Senior Dental Care: The Nutrition Tips You Need to Keep a Strong Smile

As a senior, you have the option to care for your smile and maintain your natural teeth or you have the option to lose track of oral hygiene and ruin your smile. However, our team recommends that you take care of your oral health and keep your natural teeth for a lifetime. Doing so isn’t… Read more »

The ADA Seal

In 1930, the American Dental Association (ADA) took it upon themselves to adopt guidelines to evaluate dental products for safety and effectiveness. The ADA Seal of Acceptance program began in 1931, when the first ADA Seal of Acceptance was awarded. President Ronald Reagan awarded the Association a certificate of commendation in 1984 for their outstanding… Read more »

Options for Managing Chronic Dry Mouth

Chronic dry mouth is a recognized medical condition with a variety of potential causes. Reduced saliva production can cause chronic bad breath and increases the chances of developing tooth decay. There are several medications with dry mouth as a side effect. If you suspect your dry mouth issue is related to one or more medications,… Read more »

The Importance of Flossing

You’ve probably heard that you should floss every day, but are you convinced? Do you know what could happen if you don’t floss well? Or do you floss regularly but worry about your technique? Today, our team at is happy to discuss the importance—and technique—of flossing. How Important is Flossing? Flossing should be an integral… Read more »

Family Dentistry Preparing for The Holidays!

As we all prepare for the wonderful holidays, we also should remember that 2015 is getting close to the end.  At Family Dentistry with Drs. Ogle, Schmitz, Hart, and Fickas, we want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and hoping the preparations for Christmas and the New Year are enjoyable and memorable!  Also, we want to send a reminder about… Read more »

The Process of a Dental Checkup

Do you have a dental checkup in the near future? If so, there is no need to be nervous! Dental checkups are simple and painless. In fact, they involve the following things: A deep cleaning Our dental team will first deeply clean your smile by scraping the plaque and tartar off your teeth with special… Read more »

What is a Composite Filling?

A composite filling is a strong, durable, and natural-looking dental restoration that can repair your teeth all while giving you the results you desire. This type of filling can withstand moderate pressure from chewing, and it can be used on the front or the back of the teeth. This is a great option for those… Read more »

Filling the Gap in Your Smile With a Partial Denture

A partial denture is a dental appliance that has a pink, gum-like base and beautiful false teeth attached to the top or the bottom. This appliance is a great option for those who wish to replace their missing teeth with a reliable yet removable option. When wearing the denture, you will simply place the appliance… Read more »

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 »