Posts for tag: Family Dentist

By James Pechloff, DDS
October 22, 2018
Tags: Family Dentist  

Everyone needs a dentist they can rely on, and if you lead a household, you know how important having this trustworthy care is for your loved ones. That's why it is so great to have someone like your Wauwatosa family dentist, Dr. James Pechloff, providing care for your entire family. Here are some of the services provided by Dr. Pechloff's Wauwatosa practice, along with some general tips to help you have the healthiest mouth possible!

Provided Procedures

  • Dental Bonding: Generally performed to improve the appearance of a discolored or damaged tooth, this operation consists of your dentist applying an etching solution on the tooth surface before administering a composite resin that matches the color of your other teeth. The composite is then molded to the right shape and hardened with a curing light.
  • Veneers: These custom tooth-covering shells are made of thin porcelain and are used to resurface an individual's teeth, especially if they're stained as result of drinking coffee or tea, smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, taking tetracycline-containing medicine, or possessing poor hygiene. Veneers also fix teeth that are mishappened, crooked, overcrowded, or irregularly shaped.
  • Crowns: A dental crown is a porcelain cap that reinforces week teeth or covers up defects such as cracks, dents, and chips. Crowns are especially important for severely decayed teeth that have had portions removed of them.
  • Root Canal: When a cavity is deep enough to infiltrate the enamel, it reaches the nerve-rich layer of pulp causing pain. Your family dentist will need to remove the pulp, clean and disinfect the canal from any bacteria remaining, then seal the canal to prevent bacteria from entering.

Caring For Your Teeth

Here are a few tips to stay healthy:

  • Visit your dentist for bi-annual dental appointments to maintain your oral health
  • Avoid eating hard candies and sugary food
  • Brush your teeth twice a day for two full minutes
  • Floss your teeth before bed to preserve your crowns and natural teeth
  • Drink plenty of water to remove food debris
  • Eat fruits and vegetables that'll help avoid cavities

Call Us Today!

For more information on what your family dentist can provide for you, contact Dr. James Pechloff's Wauwatosa office at (414) 475-5505.