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Clear Braces What Are “Clear Braces” Systems Like Invisalign? Invisalign and other clear-aligner treatments are orthodontic devices that, like braces, help to straighten teeth and correct bite patterns over time. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign employs transparent plastic trays (similar to athletic mouthguards) that fit snugly over the teeth. How Do They Work? The process begins […]
Dental Implants What are they? Generally speaking, dental implants are a type of permanent tooth replacement. Unlike other forms of tooth replacement like bridges or dentures, they are surgical devices that enter and interact with the bone of the jaw or the skull to support a dental prosthesis, often a dental crown. The dental implant […]
What Is Periodontal Disease? What Is It? Periodontal disease is another term for gum disease, and it refers to an infection of the tissue that surrounds and holds your teeth in place. There are two distinct stages to periodontal disease: The first stage, gingivitis, involves swelling and reddening of the gum tissue. The second, periodontitis, can mean the […]
Why Would I Need A Dental Crown? Who Needs Dental Crowns? There are many people who can benefit from dental crowns, including those: • with teeth that have such extensive decay that fillings are not an option • with weakened teeth that need protection from breaking or cracking apart • with teeth that are already cracked […]
Toothaches can show up at any age. Toothaches can bring only a little pain, or they can be debilitatingly painful. A toothache can be a sign that you have a cavity, abscess, or other dental emergencies. A toothache is often caused by damage to the nerve endings present in the inner tissues of the tooth, […]
Cavities are a threat to your smile and teeth. In fact, cavities can cause your teeth to rot or fall out, which can lead to gum disease and other serious problems. That is why resisting cavities is always a great idea if you can and having the proper knowledge of how to do that will […]
Are you aware of how important it is that you have an effective oral hygiene routine to keep your smile safe? Although various forms of oral accidents and injuries can come along and destroy your smile, underlying risk such as microscopic damage related to acids in your mouth can also slowly tear down your teeth […]
What began almost three years ago as a shared vision among my staff, my family, and I is now a reality. Our new Wausau Smiles facility, located at 301 N. 17th Avenue, will be open to patients beginning Wednesday, March 21. And these great patients of ours — those we consider our extended family — […]
We invite you to consider the amazing benefits of Invisalign®️ if you are interested in receiving orthodontic treatment that has the power to shift your teeth without being an obvious presence on your teeth. Over the years, braces and aligners have moved forward to provide cosmetic systems that are more appealing for your smile. Below […]
Sports injuries and automotive collisions can sometimes impact the mouth with such force that it causes severe dental trauma. Some of these cases are so severe that a dentist like Dr. Aaron Bushong simply cannot save the affected teeth with a root canal or crown. In a case this severe, the dentist might need to […]