Category: General

Healthy teeth, healthy ticker?

Could skipping a daily tooth brushing every now and again lead to a higher risk of heart problems such as cardiovascular disease? Looks like that’s the case.  While the American Heart Association supported statements showing the link between heart disease and gum disease all the way back in 2012, newer research appears to also reinforce […]

Tooth Eruption: Why do we lose baby teeth?

Few things are as adorable as a bright-eyed, smiling youngster who is missing their two front teeth! The joy a child experiences when losing their first teeth is something parents remember and hang on to all their lives. Watching them run up to family and friends to show them the big gap in their grins […]

Welcome to Our New Location

It’s been a long time coming, but Berkers Family Dentistry has officially moved! Our new address is 1401 Arbor Way, Kaukauna, WI 54130. For those familiar with the area, the new office is located right off of Interstate 41, across the street from Gustman Chevrolet Buick GMC on Hwy 55. Our new location is much […]

The Trick-or-Treating Dentist

And now a story from Kristopher, a fan of Berker’s Family Dentistry. “Ah Halloween – I love you so much.  When I was a kid it was all about wearing cool costumes to school and then going out trick-or-treating for candy.  As an adult I relish those few hours on the evening of the 31stwhen […]

What is TMJ?

Well for starters, the abbreviation TMJ itself isn’t a disorder, rather an abbreviation for a joint – the temporomandibular joint, in particular.  Think of it as a hinge that allows your lower jaw, your mandible, to swing at the point where it connects to your skull.  This joint is supported by a nice cushy cartilaginous […]

The Importance of Mouthwash

Mouthwash.  Who doesn’t have some sort of memory surrounding a refreshing sting in the mouth after slushing around a big swig of Listerine for a minute?  That feeling of freshness is amazing, and it does it part to keep halitosis at bay, but it’s definitely no substitute for a good brushing and flossing routine. As […]

Top Dentists in Pop Culture

Dentists are awesome.  So awesome, in fact, that they show up as characters in pop culture quite often. Here’s our pick for the Top 4 most memorable dentists in pop culture: #4 – Finding Nemo “Now he’s doing the Schilder technique,” say’s one.  “Ooh, he’s using a Hedstrom file,” replies another.  “That’s not a Hedstrom file, […]

Why We Brush Our Teeth

When you wake up, odds are one of the first things that you’ll do will be to brush your teeth.  Have you ever stopped to wonder why though?  (And no, the answer isn’t because your mom told you to since you were a little kid.)  Our culture, modern diet, and lifestyle habits all contribute to […]

Dental Anesthesia – The Lighter Side of Dentistry

Well, it’s happened to the best of us.  You’ve got an extra tooth, you’re getting your wisdom teeth taken out, you’re in for some reconstructive surgery…the list goes on.  What binds us all together though – anesthesia.  Today we showcase our top four picks for anesthesia-related funny videos online. #4 – David After Dentist  Seven-year-old […]