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I’m physically active but I don’t play contact sports. Do I really need a mouthguard?

Yes! It’s important to protect your teeth and your head when you play any sport, even those with limited to no contact. Mouthguards are shown to reduce your risk of concussion by up to 50%. Another perk? Our Madison dental practice offers Under Armour Performance Mouthwear and Pure Power Mouthguards, which are clinically shown to increase sports performance. Protect your teeth and get a leg up on the competition! Call our office for more information.

My family drinks bottled water. Should I be concerned about fluoride?

You should mention this to your dentist at your next visit. While most city water is fluoridated, bottled water does not contain fluoride, an important mineral for strengthening teeth. Oak Park Dental offers fluoride treatments, which may be appropriate for your situation. Feel free to talk with Dr. Gyurina about adding this tooth enamel protection option to your preventive care routine.

Are metal fillings bad for your health?

The risk attributed to mercury levels in amalgam (metal/silver) fillings is in dispute, but our office takes no chances with your health. We have removed the mercury and metal from our office, opting instead for composite resins and all porcelain restorations. You’ll keep your smile sparkling white, with restorations that are stronger and more durable than their amalgam and metal counterparts. Contact our office for your appointment today.

My teeth are so sensitive! Can you help?

Absolutely. Sensitivity can have multiple causes, including receding gums, chips or cracks in enamel, or heavy-handed brushing that exposes tiny pores in the dentin, called tubules. In some cases, laser therapy can seal the tubules and provide relief, while other therapies include applying preventive resins or bonding agents, which create a barrier similar to natural enamel. Dr. Gyurina will be happy to discuss your tooth sensitivity and how we can keep you comfortable at your next visit.

We invite you to join our growing patient family and experience the difference exceptional dentistry and a relaxed environment make in your oral health. Our Madison general, family, cosmetic, and neuromuscular dentistry practice also serves patients from the surrounding communities of Middleton, Verona, Oregon, and Monona. Contact us to make an appointment with your local dentist in Madison today. We look forward to enhancing your life, health, and smile!

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