Preventing Gum Disease

Your gums are as vital to a beautiful, healthy smile as are your teeth. Tooth decay is only one pitfall of poor oral care, gum disease is another. So what is gum disease, and how can you make sure to avoid it? Gingivitis is what happens when the bacteria in your mouth builds up into… Read more »

Dental Care: Replacing Your Missing Teeth With These 4 Options

Having a missing tooth can be annoying, inconvenient, and painful at times, especially while eating, talking, and smiling. If you have a missing tooth, now is the time to consider your tooth-replacement options! Because of the modern technology in the dental world today, there are many options when it comes to replacing your missing tooth…. Read more »

5 Tips to Wearing Dentures

If you’re a new denture wearer, we have some helpful tips for you! We understand that dentures can be inconvenient and irritating at times, but there are some things you can do to make the experience more successful and convenient, like: 1. Eat the right foods: When you first begin using dentures, eating may be… Read more »

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist twice a year for a checkup and hygienic cleanings. A regular dental visit consists of two stages. The first stage is a routine cleaning, where your hygienist cleans your teeth. They use special tools to remove tartar that has built up on your teeth. Tartar is essentially… Read more »

Gear up this Season with a Mouth Guard

How often do you play sports or participate in high-contact, recreational activities? What would you do if you lost a tooth tomorrow and found out it could have been prevented? Don’t let your guard down this season and talk to your dentist about a mouth guard so you won’t have to worry about avoidable accidents… Read more »

Break These Habits and Protect Your Teeth!

Family Dentistry with Drs. Ogle, Schmitz, Hart, & Fickas promote healthy teeth for a lifetime.  Bad habits that many people do on a daily basis can wreak havoc to their teeth.  Are you aware of these bad habits?  1.  Snacking on food constantly during the day can increase the amount of bacteria in the mouth and… Read more »

Electric Toothbrush or Manual Toothbrush?

Which is better: an electric or manual toothbrush? Well, we are happy to tell you that your preference is all that matters! As long as your teeth get effectively cleaned each day, it does not matter which brush you use. But, we do understand that knowing the pros and cons of each brush can help… Read more »

My Child Hates Brushing Their Teeth. What Do I Do?

Kids don’t always do what’s best for them such as swallowing pennies or jumping off of high objects. That is why they have parents to look out for them. But it can be difficult to guide children if they don’t want to do something like brushing their teeth. How can you encourage your child to… Read more »

Family is Our Family Dentistry Focus!

Family Dentistry with Drs. Ogle, Schmitz, Hart, & Fickas along with our Dental Team of Hygienists, Dental Assistants, and Patient Representatives share that our Focus is on Dental Care for Families!  We promote dental health for all ages and whether it be the preventive hygiene appointments with examinations by the dentists or the restorative dentistry… Read more »

Dental Emergency Room Visits

According to the USA Today article, many more patients are seeking help in the Emergency Room(ER) for dental related problems. Family Dentistry with Drs. Ogle, Schmitz, Hart, & Fickas would like to promote the importance of routine dental care to prevent the dental related emergency visits.  The American Dental Association shows dental ER visits doubled from 1.1 million in… Read more »