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Barry R. Franzen, DDS Blog

Why Does My Dental Implant Feel Loose?

October 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 3:52 pm
CGI image of a dental implant inserted next to other teeth with the crown separated from the abutment

Dental implants are considered one of the most effective methods for replacing missing teeth. They act and function like a natural tooth and can last a lifetime if cared for properly! That said, dental implants are not completely infallible. Although they are incredibly durable, it is possible for them to loosen or potentially even fail. Keep reading to learn what to do if you’re worried about your dental implant isn’t feeling as secure as it should!


Breath Mints or Chewing Gum: Which is Best for Your Teeth?

August 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 8:42 pm
gumballs in assorted colors

Dealing with bad breath is never enjoyable. It can dent your confidence and lead to self-consciousness in social situations, during dates, and even at work meetings. While maintaining proper oral hygiene is a key strategy to prevent bad breath, there are moments when you need a quick refresher on the go. In such situations, you may consider using breath mints or chewing gum. But which one is more beneficial for your smile? Continue reading to determine which option is superior for supporting a healthy grin.


Can I Reline My Dentures Myself?

June 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 11:49 pm

Woman with dentures at dentistWhen you receive dentures, they should fit your mouth like gloves. They should only rely on suction to stay in place. However, it’s normal for dentures to slip over time if they aren’t maintained regularly. If you’re relying on an adhesive to hold your dentures in place, they may need to be relined. Although you’ll find many DIY methods online, it’s better to visit your dentist to ensure a precise fit, and here’s why.


How Long Can I Wear My Dentures?

May 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 8:53 pm
senior wearing set of dentures

If you’ve gotten dentures recently you’re probably very excited by what they’re able to do for you. Dentures can help you with all the things your teeth used to let you do, so it’s easy to feel like you can’t get enough of wearing them.

However, it isn’t a very good idea to keep your dentures in all the time. Here’s why that is, and when it’s recommended to take them out.


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.

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