October 2, 2016
Did you know that if you don’t use all of your dental insurance benefits this year, you lose them forever? That’s right – no dental benefit plan we know of allows you to carry unused benefits over to the following year. If you don’t use them, you lose them!
You may have benefits remaining this year. Waiting until next year means that not only will you lose any unused benefits for this year, but also that you’ll have to first satisfy a new year’s deductible before any benefits will be paid.
If you have been postponing dental treatment, call our office to see if you have benefits remaining this year. We also have various financing options to help with any portion not covered by dental insurance. If you have no dental needs at this time, good for you! Please just accept this as a reminder that we are concerned with keeping your out-of-pocket dental costs to a minimum.
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September 19, 2016
photo courtesy of: http://mchoralhealth.org/PediatricOH/mod7_3_2.htm
Many times parents ask us when their child should be getting certain teeth, or when they should expect loose teeth. The answer to this is not black and white. In fact, it is the most variable thing in development and often greatly varies from child to child. Here is a chart with general guidelines for you to follow. If your child does not follow these age guidelines, don’t worry! They may just be a bit ahead or a bit behind schedule. Your dentist and hygienist can monitor this through routine digital x-rays.
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September 5, 2016
On the first Monday in September, we celebrate Labor Day. This long weekend free from work is in honor of the American Labor Movement. Years ago, there was no standard 40 hour work week. Workers across the country often put in more than what we consider standard “full time” hours with no regulations and often no weekends. Union workers worked to put laws and regulations in to place that standardized a 40 hour work week and allowed workers to have weekends off from typical work. Since the holiday became federally recognized in 1894, many of us have been enjoying a day off of work to spend with families and grilling out. Our office will be closed to day in observance of the holiday. Here are a few recipes we think you might enjoy at your gatherings today. Enjoy!
Grilled Backyard Beer Burgers: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/grilled-backyard-beer-burgers/11f3bf47-37ec-49c4-a669-6c3f6641a918
Awesome Pasta Salad: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/52734/awesome-pasta-salad/
Grilled Peaches and Cream: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/86362/grilled-peaches-and-cream/?internalSource=hn_carousel%2003_Grilled%20Peaches%20and%20Cream&referringId=2575&referringContentType=recipe%20hub&referringPosition=carousel%2003
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August 29, 2016
Perhaps you have heard the buzz already, but for those of you who haven’t heard, Elmbrook Family Dental was voted the best dentist in the Greater Milwaukee area by our own patients. You, as readers of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel voted and helped us take first place! Words cannot describe how honored we are that people took the time to vote and spread the word about our office. We have been so blessed to grow our patient base over the years. Dr Brunner, Dr Taibl, Dr Tack and Dr McGinn take pride in caring for all of our patients dental needs. Some of you who have been a part of our practice for over 20 years! You continue to trust us and refer your family and friends to our office. We are so thankful for all of you and the confidence you have in us.
Follow this link for the article: http://jsonline.secondstreetapp.com/l/2016-Top-Choice-Voting/Ballot/HealthCare
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August 23, 2016
In the past, when you had a less than attractive smile, many simply lived with decreased confidence due to cosmetic flaws. Cosmetic dentistry was considered to be only for the elite using costly elective procedures. But now, cosmetic dentistry is more accessible and affordable using minimally invasive treatments. At Elmbrook Family Dentistry, we are committed to creating flawless smiles as a cosmetic dentist in Brookfield. We strive to make cosmetic services more accessible, which is why we proudly serve the communities of Waukesha and Berlin. Due to the exceptional results our team of dentists provide, patients from Waukesha and Berlin travel to our office to receive the cosmetic services they need for a more attractive smile.
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July 29, 2016
Dr Tack turned 35 on July 15th. She had a weekend full of celebrations with those she loves the most. Friday morning, her good friends Cynthia and Kristin through a surprise party for her at 5:30am. They enjoyed fruit, coffee, breakfast sandwiches and this fantastic doughnut cake. Family flew in from out of town as a surprise to celebrate with her as well.
Friday and Saturday night she had some great dinners out at Bacchus and Rare. Sunday she finished the weekend off with even MORE great food at Pizza Man with her brother and his family.
Happy Birthday Dr Tack!
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July 28, 2016
Summer in Wisconsin is beeeautiful! The sun is shining, the sky is blue and the temperature is delightful. You can’t help but smile—unless, of course, you don’t want others to see the condition of your teeth. In that case, even the most glorious day might not get a smile. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With porcelain veneers, Brookfield, WI, residents can have a smile that is as beautiful as the day!
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July 22, 2016
We are so blessed to have such a growing practice. A large part of our growth is because we have dedicated patients like you who commit to regular dental visits and to referring your friends and family to do the same. We are so thankful for each one of you and are glad to provide service to the Brookfield and surrounding communities. We have recently remodeled our office, added a few more staff members and extended our business hours in order to make it easier for you to schedule appointments with us.
Although some of you love coming to the dentist, we are well aware that there are many of you who have some anxieties about dental work. Our top priority is to provide quality care to all of our patients so they can have a healthy, long lasting smile. Second to quality care, we want you to have a comfortable, anxiety free visits with us.
We have many ways to take your mind off of the worries of your visit and make the time fly by fast! In our reception area, we have a beverage station with water and coffee and tea for you to enjoy. Be sure you enter our drawing for free custom whitening trays when you check in! Once you get to your treatment room, you can watch a TV right above your head during your appointment. If you’ve had a longer procedure, we might even treat you to a smoothie or frozen custard shake to help with inflammation and calm a grumbling tummy. And recently, we have even caught a few Pokemon characters hiding around the office! What better ways to make for a more fun visit?
Thank you for being such wonderful patients and allowing us to be your dental team.
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July 16, 2016
If flossing hasn’t been a regular part of your oral care routine, half the battle is just remembering to do it. So, here are our favorite ways to help you remember:
Set an alarm on your smart phone or tablet. Set it for the same time every day and make it a time that is convenient to you.
Write a post it note and stick it on your bathroom mirror or next to your bed.
Keep plastic flosser’s in your car and floss in your driveway before you leave or in the parking lot at work. Just be sure to throw them away in the garbage when you’re done. We hate littering!
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July 12, 2016
People are terribly embarrassed by bad breath, and it may indicate an oral or systemic health problem. Drs. Brandon Brunner, Eric Taibl, Suzanne Tack and Kevin McGinn of Elmbrook Family Dental help us understand bad breath, or halitosis, and how to eliminate it. (more…)
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