can rinse vigorously with water to wash away some of that cavity-causing bacteria. You could also put some toothpaste on a clean washcloth or your clean finger in a pinch. When you finally get to the nearest drugstore, look for a toothbrush with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. If there aren’t any Seal products, buy the softest brush you can find.

Proper Toothbrush Transport
Letting your toothbrush air dry is how you keep your toothbrush clean at home, but that’s not always possible on vacation. What’s a traveling toothbrush to do? “I’m a big fan of resealable plastic bags. Keeping your toothbrush clean and out of contact with other things is more important that making sure it’s dry on vacation,” Dr. Messina says. “A bag keeps your toothbrush separate from everything else in your luggage. When you get there, pop it open and let your brush air dry.”

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

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Mini Dental Implants

New Breakthrough Provides Solutions for More Patients

Has a lack of bone density precluded you from having permanently installed implants? So now you have to suffer with dentures that move at the most inconvenient times, fighting with slippage and trapped food. Thankfully, technology is continually advancing. Mini implants offer a solution to wandering dentures. Capable of being placed where regular implants cannot, mini implants will secure your dentures in place. The nearly painless procedure can be done in one visit and may be available even if you're not a candidate for regular implants.

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

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Smile, It's Important

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about smiling and healthy 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

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Travel Tips for Your Teeth

Pack an ADA-Accepted Pack of Gum 
Chewing sugarless gum can help relieve ear pressure during a flight - and help keep cavities at bay on vacay. Research shows that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after a meal can help prevent cavities. That’s because it gets saliva flowing, which helps wash away cavity-causing bacteria. Sugarless gum with the ADA Seal is guaranteed to do the trick.

When In Doubt, Brush with Bottled Water 
If you are in a country where the water supply is compromised - or you’re on a wilderness adventure but aren’t sure how clean the stream is - always use bottled water to brush. “Don’t use the local water to brush your teeth,” Dr. Messina says. What happens if you accidentally get local water on your toothbrush? “Get a new one if you can,” he says. “If that isn’t possible, rinse your brush well with bottled water to reduce the risk of getting sick.”

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

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Envision Your Smile with Cosmetic Imaging

Cosmetic Imaging

We can create computer images of your mouth that can then be altered to demonstrate your future smile. Want to see how your teeth will look with new veneers? We can show you in advance. Would it be helpful to see how new bridges will fill in the gaps and reshape your mouth? Our cosmetic imaging program allows you to see the end before beginning. Prepare to be amazed!

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

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Aging & Your Oral Health

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about aging and your oral health.


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