Request Request Appointment Offices View our Offices
Welcoming New and Existing Patients - Check Out Our Safety Procedures

Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry Blog

Post-Op Problems: Is Pain Normal After a Root Canal?

March 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — sweetsmiles @ 5:41 pm
Woman with brown hair in white shirt holding her hand to her face in pain

If you had a severely damaged or decayed tooth, then there’s a good chance your dentist performed a root canal to preserve and protect it. Many patients worry that this procedure will be long and painful, but typically that’s not the case. You’ll be numbed and/or sedated so you don’t feel discomfort, and it’s more likely to alleviate any throbbing than cause it.

While it’s normal to experience some mild aches and inflammation after your appointment, it should gradually dissipate. After a week or two, you should feel completely normal. If you’ve recently had a root canal and have worsening discomfort that won’t abate, keep reading to learn more about the potential causes and why you should call your dentist!


How Can My Family Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month?

February 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — sweetsmiles @ 8:45 pm
Child smiles

Every day, your child is bombarded with countless messages promoting sugary snacks that can cause dental disaster if not consumed in moderation. Luckily, February is Children’s Dental Health Month, making it an excellent time for your child to learn about the importance of dental healthcare and brush up on their oral hygiene skills. Here’s what you should know about this important time of year and how you can celebrate it with your kids at home.


Why Do Wisdom Teeth Grow Sideways?

January 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — sweetsmiles @ 6:01 pm
person wondering why wisdom teeth grow sideways

For some people, the final teeth to emerge are the wisdom teeth, and their arrival can be troublesome. These third molars typically appear between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five, often leading to persistent discomfort and potential damage to other permanent teeth. Continue reading to learn why wisdom teeth might erupt sideways or become impacted, along with treatment options for this issue.


Don’t Derail Your Invisalign Treatment: 3 Tips to Stay on Track

December 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sweetsmiles @ 8:18 pm
woman holding an Invisalign aligner

When it comes to preparing for the holidays, you may need help to determine how best to stay on track with your Invisalign treatment. Navigating this time of year can be difficult for anyone who is trying to lose weight, establish a proper sleep routine, or even straighten their teeth. This is why it’s important to keep these 3 tips in mind so that you do not derail your Invisalign treatment and delay your ultimate results.


I’m Thinking About Getting Dentures; What Are Some Common Misconceptions About Them?

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sweetsmiles @ 11:44 pm

Dentures can be an excellent way to restore a smile after extensive tooth loss. Because of them, many patients are smiling confidently and eating foods that would have been impossible to chew without them. While millions of people in America are wearing dentures right now, many common misconceptions about them persist. Here are a few commonly believed falsehoods about dentures and the truth about these tried-and-true restorations.


Why Should I Soak My Dentures Overnight?

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sweetsmiles @ 11:04 pm

Dentures are an excellent way to restore a smile after extensive tooth loss. In addition to allowing a patient to smile confidently again, they also restore much of their chewing ability and help keep their jaw strong and healthy. While modern dentures are known for being incredibly comfortable, it is not a good idea to wear them continuously for days at a time. Here’s why you should always remove and soak your dentures before going to bed.


4 Tips for Speaking Clearly with New Dentures

September 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sweetsmiles @ 12:51 pm
A couple smiling with their dentures

When you first get dentures, they can cause problems with your speech. Words with the “s,” “f,” “th,” and “v” sounds are especially troublesome, often causing slurred speech. This can lead to embarrassment or self-confidence issues that may keep you from socializing.

Don’t let this get you down. Dentures take time to get used to. You’ll most likely be practicing for a month or so before you see great improvement. Continue reading to find four exercises you can use to get better at speaking in dentures.


My Toothache Suddenly Disappeared; What Now?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sweetsmiles @ 9:13 pm
Confused woman

From that tool you thought you’d put away properly to your child when you need someone to vacuum the hallway, things have a strange way of disappearing. It can be especially surprising when the sharp, throbbing, miserable pain of a toothache suddenly vanishes. While you might think you’re out of the woods when that happens, the truth is that you should immediately schedule an emergency visit with your dentist. Here’s why a toothache that has disappeared can still be a major dental health concern.


Save Your Summer with 5 Expert Tips to Avert Dental Disasters on Vacation

July 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sweetsmiles @ 6:11 pm
A group of summer vacationers jumping into a lake

Picture this: A serene afternoon by the pool. The sun is shining, the kids are giggling, and relaxation begins to finally grip you after a long day of fun activities. It would be a shame if something were to happen now to take you away from the fold-out chair you’ve perched yourself upon.

But you’ve made a plan and can rest easy knowing that you’ve prepared for dental emergencies. Not where you thought that was going to go?

The scene could have ended another way without the tips below—screaming kids, a sudden shot of pain in your gums, or an irritated spouse who won’t stop rubbing their cheek—so continue reading to keep your peace of mind and avoid unpleasant summer surprises.


My Lower Denture Won’t Stay in Place; What Can I Do?

June 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sweetsmiles @ 12:18 am
a closeup of a lower denture

If you have dentures, you might be pretty thankful to have functional, beautiful teeth—after all, these awesome restorations have helped countless generations of patients to eat, smile, and laugh with ease once more. But unfortunately, they don’t come without their own unique issues, including the tendency to shift out of place. When this happens, it can be quite bothersome—especially if it’s frequently happening to your lower denture, as you’d maybe think gravity alone would be enough to stabilize it! That said, here’s more about why this can sometimes happen, along with some tips for keeping your dentures in place so that they serve you well for several years to come.

Older Posts »
(414) 808-2003 3113 South 13th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Office Hours

9:00am – 6:00pm
9:00am – 6:00pm
9:00am – 6:00pm
9:00am – 6:00pm
9:00am – 6:00pm
9:00am – 2:00pm

(262) 377-0807 1300 Bridge St
Grafton, WI 53024
Office Hours

9:00am – 6:00pm
9:00am – 6:00pm
9:00am – 6:00pm
9:00am – 6:00pm
8:00am – 2:00pm