Kenosha, WI Dentist
Todd A. Armstrong, D.D.S., S.C.
7910 39th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142
(262) 694-7672
By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
June 21, 2017
Category: Dentist
Tags: gum disease  

What your dentist in Kenosha wants you to knowgum disease

You may have gum disease and not even know it. You may notice slight bleeding when you brush and floss, but what’s the big deal? The truth is bleeding is an early sign of gum disease. There are other signs and symptoms of gum disease to look for too. Dr. Todd Armstrong in Kenosha, WI wants to share the facts about gum disease and what it can mean for you.

Gum disease is also called gingivitis, and it involves inflammation of your gum tissue. The inflammation is caused by toxins produced by millions of harmful bacteria in the plaque on your teeth. You may have gum disease if you notice:

  • Puffy, swollen gums
  • Red, irritated gums
  • Pain and bleeding during brushing and flossing
  • Chronic bad breath or a sour taste in your mouth

If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, it’s important to act quickly. The good news is, gum disease is completely reversible if you:

  • Brush after meals and before bed
  • Floss every day
  • Visit your dentist every year for a dental exam and x-rays
  • Visit your hygienist every six months for a professional cleaning

The bad news is if you let gum disease go untreated, it can progress into periodontal disease, which involves destruction of both your gums and the supporting bone around your teeth. There is no cure for periodontal disease; it can only be managed. Once you have lost bone support around your teeth, the bone doesn’t come back. Periodontal disease often results in loose teeth or lost teeth!

If you have gum disease, professional cleanings every six months will help. If you have periodontal disease, you will need more frequent deep cleanings, usually every three to four months.

Don’t procrastinate when it comes to treating gum disease. Start on your own program of excellent oral hygiene at home and visit your dentist and hygienist regularly. Early treatment of gum disease can keep your smile healthy and beautiful. For more information about gum disease prevention and treatment, call Dr. Armstrong in Kenosha, WI today!

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
March 20, 2017
Category: Dentist
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Veneers offer the perfect solution to a variety of cosmetic dental problems. Dr. Todd Armstrong in Kenosha, WI, explains how you can veneerschange your smile with veneers.

What are veneers?

Veneers are designed to cover cosmetic issues that affect the fronts of your teeth. The thin, tooth-shaped pieces of porcelain are cemented to your teeth, reshaping them and concealing flaws. Veneers are available in a range of shades, which means your new restoration won't stand out when you smile.

Are veneers right for me?

Kenosha residents choose veneers to address multiple cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Shape: Veneers are an excellent option if you don't like the shape of a tooth or if one or more teeth are twisted or crooked.
  • Length: Grinding and general wear and tear can eventually shorten teeth. Adding a veneer is a simple way to make teeth appear longer.
  • Chips and Cracks: Chips and cracks, no matter how small, tend to be very noticeable when you talk, smile or laugh. Veneers cover those little imperfections flawlessly.
  • Spaces: Spaces between teeth can ruin the symmetry of your smile. Adding veneers is an excellent way to close small gaps.
  • Color Changes: The color of tooth can change if you've ever had a large filling or a root canal, or if you've taken an antibiotic or other medication that can darken teeth. Veneers conceal the discoloration and improve your appearance.
  • Whitening: Are your teeth not as white as you had hoped after whitening treatment? With veneers, there are no limits. You choose the degree of whiteness you prefer. Best of all, veneers are very resistant to staining from cigarettes, coffee, tea, cola and other foods and beverages.

How tough are veneers?

They may not be very thick, but veneers are designed to last for years. You'll want to avoid opening bottles or other objects with your teeth, but normal wear and tear won't affect your veneers. If you grind your teeth at night, Dr. Armstrong may recommend that you wear a nightguard to avoid damaging your veneers.

Want to improve your appearance with veneers? Call Dr. Armstrong in Kenosha, WI, at (262) 694-7672 to make an appointment.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
December 23, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

Keeping up with your teeth can prove more difficult than simply brushing them every day. Fortunately, your dentist can help you learn the oral hygienebest oral hygiene habits to keep your mouth healthy and clean. Learn more about keeping up with good oral hygiene habits with Dr. Todd Armstrong in Kenosha, WI.

Good Oral Hygiene Habits and Tips by your Kenosha, WI dentist
There are three main tasks in a healthy, effective oral care routine, including:

  • Brushing: Brushing your teeth twice a day will get the brunt of left behind food particles, bacteria, and plaque off of your teeth and other oral tissues. However, brushing is only as good as the technique used. Use short, back and forth motions and a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean all of the surfaces and oral tissues in the mouth. Brushing your teeth more vigorously will not clean your teeth any better and will only damage your oral tissues. Brush gently for at least two minutes each brushing session.
  • Flossing: Flossing is the second half of your daily oral care routine. Flossing between each tooth at least once a day will remove any plaque and bacteria from the areas of the teeth which your toothbrush’s bristles cannot reach. Use a strand of floss long enough to wrap around each of your forefingers and move down the strand as you floss to cut down on spreading bacteria from tooth to tooth. Use a new strand of floss for each fourth of your mouth. Floss gently between the teeth and extend your reach up and underneath the gumline.
  • Dental Check-Ups: Seeing your dentist every six months helps keep your teeth free from dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Having regular examinations allows your dentist to treat these problems early on and ensure they do not become worse over time.

For more information on keeping the best oral hygiene habits, please contact Dr. Armstrong in Kenosha, WI. Call (262) 694-7672 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Armstrong today!

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
September 15, 2016
Category: Oral Health

Choosing a family dentist is an important step in establishing long-term dental care for you and your family. A family dentist can service family dentistand treat every member of your family, regardless of age. If you are looking for a family dentist in the Kenosha, WI area, Dr. Todd Armstrong provides professional family dentistry services.

What is a Family Dentist?

While some dentists specialize in treating only children or adults, a family dentist provides dental care to patients of all ages. With a family dentist, all of your dental needs can be met by that same dentist throughout your lifetime. You’ll never have to switch dentists due to age. If you have children, they’ll be able to continue seeing the family dentist as they grow from childhood to adulthood.

Family dentists offer a wide range of general dentistry services. Some of the services they might offer can include professional teeth cleanings, cavity fillings, root canals, teeth whitening, bonding, dental implants, veneers, tooth extractions and bridgework. Dr. Armstrong even offers orthodontic treatment and oral cancer screenings.

Benefits of a Family Dentist in Kenosha

One of the primary benefits of having a family dentist is that every member of your family can receive long-term personalized care from a dentist who knows each person’s individual dental history. As your family dentist continuously cares for your teeth over the years, he can tailor dental care specific to your teeth and needs and do the same for each member of your family.

Having your entire family treated by the same family dentist also has the added benefit of convenience. Since every member of the family can see the same dentist, there is no need to schedule multiple appointments at different locations. You can even schedule your entire family’s dental appointments all on the same day to minimize travel.

Another benefit of having a family dentist is comfort. Visiting the same family dentist throughout your life, from childhood through adulthood, allows you to develop familiarity and trust. You are likely to feel less nervous about having dental work done when you are treated by a dentist you know and trust. Conversely, it can be difficult to feel comfortable about dental appointments when you switch dentists frequently.

There are many practical reasons to choose a family dentist. To schedule appointments for your family with Dr. Armstrong in Kenosha, WI, call (262) 694-7672.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
June 10, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

If you are dealing with tooth loss in Kenosha, WI, but don’t want to have a bridge or wear dentures, you might want to look into dental implants. A qualified dentist such as Dr. Todd A. Armstrong, can answer all your questions and help you find out more about dental implants.Dental Implants

The fact is, dental implants are one of the most common dental procedures done today. In fact, dental implants are considered the most durable and most natural of all tooth replacement procedures.

One of the first questions many people in Kenosha ask is, “what makes dental implants different?”

First, dental implants, like dental bridges, are permanent. That means they will be more stable and more natural feeling than dentures.

Unlike bridges, however, dental implants are actually placed into your natural jaw tissue rather than attached to any existing teeth. What that means is that dental implants are going to be more stable than a traditional dental bridge. Also, your Kenosha dentist is not going to have to file or grind any existing teeth to prepare them to anchor a dental bridge. Instead, the dentist is going to install your dental implant(s) directly into your jawbone. Instead of removing existing bone, gum, or tooth enamel tissues, the procedure is going to actually stimulate growth of your natural jawbone tissues; the bone will actually grow around the implant, anchoring it securely into the jaw. Once this is done, the dentist screws in a titanium post and permanently attaches a prosthetic tooth, known as a crown, onto the post.

The dental implant procedure will take longer than a traditional bridge – usually more than one visit over several months – but the result will be a very stable, natural, long lasting replacement for your real teeth. In fact, dental implants have a better than 98 percent success rate, according to the American Association of Endodontics.

If you are considering dental implants in Kenosha, you should contact Dr. Todd A. Armstrong. For more information call 262-694-7672.





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