• National Brush Day
    October 31—Halloween. Fourth Thursday in November—Thanksgiving. And, in between these two favorite autumn holidays, we have November 1—National Brush Day! Okay, okay. Maybe National Brush Day isn’t quite as well-known as Read more
  • Is soda really bad for your teeth?
    You take a sip of soda – and someone remarks, “That’s going to ruin your teeth!” Is that true? Is sweet soda the enemy of a healthy smile? The answer, unfortunately, Read more
  • Caring for Your Night Guard
    You might have experienced painful morning headaches. Or have a partner or housemate who begged you to please keep those grinding noises down at night. Or perhaps you were unhappily Read more
  • The Evolution of the Toothbrush
    Oral hygiene has always been an important part of maintaining overall health. For thousands of years, humans have found ways to keep their teeth and mouths clean. According to the Read more
  • Brushing Tips for Kids
    You’re all set for your happy morning and nighttime ritual. You’ve provided your son with his favorite action hero toothbrush and your daughter with her favorite flavored toothpaste. You’ve gotten Read more
  • Year-End Insurance Reminder
    the doctor, as well as our team at Stephen J. Wessels, DMD, would like to give those patients with flex spend, health savings, or insurance benefits a friendly end of Read more
  • Help! My gums hurt when I floss!
    By no stretch is it rare for your gums to hurt during and after flossing. Even some bleeding is to be expected. This is especially true if you have not Read more
  • Gum Disease in Children
    When it comes to gum disease and your child, it’s a good news/bad news situation. The very good news is that children rarely suffer from advanced gum disease, or periodontitis. Read more
  • Teeth Grinding Can Damage Your Teeth
    Grinding of the teeth, also known as bruxism, is a serious condition from which nearly ten percent of Americans suffer. It’s a mechanical reflex that often happens during slumber. Unfortunately, Read more
  • Back to School? Remember Your Dental Homework!
    It’s a busy time of year. Book lists! Supplies! New clothes! (How did they outgrow those shoes already?) And while you’re preparing your family’s list of back-to-school necessities, here are Read more
  • Labor Day: Our favorite holiday to rest!
    Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday each September here in the United States, is a holiday devoted to the American working community. The purpose of the holiday is honoring Read more
  • Just What Is a Cavity, Anyway?
    So you might be wondering, just what are cavities? How do we get them? What do they do to our teeth? How can we prevent them? Let’s talk! Our teeth need Read more
  • Easing the Teething Blues
    Every moment of your baby’s first year of life is precious, since every day your child grows a little, develops new skills, and discovers new things. Most of it is Read more
  • Morning Sickness and Your Oral Health
    Whether it’s your first child or you’re an experienced mom, pregnancy is an exciting time—which you’ll be able to enjoy much more once the days of morning sickness are over. Morning Read more
  • The Dog Days of Summer
    Here we are in the middle of the hottest time of the year. Yes, it’s the dog days of summer. But, wait—just what are “the dog days of summer,” anyway? The Read more
  • Relax with Sedation Dentistry
    the doctor and our team at Stephen J. Wessels, DMD understand that many of our patients have a fear of dentistry. You may be concerned about experiencing pain from sensitive Read more