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At Waterloo Heights, we believe knowledge is power. The more you know, the better you are equipped to make good decisions and small changes that can make big impacts for not just your oral health, but your overall health and well-being. We place a strong emphasis on education to give our patients the tools they need to be healthy and live their best lives. Follow along on our blog for bi-monthly articles on all things oral health.

The Ultimate Toothpaste Guide

May 13th, 2018

Fresh breath sets the tone for every moment of your day: first thing in the morning, before an important meeting, after working out, or just before bed. Whether you prefer cool mint, invigorating cinnamon, or herbal anise, it’s your favorite trusty toothpaste that delivers that fresh, clean feeling. So, what’s the scoop on toothpaste? What […]

Emergency Dentistry

April 27th, 2018

Accidents are never planned and rarely anticipated, but good dental care is always ready and available 24/7. Like all medical emergencies, dental emergencies require quality care, and fast! Here’s what to do if you think you have a dental emergency on your hands.

Types for all Stripes: Teeth Whitening

April 13th, 2018

Whiter, brighter teeth are on the top of everyone’s smile wish list – and for good reason! White teeth look young and healthy. The good news is that teeth whitening is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to improve your smile, and the results are almost immediate. If you’re already taking good care of […]

Why Do We Have Baby Teeth?

March 27th, 2018

Baby teeth, also called deciduous, primary, milk, or lacteal teeth, have many different purposes. Dr. Shih at Waterloo Heights is asked the purpose of baby teeth often. So what’s the answer?

What’s Lurking in Your Saliva?

March 13th, 2018

Saliva. Just the word can conjure an array of images in your imagination. From salivating at a delicious meal to studying Pavlov’s dogs to watching a baseball player spit, life is full of saliva! And that’s a good thing because saliva is very important for oral and overall health. Problems with saliva can lead to […]

Joint Replacement Surgery & Your Teeth – What You Should Know

March 1st, 2018

The Gundersen Health System – serving western Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa, and southeastern Minnesota – recently announced that dental clearance will be required prior to all joint replacement procedures performed by their doctors. Obtaining dental clearance prior to procedures like these is not a new precaution being taken, but it is becoming an increasingly common best […]

Can Bleeding Gums Cause a Heart Attack?

February 27th, 2018

What is the Oral-Systemic Link? You’ve always heard that it’s important to take care of your teeth. Brush and floss every day, and see the dentist for good oral health. But did you know that your oral health could directly affect your overall health? And the road goes both ways—problems with your overall health show […]

Can Poor Oral Health Cause Diabetes?

February 13th, 2018

Diabetes is a chronic and complicated disease that affects how your body processes sugar—its main source of energy. Diabetes symptoms mostly affect your heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys, but it can affect your whole body, including your mouth. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and almost 2 […]

Gingivitis – Are Your Gums Trying to Tell You Something?

January 27th, 2018

Gingivitis – very simply – is an inflammation of your gums. (Any time a medical term ends with “itis” it means inflammation.) Gingivitis varies in severity and can look a few different ways. Very bad gingivitis leads to periodontal (gum) disease. Gingivitis is common and affects many, rather, most adults. But with good oral hygiene […]

Hate Flossing? – 5 Flossing Alternatives

January 13th, 2018

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who floss, and those who don’t. Diligent flossers everywhere inspire those of us who live with them or know them. Flossing may not be an actual virtue but it’s certainly high on the list of qualities amongst people who “have it together.” Read more below […]

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