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
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!

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
December 13, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentist  

Are you wondering why you should choose a family dentist?family dentist

Parents certainly know busy schedules. It can be difficult to pencil one more thing in. Of course, your child’s oral health is important and does require regular professional care. From the office of our Kenosha, WI, family dentist, Dr. Todd Armstrong, find out why choosing a family dentist may be a boon for your entire family.

Our Kenosha general dentist provides your entire family with all of the dental services they could possibly need under one roof. A family dentist is able to provide a variety of treatment options to cater to all of your specific and often-changing needs.

Whether you are looking for a dentist for your child’s growing smile or you need root canal therapy to get rid of a nasty infection, we offer everything that you require to prevent and/or treat you or your child’s dental problems.

We also know the challenges of trying to schedule a dental appointment, particularly if everyone in your family is already pretty busy. Why schedule multiple appointments throughout the year and run to different dental offices when you can schedule all of your appointments in our office?

Reduce the amount of traveling and time you spend just trying to make sure your family gets the proper dental care they need. We will work with you to guarantee that everyone in your family gets the dentistry they need even on the same day so you don’t have to worry about rearranging your schedule.

Plus, it’s important that you have a dentist who knows your family and their individual health needs inside and out. Since we will be working with every member of your family for the long term you can rely on getting quality, individualized care based on everyone’s unique needs. Does your child have a severe phobia of the dentist and require sedation dentistry? Are you allergic to latex? These are important things that we will know so that you get safe dental care every time you come into our office.

If you need to schedule an appointment for you or a member of your family, don’t hesitate to call our Kenosha, WI, family dental office today. We are ready to work with your busy schedule to make sure that your whole family maintains healthy mouths.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
September 11, 2017
Category: Dentist
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

How porcelain veneers from your Kenosha dentist can renew your smileveneers

As you get older, you’ve probably noticed changes in your smile. If your smile has yellowed, and now looks dull and uninspiring, it’s perfectly normal. That’s because as you age, your tooth enamel becomes thinner, and the layer underneath, called dentin, can show through. The dentin is yellow, so what you now have is a yellow smile.

The good news is you can have a brighter smile! You can change your aging smile from dull to dazzling, thanks to porcelain veneers. Dr. Todd Armstrong in Kenosha, WI wants to introduce you to the magic of porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are thin laminates of high-grade porcelain which are cemented on the front surfaces of teeth, hiding many cosmetic dental issues. Porcelain reflects light, just like your natural teeth. That means with porcelain veneers your teeth will still look natural, and beautiful!

You can brighten your dull, yellow smile, giving you a dazzling, white smile. Another piece of good news is that porcelain veneers repel stains. If you smoke or drink coffee, you can still enjoy a sparkling white smile.

Age-related yellowing isn’t the only reason to choose porcelain veneers. There are many cosmetic dental issues porcelain veneers can cover up, including teeth that are:

  • Broken or damaged due to an injury
  • Worn and chipped due to aging or bad habits
  • Chipped or cracked due to an accident
  • Discolored due to medications or genetics

You can even cosmetically eliminate gaps between your teeth or overlapping teeth. Porcelain veneer treatment is the perfect choice for a special event when you want to look your best. You can have a new smile in just a couple appointments!

You don’t have to settle for a dull, uninspiring smile, thanks to porcelain veneers. Veneer treatment is appropriate for just about everyone, and maintenance of veneers is easy. For more information about porcelain veneers and other cosmetic and restorative dental treatments call Dr. Armstrong in Kenosha, WI. Get started on a more beautiful, younger-looking smile by calling today!





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