Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Glacier Dental Oshkosh, WI Dentist

At Glacier Dental, we are always looking for positive testimonials and reviews from our loyal patients. Often times we have new patients enter our office with a fear of the dentist. Testimonials and reviews are great tools to show these patients about the great experiences our current patients have and we need your help to do so.
Google is an awesome tool to use when looking up reviews for local businesses. The ratings, feedback and reviews customers leave for businesses are helpful when deciding whether or not you wish to give a facility your business. We would love for you to leave Glacier Dental a positive review on Google, by visiting and clicking "Write a review".  This way you can share your wonderful experience with others throughout the Winnebago county.
Glacier Dental is also holding a $1,000 cash contest. If you wish to participate, simply send a video testimonial about your amazing experience at Glacier Dental. We will then post it to our Facebook page. For every 1 "like" you receive, you'll get 1 point. For every "share" your video receives, you'll receive 3 points. At the end of September, 2014 , the current patient with the most points will be given $1,000 CASH! Good Luck!!
We also really appreciate written testimonials. These are excellent for any patient that is hesitant about having any treatment done. It allows them to read how the well procedure went with other patients and helps them feel more comfortable about going ahead and getting the treatment done.
We appreciate all the feedback we receive, so please, help us out and give us a 5-star on Google!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Glacier Dental helps with Lip Ties

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Lip tie awareness in infants is becoming more profound in recent years however several parents are still at a loss for a solution. Dr. Steckbauer has answers!
To start, having a child that is lip tied can make breast feeding a lot more difficult and there are other symptoms to knowing whether or not your child is in fact lip tied. Some of these include fatigue during feedings, poor weight gain and clicking during feedings. Lip tie and tongue tie is also common in adults and can be fixed at any age.
Now what can you do to help your child or yourself? Call Glacier Dental. Dr. Steckbauer's office was one of the first in Wisconsin to have a Periolase, which is state of the art technology. The periolase is a laser which allows Dr. Steckbauer to cut the gum attachment from the lip and gums easily and precisely. The technical term for this procedure is a frenectomy. Throughout the procedure, the  area is numbed, this way the patient can not feel anything.
Dr. Steckbauer has worked on infants as young as six months and has done tongue frenectomies on adults as well. All with exceptional results. Dr. Steckbauer and the assistants are excellent and well trained for the frenectomy process.
Healing time for this lip tie or tongue tie procedure is very short, with the first 24 hours being the most difficult. Because the mouth is so moist, the healing process is quick. One of our patient's mothers stated that, "latch improved, smile improved...and healing was super speedy." She also mentioned how well Dr. Steckbauer answered her questions and let her know all the details about the procedure.
Please give Glacier Dental a call to schedule your consult with Dr. Steckbauer and his team to discuss yours or your child's frenectomy appointment! 920-235-3251

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Patient Appreciation Event

We are so excited for our second
     Patient Appreciation Event on
            Sunday, August 24 from 1-4 p.m.
          at the Paine Art Center in Oshkosh!
            Join us for drinks, hors d'oeuvres,
               jazz music and entertainment!
     Here are a few pictures from last years
     event! There were so many giveaways,
             including a big flat screen TV!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Which toothpaste should YOU buy?

When you walk down the toothpaste aisle, there are several options to choose from. They all claim they are "doctor recommended", but which one suits you best? Well it all depends on what results you're looking for.

If you have sensitive teeth, Dr. Steckbauer recommends using Sensodyne. Each line of Sensodyne toothpaste is designed to help protect against sensitivity and also help balance the pH (or acidic level) in the saliva to a more basic level. In return, acid erosion of the teeth is prevented. It's a great option to reduce sensitivity to hot and cold as well as keep your entire mouth clean.

Something to keep in mind when purchasing toothpaste is the health of your gums as well. Toothpaste that contains anti-microbial triclosan, such as Colgate total, helps clean deep in the gums to kill bacteria and keep your gum pockets healthy. If your gum pockets are not healthy, your teeth will become more mobile and possibly even fall out. When using a toothpaste that contains anti-microbial triclosan, scrub your teeth with your toothbrush in a circular motion and floss at least once a day. This will help minimize the pocket size.

In some areas, flouride is in the water, however if you're area does not have flouride in it, you may be more prone to having cavities. Prevident toothpaste is a brand Glacier Dental offers patients to purchase. Our hygienists recommend Prevident for patients that have dry mouth, patients that tend to have more cavities, patients with crowns and patients with a family history of having cavities. This toothpaste has more flouride to help strengthen the teeth from the outside in.  After you have flouride varnish applied at your next continuing care appointment, ask your hygienist about taking home a tube of Prevident.

Some toothpastes claim they whiten teeth. One of the best options that Glacier Dental sells in office is Opalescence whitening toothpaste. This is a great option to remove surface stains from various foods and drinks such as coffee, red wines or red pasta sauce. It isn't recommended to use for long periods of time, but it definitely will give you a brighter smile after using a tube of it.

If you're just looking for a year-round toothpaste to help fight decay and clean your teeth, Crest Pro-Health is a great option. According to, "Only one brand, Crest Pro-Health ($4), is accepted by the American Dental Association in six categories. It whitens, reduces sensitivity, and helps prevent cavities, gingivitis, plaque, and bad breath." It's offered at most stores and is a reasonable price.

No matter what type of toothpaste you use, make sure you brush 2 times a day and floss at least once! And next time you're at Glacier Dental getting your teeth cleaned by your hygienist, ask her what type of toothpaste she recommends for your mouth-type.