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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and the treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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New Holstein, WI - New Holstein Family Dental Kiel, WI- Kiel Family Dental  New Holstein and Kiel Family Dental welcome you to our website!  We serve patients from the communities of Calumet and Manitowoc county...

Patient Education
Online Dental Education Library   Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums...

New Patients
... Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession and community...

Dental Staff
...Bloomer strives to have a patient-centered approach of dentistry and takes prides in developing strong, trusting relationships with her patients...

Welcome Blog
...With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice...

Martha Stewart Shares Tooth Touch-Up Secrets
...When we perform in-office whitening procedures, we use safeguards like these for all of our patients — not just celebrities! We also perform a complete oral examination before starting any whitening procedure, to be sure you don’t have any underlying conditions that need to be treated before teeth whitening begins...

New Orleans Claim to Dental Invention!
...Levi Spear Parmly recommended that his patients clean between their teeth with a silken thread...

Shaquille O'Neal's Slam Dunk Against Sleep Apnea
... Besides suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness, studies show sleep apnea patients are at higher risks of heart attacks, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, brain damage and strokes...

3 Tips for Denture Care to Help Them Last and Keep Your Mouth Healthy
...A recent study, for example, found nursing home patients who left their dentures in at night were twice as likely to experience serious complications from pneumonia as those who didn’t...

Lamar Odom Rebounds From Dental Anxiety
...With anxiety-relieving medications that can be delivered orally (in pill form or by gas) or intravenously (into the bloodstream), the techniques of sedation dentistry can help even the most fearful patients get the dental care they need...

Local Anesthesia Provides a More Pleasant and Thorough Dental Experience
...Because teeth and gum tissues are rich in nerves, patients can have a heightened level of sensitivity that can increase anxiety and discomfort during dental work...

Dentures Still an Effective Restoration for Total Tooth Loss
... There is another alternative when patients loose all of their teeth: an implant-supported removable denture...

Keep an Eye on Your Oral Health during Cancer Treatment
...It's not uncommon for cancer patients to develop mouth sores or see an increase in tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease...

Although Rare, Allergic Reactions to the Metal in Implants Could be a Concern
...A mix of metals — mainly mercury with traces of silver, copper and tin — dental amalgam has been used for decades with the vast majority of patients experiencing no reactions...

Antibiotics Before Implant Surgery Could Lower Infection Risk in Some People
... But infection risk is quite low for most healthy patients...

Teens with Missing Teeth may need a Temporary Fix Until They're Older
Dental implants are widely considered by both dentists and patients as the premier choice for replacing missing teeth...

Clear Aligners Reduce Risk for Developing Gum Disease Better than Braces
...Patients susceptible to gum disease are more likely to have re-infections while wearing braces...

Consider Bone Health When Deciding Between Implants and Dentures
... Today's premier choice is dental implants, preferred by dentists and patients alike for their durability and life-likeness...

Your Dentist may have the Solution for Your Sleep Apnea
...But although effective, many patients find a CPAP machine clumsy and uncomfortable to wear...

Teenagers with Missing Teeth Usually Need a Temporary Restoration
...And while those missing teeth can be restored, replacing them in patients who haven’t yet reached adulthood can be tricky...

Customized Temporary Crowns let you 'Rehearse' Your Future Smile
... Temporary crowns are typically manufactured to fit a wide range of patients, similar to an “off-the-rack” suit from a clothing store...

A Dental Exam Could Uncover an Eating Disorder
...Bulimia patients, on the other hand, can be fastidious about their hygiene...

If You've had Joint Replacement, you may Need Antibiotics Before Dental Work
...Out of this concern, the use of antibiotics as a prophylactic (preventive measure) against bacteremia once included a wide range of patients for a variety of conditions and procedures...

Air Abrasion Offers a More Pleasant Dental Office Experience than Drills
...That and the noise it generates can be unsettling for many patients...

Botox/Dermal Fillers
...However, may patients report results of approximately six months in duration...

The Triple Partnership That Could Save a Cancer Patient's Oral Health
...To minimize dental disease odds, patients should enter cancer treatment with their teeth and gums in the best shape possible...

For a Smooth Transition, Be Sure Your New Dentist Has Your Dental Records
...A busy dental office depends on accurate records to ensure their individual patients' treatment strategies are up to date...

Know the Facts Before Considering Botox for Jaw Joint Pain
...Although we don't know the exact causes, we believe stress (accompanied often by teeth grinding habits) is a major factor for many patients...

How Veneers Restored Howie Mandel's Winning Smile
...Many dental patients opt for veneers because they can be used in a variety of cosmetic situations, including upgrades to previous dental work as Howie Mandel experienced...

A Teen with a Missing Tooth May Need to Wait on a Dental Implant
...We don’t recommend implants for younger patients because even a teenager’s jaws haven’t yet reached full maturity...

Diabetes Can Make Getting an Implant Difficult, But Not Impossible
...Patients who are effectively managing their diabetes with proper diet, exercise and medication have less trouble with wound healing, and so less chance of healing problems with implants...

Ultra-Thin Veneers Might Help You Avoid Enamel Removal
...Now, though, there's an alternative veneer available for many dental patients...

Is Traditional Flossing too Difficult? Consider Water Flossing
...A 2008 study looked at a group of orthodontic patients with braces who used oral irrigators and compared them with a similar group that only brushed...

Adolescent Orthodontic Care
...Formerly recommended only for adult patients, they now come with special features — like compliance indicators to tell how often you've been wearing them — that make them appropriate for teens in some situations...

Adult Orthodontic Treatment
There are more and more adult orthodontic patients these days, and it's not hard to figure out why...

Invisalign for Adults
...There are indeed many orthodontic patients who fit that description...

Post-Orthodontic Care
...They aren't recommended for patients with certain conditions, like teeth grinding...

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
...The benefits they offer some orthodontic patients could even be called groundbreaking...

Types of Braces
For the vast majority of orthodontic patients, wearing fixed appliances (commonly called braces) will be a major part of treatment — and those braces, for the most part, will be the familiar silvery-metal type...

Orthodontic FAQs
...In the case of younger patients, early treatment may make extraction unnecessary...

Crowns & Bridgework
...Removable Bridgework For those patients who have lost all their teeth, but have not lost significant bone, a fixed bridge (permanent non-removable teeth) may be the treatment of choice...

Nitrous Oxide
...In fact, many patients report a feeling of well-being during this type of sedation...

Oral Systemic Connection
...Numerous studies have shown that patients with severe periodontal disease are at increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease...

Periodontal Flap Surgery
... Related Articles Periodontal Flap Surgery Most surgical patients are surprised by how comfortable the experience of flap surgery is and how painless it is afterward...

Ultrasonic Cleanings
...Many patients prefer ultrasonics to other types of scaling, possibly because it requires the clinician to use less force than a hand scaler to get the same effect...

Blood Thinners & Dental Procedures
... Anticoagulants are among the more widely used pharmaceuticals today, particularly for heart patients...

Facial Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery
... Severe facial trauma is often a critical condition, since over 60% of these patients also have serious injuries in other parts of the body...

Oral Cancer Screening
...But today, younger people form the fastest-growing segment among oral cancer patients...

Wisdom Teeth
...The extraction (removal) of one or more third molars is a relatively common procedure, performed on some 5 million patients every year...

Antibiotic Premedicationfor Dental Treatments
... A growing body of evidence now indicates that far fewer patients need to take this preventive step than was previously thought...

Oral Cancer
... While most oral cancer patients are smokers, the fastest-growing segment of newly diagnosed cases is young, non-smoking adults...

Air Abrasion
...Will routine dental procedures be performed with patients noticing no vibration or pressure...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
... Orthognathic Jaw Surgery and Temporo-mandibular Joint (TMJ) Disease: Patients benefit when the specialists who treat these conditions can evaluate their anatomy with the three-dimensional perspective that cone beam CT provides...

Digital X-Rays
... Advantages of Digital X-Rays Besides minimizing radiation exposure, digital x-rays offer numerous advantages to dentists and patients alike...

Intra-Oral Camera
...Prior to the development of this technology, some patients found it challenging to understand problems such as dental decay and periodontal disease...

Laser Dentistry
...Not only are they more exact in the amount of material they remove, but they eliminate the noise and vibration of the dental drill, which is uncomfortable for some patients...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
... Related Articles Creating In-Office Dental Restorations With Computers Once upon a time, dentists — and patients — needed to wait weeks for a dental laboratory to make crowns and other dental restorations...

Fixed Dentures
...Doctors and patients alike prefer fixed over removable dentures because they: Look, feel and function just like natural teeth Don't slip when you eat or talk Prevent bone loss in the jaw Last a lifetime How It Works Dental implants serve the same purpose as the roots of natural teeth: anchoring the replacement teeth to your jawbone...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
...The reality is that most patients experience no pain during the surgery and very little discomfort afterward...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Whether you are missing one tooth, several teeth or all your teeth, dental implants are preferred by doctors and patients alike...

Root Canal Treatment
...For many patients, the worst is already over...

Endodontics
...Here's what to expect: First, you will receive anesthesia (usually a numbing shot) — and for many patients, the worst is now over...

Orthodontics
...In fact, about one in five of today's orthodontic patients is an adult...

Periodontal Therapy
...That is why dental professionals are always on the lookout for early signs that patients may not notice...

Technology
...Although they may seem unfamiliar at first, new and improved dental technologies offer plenty of real benefits for patients...