Dental Care Tips: Proper Tooth Brushing In Part 1 of our dental care tips on proper tooth brushing, we talked about some ways people brush their teeth “wrong”—or not as good as they should. Remember – brushing your teeth incorrectly can damage the enamel and cause permanent damage. Therefore, brushing your teeth the right way is critical to dental health. Of course, these are great dental tips for kids too! Recap: The Incorrect Way to […]
The world of dentistry and dental technology has tremendously improved over the past couple hundred years or so. Dentists are now able to do in a dental procedure or dental procedures, what would have been the unthinkable 100 years ago. Not only is the impossible now possible as it relates to dental technology and advances in dental procedures, but these advances makes for much safer and effective procedures all the way around! Don’t believe it? […]
Even though it’s not usually a dental emergency, oral pain shouldn’t be taken lightly. Pain in the mouth is often caused by ulcers, canker sores, cold sores, and inflammation. There are types of mouth infections that can cause pain too. Inflammation is usually caused by yeast infections, tobacco use, medications, fungal infections, irritation, and some illnesses. No matter the cause of mouth pain, there are different ways to help relieve it. Dealing with mouth ulcers […]
Milwaukee Dental Tips In Part 1 of this two-part series, we talked about why the new year is the perfect time for a complete evaluation of your dental health – a self-assessment and getting a thorough dental exam – to start the year off right. The good news is that for those who have dental savings or health savings plans, those plans will generally renew with the new year. Thus, if there are dental care […]
As weird as the idea of “itchy teeth” might sound to some people, it’s a pretty common occurrence to others. When teeth itch, the feeling can range from mildly irritating to downright annoying. Furthermore, what makes itchy teeth even more frustrating, is that when teeth itch, it often seems like there is little you can do to relieve the itchy feeling. At Cigno Dental, Dr. Tony Cigno strives to be a one-stop-shop for all your […]
Holiday dental emergencies stink. A dental emergency – a dental accident or dental injury that happens unexpectedly and that must be addressed immediately to prevent further damage or harm – is not only urgent, but also a total bummer when it happens over the holidays. Why are holiday dental emergencies so tough? First, the dental emergency often interrupts the joyous time being spent with family and friends. Second, when dental emergencies happen, it can be difficult […]
Emergency dental treatment is vital in the case of a knocked-out tooth. Would you believe that more than 5 million teeth are knocked out in a single year?! It’s not super-easy to knock out a tooth but it’s not necessarily difficult either. The good news is that if this happens to your child or to you, the tooth isn’t necessarily lost for good. The technical term for a tooth that’s been knocked out is an […]
In a recent article, we covered the different types of dental x-rays your dentist may perform to monitor your dental health. Yet, one question that seems to always be on the mind of many is, “Are dental x-rays really safe?” Sure, it is natural to consider this question. After all, the radiograph machine is pointed straight at your head! The benefits of dental x-rays are well-known and accepted at this point. Yet, it’s important for peace […]
Dental x-rays help your dentist to keep your teeth in tip-top shape. Dental x-rays are also an important part of protecting your dental health. There are a few different types of dental x-rays you should get as part of routine dental care. Two main categories of dental x-rays exist. They are intraoral x-rays and extraoral x-rays. With the intraoral type, the film is placed in the mouth. With extraoral x-rays, films are placed outside of […]
Of course, there are MANY reasons to LOVE braces! Braces do an amazing job of straightening the teeth and fixing dental bite problems. On the other hand, the reason braces work is because they move and shift the teeth. This is usually done through tightening or adjusting traditional braces, or via a new aligner with Invisalign. In both cases, the key is that each time tooth movement is changed or altered, there is going to […]
As explained in our recent post, “Dental Anxiety and Dental Phobia: When People Are Afraid of the Dentist,” we discussed the difference between dental anxiety and a dental phobia. We also briefly touched on sedation dentistry and how it’s been a great solution for some who experience these issues associated with dental procedures. An overview of dental anxiety and dental phobia… But let’s dive a little deeper into understanding dental anxiety and dental phobia since […]
The first step to getting relief from tooth sensitivity is understanding what it is and potential causes. Once you have figured out why you are having tooth sensitivity, it becomes much simpler to resolve those issues.
Milwaukee Area Dentist Tony Cigno Publishes New Article on How the CEREC Smile Makeover Can Permanently Whiten and Fix Chipped Teeth
Milwaukee area dentist Dr. Tony Cigno provides information about the CEREC Smile Makeover process and how it solves tooth discoloration and chipped teeth. Greenfield, WI — April 17, 2017 — Wisconsin Dentist Tony Cigno recently published an article titled, “Want Beautiful Teeth? Whiten Teeth Permanently & Fix Chipped and Crooked Teeth with a CEREC Smile Makeover!” Who doesn’t want straight, white, teeth? People with beautiful teeth are viewed as being happier, healthier, and even younger. That’s […]
Want Beautiful Teeth? Whiten Teeth Permanently & Fix Chipped and Crooked Teeth with a CEREC® Smile Makeover!
Veneers may seem like nothing new. They have long been an option for fixing the above dental issues. In our office we are trained in the best – and most advanced – porcelain veneers product and technology. A CEREC® smile makeover can be an amazing gift to yourself!
It’s a new year and so felt it was a good time to update our A to Z list of some common dental terms you likely hear from us – or your dentist – at least from time to time.
Milwaukee Family Dental Tips – Health Signs in the Mouth In our last article with Milwaukee family dental tips, we shared with you some major illness and condition alerts your dental health can provide. Yet, there are other – not necessarily major, but important – health clues your mouth can give you as well. Therefore, we decided to share a few more Milwaukee family dental tips regarding health signals your oral status can provide you […]
Dentist in Milwaukee Tony Cigno Publishes a New Article Outlining How to Prevent and Treat Holiday Dental Emergencies
Tony Cigno, dentist in Milwaukee, shares tips on preventing and treating holiday dental emergencies. Greenfield, WI — January 3, 2017— Wisconsin Dentist Tony Cigno recently published an article titled, “Holiday Dental Care Tips from Milwaukee Dentist Dr. Tony Cigno – Preventing & Treating Holiday Dental Emergencies!” As Dr. Cigno says, the last thing you want to deal with over the holidays is a dental emergency. Yet, he adds, “There are some dental mishaps that are […]
Holiday Dental Care Tips from Dentist in Milwaukee Dr. Tony Cigno – Preventing & Treating Holiday Dental Emergencies!
Dr. Tony Cigno – Dentist in Milwaukee – Holiday Dental Care Tip 2 This holiday season our Dentist in Milwaukee, Dr. Tony Cigno, is doing a short miniseries on dental care considerations for keeping teeth healthy during this special time. Over the holidays, you want to hang out with friends and family. You want to relax. You want to have fun and enjoy your time together. Thus, the last thing you want to do is deal […]
Dr. Tony Cigno – Dentist in Milwaukee – Holiday Dental Care Tip 1 This holiday season our Milwaukee Dentist Dr. Tony Cigno is doing a short miniseries on dental care considerations for keeping teeth healthy during this special time. One thing there is no shortage of during the holiday is sugary treats. Cookies, cakes, fudge, jams and jellies, homemade candies, pies, and more… every type of sweet imaginable seems to always be around home and […]
Did you know the earliest toothbrush dates back to about 5000 years ago? However, way back then it was just a stick with the end frayed. It was called a “chew stick” and was simply rubbed against the teeth to remove food. From about 500 years ago, toothbrushes began to be made with ivory, wood, or bone handles and bristles of hogs and boars. In 1938, the first nylon bristle toothbrush (the kind we have […]
Ever bite into something sweet, sour, or cold and feel a sharp, shooting, pain? A pain that seems to start in your mouth but like a bolt of lightning, quickly travels through all the nerves in your head in no time flat? This sensation is the result of tooth sensitivity and it can range from mildly uncomfortable to nearly excruciating. Most often, tooth sensitivity occurs when the protective enamel that covers your teeth begins to […]
For straightening teeth and/or correcting a misaligned bite, braces undoubtedly are a modern miracle. Especially today, when there are more braces options – many of which work better and faster than ever before – braces are becoming even more common and accessible. Why do braces hurt sometimes and what you can you do to treat braces pain? Essentially, braces work by using varying degrees of pressure to move the teeth in the mouth. For most […]
Cosmetic dentistry may seem off the table for some. Universally, many people have a fear of the visiting the dentist. For others, it’s even a phobia. For those who do get that oh-too-familiar knot in their stomach just thinking about making a dental appointment – much less showing up for it – the most distressing part is there doesn’t seem to be anything that can be done about it. When a person has this type […]
Say No to Dental 911! Protecting Dental Health & Preventing Dental Emergencies with Good Dental Care and Regular Dental Visits
It’s pretty widely known and accepted today that dental health is a fairly important factor in general health too. Visiting the dentist regularly is a key component to achieving and maintaining dental health. Also important are brushing twice a day, flossing, using mouthwash and eating a balanced diet. Minor dental problems, if ignored, can become major dental problems or even dental emergencies over time. Regular dental visits not only help to keep teeth in perfect […]
We are going to pick right back up with our “Horror Movie Lurking In Your Mouth” sequence with two other nightmare-to-be dental dangers if they are left unattended. In the last article we discussed “Mercury Madness” and the dangers of abscessed teeth. But there are other potential hazards – potential dental emergencies and dental dangers – lurking in your mouth as well.
No doubt your kids are your pride and joy! Any good parent wants to make sure their kids are well-cared for and will do anything in their power to ensure they do their part. This same diligence should extend to your kids dental health too! Proper pediatric dental care helps to keep your kids’ and teen’s teeth as healthy as their body!
Some studies have shown that members of the opposite sex find persons with white teeth more attractive. But whether or not getting whiter teeth can actually help you find a mate or the love of your life? Well, that’s anyone’s guess. However, when your teeth are whiter, you smile more and the world could definitely use more smiles more often! Professional Tooth Whitening: Have you been considering whitening your teeth? If so, you may be […]
Been Told You or Your Child Needs Braces Milwaukee? Preparing for Your Braces Treatment the Right Way = The Right Result!
Been Told You or Your Child Needs Braces Milwaukee? Preparing for Your Braces Treatment the Right Way = The Right Result! Understanding the Milwaukee braces process – from preparation to during treatment and after – will help ensure you get the best result.
So You’ve Been Told You Need A Root Canal Milwaukee? Wondering – What Is A Root Canal and What Will It Be Like?
If you’ve been told you need to have a root canal Milwaukee, take heart… you are definitely not alone. Millions of people have a root canal procedure – or endodontic dental services – every year. And the good news is a root canal done by a top dentist in Milwaukee – or endodontist – can save your teeth and your smile…
A lot of people go to the dentist in Milwaukee for a smile makeover. Others, however, go because they need to get their teeth fixed for practical – or even health – purposes. Milwaukee tooth restorations can fall under either category…
One of the most fun, yet challenging, areas of a family dental practice or in family dentistry is helping kids view their visit as exciting instead of intimidating or even frightening.
At Cigno Family Dental Milwaukee / Greenfield, we are a family dental practice and can meet the pediatric dental care needs of every child or adult in your family.
Let’s talk about 4 good reasons to smile – or fix your smile – in case you don’t smile enough. Smiling Establishes Rapport… People who smile simply look friendlier. Whether a smile is “real” or not, a person who is smiling just seems warmer and more open and approachable.
When it comes to heart health, you know what you need to do to keep your ticker in shape, right? You need to exercise, eat right, get good sleep, reduce stress… However, there’s another factor of heart health that may surprise you…
At Cigno Family Dental, your smile is our business. And we take that business seriously, but with a smile as well. Let’s talk about 4 good reasons to smile – or fix your smile – in case you don’t smile enough…
Can Taking Care Of Your Teeth Help You Live Longer? Is your dental health related to heart health? Can taking care of your teeth help heart health? When it comes to heart health, you know what you need to do to keep your ticker in shape, right? You need to exercise, eat right, get good sleep, reduce stress… However, there’s another factor of heart health that may surprise you. Taking care of your teeth! One of […]
Why We Offer Fastbraces® – Braces That Fix Teeth SUPER FAST! Once upon a time, if you were told you (or your child or spouse) needed braces, you immediately pictured a mouth full of metal, usually for two to three years—or more!
What to Expect With Fastbraces® – Braces That Fix Teeth Fast. If you, your child, or spouse / partner has been told braces are required to fix the teeth or bite, you may not realize you now have choices! From clear braces, to Invisalign
Teach Your Children to Love their Milwaukee Children’s Dentist in 3 Steps (No, this is Not a Joke). There are many people on this planet who are terrified of going to the dentist. Maybe they had a traumatic experience, or they have heard frightening stories about dentists who didn’t care properly for other people…
Cigno Family Dental Takes Care of Your Family Dental Care – Physically, Emotionally, and Financially
We care about your family and want to manage your family dental care Milwaukee! At Cigno Family Dental, your family dental care is our top priority!
Clenching and grinding your teeth (also called “bruxism”) is very common among people who feel stress in their life, and often they aren’t even aware that it’s happening.
Proper dental care is important. However, not all toothbrushes are created equal, and it is possible to think you’re brushing properly when actually you’re doing more damage than good.
Preventative dental care is the best medicine. Cigno Family Dental is committed to providing our patients with top-of-the-line and cutting-edge preventative dental care, routine dental care, and specialty dental care…
Getting braces Milwaukee? Brushing regularly is important for many reasons! Most of us have seen the kids at school who have white spots on their teeth after getting their braces removed.