Friday, 28 April 2017

White Dental Bonded Fillings

No Mercury! No Metals! No Kidding!

Silver-mercury amalgam fillings aren't just unattractive; they actually fail faster than ceramic fillings. You see, metal doesn't bond well to teeth. So, decay eventually seeps into the repaired tooth. With our white bonded fillings, we not only offer a restoration in a natural-looking color, but the material bonds strongly to the healthy part of your tooth in a way that adds strength. Better bonding and a tighter seal mean less chance of decay in the future.

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

Monday, 24 April 2017

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month


April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Oral cancer can be fatal. But if detected early, it has a fantastic cure rate.
Get your painless oral cancer screening today! Ask your dentist for an oral cancer screening.
It could save your life!


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

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Mouth-Healthy Eating

Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was Reviewed by the Faculty of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

If you want to prevent cavities, how often you eat can be just as important as what you eat. That's because food affects your teeth and mouth long after you swallow. Eating cookies with dinner will do less harm to your teeth than eating them as a separate snack. Of course, overall poor nutrition can contribute to periodontal (gum) disease. It also can have other long-term effects on your mouth. Learning how food affects your oral health is the first step toward mouth-healthy eating.

Immediate Effects of Food

Changes begin in your mouth the minute you start to eat certain foods. Bacteria in your mouth make acids. The acids start the process that can lead to cavities.

How does this happen?
All carbohydrate foods eventually break down into simple sugars: glucose, fructose, maltose and lactose. Fermentable carbohydrates break down in the mouth. Other foods don't break down until they move further down the digestive tract.

Fermentable carbohydrates work with bacteria to form acids that begin the decay process and eventually destroy teeth. They include the obvious sugary foods, such as cookies, cakes, soft drinks and candy. But they also include less obvious foods, such as bread, crackers, bananas and breakfast cereals.

Certain bacteria on your teeth use the sugars from these foods and produce acids. The acids dissolve minerals inside the tooth enamel. The process is called demineralization. Teeth also can regain minerals. This natural process is called remineralization. Saliva helps minerals to build back up in teeth. So do fluoride and some foods.

Dental decay begins inside the tooth enamel when minerals are being lost faster than they are being regained.

To read the entire article visit Colgate.com.

  • The remainder of the article details the following:
  • more information on the Immediate Effects of food
  • information on the Long-Term Effects of food
  • information on What to Eat

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

Monday, 17 April 2017

Your Dentist and Hygienist are your First Line of Defense


Your Dentist and Hygienist are your First Line of Defense
Who else ever examines the inside of your mouth this closely?
Oral cancer can be fatal. But if detected early the cure rate is astounding.
Ask your dentist for a painless oral cancer screening today.
It could save your life.


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

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Nutrition Tips: How to Eat Healthy

Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by Yolanda Eddis

Healthy eating is essential for your overall health. Choosing foods and beverages that provide the right amount of energy and nutrients goes a long way toward maintaining not only a healthy body, but also a healthy mouth. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer numerous nutrition resources, such as sample recipes, menus and educational tools that will guide you in picking out the right foods and drinks to consume. By knowing how to eat healthy, you can improve your physical and oral health, prevent disease and promote healthy growth and development for children and adolescents.

What Is a Nutritious Diet?

Eating a nutritious diet has many benefits. A well-balanced diet should include foods from the basic food groups and subgroups along with the right oils. Nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals are a staple of healthy diets, but it's also important to avoid eating too many or too few nutrients.

In an effort to assist consumers to learn how to eat healthy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture developed the MyPlate website. MyPlate illustrates the five food groups, which include fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and dairy, and provides several examples of each. Oils that come from different plants and fish are also recommended although they don't constitute a food group of their own. The selection of foods from these groups can be fresh, canned, frozen or dried. The site also recommends different ways to balance your caloric intake by increasing nutrients and decreasing the consumption of sugar and sodium in meals and snacks.

To read the entire article visit Colgate.com.

The remainder of the article details the following:

  • How to Select Healthy Beverages
  • Healthy Habits after Eating and Drinking
  • Healthy Eating Tips
  • Diet and Dental Health

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

How Tooth Whitening Works

Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about teeth whitening in their video on 'How Tooth Whitening Works.'


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

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Senior Dental Care

Senior Dental Care is Different

In regards to our health, growing older does us no favors. Just as our bodies slow and show the unmistakable signs of age, so do our teeth. Excessive wear, cracking, and weakness can also appear in fillings, crowns, and bridge work done in our youth. Fortunately, you're not alone in the battle to combat the challenges of advancing age. We offer treatments to reverse the dark staining caused by years of consuming acidic beverages or tobacco and the buildup of plaque. Simple products are now available to alleviate the reduction of saliva caused by some medications. With regular checkups, the increasing hazards of gum disease and root decay can be mitigated. Remember, daily cleaning and good nutrition, to maintain healthy gums, is even more critical for us as seniors. If you are experiencing red, irritated gums, bleeding, or loose teeth, please contact us immediately.

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

Monday, 10 April 2017

Oral Cancer Screening


Don’t be one of them.
Ask your dentist for a painless oral cancer screening today!
It could save your life.


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

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Diet, Food Choices and Healthy Gums

Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by the ADA 

Can food or drink choices help a person have healthier gums?

Japanese researchers studied a group of nearly 950 adults to determine whether consuming dairy products with lactic acid like milk, yogurt and cheese, had a lower risk for gum disease.

Participants' periodontal health was evaluated through two measurements - periodontal pocket depth and clinical attachment loss of gum tissue. Researchers found that participants who consumed 55 grams or more each day of yogurt or lactic acid drinks had significantly lower instance of periodontal disease. They found that consuming milk or cheese was not as beneficial to periodontal health.

Researchers theorize that the probiotic effect of Lactobacillus bacteria could be related to healthier gums. Another Japanese study showed that adults who drank green tea might also lead to healthier gums, because its antioxidants have anti - inflammatory properties.

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

Pregnancy and Newborn Oral Health

Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about 'Pregnancy and Newborn 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

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Dental Cavity Detection Device

Catching Cavities While They're Small

DEXIS CariVu™ is a portable caries (cavity) detection device that utilizes patented transillumination technology for the identification of carious lesions and cracks. Transillumination technology works in near-infrared light. Under these lighting conditions, tooth enamel will appear transparent while porous lesions will appear dark. Early detection of oral health issues is the key to helping children grow up with all their own teeth and to minimize the need for fillings and crowns. Dr. Hatch is dedicated to providing your child with the best modern dentistry has to offer in the way of protections and detections.

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

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Get Wise About Wisdom Teeth

Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about wisdom teeth in their video titled 'Get Wise About Wisdom 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