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Are you at risk for gum disease? Take this quiz to find out!

October 8, 2018

Gum disease is more common that you might think. If you’re 30-years-old or older, you might be one of the 40% of adults who suffer from periodontal or “gum” disease, an infection that weakens the tissues and bone that support your teeth. Read More

5 reasons you should celebrate this unsung Dane County anniversary

September 10, 2018

This year marks an anniversary that most people in Dane County don’t know anything about—but it’s one that almost all of us can be thankful for. Because back in 1948, Dane County started adding fluoride to our municipal water supply. And while that may not seem like a big deal, studies prove that people who live and grow in communities with fluoridated water experience less tooth decay. A simple, cost effective way to help everyone have heathier teeth? At First Choice Dental, we think that’s something to celebrate. Read More

Braces for Mommy and Me

July 1, 2017

In summer we wedge in appointments for the kids; a physical for fall sports, an eye exam, plus a semi-annual dental cleaning and checkup. And this could be the summer your kid embraces braces. There’s something about your kids orthodontics that triggers deeply held emotions! Are you old enough to remember those coming-of-age 80s movies where some awkward teenager sat on the bus sporting what appeared to be full-body orthodontia? Did those scenes or the warnings of being locked forever in your first kiss with another metal mouth deter you from getting braces as a kid? Read More

Summer is here! Time for the cookouts, maybe a little camping, and… braces!

June 1, 2017

If you are planning braces for your child, summer is the perfect time to get her started. Though she may not appreciate the fact that she won’t miss class time, it will mean less stress for you.  There’s no back and forth checking her in and out of school, no wondering if she remembered to pick up the work that she missed. I know, you’re imagining the cascade effect of a missed assignment, a lower grade, not getting into an elite college, and suddenly that Nobel Prize is out of reach. Read More

Say "I Do" to a Beautiful Smile

February 1, 2017

Is there a wedding coming up on your calendar? Whether you are the bride, groom, mother-of-the-bride, or an attendant, while you’re figuring out how to make the big day just right, don’t forget about one important detail: your smile. More than the dress, the shoes, the tux, or even the updo, what people will notice and remember will be your smile. Read More

Why Fluoride? The Good, the Bad, and the Facts

November 1, 2016

If you’ve been to a dentist or shopped for toothpaste, you’re familiar with fluoride. It’s one of those words like “anesthesia” that we don’t think about much, but we are sure a lot better off for having it around. The use of fluoride has resulted in a well-documented decline of cavities and tooth decay. But there are still folks who question its use. Here’s what we know about fluoride as a tool for dental health. Read More

When do you start dental care with kids?

October 1, 2016

“You got bright white teeth so take care of them, brush in the morning, and the night, and again and again. So put the toothpaste on your favorite brush. Be sure to take your time, don't ever rush!” Read More

Improve your #selfie game with a healthy #smile

September 1, 2016

For many Millennials, taking selfies is a daily occurrence. According to a survey performed last year by tooth whitening brand Luster Premium White, these young adults take on average nine selfies a week and spend seven minutes capturing the perfect moment. Popular selfie preparations include moving to a better location, fixing hair, and practicing smiles. Read More

No need to floss? Think again!

August 1, 2016

You’ve seen the headlines:
Flossing may be a waste of time.
Feeling guilty about not flossing? Maybe there’s no need.
Medical benefits of dental floss unproven. Read More