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 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
February 20, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

How dental implants from your dentist in Kenosha, Wisconsin can rebuild your smile.

If you are living with missing teeth, chances are you would love to rebuild your smile. Now, there is a new way to give you back your smile. You can have a smile as great as the smile nature gave you. The answer is dental implants. Dr. Todd Armstrong in Kenosha, Wisconsin offers dental implants to restore your smile.

Dental implants function just like natural teeth. They look natural, and they feel natural. Consider these important benefits:

Dental implants look just like natural teeth because the dental implant crown is made of light-reflective materials and looks just like tooth enamel.

Dental implants are completely stable because they are locked in by bone, so they won't move around.

Dental implants are easy to maintain because you simply brush and floss them along with your natural teeth.

Dental implants are also the most successful surgical implant because the dental implant screw, which functions as the “root” of your missing tooth, is made of titanium. Titanium is a biocompatible material your body won’t reject. In fact, dental implants boast a success rate of over 95 percent, according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dental implants are state-of-the-art tooth replacement which can give you the smile you deserve. Imagine having a completely new smile, with beautiful teeth that can last a lifetime. Dental implants will never decay, and dental implant materials are stain-resistant, so your dental implants will stay beautiful for years.

To find out more about the benefits and advantages of dental implants and what they can do for your smile, call Dr. Todd Armstrong in Kenosha, Wisconsin at (262) 694-7672. Call now and get started on rebuilding your smile today.

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.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
July 18, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Periodontal disease - or gum disease - is the most common reason for tooth loss in adults. It occurs when the tissue supporting your teeth periodontal diseasebecomes infected due to overgrowth of plaque. It can be minor or severe, and usually requires treatment from a dental professional. Dr. Todd Armstrong can be your dentist in Kenosha, WI, for periodontal disease.


Signs of periodontal disease

The American Dental Association (ADA) cites the following as symptoms of periodontal disease:

  • Swollen, red, or tender gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Constant bad breath or bad taste in your mouth
  • Gums pulling away from teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Changes in your bite

According to the ADA, it is possible to have gum disease but not show any symptoms. This is why a regular dental checkup every six months is so important for oral health.

Early stage gum disease including bleeding or swollen gums, is called gingivitis. More advanced stage gum disease is called periodontitis. This is when you may notice loose teeth or gums pulling away from teeth.


Causes of periodontal disease

There are several reasons periodontal disease may develop, including:

  • Bad oral hygiene
  • Using tobacco products
  • Some prescription medications (check with your Kenosha dentist for more information)
  • Genetics
  • During pregnancy
  • As a side effect of diabetes
  • Crooked teeth


Treatment for periodontal disease

If you notice signs of gum disease, make an appointment with your Kenosha dentist, Dr. Armstrong, as soon as possible. The sooner periodontal disease is treated, the better.

Depending on the progression and severity of the gum disease, your treatment will differ. If you visit the dentist in the early stages of gingivitis, the progression is still reversible with a professional dental cleaning and regular brushing and flossing.

After your dental appointment, many of the causes listed above can be prevented or addressed by adopting a strict oral hygiene plan, including brushing at least twice per day and flossing at least once per day.


Call your Kenosha dentist now!

If have noticed signs of gum disease or just need to schedule a regular dental appointment, call Dr. Armstrong today at (262) 694-7672.

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!

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