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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.

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 […]

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 […]

Oral Health Tips at Every Age

December 27th, 2017

A few things are equally important for your oral health no matter your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t ever hear us say otherwise.  However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations for each new […]

Is it Time to Straighten?

December 13th, 2017

When to Straighten Your Teeth There are a lot of reasons to straighten your teeth, and there are a lot of ways to do it. But you may not know that there are many unique times in your life when it might be best to straighten your teeth. In general, dentists begin considering the potential […]

Gum Disease – More Than Just Gums

November 13th, 2017

Your Mouth: A Picture of Health Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true: your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Dr. Shih at Waterloo Heights should know. We’ve seen mouths from all […]

What Are Essential Oils?

September 27th, 2017

Essential oils are time-tested treasures gaining new popularity among fans everywhere. These potent liquids are fun and fresh ingredients that you can customize for almost any oral hygiene need. As with any DIY dental treatment, do your research and be cautious. Not all oils are safe to ingest and some may hurt you if applied […]

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 […]

How Dental Night Guards Can Help You

August 13th, 2017

It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards in West Salem during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their […]

Dentistry for Kids: What the Tooth Fairy Won’t Tell You

July 27th, 2017

Kids are constantly growing and changing, and their mouths are no exception! Throughout childhood, kids lose their baby teeth, gain adult teeth, and they begin to take ownership of their own oral health. From brushing to braces to practicing their smile, oral health is important for every kid at every stage. We know you love […]

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