At at average age of 5, children start to lose their baby teeth in order to make room for their new, larger adult teeth. Many families choose to have the Tooth Fairy come and swap those adorable baby teeth out for a special monetary gift. We have heard many different ways to make the tooth fairy a little more fun and exciting. Here are some things we would like to pass along!
Print this special Tooth Fairy Envelope. Fill out all the fun facts, cut and fold, then use for safe keeping under your little ones pillow until the Tooth Fairy can arrive and make the trade. http://ideas.hallmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/tooth-fairy-certificate-envelope.pdf
Want to make the money from the Tooth Fairy extra special, but don’t want to do it by leaving a $20 bill? Try this simple idea for sparkly Tooth Fairy money. http://amindfulmomma.blogspot.com/p/momma-m.html
And of course, one of our favorite ideas: Leave a note from the Tooth Fairy encouraging good brushing and flossing habits. After all, the Tooth Fairy does only want healthy, sparkling teeth in her collection! Here is a link that gives you basic tips to pass along in the note for your child. Choose the tips your child needs most improvement on. Use bright colors and paper to make it attractive for the little ones. Who knows, it may even make your daily hygiene routine a little bit smoother for a while! http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/basics/tooth-fairy/article/sw-281474979039601
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Teeth whitening treatment is one of the most popular cosmetic services available in the dental industry. When you consider just how easy it is to get your teeth as white as they’ve ever been, you can see why many patients choose this specialized form of cosmetic dentistry. Who wouldn’t want to take advantage of revolutionary teeth whitening services? Patients in the past only wish this type of treatment was offered back then. Our Brookfield, WI office offers many wonderful teeth whitening services that are designed to get people the brightest smile they’ve ever had.
Though teeth whitening is the end-all be-all of getting your pearly whites whiter than ever before, there are foods you can eat that will help promote teeth health and a whiter shade. By adding these foods to your food pyramid, you will help keep your teeth looking fresh and clean. We have the dentists Brookfield, WI residents can trust.
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Who should go to the dentist? People with a toothache? People who have broken teeth? People who have dirty teeth and need a cleaning? Well, the answer is everyone should go to the dentist! If you have teeth, come to the dentist. If you don’t have teeth, you should still come to the dentist. That’s right. Your Grandpa Ned and Great Aunt Mildred should still see us even if they have full dentures. This is so we can clean the dentures professionally and be sure they’re fitting correctly or make needed adjustments. But most importantly, it is so we can do a detailed exam of their gums, roof of their mouth, tongue and cheeks to be sure there are no signs of abnormal lesions or cancer. For someone with full dentures, once a year check ups are generally sufficient unless otherwise advised. If you have a full set of healthy pearly white teeth, twice a year visits are recommended. There are some patients who have more detailed needs who we may ask to spend a little more time with us. Always remember that routine dental work is the cheapest and easiest dental work you can get. Plus, if it’s been too long, we just start to miss you!
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If you didn’t see it on our facebook page already, August is full of birthdays for our staff! Kari, Amanda G, Dr Taibl, Tiffany, Kerrie W and Kim all celebrate in the month of August. This year, we had an extra special birthday to celebrate. Dr Brunner turned 40 years old! If you were lucky enough to be in the office on Tuesday, August 11th, you may have heard some singing, some teasing and laughing or even seen a pink gorilla! We had so much fun celebrating the big FOUR OH with you Dr Brunner.
He was a good sport about it all and wore a big gaudy pin all day announcing his new age. Dr Tack hired a singing pink gorilla to surprise him with the birthday song, and Connie (who is SO talented) made an amazing cake of his caricature. It even had a bald head and extra special jimmies so he could add just as much hair to the cake as he thought he deserved. Interested to see photos? Check out our facebook page and take a look! https://www.facebook.com/elmbrookfamilydental
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We know, we know. The alarm goes off in the morning and you hit snooze. A few extra minutes of sleep, and then you hit snooze again. And maybe even a third time. Don’t worry—we’re right there with you. The problem is that all that snoozing cuts in to your time to get ready in the morning. Consequently, you may not be able to devote enough time to properly brushing and flossing your teeth. As your dental health care team—Dr. Brandon A. Brunner, Dr. Eric Taibl and Dr. Suzanne Tack—at Elmbrook Family Dental in Brookfield, WI, want to help you have the most effective at-home oral hygiene routine. And it really doesn’t take much time.
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This July we said goodbye to our assistant Ashley. In May she graduated with her associates degree in Dental Hygiene. This coming August she will be getting married to the love of her life Rob here in Wisconsin. They have begun a new chapter in their lives down in Texas where Rob is now working. Who knows what their future holds for them! Currently they are easily getting used to the hot weather and great water ski lakes near their new home. She has been a part of our assisting team since June of 2011. After her graduation, she was able to help in our hygiene schedule as well. Good luck to you Ashley and Rob in your new and exciting life. You will be greatly missed.
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This month we celebrated Dr Tack’s birthday. Of course we did the obvious and brought some fantastic food into the office. We can never pass up an excuse to bring in some veggies and dip… and other not so healthy snacks!
Dr Tack celebrated with two of her closes friends the day before her birthday. They surprised her and took her for a special dinner at Artisan 179 in Pewaukee. On her birthday, her good friend Tara surprised her with flowers and special treats.
Happy birthday Dr Tack . We are thankful to have you on our team and so glad we could help you celebrate!
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In case you’ve been living under a rock since you came into this world, flossing, along with brushing, is one of the most important steps to take in ensuring your oral health is at its peak performance. Flossing cleans your teeth in ways that a toothbrush can’t. It’s one of the best ways to prevent diseases and bacteria from invading. There is a huge difference between “just” flossing and flossing with the proper technique. If you’re cutting corners and not flossing correctly, or you have no clue what the proper flossing technique incorporates, we’re here to help. All it takes is a little dedication and your dental routine can become beneficial. Our Brookfield, WI office has a team that genuinely cares about your oral health, and helping you achieve the best results possible is what we pride ourselves on. Are you ready to up your flossing game?
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Many of our patients with younger children as us when the right time for their child’s first dental visit. You may get a variety of opinions on the internet or even among local dentists. This blog will share the philosophy that our office follows. If you have further questions, we are always happy to answer them!
At Elmbrook Family Dental, we prefer to see your child for their first visit near the age of 3. This is an age that we can expect a little more cooperation and understanding from your little one. Although some recommendations discuss seeing a child near the age of 1, the compliance of a child at that age can be unpredictable and may lead to more dental anxiety in the future if it is not a good experience. Around age 3, we will schedule your child for a “Happy Visit”. During this visit we will give your little one special sunglasses to wear and a ride in the chair. If they seem eager and excited, we will “count” their teeth, and hopefully even polish them! The dentist will come in to do an exam at which time they will check for cavities and for early signs of crowding or orthodontic issues. At the end, we will paint a preventative fluoride treatment on their teeth. If your child is apprehensive during this visit, there are no worries! We will not push this visit. We are here to make it a good experience in any way we can. This sets the premise for many more good experiences in the future. Often times the first visit may consist of just a ride in the chair (maybe even on Mom or Dad’s lap) and a quick peek to scan for any major problems. We will always discuss brushing technique, good diet choices and perhaps use of pacifiers and thumb sucking as well.
If you have’t seen it, we have a great treasure chest with wonderful prizes for after a good dental check up! We look forward to taking care of your smile and the smile of your little family members for years to come.
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When it comes to offering the best general dentistry services in Brookfield, WI, we think we’re pretty darn good at what we do. Whether you want a family full of beautiful smiles using our cosmetic dentistry offerings or need to thwart serious diseases with restorative dentistry, you can rest assured that our plethora of dental services can help you and your family. We’re here to keep your family’s smiles as healthy and beautiful as possible. Our team of dentists, Dr. Brandon Brunner, Dr. Eric Taibl and Dr. Suzanne Tack, want to give you and yours a happy and healthy smile you can enjoy for years to come.
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