Wednesday, November 30, 2016

One warm coat makes a difference!

At Glacier Dental it is our mission to enrich our community.  We are so excited to team up with the Oshkosh Area School District's ELL program, and our amazing patients,  to do a coat drive! 

The ELL students of Webster, Merrill, and Oshkosh North High School, as well as their families, are in desperate need of winter gear. These students and their families have come to Oshkosh form Africa, Syria, Pakistan, and Thailand and need our help to get the winter gear they need to stay warm and healthy this winter. New or gently used coats, boots, hats, scarves, and mittens will be accepted with open arms at Glacier Dental through the end of December. The sooner we collect these items the sooner another person stays warm. 

Thank you in advance for joining us in this great cause!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Why say yes to fluoride as an adult

More often than not, dental offices do not offer adults fluoride varnish treatments at their continuing care appointments because insurance companies typically only cover fluoride for children. However, adults truly do benefit from fluoride treatment,  sometimes more than children.

At Glacier Dental, the hygienists offer a topical fluoride varnish to all patients. The benefits of having the fluoride placed on your teeth include: strengthening the tooth from the outside in and reducing tooth sensitivity. It also adheres directly to the tooth and is not swallowed, in return not harming your body internally.

Similar to your skin, your teeth have pores all over them. After your routine cleaning, the fluoride would be placed on your teeth with a little brush, similar to a paintbrush. Your teeth absorb the fluoride through the pores and in return your teeth become stronger from the outside in. The fluoride itself feels like a coating on the outside of your teeth, once placed it is advised you don't eat anything crunchy or drink anything too hot for four hours, as it will scrape/melt the fluoride off your teeth.

Although it is recommended to have fluoride varnish placed at your six month cleanings, it is most effective for the first 90 days. If you're prone to getting cavities fluoride is a great option to help fight back. Recent studies have actually shown teeth that have very small cavities starting can actually be reversed with the repeated application of fluoride at your appointments. Glacier Dental also offers a take home toothpaste with extra fluoride in it called Prevident. It is used just like normal toothpaste and helps gap the bridge between the end of the 90-day effectiveness and your upcoming cleaning appointment.

If you have any other questions regarding fluoride, be sure to ask your hygienist at your next continuing care appointment!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Best Dental Clinic 3 Years in a row!

We couldn't be more excited to announce that we have the honor of being voted the Best Dental Clinic in The Best of Winnebago Reader's choice Awards! We owe it all to our amazing patients.Our top priority is to treat you as an individual and to get to know you personally. We promise you a caring and attentive staff, an enthusiastic manner, and state-of-the-art dental care delivered with exceptional comfort in a friendly atmosphere.
Thank you for voting us Best of Winnebago 3 years in a row! 
We look forward to serving you again at your next visit.