Understanding Why Cavities Happen

Regrettably, we all get dental cavities, regardless of our age. If you have your original chompers, you may develop cavities. When bacteria stay on your chompers for too much time, acid develops and breaks away at your protective layers of teeth to create cavities. Fortunately, there are some methods to lower your likelihood of developing cavities. With some discipline, you... read more »

How to Prevent Tartar Buildup on Your Teeth

There are many things that can harm your smile, and tartar is one of them. Tartar is a toxic substance that threatens your teeth and gums and promotes gum disease. It’s best to keep tartar away from your smile as much as possible, and Dr. Grant R Young and our dental team are happy to help you do so. We... read more »

Kid Approved Tooth-Healthy Foods

We all want our children’s smiles to be healthy. It is important to remember that a healthy smile doesn’t just depend on how we clean it, rather, health starts with what we feed it! Here are some kid approved, tooth-healthy foods to help your child maintain a healthy smile for life. Dairy: Dairy products, such as tasty string cheese or... read more »

Tooth Replacement Options

Are you suffering from missing teeth? If so, the gaps should be filled in to avoid further damage to your teeth and gums. If you have any missing teeth, there are three standard tooth treatments: dentures, bridges, and implants. Dentures are a very familiar form of tooth replacement. They are removable and come in two variations: partial and complete. Partial... read more »

How to Keep Oral Health as a Teen

As a teen, you might be self-conscious about many things. Your smile doesn’t have to be one of them. If you take diligent care of your oral health, then you’ll be on the right track toward the beautiful smile you deserve. To help you keep your oral health in tip-top shape, Grant R Young DDS encourages you to practice the... read more »

What to Expect When Treating Your Cavity with an Amalgam Filling

Are you about to treat a cavity with an amalgam filling? If so, good for you! You’re on your way toward a strong and healthy smile once again. To help you know what to expect during your appointment at Grant R Young DDS, Dr. Grant R Young and our dental team would like to share the steps that are typically... read more »

Severe Dental Trauma Might Require Treatment with a Bridge Restoration

A severe dental trauma caused by an accident, hard fall, or a blow to the face during athletics can be very painful, and often requires immediate treatment. If the internal structures of the tooth have been damaged, our team at the dental office of Grant R Young DDS in Wausau, Wisconsin, may be able to perform a root canal to... read more »

Common Types of Sedatives Used to Relax Patients

Sedation dentistry is a field of dentistry that specializes in providing treatments for individuals with dental anxiety. If a person begins to feel stressed or anxious, there are sedative options that can be discussed to help relax the patient. Sedatives can also be used to put a patient under when an intensive procedure must be performed. Gas sedatives can be... read more »