Yes, You Should Replace Your Missing Tooth.

Your teeth provide you with more than just the ability to chew; they also affect your speech, comfort, and self-confidence. Take care of your health and replace your missing tooth. Did you recently lose a tooth or have you been missing one for a while? Either way, professionals recommend that you see a dental implants dentist as soon as you... read more »

A Chipped Tooth Is a Dental Emergency

Chew on too many ice cubes? Drop your phone on your face? Over-indulge in popcorn? However you chipped your tooth, you are probably in pain and feeling a bit self conscious when you smile. First Steps First things first, call your dentist and schedule an appointment ASAP. At Dentistry for Madison, Dr. Hazen’s phone number for dental emergencies is 608-251-8790.... read more »

How to Fix a Gummy Smile

Have you ever been self conscious about showing too much of your gums when smiling? Our motto when it comes to your smile is “if you don’t like it, change it.” Prominent gums are usually caused by genetics, though sometimes health conditions and certain medications can cause this to happen in patients. Whatever the cause may be, when it comes... read more »

Gum Recession: Symptoms and Treatments

What is gum recession? When more of your teeth and less of your gums start to show, this is called gum recession Gum recession can affect people of all ages. It can even happen to people with excellent oral health practices. When teeth are healthy, the gum tissue fits like a glove around each tooth.  As for a tooth with... read more »

Dental Veneers, Teeth Veneers, or Porcelain Veneers

Dental Veneers, Teeth Veneers, Porcelain Veneers, what’s the difference? What can they do for you? Spoiler: Dental Veneers and Teeth Veneers are the same things with different titles!  Meanwhile, Porcelain Veneers are a subcategory of Dental  Veneers. What Are Dental and Teeth Veneers? You can think of dental veneers as like fake nails for your teeth. A dental veneer is... read more »

Could Straightening Your Teeth With Invisalign Lead to a Raise?

Appearance matters - and in some cases it pays. That’s what Jill Boyce learned when she straightened her teeth with Invisalign, and quickly felt a boost in confidence that improved her professional and personal life. Jill is a business woman working in London, who at 42 decided it was time to do something about her crooked teeth. Yet, like most... read more »

Can Gum Disease Cause a Heart Attack?

If you have periodontal disease, you’re nearly twice as likely to develop heart disease. Fortunately, a new technology called the Periolase Millennium Dental Laser is proving to be an effective method of treatment. The alarming heart disease statistic is from the American Academy of Periodontology. It’s surprising, considering how these two conditions seem to be unrelated.  Here’s how they’re linked,... read more »

Can Poor Dental Hygiene Kill?

We’ve all seen a smile that appears to be rotting away. But did you know that could also indicate a rotting body? Numerous studies have shown that poor dental hygiene can affect us in several ways beyond our mouths - even leading to death in some cases. It’s easy to give our mouths less attention than they deserve. First you... read more »

7 Health Threatening Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a potentially dangerous condition that affects nearly half of Americans. But would you even realize if you had it? Here are several key symptoms of gum disease and how to treat it with a new technology called “Periolase.” If at first the symptoms we mention are minor, start by improving your dental habits. Chances are you haven’t... read more »

Should I Get Invisalign From a Dentist or Orthodontist?

Many dentists and orthodontists alike are trained in administering Invisalign to patients. This begs a crucial question: “Should I get Invisalign from a dentist or orthodontist?” The answer lies not in specialty, but in experience. If you don’t already know, Invisalign is a technology that straightens teeth with a series of clear, retainer-like aligners. Patients often love Invisalign because it’s... read more »