Dentist in Kenosha, WI
Todd A. Armstrong D.D.S., S.C.
7910 39th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142
(262) 694-7672
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By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
April 15, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
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Are you looking to improve the appearance of your front teeth? Dental veneers are widely used to improve the appearance of front teeth and are a much more conservative option than a full dental crown. Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of staining, large gaps, large fillings, chipped teeth, or overall shape. Veneers are a thin covering over the front and biting end of the tooth used to restore the beauty of a smile. Over the years Dr. Todd Armstrong in Kenosha, WI, has helped many patients who opted for veneers and now have the confidence to smile again. 

Dental veneers are made in a lab from long-lasting porcelain materials. The shade can be chosen to any desired color to whiten the appearance of your smile. Dental veneers are usually placed on the anterior, or front teeth, where the chewing forces are not as hard as the back teeth. The process of placing veneers is relatively easy, requiring only two dental appointments. In some cases, only one appointment is needed. It depends on the fabrication process. 

The first appointment is to “prep” the teeth and take an impression to be sent to a lab to fabricate the veneers. Veneers are fairly conservative in the preparation as it requires a small amount of space to be created on the face (front), bottom, and sides of each tooth to allow space for the veneer to be placed and look natural. You will leave the office with temporary veneers for the next week or two while the permanent veneers are being made. 

The second appointment is to place the veneers and make minor adjustments if needed. What a difference it makes in the appearance of the teeth! If you’re interested in learning more, give Dr. Todd Armstrong in Kenosha, WI, a call today! Our phone number is 262-694-7672.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
February 22, 2022
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Dentist  

When was the last time you paid Dr. Todd Armstrong in Kenosha, WI, a visit? If you're like many people, chances are it was more than six months ago. We hear the reasons why people neglect regular dental visits all the time: lack of money or quality dental insurance, busy schedules, and fear. However, your twice-yearly checkups are so important for your dental health and your overall health as well.

You may brush your teeth twice a day and even floss, and your teeth may feel fine, but regular dental checkups with Dr. Armstrong aren’t about addressing problems and reacting — they are about cavity prevention. No matter how much you brush and floss, there is still a chance that food or other debris can get lodged between your teeth, and there is also a chance that food and beverages can wear down your tooth enamel in between visits, making your teeth vulnerable to decay.

In addition to thorough teeth cleaning and polishing, these regular visits help us detect and prevent the onset of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. During your visit, we’ll check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. We’ll also check old fillings and restorations, as these can wear away over time from constant chewing, grinding, or clenching.

It's important to know that the majority of dental problems do not become visible or painful until they are highly advanced. And, unfortunately, serious oral issues are painful and expensive to treat. A deep cleaning twice a year by our team in Kenosha, WI, is the best way to hit all the spots you may have missed with brushing and flossing and prevent any problems that may have gone unseen.

Make sure your teeth get the professional attention they deserve! If you’re overdue for your next cleaning, please give us a call at (262) 694-7672 to schedule an appointment at our convenient Kenosha, WI, office!

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
October 12, 2021
Category: Dental Health

Yes, even baby teeth can develop cavities!

It’s a milestone when your child’s baby teeth come in. Of course, this also means practicing good oral care to prevent decay and other issues from happening to your little one’s rapidly developing smile. You might think to yourself, “They are only baby teeth and they’ll fall out anyway.” However, as our Kenosha, WI, family dentist Dr. Todd Armstrong will tell you, these teeth are important for developing speech and properly chewing food, and they are space holders for their permanent teeth.

Here are some helpful tips to reduce your child’s risk for developing baby bottle tooth decay,

Don’t Clean Pacifiers With Your Mouth

If your child throws their pacifier on the floor you may simply think you can pop it in your mouth to clean it off, but you might want to think again. After all, adults have bacteria in their mouths that are responsible for decay. Children don’t yet have these bacteria. So, by transferring your saliva into your child’s mouth you are also passing along bacteria that could lead to childhood decay.

Only Use Breastmilk, Formula, or Water

While your little one will be consuming breastmilk or formula for the first 12 months of life, as they get a little older you may be tempted to place other liquids such as juices or even sodas in their bottles or sippy cups as a treat. This is something that our Kenosha, WI, family dentist will advise you not to do. It’s this constant exposure to sugar from juices and sodas that can contribute to decay.

Don’t Leave Bottles in Bed

If your child treats their bottle like a security blanket then you may think there’s no harm in leaving their bottle in the crib with them; however, it’s important that you don’t do this (and we aren’t just talking about juices or sodas; this includes all liquids). Even just placing milk in the bottle overnight could increase your child’s risk for cavities. It’s a good rule of thumb to provide them with something to drink when they ask for it and with mealtimes, but not to constantly expose their teeth to these liquids all day (or night) long.

With more and more children coming into our office with decay, our Kenosha, Wi, family dentist Dr. Armstrong, and his team want to make sure that parents understand how to properly care for their newborn and infant’s smiles. If you have questions about caring for your child’s smile, don’t hesitate to call us at (262) 694-7672.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
September 15, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Invisalign  

Whether it's crooked teeth or problems with the spacing of your teeth, you want to correct them but may feel uncertain about having to wear metal braces. If you find yourself in this circumstance, Invisalign can help.

The concerns that Invisalign can address are more than merely unsightly issues, as these can lead to other dental complications. Just the same, choosing Invisalign clear aligners is more than just about the way they look. The benefits offered by the treatment, in contrast to traditional braces, offer a number of conveniences for which you'll be grateful as the aligners help to correct your smile. Learn more about Invisalign through your Kenosha, WI, dentist Dr. Todd Armstrong.

Discreet

Invisalign clear aligners are nowhere as noticeable in your smile as traditional braces, you'll find it difficult to spot them in a photograph. It's great to know that the treatment aimed at improving the appearance of your smile can do so practically invisibly.

Diet and Hygiene

One of the biggest complaints with traditional braces is the way they impact our diet. We are told to avoid any foods that can damage the components or that can make cleaning up difficult. Invisalign clear aligners solve all of these problems by being removable. You are supposed to remove them every time you eat and every time you brush your teeth, so virtually nothing has to change as far as your diet or hygiene.

On Responsibility

The caveat is that because they are removable, more of the responsibility for a successful treatment falls to you. They need to be worn 22 hours out of every day to make sure your results are not delayed. Also, just because you can eat as before doesn't mean you should not aim for a tooth-healthy diet and proper dental hygiene.

Invisalign in Kenosha, WI

For severe conditions, and for very young patients, traditional braces may yet be the better option. But for many others, the benefits of Invisalign invisible aligners are unmatched. Invisalign can fix crooked teeth, certain bite conditions, and problems with spacing, such as gaps and crowding.

You can discreetly improve your smile using Invisalign clear aligners, and to find out if you're a candidate for the treatment you can schedule an Invisalign consultation today with Dr. Armstrong in Kenosha, WI, by dialing (262) 694-7672.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
June 09, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Veneers, also referred to as porcelain veneers, are custom-made shells used to cover the exterior of your teeth to improve their appearance. For those who desire an improved smile, consider learning more about what dental veneers can do for you. You can expect quality veneers for long-term dental solutions from Dr. Todd Armstrong, your dentist in Kenosha, WI.

What Are Veneers Used For?

Veneers can be used to correct a variety of imperfections of our teeth. This can include stains and discoloration, chips, gaps, crooked teeth, and even tooth decay. Many people may first try other treatments such as professional or at-home teeth whitening, braces, or retainers without the results they desire. If you have a history of cosmetic concerns with your teeth that have not responded well to other treatments, veneers may be another option for you to consider.

How Do They Work?

Your dentist in Kenosha, WI, will attach your porcelain veneers to the tops of your teeth. To do this, they will first remove some of the tooth enamel to attach the veneers directly to the surface of the teeth. Once attached, veneers can last up to 20 years. For this reason, many people choose veneers over other short-term solutions.

Contact Us Today!

If you are tired of unsuccessfully changing the way your teeth look, it may be time to call Dr. Armstrong in Kenosha, WI, to discuss if porcelain veneers are right for you. For additional questions or to schedule an appointment, please call (262) 694-7672. 





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