The Basics about Dental Fillings

Do you have tooth decay that needs to be repaired? Drs. Wheelock, Bursick, and Post may recommend a dental filling in , , to restore your tooth. Our dentists will remove the decay and then fill the area with the dental filling material. How is a dental filling placed? Our dentists will numb the area… Read more »

Gum Disease and Its Common Risk Factors

The first step to preventing periodontal gum disease is knowing what your greatest risk factors are. If you know what causes gum disease, you have a much better chance at fighting it and preventing it completely. Periodontal gum disease happens when bacteria in your mouth begin to attack the healthy tissue around your teeth. If left… Read more »

10 Habits That May Be Damaging Your Mouth

No matter how young or old you may be, your oral hygiene is as important as it was the day your first tooth emerged. The bacteria that seek to destroy our teeth never take a day off, and neither should we. We must be diligent in caring for our teeth and gums to ensure a… Read more »

Use It Don’t Lose It!

It’s that time of year, no not Thanksgiving, although we at Wheelock, Bursick and Jensen we have a lot to be thankful for.  It is the time of year you need to check with your dental insurance company or flex spending administrator to see if you have unused benefits for 2015.  Don’t leave these precious… Read more »

Tips for Oral Health 101 #2

Floss at least twice a day.  It removes plaque brushing can’t get. + Wrap an 18-inch piece of floss around your middle fingers. + Gently guide the piece of floss around your middle fingers. + Gently guide the piece of floss between your teeth. + Pull the floss in a “C” shape around your tooth…. Read more »

Great Oral Health 101

Brush at least twice a day!  Ideally, brush your teeth after each meal.  Use a tooth paste with fluoride.  Use proper technique: + Tilt the brush at a 45-degree angle to your teeth. + Brush your teeth in short, cicular motions. Brush the gum line, too. + Always brush gently with a soft tooth brush.

My turn, your turn!

Caring for a child’s teeth early in life sets the foundation for a lifetime of good habits. Creating a fun “my turn, your turn” routine for brushing teeth can provide a little fun in your brushing time.  First, help your child brush his teeth, then have your child take the lead and imitate you.  Since… Read more »

Healthy Teeth Healthy Baby

When it comes to baby teeth, many parents may feel that since they are temporary, these teeth don’t really matter to their child’s health and development. The truth?  From your child’s first tooth, it’s critically important to establish a pattern of good oral health habits.  How well you care for baby teeth actually affects the… Read more »

Pucker Up and Cover Up

It is hot and sunny outside!  Summer is not officially here but it sure feels like it. Don’t forget to to protect your lips this summer.  Sunscreen has become a way of life during our sunny Mid West summers but don’t forget your lips.  Lips are very tender tissue and burn easily. Unprotected lips can burn… Read more »

School Check-ups

Did you know that all children starting kindergarten and the ninth grade in the Sioux City School System must have a dental check-up.  These are required.  Also if you are new to the SC School System you must also have a recent check-up.  Now is the time to schedule appointments for your students.  Get the… Read more »