Dental Arts Finalist in Best of the Bay – 2016!

Thank you for your support during this year’s voting Best of the Bay – Green Bay!  We have the best patients and we deeply appreciate your continued trust in our clinic.  Thank you!...

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Thank You!

Thanks to our wonderful doctors, staff, and patients, Dental Arts has been voted Best of the Bay for 2015!  We couldn’t have done it without our knowledgeable and hardworking dental team, and the confidence our patients have in us!

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Dr. Flink Volunteers at Healthy Kids Day

Jenna Ebenhoe, C.D.A. May 5, 2015 On May 2, 2015, Dr. Dara Flink volunteered at Healthy Kids Day, an event hosted by the Greater Green Bay YMCA each year. Healthy Kids Day is a free, family event that takes place at Shopko Hall. It offers several opportunities for kids to learn about how to improve their general health and well-being. Along with her assistant, Mindy, and other volunteers, Flink ran a dental booth that provided educational information and demonstrations for children, giving them a hands-on experience to promote good oral health. The booth included activities that encouraged adequate brushing, flossing, and nutritional health. In addition, it served as a fun and exciting way to get kids interested in preventive dental techniques and provided instruction that emphasized the value of healthy teeth and gums. Flink has organized the dental segment of the event for several years, and often reaches out to other professionals, such as dental assistants, hygienists, and dentists for support. Image courtesy of...

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Welcome Back Dr. Thompson!

By: Jenna Ebenhoe, C.D.A. April 2, 2015 Dr. David Thompson is home safely, following a week-long trip to the Caribbean country of Haiti. Dr. Thompson travels to Haiti each year with an organization called Friends of Haiti, Inc., where he provides valuable dental care to the general public. Friends of Haiti is a non-profit organization that helps people living in impoverished areas of Haiti. The organization provides “medical, dental, development, and educational services via teams of volunteer professionals,” and seeks to improve the lives of people in need (Friends of Haiti, 2015). Dr. Thompson spends much of his time helping those seeking dental attention and relieves the pain of many. In doing so, Thompson encounters many unique experiences, as well as reunites with friends involved with the group. Thompson has supported the organization for several years, and strives to expand and improve the overall treatment process. If you wish to get involved with this cause, please see the Friends of Haiti website for more information or contact Dr. David Thompson at...

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Dr. Maraka Volunteers at the 61st Annual CP Telethon

By: Jenna Ebenhoe, C.D.A. March 9, 2015 Over the weekend, Dental Arts’ own Dr. Patrick Maraka volunteered at the 61st Annual CP Telethon, taking calls to raise donations for a great cause. The CP Telethon is a 2-day fundraising effort that takes place each year during the first weekend of March. The benefit is the most important fundraising event of the year for the Cerebral Palsy Center (CP). It raises awareness about the CP Center and promotes the unique services and treatment options it provides for adults and children in the greater Green Bay community. Luckily, volunteers like Dr. Maraka make an impact and provide “a significant amount of value and worth to deeply enrich and enhance the CP’s mission: Celebrating all abilities and unlocking potential,” according to CP Center. Maraka has been involved in the telethon for the last five years and fully supports the cause.  ...

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Five Tips for a Bright New Year

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, most people depend on caffeinated beverages like coffee, tea, or soda to get them through the day. However, these beverages can leave your teeth dark and stained overtime. Fortunately, with the help of five whitening tips, getting a brighter, more beautiful smile is one resolution that can actually be achieved. As a result, you may find yourself with sparkling pearly whites sooner than you thought! In addition, these tips will also help you learn how to combat stain on a daily basis, leaving you with a dazzling smile all year long. Custom whitening trays A great way to start the whitening process is to explore the possibilities of custom whitening trays. Especially since, “Tooth bleaching is one of the most conservative and cost-effective dental treatments to improve or enhance a person’s smile,” according to the American Dental Association (ADA). Furthermore, custom whitening trays are user friendly, comfortable, and effective. This is because impressions are used to make models of your teeth, giving them a custom fit. The trays are then made with a soft, thin, plastic material, making them easy to wear anytime and anywhere. The whitening gel used along with the custom trays is often effective and easy to apply. For example, “With tray bleaching, teeth normally lighten in three days to six weeks,” said the ADA. Additionally, the gel is thick and viscous, making it less likely to irritate the surrounding soft tissues. Though, sensitivity from whitening may occur, it should subside shortly after the treatment is completed. During the interim, simply pick up some Sensodyne toothpaste, and gently rub it onto the touchy areas. To get custom trays, ask your dentist if this form of whitening is right for you. Whitening rinse Using a whitening rinse is another way to reduce the amount of surface staining on your teeth throughout the year. Whitening rinses are effective because the foaming action they produce helps remove stain left behind from beverages such as red wine, coffee, tea and soda. For best results, rinses should be swished for 60 seconds twice a day before brushing, according to Harvard Health Publications. Brushing and flossing Next, brushing and flossing prevents stain and buildup from formulating on and in-between teeth. The better home care you have, the brighter...

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