•   Dr. Margaret Miller   •   534 Red Bird Circle, De Pere, WI 54115   •   Hours: Mon-Thur 8am-5pm, Fri 8am-12pm

Ages 12-18

Electric Toothbrushes vs. Manual (Hand) Toothbrushes

Electric and manual (hand) toothbrushes are equally effective. It is not the brush itself that determines proper brushing, but rather the brusher and where it is directed. However, some benefits of an electric toothbrush are that almost all will have

Do I Have Dry Mouth?

Not much saliva present in your mouth; is this a concern? Yes, a dry mouth means you have an inadequate flow of saliva. This condition is called xerostomia. It can be a symptom of many medical disorders and is a

Do Baby Teeth Need Fillings?

Many parents are under the assumption that baby teeth do not need the same type of care that an adult or permanent tooth does. It’s a common belief that if a baby tooth gets a cavity it does not need

Nitrous Oxide or Laughing Gas

Our goal for our pediatric patients is to have a positive dental experience which will most likely influence future visits. Nitrous Oxide or most often called laughing gas, is a mixture of two gases that is breathed through the nose

Why Should Wisdom Teeth Be Extracted?

Here are some problems that can occur if they remain: * May cause bite issues, excessive wear or TMJ problems, * Extensive tooth decay can occur due to their partial eruption or how far back they are making it hard

My Child Was Diagnosed With Acid Reflux !

What can I do as a parent to help maintain my child’s teeth? Try to reduce the acid in the mouth by: • Limiting acidic foods and drinks like candy, carbonated beverages, fruit juices and refined sugars • Drinking plenty

Kids and Fruit Juice Consumption

Did you know that fruit juice consumption offers very few benefits? Did you know that it also has potential harmful effects? High sugar content in juice contributes to more calorie consumption and the risk of developing dental caries. Children and

Eating Disorders

More than 10 million Americans are currently affected by serious disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. While anyone can suffer from an eating disorder, they are most common in teenagers and young women. How do eating disorders affect

Benefits of Chewing Gum with Xylitol

Xylitol is a natural sweetener that is low in calories and low on the glycemic index.  It is derived from the bark of birch trees, coconut shells and cottonseed hulls.   Xylitol stops the BAD bacteria that causes cavities by inhibiting

What Are Sealants? Should I Get Them?

The sealant material that we use is a BPA-free resin that is applied to the chewing surfaces of permanent teeth; usually molars.  Molars have pits and fissures (nook and crannies) and is a favorite place for plaque (cavity-causing bacteria) to