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

Ages 6-12

Cheek, Tongue and Lip Biting Habits

Is it harmful if I bite or chew on my cheek, tongue or lips? Yes, continued trauma and chronic irritation to your oral tissues can result in painful mouth sores or ulcers. Repeated trauma to these areas can also leave

Diabetes and Gum Disease

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases diagnosed within the United States and around the world. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to process sugars. Many people who have diabetes don’t realize that it can also affect their mouth and

What is Decalcification?

Decalcification occurs when calcium and phosphorous minerals are removed from the tooth surface. These minerals are a normal part of your tooth’s composition but can be depleted or lost due to plaque accumulation. When plaque is allowed to sit on

TemporoMandibular Joints / ”TMJ”

The temporomandibular joints and jaw muscles make it possible to open and close your mouth. They are located on each side of the head and include muscles, ligaments, and the jaw bone. Your TMJ works together when you chew, speak

Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays (radiographs) are a very important and necessary piece of your dental exams. X-rays are taken to diagnose conditions that your dentist is not able to diagnose clinically. The safety of x-rays is often questioned by parents when they

What is Gum Disease? Do I have it?

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and protect your teeth. The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. At this stage, the disease is still reversible. You will need to be diligent about brushing twice

Causes and Treatment of Sensitive Teeth

Many people suffer from sensitive teeth making it difficult to eat, drink, and even brush their teeth. In most instances tooth sensitivity can be treated. The treatment recommended will usually depend on what your dentist feels is causing the issue.

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