• Do you Snore?

    June 12, 2014Do you Snore?

    DO YOU SNORE? Do you wake yourself or your partner up in the middle of the night due to loud snoring?  Do you wake up with a regularly dry or sore throat?  Have you ever been startled awake by a gasping or choking sensation?  If so, you could suffer from a condition called sleep apnea.  There are 3 types of sleep apnea: Central (CSA), Obstructive (OSA), and mixed sleep apnea (a ...

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  • Cavities 101

    May 12, 2014Cavities 101

    What are Cavities and Tooth Decay? Tooth decay is the most prevalent disease for children and adults in the United States, even though it is mostly preventable. Tooth decay occurs as bacteria attaches to the tooth via dental plaque or tartar and feeds off the sugars and fermentable carbohydrates consumed by their host. Bacteria secrete acidic byproducts break down tooth structure and lower the pH in the mouth, which then activates more harmful ...

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  • New Year’s Resolutions: Have You Kept Yours?

    January 23, 2014New Year's Resolutions: Have You Kept Yours?

    The new year is here and we are quickly coming to the end of January. New Year’s resolutions have been made, but have you been able to keep yours? A majority of us probably have lost site of those resolutions and figure there is always next year right!? Well, it’s not too late to start again, and why not make a dental New Year’s resolution! Your overall dental health not ...

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  • Keeping Your Teeth Clean on the Go

    September 23, 2013Keeping Your Teeth Clean on the Go

    School is back in session, vacations are over.  Between work, school, meetings, dance class, and football practice, you and your kids are constantly on the go.  When you are so busy, it can be hard to find time to do everything you should be doing to keep your oral health in check. Brushing your teeth throughout the day between every meal, snack, or drink is not very realistic for many ...

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  • When Should I Take My Children For Their First Dental Visit?

    April 29, 2013

      Part of maintaining a healthy mouth and good oral hygiene is getting an early start!  We recommend starting to bring your children to the dentist around the age of 3 or 4, unless you notice something of concern when helping your children with their at home dental care.  On a child’s first visit, we will introduce them to all the materials and instruments we will be using to clean ...

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  • Tired of Being Numb After a Dental Appointment?

    March 29, 2013Tired of Being Numb After a Dental Appointment?

      Can Numbness be Reversed? Ask us. By now, numbness is something most of us are used to at the dentist after an injection of local anesthetic. Dr. Heninger and Dr. Frandsen now have a proven way that may speed up the return of sensation in the soft tissues of the mouth after routine care. The problem… Numbness can be limiting, affecting your speech, your smile, and your ability to drink. You may even catch ...

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  • National Children’s Dental Health Month!

    February 6, 2013National Children's Dental Health Month!

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!  During February we want to raise awareness of oral health for children.  It’s important to start good dental hygiene habits at an early age.  This years slogan for the campaign set forth by the American Dental Association is “Get a Gold Medal Smile.”               Just a few tips for ensuring good oral health of your child’s teeth include:             ...

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  • Did you know our office has a dental laser?

    January 23, 2013Did you know our office has a dental laser?

    Dental lasers are an exciting new technological advancement in dentistry. The laser can be used to perform certain surgical procedures with little to no pain at the time of the surgery and after. The laser can also be used to treat cold sores and canker sores effectively.  Some periodontal or gum treatments can also be accomplished easier and more effectively with the dental laser. For more information or to schedule ...

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  • October Is National Dental Hygiene Month

    October 4, 2012October Is National Dental Hygiene Month

      The American Dental Association recommends you visit your Dental Hygienist and Dentist for a cleaning and thorough oral exam twice a year.  With October being National Dental Hygiene month, it’s a good reminder to make an appointment to have a regular check up and cleaning if it’s been 6 months or more since your last one.  Your Dental Hygienist can inform you about oral conditions that can affect your mouth ...

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  • Careers On Wheels Day

    September 24, 2012Careers On Wheels Day

    Careers On Wheels Day On Friday, September 21, 2012, Dr. Frandsen and Sheila participated in School District 93’s Careers on Wheels Day at Stinger Stadium.  Dr. Frandsen presented dentistry as a career option to approximately 500 6th graders in 18 different class groups over a four hour span.  Our office is excited to spend time in the community, especially educating the youth.

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