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 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
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.