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Barry R. Franzen, DDS Blog

Is It All Right to Fly After a Tooth Extraction?

March 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 9:45 am
A woman receiving a tooth extraction

Overall, tooth extraction is perfectly safe for dental patients. The procedure is painless and quick enough not to be a hassle. That said, its recovery process does have some drawbacks regarding travel. Namely, flying too soon after treatment can cause adverse side effects. You’d thus need precautions if and when you decide to do so. Luckily, your local Milwaukee dentist is here to help. Read on, then, to learn the risks of flying after extraction and how you can best manage them.


Can You Kiss With Dentures?

February 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 8:56 pm

Older couple eating on a dateIf you have a big date for Valentine’s Day, you’ve replaced your missing teeth with dentures just in time. While they’ll look and feel natural after just a few days, they may be a little awkward initially. You don’t have to worry about not being able to end the night with a kiss. Although it’s going to take some practice, here’s what you need to know before puckering up for a kiss.


 Reasons to Schedule Dental Checkups Early in the Year

January 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 4:38 am
 Reasons to Schedule Dental Checkups Early in the Year

When it comes to caring for our smiles, we all know how important it is to brush twice per day and floss every night. This is key to keeping our smiles problem-free and looking their best. Visiting the dentist for biannual dental checkups and cleanings is also incredibly important. Though any time of the year is a good time to care for your beam, there are several additional benefits to seeing your dentist at the beginning. Keep reading to learn about four great reasons why you should schedule dental checkups early in the year.


Enjoying the Holidays After Dental Implant Surgery

December 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 1:39 am

Two women decorating for the holidaysThe holidays can be a great time to schedule your dental implant surgery because you’ll have a few days off from work to heal. While you will have a brief recovery ahead of you, don’t worry about missing out on the season’s festivities. You can still enjoy spending time with your loved ones by following 6 tips during your implant placement recovery. 


Why to Be Thankful for Dental Implants

November 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 10:27 am
A close-up of dental implants in a model jaw

As Thanksgiving gets closer, you’re likely getting into the holiday spirit. In particular, you may be thinking of things you want to give thanks for this year — family, friends, home, etc. Whatever else you put on this list of gratitude, though, consider adding dental implants as well. After all, these prosthetics offer many benefits that improve your quality of life. To learn these perks, just listen to your reliable Milwaukee dentist. Here’s a summary of four big reasons to be thankful for dental implants over the holidays. 

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