June 21, 2016
If you have been to see us recently, you’ve noticed some big changes (and maybe a little dust). Our office is expanding! We are adding patient treatment rooms in order to make more appointment times available to our patients. Our reception area will be larger as well to accommodate our growing patient base. We will be adding some awesome things to the office to make your time there more enjoyable. We know many of our patients dread their dental visits, so it is our priority to provide quality dental work while making you comfortable and at ease. We will be posting photos of our progress along the way, and of course the final product! Be sure to follow us on facebook to see all of the latest updates and exciting announcements too. We are scheduled to finish the remodel project in mid to late summer. We are still seeing patients during this transition.
Link to our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/elmbrookfamilydental/
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June 2, 2016
Dr. Brandon A Brunner, Brookfield, WI dentist, and his associate dentists at Elmbrook Family Dental, teach patients all about tooth decay. Learn how a tooth develops a cavity, and what you can do to prevent this very common oral health problem. (more…)
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May 23, 2016
A few times during the year, the doctors plan an event where the staff can get together and forget about work for a while. On Friday, May 6th we worked hard all day at the office moving the front desk to it’s new temporary location. The assistants and hygienists moved some of the treatment rooms around in the back, getting a few steps closer to the end of the remodeling project. After a day of hard work, the staff headed to the Ronald McDonald house to make and serve snacks to the families staying there. The temporary residence enjoyed walking tacos, antipasti kabobs, strawberry shortcake pops and veggie tarts.
The Ronald McDonald house is a temporary housing facility for families to stay in when they have loved ones receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital as well as surrounding hospitals. The newly expanded facility can house up to 70 families per night and runs on donations provided by McDonald’s, the community and the families who stay there. If a family is unable to pay, they will never be turned away. In addition to housing, they also provide therapy services which include an adorable pup named McNugget who brings smiles and cuddles to those staying in the Ronald McDonald house. We were truly thankful to be able to tour this facility and provide some yummy snacks to those staying there.
To find out how you can donate or volunteer, visit the following link: http://rmhcmilwaukee.org/how-to-help/
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May 5, 2016
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April 20, 2016
Spring has officially arrived and we want to make sure YOU are up to date on your cleanings! Seeing your dental hygienist and dentist at least twice a year is the best way to prevent and detect cavities and gum disease at an early stage. We help you come up with an individualized routine for your home care so that we can keep your mouth happy and healthy. Most of our patients schedule their next routine visit up to 6 months in advance, so be sure to think ahead in order to get a flexible appointment time. We are adding office hours soon to make it even more convenient! So, call our friendly front desk staff here at Elmbrook to schedule soon.
New to our office? No worries! We are accepting new patients as well and would love to meet you.
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April 18, 2016
A new season, a new smile
Springtime–it’s a time of renewal, flowers and bright sunshine. Would you like your smile to look its very best? The National Academy of Sciences says research indicates a beautiful smile helps that all-important first impression. A vibrant smile conveys attractiveness and even approachability when it comes to interpersonal relationships.
What would you like your smile to say? Your Brookfield, WI dentists at Elmbrook Family Dental assist patients of all ages have whiter smiles, fully informing them on the causes of discoloration, how to avoid them and how to treat stains. (more…)
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April 2, 2016
Gum (periodontal) disease is the unhealthy inflammation, swelling and even infection of the gums and the surrounding bone. Early stages of gum disease are referred to as “gingivitis” and can be reversed with better brushing, flossing and rinsing at home. If gingivitis is not reversed, it then often advances to the more severe disease called “periodontal disease”. Periodontal disease refers to an advanced, non-reversible gum disease involving bone loss and even tooth loss. Signs to watch for are sore or swollen gums, gums that bleed during flossing or even brushing, foul smell or taste or even wiggly teeth. Chances are that if you see your dental office twice a year or more, they are measuring your gums and keeping a close eye out for signs of gum disease. If it has been a while since your last visit, no worries! We have seen it all and love helping people to get back on track to a healthy smile.
Smokers are twice as likely to develop gum disease as a non smoker is. Smoking decreases the ability of your immune system to fight infection and heal. It can dry your mouth out and constricts the blood vessels in your mouth as well. Aside from a higher risk of gum disease, smoking can leave ugly stain and cause bad breath. It is a habit your body would prefer you to quit, and we would be happy to give you some pointers!
For happy, healthy gums, you should brush 2x daily, floss daily, refrain from smoking and see your friendly Elmbrook Family Dental Hygienist twice yearly.
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March 14, 2016
You’ve probably been brushing your teeth all by yourself since—well, since you no longer needed a stepstool to reach the faucet, that’s for sure! So, think you’re doing a good job? That may be so, but a review of the basics can never hurt and, in fact, you may just find that you can improve your technique and brush even better. Read on to find out what your Brookfield, WI, dentist at Elmbrook Family Dental has to say about improving your daily oral hygiene routine.
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March 9, 2016
Elmbrook Family Dental is hosting our Seventh Annual March Madness college basketball tournament for our current patients! (Patients having 1 cleaning within the last 12 months)
Last years, our NCAA tournament contest was a hit and this year we are making it even better by awarding prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places!
To sign up, go to https://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/en/frontpage and create an account. Once you have logged in, click “My Groups” link toward the top of the page. Type ELMBROOK FAMILY DENTAL in the search box. Our group password is TEETH. Create your own bracket, and please use your actual name as your team name (so we know who you are!) and pick who you think will win. For more information, click the “How to Play” link.
Prizes are as follows:
1st place: $150 Bartolotta gift card
2nd place: 4 Brewers tickets (dates tbd)
3rd place: 2 sets of custom whitening trays (share with a friend!)
4th place: 4 movie tickets
You must sign up and pick your teams by the tip-off of the first game onMarch 17th in order to play. You will not be able to pick your teams until the tournament field is announced on March 13th.
The contest through ESPN is open to anyone, however in order to be eligible for a prize from Elmbrook Family Dental you must be current patient, meaning 1 cleaning within the last 12 months.
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February 22, 2016
Ok, ok. We think this will be the last baby post for a while! But, check out this gorgeous baby girl. Our hygienist Sarah and her husband welcomed their baby girl Emerson Ann into the world in late January. She was 8lbs 3oz and 21.5 inches long. Enjoy your time with this little one Sarah! We miss you here.
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