How to Handle Tooth Pain

Let’s talk about tooth pain. You may cry or cringe as you recall your own painful experience with a toothache, sensitive teeth or an injured tooth, but it’s an important topic to tackle. Knowing the causes of tooth pain and when to call for an appointment with Dr. Erpenbach will save you pain, frustration and…

Smile More and Boost Your Mood

You probably already know that smiling makes you look great, but did you know that smiling can also make you feel good, too? It’s true, smiling releases mood-lifting endorphins. According to Psychology Today, smiling can improve your mental health. Smiling can also calm you down and lift the mood of others. Smiling has even been…

Apple Cider Vinegar: Does It Hurt Your Teeth?

 The apple cider vinegar craze has been increasing in popularity over the last few years. This super sour drink has been touted as a panacea for everything that ails you. Avid apple cider vinegar drinkers claim it does everything from reducing inflammation to improving allergies, and even increasing your metabolism to help you lose weight.…

Oral Health Speaks for your Total Health

Many people know the old saying, “the eyes are the windows to the soul,” but do you know that the mouth is the window to the body? It’s true. Your mouth can tell your dentist a whole lot about your overall health. Dr. Erpenbach is a member of the American Academy of Oral-Systemic Health and…

Many Reasons for Bleeding Gums, Never Ignore it!

Bleeding gums are a problem for many people. There are several reasons why your gums may be bleeding- but no matter what the reason is, you should talk to your dentist about what is happening when you brush. In most cases of bleeding gums, Dr. Erpenbach can provide an effective treatment to cure the condition…

The Attack on Teeth

It’s happened to many people – and it may have happened to you, too. Your dentist found a cavity, so you need a filling. You get the filling in order to take care of your tooth, but soon after, you may find that you’re filling didn’t quite work out as planned. Now you are heading…

Scientific Advances Aid Dentists

Science plays a significant role in dentistry – and research studies frequently help dentists to develop new ways to treat patients. Dr. Erpenbach makes it his mission to be informed and educated on hot topics and current news in dental research, and he also endeavors to learn new techniques in order to best treat patients.…

The Tale of the Tooth Fairy

No one ever sees her, but you know when she’s been there. She only visits at night. She searches under your pillow while you’re sleeping. She wants your teeth. Sounds a little scary? Don’t be afraid – We’re talking about the Tooth Fairy! Most Americans are familiar with the tale of the sweet, tooth collecting…

The Download on Dry Mouth

Up to a third of the American population reports having experienced symptoms associated with the occasional bout of dry mouth – feeling thirsty or dehydrated cracked lips and even bad breath. These symptoms are usually remedied by increasing water intake and a quick refresher with a toothbrush. However, many people experience chronic dry mouth conditions,…