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(920) 682 - 7881 4725 Plank Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220

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We want to see your smile…at least twice a year!

Patients have asked why they need to visit the dentist at least twice a year or more depending upon individual needs. First, because tooth decay or gum disease can start and spread at a rapid pace. Second, we can check for problems that you may not see or feel. Many dental problems are not visible […]

Why does the floss get stuck or shred when I floss between certain teeth?

Shredding floss could be a sign of a broken filling, crowded teeth, leftover material from a new filling or crown, or decay under an existing filling or crown. First, try a thinner floss or waxed floss. However, if the problem continues, call Lakeshore Dental, or make sure to mention it during your next scheduled exam. […]

Show and Tell

Many patients struggle to understand why they may need dental procedures, simple or complex when they aren’t experiencing any pain or see no visual evidence that the procedure is needed. Intraoral cameras allow patients to see the state of their mouths in real-time rather than being shown difficult-to-understand x-rays or listening to the explanation of […]

Be a good sport…Take care of your teeth!

Be a good sport…Take care of your teeth! Cold sports drinks are thirst quenching after a game or a workout.  However, these drinks are usually high in sugar. Like soda or candy, sugary sports drinks create an acid attack on the enamel of your teeth.  Need to hydrate?  Grab a bottle or tall glass of […]

Can I have gum disease if I don’t have cavities?

According to the American Dental Association, being cavity-free doesn’t ensure you are in the free of gum disease. That’s because gum disease is painless and many people have no idea they have it. Gums that bleed easily or are red, swollen or tender is a sign of gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease and […]

Can I still get a cavity if my tooth has a crown?

A crown is typically needed when a tooth has a cavity or fracture that involves half the width of the tooth or more.  The crown fits over the healthy part of the existing tooth up to the gum line or margin (edges) of the crown. Crowns do prevent cavities on the surface of the tooth; […]

Is it important to mention I take l supplements and vitamins?

Yes, always tell us about any medications and supplements you are taking. Be aware that some dietary supplements can interact in a harmful way with medications you may need to take before, after, or during a medical or dental procedure. For example, ginkgo biloba and vitamin E can be dangerous when taken with aspirin because […]

Don’t put your bling where your mouth is!

Oral piercing is one of the most popular forms of body art and self-expression.  It may look cool, but there are side-effects to consider before opening your mouth. According to the American Dental Association, if you pierce your tongue, lips, cheeks or uvula (the tiny tissue that hangs at the back of the throat) it […]

What’s An Abscess Tooth?

An abscessed tooth is a painful infection at the root of a tooth or between the gum and a tooth. A toothache that is severe and continuous and results in gnawing or throbbing pain or sharp or shooting pain are common symptoms of an abscessed tooth. Other symptoms may include: •             Fever •             Pain when […]

Should I Be Using Mouthwash?

Think of mouthwash as an added positive habit to help with oral health.  Mouthwashes can be helpful in lessening the risk of periodontal disease and reducing risk of tooth decay, but they should never be used as a substitute for brushing your teeth.  Mouthwash should always be used in conjunction with good hygiene habits.  There […]