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Barry R. Franzen, DDS Blog

4 Foods That Help Keep Your Teeth White!

March 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 7:39 pm
assortment of healthy fruits in Milwaukee

If you recently got professional teeth whitening, then you probably want to ensure you make the most of your results for as long as possible. Of course, brushing and flossing are the first steps to maintain clean and healthy smile in the comfort of your home. However, you may have additional methods for keeping your pearly whites shiny, and they’ll probably improve your diet in the process! Read on to learn four foods that can naturally brighten your teeth.


3 Reasons You May Need to Pull a “Pain-Free” Tooth

January 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 8:23 pm

Dentists often do their best to limit their patient’s confusion when explaining their recommended treatment. Even so, you may have recently left your local dental office scratching your head. After a routine checkup and cleaning, your dentist recommended a tooth extraction. You thought tooth extractions were supposed to come after sharp or prolonged pains associated with a broken or decayed tooth. However, there are some cases when your dentist may recommend this treatment when you’ve experienced zero pain. Here are 3 potential reasons why. 


Don’t Let These Holiday Foods Harm Your Smile

December 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 1:00 am
Candy canes

Now that the holiday season is just around the corner, you have so many fun activities planned for you and your family. Whether your favorite activity is to put up twinkling lights around the house, listen to festive music, or do some holiday baking, there is something for everyone to enjoy. However, you don’t want to start the new year with a mouthful of cavities. Here are some holiday treats that you should be especially wary of to support your oral health.


5 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Tooth Extractions

September 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 7:07 pm
woman with fear of tooth extractions in Milwaukee scared at dentist

Regardless of the reason why they need one, many patients have a fear of tooth extractions that makes them feel uneasy about the procedure. Tooth extractions can help prevent serious dental health issues from developing, so it’s important for patients to know how to manage their anxiousness so they can receive the treatment they need. If you’re nervous about having a tooth extracted, follow these tips to help you face your fears.


3 Tooth Extraction Myths That Need to Stop

August 13, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 12:47 pm
Female patient about to undergo tooth extraction

Tooth extraction is actually a very common dental procedure. Despite this fact, there are a lot of misconceptions about the process. Some people avoid it thinking it will be excessively painful while others seek it unnecessarily believing it’s their only option. Understanding the facts about the services that your dentist offers will help you make better decisions regarding your oral health. This post explores the truth behind 3 common myths about tooth extraction.

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