What are the Benefits of Family Dentistry?

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What are the benefits of family dentistry? What is Family Dentistry? Convenience in One Location Knowledge of Family History Shared Family Experience There are many reasons to choose one dentistry office as your family’s one-stop tooth shop. Having all of your family’s general dental needs taken care of in one location is both convenient and […]

Do I Have Sleep Apnea?

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Grinding gravel, sawing logs…if you are a frequent snorer, you know there’s no good way to put it. If your snoring has been affecting your or your family members’ sleep, you may be wondering, do I have sleep apnea? Here are a few things to look for when determining if you are simply a noisy […]

What are the Pros and Cons of Dental Veneers?

Maybe you’ve tried whitening and straightening your teeth, but your smile still isn’t quite what you’re hoping for. Or maybe you’ve got several issues with your teeth and you’re not sure where to begin to get that smile of your dreams. No matter your starting point, if you are a Madisonian in the market for […]

Why Do Kids Get Black Gums?

Why do kids get black gums? Eruption Hematoma Teething Solutions Black Gum Disease When to See the Dentist The color of your child’s gums will complement the color of his or her sweet face, ranging anywhere from light pink to dark brown. Sometimes, however, darker than usual spots appear on children’s gums that can make […]

The 4 Major Types of Dental Insurance

In the 1950’s dental insurance didn’t exist, people just paid out of pocket. Throughout the 1970-1980, Dental Insurance became more common to meet the demand of the workforce. As time passed and health insurance began consuming more and more of a business’s benefit dollars, dental insurance options developed. Today there are 4 major types of […]

Big Problems with Mini Implants

If you’re in the market for a dental implant, you might have come across something called a mini dental implant. We don’t offer those here at Affiliated Dentists in Madison, Wisconsin because we don’t believe they serve our patients well. Here’s a few reasons why there are big problems with mini implants: What is a […]

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

Crooked teeth are more than just an aesthetic problem. They also are difficult to clean between, which can result in plaque build-up and cavities. Straightening your teeth is an excellent strategy for both improving the appearance of your smile, as well as setting yourself up for optimal oral hygiene in the future. If wearing traditional […]

Why Do I Need X-Rays?

Like your kids’ school photos, x-rays need to be updated annually because a lot can change in your mouth in a year. If you were wondering, “why do I need x-rays?” at your latest dental appointment, here’s why they are an essential diagnostic tool for your dentist to help you maintain a strong and healthy […]

Do Baby Teeth Really Need Fillings?

If you just got news of a cavity at your little one’s dentist appointment, you might be wondering, do baby teeth really need fillings? Won’t they eventually fall out anyway? But there are some serious reasons to fix cavities in teeth that aren’t permanent. Here are some reasons you can feel good about scheduling that […]

Meet Erica at AD

Erica O. is a dental hygienist at Affiliated Dentists. What is your education background? Madison College– Associate in Dental Hygiene, with local anesthetic, nitrous oxide, and laser bacterial reduction certifications. Prior to that, I attended UW- Eau Claire and U of MN- Twin Cities for undergrad studies. Have you learned anything from the past 6 […]