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 08, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Would you like to improve your smile but don't want to wear metal or ceramic braces? Invisalign offers a discreet alternative to braces. InvisalignYour Kenosha, WI, dentist, Dr. Todd Armstrong, can help you decide if Invisalign is right for you.

Invisalign eliminates wires

The Invisalign system uses a series of removable aligner trays to correct the alignment of your teeth. Trays are made of transparent plastic, making them practically invisible. Invisalign offers several important advantages, including:

  • Appearance: No one other than your Kenosha, WI, dentist needs to know that you're straightening your teeth when you choose Invisalign. Clear aligner trays fit your teeth snugly and don't draw attention to them.
  • Comfort: You'll never have to worry about cuts from brace wires or pain after adjustments. In fact, there are no adjustments with Invisalign. Your trays re-position your teeth by exerting gentle pressure on them. Each tray is designed to accomplish a specific goal. Trays are worn for up to two weeks before being replaced with the next set in the series.
  • Versatility: Invisalign is effective in treating orthodontic problems in children, teens, and adults. If you're an adult, you may only need to wear your trays for as little as a year in some cases.
  • Effectiveness: Invisalign treatment is just as effective as braces in correcting mild to moderate bite problems. (If you have a severe or complicated bite problem, you may need to wear metal braces.) The Invisalign system offers excellent results for underbites, overbites, crossbites and open bites.
  • No Limitations: Food restrictions are unnecessary with Invisalign, as you'll remove your aligner trays when you eat. Raw carrots, popcorn, gum and other foods that are off-limits to people who wear braces won't be a problem for you.
  • Convenience: Invisalign aligners are designed to be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day. If you're planning a special evening out or have a sports practice or game, you can remove your aligners while you participate in the activity or sport.

Does Invisalign sound the perfect solution for your orthodontic problem? Call your Kenosha, WI, dentist, Dr. Armstrong, at (262) 694-7672 to schedule an appointment today!

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
January 17, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Whether you have lost one, two or an entire arch of teeth, dental implants present solutions uniquely suited to your oral needs. True Dental Implantsartificial teeth in every sense, implants from Dr. Todd Armstrong, your dentist in Kenosha, WI, will restore how you look, eat, speak and even feel about yourself. Why not learn all the benefits these state-of-the-art restorations offer you?

A gapped smile

There's no benefit to it. You feel self-conscious about it. Your remaining teeth weaken and drift. You cannot eat efficiently or even speak right anymore.

Plus, did you know that as soon as you lose even one tooth, your gum tissue and jaw bone shrink? It's true, and the deterioration is so extensive your facial features age, and your bite height changes.

The alternative

It's the dental implant. This titanium screw goes right into the jaw bone, replacing the tooth root you lost. After it fuses with the jaw bone over the course of many weeks to months, the implant accepts an extension post and porcelain crown.' In the case of multi-tooth extractions, two, four or six implants support the prosthetic suited to your appearance and oral health needs: fixed bridgework or a fixed overdenture. Dr. Armstrong will help you decide which option is best for you.

The benefits of dental implants

The biggest benefit is osseointegration. Through this amazing process, your jaw bone wraps around your implant, making it just as strong as a natural tooth root. As time goes on, the bond, and jaw bone density, improve even more, allowing your new tooth to function well.

The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness says implants can last for 40 or more years.

Additional benefits of dental implants include:

  • Ease of placement: a quick, one-visit surgery to insert the implant
  • Natural oral function and enhanced smile appearance
  • Simple oral hygiene requirements (brush and floss as usual and see Dr. Armstrong for check-ups and cleanings)

What's stopping you?

If you're sick of smile gaps, nuisance partial dentures or the embarrassment of a poor personal appearance, change your life through dental implants. Dr. Todd Armstrong and his dedicated team are happy to help. Call the office today for your personalized exam and consultation on state-of-the-art implants: (262) 694-7672.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
September 25, 2018
Category: Dentist
Tags: Dental Fillings   Caries   Cavities  

Taking charge of your personal health is important, and your dental health is no exception. Your dentist in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Dr. Todd CariesArmstrong, is committed to educating his patients on all aspects of their oral health, and that includes knowing the causes of cavities, how to prevent them, and how to recognize the signs that one is forming.

Discoloration

You may need a filling if you've noticed a discoloration that has formed on one of your teeth. These spots, which vary in size, may be brown or dark gray in color and can develop anywhere on a tooth, although the "pits" of the molars are the most common area. However, it's important to keep in mind that many cavities develop in between or behind teeth, making them nearly impossible to detect without an X-ray. That's why it's so important to stay current on your checkups with Dr. Armstrong.

Sensitivity

Cavities that form on the surface of the teeth don't typically cause any physical symptoms, but as they grow, you may start to notice a tingling sensation when you eat or drink foods that are hot or cold, such as soup or ice cream. This symptom indicates that a filling is definitely needed in order to stop the decay from spreading further.

Pain

Small cavities aren't usually painful, but larger areas of decay may begin to infiltrate the inner areas of the tooth, which contain nerves and tissues that respond to the changes with pain. For situations like this, your Kenosha dentist may need to treat the tooth with a root canal and crown, as the decay may be too extensive to adequately repair with a filling.

If you've been experiencing the signs of a cavity, or you simply need to make an appointment with Dr. Armstrong, contact our dental office in Kenosha, Wisconsin to schedule!

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
July 13, 2018
Category: Dentist
Tags: Root Canal  

Root Canals are essential to oral health care. Some people think they are painful, but that's just a myth. Your Kenosha, WI, dentist Dr. root canalTodd Armstrong uses root canal procedure to actually relieve pain.

What's a root canal?

When a cavity is deep enough to infiltrate the enamel, then the dentin, it reaches the pulp, causing pain. Your Kenosha dentist will need to remove the pulp, clean and disinfect the canal from any bacteria remaining, then seal the canal to prevent bacteria from entering.

A tooth is composed of several layers:

  • The outermost layer is enamel. It's the white part of the tooth and also happens to be the strongest part.
  • The second layer, under the enamel, it is called dentin. This layer is yellowish and a bit softer.
  • The third layer of the tooth is called pulp. It consists of blood vessels and nerves.
  • The last layer is the cementum. This part anchors the whole tooth to the jawbone.

Why would I need a root canal?

One of the main reasons people end up needing a root canal is because of poor oral hygiene. If you don't brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once, then you will suffer from plaque and tartar building up.

You also need to do the following to take care of your teeth:

  • Avoid sugars. Eating sugary foods and drinks like sugary gum and soda contribute to tooth decay, but healthy foods like apples and carrots help scrape plaque off teeth
  • Visit your dentist. Visiting your doctor twice a year will help him evaluate your teeth's health and notify you if there's a problem before it becomes too severe, or too complicated.

If you have any questions or concerns about root canals, don't hesitate to call your Kenosha, WI, dentist Dr. Todd Armstrong. You can also schedule an appointment at this number: (262) 694-7672.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
April 04, 2018
Category: Oral Health

If you make time each morning and evening to brush and floss your teeth, you may wonder why you need to pile onto your busy schedule professional cleaningswith dental checkups with Dr. Todd Armstrong. But by making time to visit your Kenosha, WI dentist twice a year for a cleaning, you're not only enhancing the diligent work you're doing at home, you're also preventing major problems from developing. Dr. Armstrong goes into more detail below.

Why are professional cleanings so important?

Simply put, dental professionals know what they're doing! Our assistants, hygienists, and dentist here in Kenosha are experts at their jobs; diagnosing and treating dental issues is what we do all day, every day. For example, plaque - the sticky, bacteria-filled film that develops on teeth - turns into tartar in a very short amount of time and can wreak havoc on not only your enamel but your gums as well. Unfortunately, even the most high-tech toothbrush can't remove tartar at home, but our hygienists use professional-grade tools and techniques to clear the tartar away. We also routinely take X-rays that can help Dr. Armstrong identify decay or gum disease that is developing between the teeth; otherwise, it might go untreated until it becomes painful or difficult to manage. It's skills and procedures like this that make visiting your dentist twice a year worth your time!

What happens at a professional cleaning?

If it's been a while since you visited your Kenosha dentist, you might not remember how a typical appointment goes. After checking in with our friendly front desk staff, you'll be taken to the exam area, where one of our hygienists will begin the process of cleaning and polishing your teeth. You may have X-rays taken first; this depends on when they were taken last. After your cleaning, Dr. Armstrong will come in to examine your teeth and discuss any upcoming procedures you may need.

Don't wait any longer. To schedule a cleaning with your Kenosha, WI dental team, contact us today!





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