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Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

On a recent trip to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago I came across a colorful sculpture, Stella the Seahorse. Stella is thirteen feet tall, made entirely of plastic marine debris removed from Pacific Coast Beaches and is part of a traveling art exhibit “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea” which officially debuts at the aquarium […]


Mackenzie: Making a difference

At Artisan Dental we appreciate that we are an interwoven part of a larger local and global community. We are heartened by the opportunity to support  organizations with owner and staff volunteer hours, free dental services, and/or ongoing financial contributions. A recent example: Mackenzie, one of our amazing dental hygienists, and friends participated in the 2017 […]


Common Dental Emergencies

Being active is great for your health and wellbeing, but it can put you at a higher risk for injury, including dental injury. Here are some tips to prevent injuries and what to do if they happen. Protect your teeth. A properly fitted mouth guard is your best defense. It should be comfortable and stay […]


Wisdom Teeth – To extract or not to extract?

Wisdom teeth are the last 4 teeth to erupt, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. A few lucky people are able to keep their wisdom teeth without problems, but for most this is not the case and delaying their removal can create problems. Wisdom teeth often grow in crooked because there simply isn’t […]


Not a flosser? Find something you are willing to use!

Flossing is the best way to promote healthy gums and prevent gum disease. We’ve all heard it before. It removes plaque, reduces bleeding, removes trapped food and prevents cavities. But what if you hate flossing or are physically unable? There are many great alternatives to try. Dental Floss – sometimes you just need to find […]


Flossing Encouraged To Promote Overall Health

In its “Eat + Run” blog, U.S. News & World Report (6/12, Hausenblas) includes flossing among four simple habits that may help people live longer. The article states that daily flossing helps prevent gum disease by removing plaque and bacteria trapped between teeth, and it may help reduce the risk of heart disease by decreasing […]


Pregnant Women Encouraged to Maintain Good Dental Hygiene

HealthDay (6/2, Kohnle) reported that women who are pregnant may experience oral health changes, such as gingivitis and swollen and red gums. According to the American Dental Association, up to half of women develop gingivitis during pregnancy. While most cases of gingivitis resolve after childbirth, women who are pregnant are encouraged to brush teeth at […]


Delta Dental of Wisconsin Celebrates National Smile Month

In a release on Business Wire (6/6), Delta Dental of Wisconsin states that it is donating “healthy food and toothbrushes to five food pantries” across the state in recognition of National Smile Month and Smile Power Day. Dr. Fred Eichmiller, vice president and science officer at Delta Dental of Wisconsin, said that consuming healthy foods […]


Welcome Dr David Becker

Artisan Dental is growing and we’re thrilled to have Dr David Becker help us out. Dr Becker comes to us with over 38 years experience in private practice and 2 ½ years teaching at LECOM School of Dental Medicine. Dr Becker is a Navy Dental veteran, and we thank him for his service! He has […]


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