• Memorial Day and Getting Ready for Summer
    Memorial Day didn't become an official holiday until 1971, but Americans started gathering annually in the spring to remember those who lost their lives in war during the 1860s, right Read more
  • Brushing Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making
    It’s great that you’re enthusiastic about your dental health! Here are some tips from the doctor and our team to make sure you are getting the most out of your Read more
  • Losing a Baby Tooth
    It seems like yesterday. There you were, comforting your baby through sleepless nights, soothing her with a dentist-approved teether, celebrating as that first tiny tooth poked through her gums. And Read more
  • Celebrate Your Mom’s Smile with These Mother’s Day Gifts
    Mother’s Day is around the corner, and if you’re looking for some different gifting ideas for one of the most important people in your life, we have some suggestions for Read more
  • Ask Us about These Dental Treatments
    There are a few dental treatments that the doctor and our team recommend for all patients to get if they wish to protect their oral health. Sometimes it’s hard for Read more
  • Every Day is Earth Day
    During the early days of the environmental awareness movement, those who demonstrated against pollution, toxic chemicals, and the general public health were known as hippies. The early 1970s were a Read more
  • Do You Have A Cavity?
    Sometimes cavities are hard to avoid. Our team at Stephen J. Wessels, DMD wants you to know you aren’t alone when it comes to getting cavities. They can appear in Read more
  • This April, Let’s Celebrate National Facial Protection Month!
    Poor April. While other months celebrate romance, or giving thanks, or costumes and candy, April has—April Fool’s Day and a tax deadline. We might be forgiven for thinking these two Read more
  • Is there a connection between oral health and school performance?
    As a parent, you want the best for your children, and that includes doing their best in school. You can support them by taking an interest in their activities, being Read more
  • Planning Your Vegetarian Diet with Your Oral Health in Mind
    If you’ve been following a vegetarian or vegan diet, you know that there’s much more to living a healthy life than simply avoiding meat products. Making sure your diet includes Read more
  • St. Patrick's Day
    On March 17, everyone has a little Irish in them. St. Patrick’s Day is a joyous celebration of Irish heritage. The holiday originated as a commemoration of Saint Patrick, who Read more
  • Good Dental Hygiene Impacts Overall General Health
    There are many ways in which your oral health has an impact on your overall general health. There are naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth. Some of those bacteria, including Read more
  • Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths
    At Stephen J. Wessels, DMD, we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), and both are among the easiest to prevent. Read more
  • What exactly is a cavity?
    We all know how discouraging can be it to hear you have a dental cavity. Knowing how cavities form can help you prevent them from popping up in your mouth. Read more
  • The Most Common Causes of Gum Disease
    Unless you're aware of the signs and symptoms of gum disease and how it's caused, it's possible that you may have unknowingly developed it. Often painless, gum disease -- or Read more
  • The Origins of Valentine's Day
    When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of cards, flowers, and chocolates. We think of girlfriends celebrating being single together and couples celebrating their relationship. We think of all Read more