Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Is There a Stronger Love/Hate Relationship?

Dental Floss. If you work in the dental field, chances are you love it! There is also a good chance if you are a patient you hate it- and you are not alone.

Using dental floss is difficult for some people. For one thing, you have to be very consistent in using it for it to be effective. Even if you do use it regularly:

  • Are you able to fit your hand in your mouth to get the back teeth?
  • Are you able to maneuver it under the gumline? 
  • Are you applying enough pressure to remove plaque from your tooth? 
  • Are you applying too much pressure and injuring the tissue?
All of these things help talk ourselves into not even doing it. However, if you skip the process all together you are missing over 35 % of your tooth surface. 35 % of the tooth surface goes untouched by simply brushing alone making flossing just as important in your at home care routine.

Oh, did I mention the pain from twisting the floss around your finger 100 times! 

If you are someone who can relate to the above we may have just the solution for you!

One of the items our clinical team recommends to nearly every patient is a Waterpik Water Flosser. Clinical studies show that the Water Flosser is up to:

  • 51% more effective in reducing gingivitis(gum disease) than dental floss
  • 2x as effective in reducing gingival bleeding than dental floss
  • 29% more effective removing plaque(what can cause gum disease) than dental floss

A Water Flosser is a handheld device that sprays a stream of water to remove food from between teeth. If you have had any dental work completed, that makes it difficult to floss, such as braces, fixed or permanent bridges or crowns- you may find that a Water Pik is the right choice for you.

Change the way you view flossing and turn it into a quick easy part of your dental at home care routine with a Water Pik!

Stop by the office at,
Glacier Dental
1720 Congress Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54901

or call 920-235-3251 from more information!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

With Proper Care, Your Teeth Can Last a Lifetime!

Every time you brush, floss, irrigate and have your teeth professionally cleaned, you increase the odds of preserving your teeth! Taking care of your mouth shouldn't be a struggle! In fact, we make it easy for you.

If you're anxious about getting dental care, you're going to LOVE your experience here, We go the extra mile to help you feel relaxed and comfortable. Honestly, you can talk to us about any dental concerns.

We don't look at taking care of your oral health as something you have to do, but rather something that you get to do. After all, there are over 13 million Americans who wish they had some teeth to care for!

For the latest dental advancements at a price you can afford, give us a CALL TODAY!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Children's Dental Tips!

Did you know that it is recommended that children have a dental exam by the time they are 1 year old or within the first six months of their first tooth eruption?

It is important to have your child's teeth and gums checked every six months to help prevent cavities and any other dental problems that may occur. When most of his or her baby teeth arrive they will be ready for their first dental cleaning with a hygienist, typically between 12-36 months.

Preparing your child for their first cleaning appointment is so important. Help them understand the importance of going to the dentist. Explain to them what the dentist will do with non-threatening words appropriate for their age. Keeping it simple will help your child to be calmer. Inform them how the doctor will be looking at their teeth, counting them, and checking to make sure they are healthy.

Children want to grow up to be just like their parents so it is important for you, the parent, to lead by example and show them at a young age why it is important to keep their teeth and gums healthy.

Please check out the link below from Colgate, one of our preferred vendors, for some fun tips on how to make dental hygiene fun for kids.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Carpetnter, she loves kids and kids love her, or any of our other wonderful doctors. We look forward to meeting you and your family soon!
Pictured: Right to left, Dr. Heather Carpenter, her adorable children Hazel and Henry, and her husband, Spike.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Free Gift Cards!

Do you want $25, $50, or $100 gift cards in your pocket?

Great we want to give them to you! We consider our patients a part of the Glacier Dental family. It’s not unusual for our patients to receive birthday cards, anniversary gifts – even an occasional follow up to see how they’re doing.

We trust our patients to share stories about their experience at Glacier Dental and when they send friends and family our way, we thank them. This referral program is something you won’t want to miss out on.

For the first referral you send our way, we thank you with a $25 Kwik Trip gift card, and for the second referral, a $50 Target gift card. Once you refer three or more people you will receive a $100 Visa gift card  every time! In addition, after each referral, your name is entered to win amazing prizes given away throughout the year such as weekend getaways, ultimate kitchen packages, gas grills, the list goes on.
But wait, the benefits don’t stop there! Once you refer three patients to Glacier Dental you become a Glacier Dental VIP and receive an extra surprise in the mail.   Be sure to refer your family and friends to Glacier Dental so you can reap the benefits!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

4 Things Wisdom Teeth Removal Helps Prevent!

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth and are the teeth least needed for good oral health. More often than not, most patients have four wisdom teeth that erupt through the gums in their late teens or early twenties. However, sometimes wisdom teeth can remain trapped in the jawbone under the gums because there is insufficient room for them to erupt. No matter the case, if one of our doctors see fit, these teeth can be removed right here at Glacier Dental.

Why do I want my wisdom teeth removed?

Sometimes the question occurs, “why should I have my wisdom teeth removed if they don’t hurt?” Wisdom teeth can cause gum disease, crowding or other damage to adjacent teeth, decay (due to the inability of your toothbrush to keep the area clean) and even bone loss. Pain and swelling are the most common symptoms of problem wisdom teeth but whether you have obvious symptoms or not, it is important to diagnose existing or potential problems caused by your wisdom teeth. Removal is often the wisest decision for your health and well-being.

4 Things Wisdom Teeth Removal helps prevent:
  • crowding of back teeth:  may result in shifting of all teeth
  • a tooth becoming stuck in the jaw (impacted): never breaking through the gums.
  • painful, red, swollen gums: due to flap of skin around wisdom tooth that has only partially come in.
  • tooth decay and GUM DISEASE: wisdom and surrounding teeth may be more difficult to clean.

How Glacier Dental can help!

Dr. Steckbauer, Dr. Carpenter, and Dr. Goetsch are experts when it comes Wisdom Teeth Removal and making sure your visit is as comfortable as possible. To take your comfort to the next level, sedation options are available to you and we would be happy to go over your options a consultation or your next visit!

If you are ready to end the pain that your wisdom teeth are giving you in one comfortable visit, CALL GLACIER DENTAL TODAY, 920-235-3251!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

5 Reasons Glacier Dental is the GO-TO Office!

 5  reasons Glacier Dental is the "go-to" office!

  • Same day treatment! If you're in pain, we would be happy to offer you same day treatment and take care of any problem areas before you leave.

  • Crowns in one day. Yes, you read that correctly. Glacier Dental has the most up-to-date technology around, allowing the Doctors to create, design and seat a crown in one day. What does this mean? Only one visit! No need to send it out to a lab and make a follow up visit...time is valuable, why spend more than you have to at the dentist?

  • Family friendly. Glacier Dental has seen patients as young as one week old! Many team members have children themselves and all are very good with children. Plus there are iPads, Netflix and toys to help make the visit even more comfortable.

  • Easier payment options! There are options for everyone including paying in full for discounts or breaking payments up into smaller portions. Glacier Dental even has an in-office savings plan which is a great alternative to insurance. 

  • We have more than 200 5-star Google reviews! Just take a peek and see for yourself why Glacier Dental is the place to go!

Call today for your $75 cleaning, exam and x-rays!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

6 Benefits of ClearCorrect Invisible Braces

Are you bothered by spacing, crowding, or misaligned teeth?  Maybe your parents never let you get braces when you were younger or you dread the thought of dealing with the metal brackets. Whatever your individual situation it's never too late to get the straight smile you have always wanted! 


There are so many benefits beside the most important, straightened teeth, that ClearCorrect offers, here are just a few!
  • No wires. No brackets. Clear Correct is virtually undetectable to your friends and family. Chances are only you will know you're undergoing orthodontic treatment. 
  • No scrapes or cuts from brackets, the aligners are custom fit to you individually with smooth edges
  • Removable! Unlike traditional bracket braces ClearCorrect is removable for cleaning and eating 
  •  No adjustments or broken wires which means less time in the dental chair for you.
  • Treatment is finished within a year to 18 months
  • A crooked and overcrowded smile creates hiding places for bacteria and decay. After CLearCorrect straightens your smile, your teeth will be easier to clean and have better defense against plaque buildup.

Whether you have that special day in your near future or simply have been putting it off for far too long, THE TIME IS NOW! What are you waiting for? Show off your smile. 

Come see us for a complimentary consult to discuss your future straight smile! Call Glacier Dental, 920235-3251, now to reserve a time that works best for you.