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
February 08, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Our dentist offers several solutions for patients with missing teeth. But if you're looking for a permanent result, dental implants preserve your smile, mimic tooth appearance as well as function, and boost confidence in the long run. These restorations are also resistant to decay or cavities, improving oral health -- but you must follow a diligent oral care routine once approved as a candidate for that to reign true. If you're eligible for dental implants, Dr. Todd Armstrong will discuss procedure steps during your initial consultation in our Kenosha, WI office. He'll also address questions, concerns and describe a process called osseointegration in which the dental implant fuses with the jawbone.

Dental Implants Preserve Your Smile

Our dentist may recommend dental implants for missing teeth, but preserving your smile is the ultimate goal. When teeth disappear due to injury or severe decay, facial muscles begin to sag (making you seem older in appearance), and you may find yourself smiling a little (or a lot) less. Since dental implants impersonate natural tooth appearance, you'll likely be more inclined to show off your new restorations to family, friends, and neighbors. Since dental implants restore bite and function, you may also find the desire to eat crunchy or hard foods that you couldn't enjoy due to tooth loss. If preserving your smile sounds like something of interest, schedule a consultation with Dr. Armstrong in our Kenosha, WI office.

If you're ready to commit to a smile makeover, consider dental implants. These restorations also might be used to attach dentures or a dental bridge. Our dentist will determine if they're right for you and suggest other options as seen fit. For more information about dental implants, general, cosmetic, and restorative services provided by Dr. Todd Armstrong, visit our website. Please call (262) 694-7672 for appointment scheduling in our Kenosha, WI office.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
November 23, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Even with a consistent oral hygiene routine, the secret to a great smile may be cosmetic dentistry. A beautiful, bright grin can give you confidence when meeting others or just laughing. Dr. Todd Armstrong serves the Kenosha, WI, community, and offers cosmetic dentistry to keep your smile its best.

What is the right cosmetic dentistry for you?

A dentist can work with you to decide the best course of action to take regarding improving your smile. You and your dentist will discuss your past injuries, oral hygiene routine, dental problems, eating habits, and other concerns. Here are some of the most common procedures that patients choose when thinking about cosmetic dentistry:

  • Tooth bleaching; While you can do this procedure at home, dentists have more effective whitening solutions, and your dentist may be able to reach places you normally do not. Stain removal is a great way to reset your winning smile.
  • Braces; Whether it’s Invisalign or metal braces, orthodontics help to realign the jaw for a straighter smile. Braces help with over and underbites, crowded teeth, and more.
  • Dental implants; Implants are often an excellent solution to replace missing teeth and for gaps in between natural teeth. They look as natural as your real teeth, too.
  • Bonding and reshaping; Your dentist will apply a safe composite material to your teeth, fortifying them. Afterward, your teeth are reshaped for a natural appearance. This procedure is great for those with misshapen teeth.
  • Veneers; If you have stubborn stains on your teeth that won’t budge, veneers may be an option. These are thin pieces of film that are affixed onto the tooth enamel, changing the look of the tooth and hiding imperfections.

For information on these and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact Dr. Armstrong in Kenosha, WI, at (262) 694-7672 to schedule an appointment.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
July 21, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Invisalign  

Invisalign is the perfect orthodontic option for eligible individuals. It’s virtually invisible, relatively pain-free, and doesn’t come with eating restrictions. However, it is not suitable for everyone. It's why you need to schedule an appointment with your Kenosha Invisalign expert.

If you’ve yet to determine your eligibility, schedule your appointment with your dentist Dr. Todd Armstrong to find out more about Invisalign and who’s an ideal candidate for it.

Adults and Older Teenagers Are Great Candidates for Invisalign

Your age is a huge factor in whether or not you’ll be an ideal candidate for treatment. The reason for this is that, in the majority of cases, responsibility and dedication to treatment increases with age. But while kids and most younger teenagers are more suited to traditional orthodontic options, keep in mind that each situation and patient is still different. Don't hold back from asking your Kenosha Invisalign dentist about your child's eligibility.

Older individuals are ideal Invisalign candidates because they’re capable of following the stringent instructions regarding wearing Invisalign. Mainly, you need to wear the aligner for 22 hours daily and move on to the succeeding aligner on schedule.

Younger individuals are easily tempted to remove their aligners or switch to the succeeding aligner tray. Additionally, since Invisalign is removable, younger individuals might lose their aligners and complicate the treatment schedule.

The Orthodontic Issues That Kenosha Invisalign Can Correct

Currently, Invisalign can fix moderate and mild cases of these orthodontic concerns:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Slightly overlapping and misaligned teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Minor overbites, underbites, and open bites
  • Certain crossbites—when top teeth fit inside and not outside the bottom teeth

With that said, if you suffer from severe orthodontic issues, regardless of your age, traditional braces may be more effective for you. You need to understand that Invisalign is geared towards fixing the teeth’s position and placement.

In this light, your dentist in Kenosha WI could help determine the most appropriate orthodontic option, whether it’s Invisalign or traditional orthodontic options, to give you the smile of your dreams.

Ready to See If You’re an Ideal Candidate for Kenosha Invisalign Treatment? Contact Us

Arrange an evaluation with your dentist here in Kenosha WI, Dr. Todd Armstrong, by calling (262) 694-7672.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
April 27, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits?

Good oral hygiene habits help your teeth and gums stay healthy. If you skimp on your oral hygiene, you are likely to develop cavities, gum disease, and other problems. Brushing, flossing and regular visits to your dentist should all be part of your daily oral health routine. Dr. Todd A. Armstrong is an experienced dentist located in Kenosha, WI. Here are his tips for keeping good oral hygiene habits.

Commit to Brushing

You should be brushing twice every day, in the morning and before you go to bed, with a soft-bristled toothbrush that fits comfortably in your mouth. Angled toothbrushes are often easier to use and help to remove the plaque from your teeth and gum line. Using small, circular motions, keep brushing for a full two minutes.

Floss Daily

You will soon notice if you skip flossing because your gums will be red and sore. If they begin to bleed, this could be the first sign of gingivitis – the first stage of gum disease. Spending a couple of minutes each day flossing can make a big difference to the health of your teeth and gums. If you find it tricky to use dental floss, try using dental picks or a water flosser instead.

Visit Your Dentist

A six-month dental check-up enables your dentist to recognize oral health problems in their earliest stages. This means that they can be easily treated before they get out of control. Your Kenosha dentist can also give your teeth a professional cleaning every twelve months.

Signs of Dental Problems

Kenosha residents who are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should visit Dr. Armstrong immediately.

  • Gums that bleed regularly when you brush or floss
  • Swollen or inflamed gums
  • Gums that are bright red or purple
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Pain in your teeth or gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose or moving teeth

Treating symptoms as soon as possible can help you to protect the health of your teeth and prevent tooth loss.

If you live in or around Kenosha and you’re looking for a dentist you can rely on, call Dr. Armstrong on (262) 694-7672.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
November 18, 2019
Category: Oral Health

Have you been struggling with tooth pain lately? We know that this issue can be debilitating to your daily life, but fortunately, there is a simple and effective procedure that can save your smile—root canal therapy. Here at Dr. Todd A. Armstrong's office in Kenosha, WI, we offer a wide range of dental services, including root canal therapy to relieve your dental pain.

More about root canal treatment

There are many reasons why you might need a root canal to save your smile. Severe dental decay, trauma, and other causes can all damage the innermost layer of your tooth, an area known as the dental pulp. The pulp is where the nerves and blood supply are contained, and when the pulp is damaged or bruised, inflammation and fluid can build up inside your tooth, causing pressure and pain.

A root canal works by removing the diseased and infected pulp tissue from inside your tooth. Root canal treatment begins when your dentist administers a local anesthetic to your tooth and makes a small opening in the surface of the tooth. The infected tissue is then drawn out through this opening, and a sedative material is placed inside the tooth. This material gets rid of the infection and fluid, allowing your tooth to calm down.

After your pain is gone, the sedative material is removed and replaced with an inert material that is left inside your tooth. Finally, your dentist seals the tooth with a permanent filling, and your root canal is complete!

Need dental work? Give us a call

A tooth-saving procedure, root canal treatment is effective, quick, and requires little to no downtime. To learn more about root canal therapy, talk with an expert—call Dr. Todd A. Armstrong in Kenosha, WI, today by dialing (262) 694-7672.