Dental News

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.

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 […]

What is Dental Botox®?

September 13th, 2017

As specialists in facial anatomy and esthetics, an increasing number of dentists are taking their skills into the world of Botox®. Often associated just with appearances, Botox® can be equally as therapeutic as cosmetic. Botox® is a purified protein that irons out wrinkles by attaching to a muscle and preventing it from contracting. (Muscle contracting […]

Oxygen Therapy – A Breath of Fresh Air

July 27th, 2016

Your West Salem dentist, Dr. Priscilla Shih at Waterloo Heights Dental Center knows that no two patients are alike. Everyone deserves a personalized approach to oral health, but what is something no patient (or even human) can live without? Air—or more specifically, oxygen. The Power of Ozone in Dentistry Oxygen is essential for your cellular health and […]

Lemon Juice – The Good, the Bad, & the Sour

July 13th, 2016

In a great tale of opposites, lemon juice can be both acidic and basic (or alkaline). Read on to find out why people are talking about this, and what it means for your oral and overall health. What is pH and why does it matter? Drinking lemon juice that has been diluted in a glass […]

The Science of Tooth Decay

August 13th, 2015

If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone in West Salem has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National Institutes of Health as the most prevalent disease in the world. Today we’re going to talk about […]

5 Common Dental Myths: Fact or Fiction?

July 27th, 2015

When it comes to ridiculous beliefs on dental hygiene and treatment, we’ve heard just about everything. However, the most dangerous ones usually aren’t quite so over the top. Unfortunately, a number of dental myths are floating all over West Salem, so Dr. Shih is here to put an end to the misinformation. Don’t feel bad if […]

The Tooth About Teeth Grinding

July 13th, 2015

Headaches in West Salem are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, Dr. Shih would like you to know about bruxism, or teeth grinding, a common condition that West Salem residents […]

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums

June 13th, 2015

One of the most common and destructive myths about dental hygiene is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Shih would like everyone in West Salem to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums- should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch it? The truth about […]

When a Toothache is Not a Toothache

May 13th, 2015

Most of us in West Salem have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like it’s coming from your tooth, it’s natural to assume that all toothaches are caused by […]

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