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What Causes Bad Breath?

What could be worse than showing up at an interview, a date, or meeting with someone new, and ruining the exchange because your breath smells bad? People tend to have instinctive reactions to bad breath that can completely change how they perceive your character, competence, and attractiveness which is why keeping your breath smelling fresh is so important. Here at Wachtel Dentistry, it is our mission to help our patients be the best versions of themselves they can be, by providing high-quality dental care as well as the tools necessary to maintain excellent oral hygiene. Find out what causes bad breath and how Dr. Wachtel can help you stop it!

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Five Signs That You Need a Root Canal

A root canal can be a scary, overwhelming thought. Many of us try to prevent a root canal by brushing, flossing, and taking care of our oral health. However, sometimes it comes up unexpectedly. A root canal is a procedure where the dentist eliminates bacteria from the inside of the tooth and is carefully cleaned and disinfected. But how does one know they need a root canal? At Wachtel Dentistry, our doctors and staff work hard to educate patients on what they need to know about everything about oral health. While we hope no patient needs a root canal, there are signs to look out for to be aware of. Here are 5 signs to look out for in the future!

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Family Dentist in Geneseo, IL

Everybody encounters this question when learning about good oral hygiene, and or maybe you’re wondering if it even matters whether you floss or brush first. Here at Wachtel Dentistry, we have been providing quality general dentistry in Geneseo to hundreds of patients, so we know what works and what doesn’t! We’re here to answer all of your oral health questions and introduce you to the best way to take care of your smile.

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5 Myths About Dental Implants

If you’re looking to improve your smile and build your inner confidence, you may be curious about dental implants. At Wachtel Dentistry, we have many years of experience making our patients smile with dental implants. Our patients are our top priority, so we want to address any potential concerns you may have. Here are five dental implant myths dispelled.

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5 New Year's Resolutions for Healthier Teeth

We are finally finished with the dreaded year of 2020 and onto 2021! At Wachtel Dentistry, we know it was a tough year and understand if your oral health declined a little. Fortunately, with this new year upon us, we all have the opportunity to kick-start our oral hygiene routine and re-commit to healthy habits and healthier teeth.

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What Foods Stain Your Teeth?

Foods that are high in tannins are more likely to stain teeth because they cause damage to your enamel, which often results in long-term discoloration. Foods that are high in tannins include sauces, dark or sugary beverages, acidic foods, dark fruits, and more. While you can still enjoy these items in moderation, it’s best to limit your consumption if you are noticing any discoloration of the teeth.

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