Did You Know?

aesthetic dentistry services"Just pull it, Doc ..."
People will often come in with a tooth problem and suggest this course of treatment. They aren't aware of all the options available. We are able to get patients comfortable, and then we can discuss the possibilities and decide which is the best choice of treatment.

"This is the first time I've ever been completely numb ..."
A patient said this recently. Dentistry is a lot easier than it was just a few years ago. Enjoy Madison radio stations or bring your own CDs or IPod.

Laughing Gas and Stereo Headphones
The nitrous oxide (laughing gas) gives you a pleasant, euphoric feeling. It makes it easier to keep your mouth open, it reduces the amount of saliva and the time goes faster. Stereo headphones with a remote control give you control of your music. Crank it up as loud as you want. Enjoy Madison radio stations or bring your own CDs.

"I hate the dentist..."
If you really hate to have dental work done, take meticulously good care of your teeth and gums. You can prevent most of the dental problems that we treat.

There's magic in nylon
Not those you wear or the singing group, but on the end of the toothbrush handle and in that dusty container of dental floss (nylon) in your medicine cabinet.

dental crowns removalToothpaste is not magic
Getting a taste on your tongue doesn't do it. Put a small amount of toothpaste on a soft nylon brush and brush for two minutes. Turn off the water in the sink. The sound of running water makes you rush and spend less time brushing. This is Madison. It's not politically correct to waste water.

Brush your teeth with or without toothpaste anywhere; watching TV, in the car, on your back steps under the moonlight.

The magic is in the nylon, not the toothpaste.

Floss 'em if you've got 'em!
Flossing is the best thing you can do for your dental health. With proper flossing, you can clean more of the tooth than with brushing, and it's better for your gums. If you're only going to just brush or floss, I'd rather you floss.

Remember, you don't have to floss all of your teeth. Just look in the mirror, decide which ones you want to keep and floss them! (Just kidding!)

"Plan your work and work your plan..."
We'll examine your teeth, make a plan and determine priorities to prevent you from having toothaches and loosing teeth and fixing aesthetic concerns.

We'll explain your choices of treatment, insurance benefits and your costs.

We'll keep working the plan and you'll reach the desired level of dental health.

Quiz Time
What three things do you need to have tooth decay?

  • Bacterial Plaque. That soft white stuff that grows on the tooth along the gums.
  • Sugar. Refined sugar, dextrose, corn syrup. Read the labels. Those fruit juices aren't always safe.
  • And No. 3. Everyone misses this one. A tooth! You can't have a cavity without a tooth!

dental grinding servicesAesthetic Dentistry
In my mind, all restorative dentistry is aesthetic dentistry. We are proud of our fillings, crowns, dentures and partials. Whatever we do, we want it to look good. This can be accomplished with the various white (tooth-colored) materials and techniques that are currently available for all teeth.

Clenching and Grinding
We call this bruxism. This is another reason teeth chip and show irregularities, which can be smoothed. Clenching often occurs at night, so you wake up with a headache, earache or sore jaw and teeth. This is a dental problem we can help you with.

Chipped Front Teeth and Operator Abuse
Front teeth (upper and lower) commonly are chipped accidentally from colliding with immovable objects such as sidewalks, bicycles, baseball bats, the dog's head, an elbow while playing basketball ... you get the picture. But a more common cause of tooth fracture is using your teeth for scissors and pliers, such as opening candy bar wrappers, potato chip bags, biting off thread or fishing line, stripping wires, removing price tag holders from clothing. Remember diaper and bobbie pins? Those areas can be fixed by smoothing and reshaping to restore a pleasant, symmetrical and harmonious smile.

Golfers take note
Have a hole-in-one? We can fix it.

Self-Inflicted Damage to Teeth
Remember your mom telling you not to chew on ice or hard candy? She was right. This is the most stress you can apply to a tooth, as the cold intensifies under pressure. Suck on the ice. Don't chew it. Same goes for caramels, which are the No. 1 removers of crowns and fillings.

periodontal treatment servicesPlease Stop Smoking
Especially if you're a woman. Smoking, along with the hormone factor, is a big cause for gum disease, bone loss and loss of teeth. You won't get way with smoking much longer. We can help you stop smoking with smoking-cessation techniques.

Please don't drink Mountain Dew or Pepsi
It's like drinking battery acid. The destruction we see to teeth is as bad as we saw in the 70s before the big push for prevention. (Before we knew better!) Diet soda also causes decay. It has no sugar, but it is acidic. Drink water.

Casual Friday
This is a casual and friendly office. You'll hear a lot of laughter here. Every day is Casual Friday. That will help you feel comfortable.

This is a favorite holiday of ours. We have done the Circus. (Guess who played the clown?) We've done Biker Babes (in Harley attire), Cinderella, Wizard of Oz and Little Red Riding Hood, to name a few. Sign up now. We have a lot of requests for this spooky day.

3 Generations
My parents have no teeth. My kids have no cavities. This is quite an improvement in three generations with advances in dental health education and treatment. By the way, I have 14 crowns. I was in the middle of the education revolution.

Pain and Pride

The two reasons people go to the dentist.

  1. If you have a tooth that gets your attention. It's uncomfortable in some manner, from a slight twinge to a throbbing toothache. We can help.
  2. You don't like the way it looks. We have a lot of ideas.

Contact Information

Great Day Dental

802 W. Broadway Suite #320
(Chase Bank Building)
Madison, WI 53713

Phone: 608-221-3326
Email: info@greatdaydental.com