What You Need to Know About Dental Sedation

Do you ever wonder what you can do to make your next visit to the dentist more tolerable? If you’re ever worried about paying your dentist a visit, you aren’t alone. In fact, would you be surprised to learn that almost every other American deals with some form of dental anxiety? Luckily, there are a few things you can do... read more »

Fillings Can Be Used to Repair Modest Areas of Tooth Decay

An integral part of Dr. McKinnon’s routine dental checkup, is designed to detect any areas of tooth decay on your teeth. However, if you suspect that tooth decay has set in on one of your teeth, you shouldn’t hesitate to have it examined. If tooth decay is not repaired in short order, it can spread and more serious complications could... read more »

Why Choose Invisalign?

If you didn’t have to deal with braces in high school, you may have considered yourself lucky at the time. However, as you grow older you realize the importance of having a straight, beautiful smile – especially if you work in a professional setting. But working in a setting like that, or just going about life in general as an... read more »

Wearing a Crown Can Improve Your Smile

At McKinnon Dental, Dr. Daniel W. McKinnon and our team are happy to offer dental crowns for our patients in Appleton, Wisconsin and the neighboring communities. We offer dental crowns to replace the part of the tooth which is visible. Wearing a dental crown can improve your smile, whether by covering a damaged tooth (also known as a “cap”) or to covering a dental implant. A... read more »

Dental Veneers Restore a Winning Smile to Chipped and Stained Teeth

A winning smile plays in your favor in so many situations in life. Many people with an imperfect smile will consult with Dr. McKinnon to explore their cosmetic restoration options. If your teeth have imperfections like visible fillings, chips or deep stains, you might be interested in restoring those teeth with dental veneers. Dental veneers are custom-shaped, thin porcelain shells... read more »

Improve Your Dental Health with Fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that is important to dental health, as it strengthens the tooth enamel. The teeth become more resistant to acid attacks from bacteria in the mouth. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay and can even reverse early tooth decay. So, where can I find fluoride, you may ask? Fluoride is found in many places naturally and has been... read more »

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies While You’re Traveling

If you are planning a trip, it’s best to plan for your smile as well. There’s nothing worse than experiencing a dental emergency while you’re on the road, so it’s best to avoid it at all costs. To help you do so, our McKinnon Dental team recommends doing the following things: -Avoid major dental treatment: Sometimes major dental treatments require more... read more »

Toothpaste: Then and Now

Have you ever wondered who invented toothpaste, and what early civilizations used to clean their teeth? If you read on, you’ll find answers to these questions and more as we delve into a brief history of the creation and evolution of toothpaste. Historians credit the Egyptians with the earliest form of dental hygiene. Around 5000 BC, the Egyptians created an... read more »

Dental Cleanings: What to Expect

To help you prepare for your next dental cleaning appointment, our McKinnon Dental team is happy to give you the details about what you can expect while you sit in the dental chair. When you come into our office, you can look forward to: 1. A warm welcome: To help you feel at home at our office, our friendly dental team will... read more »

Dental Crowns for Baby Teeth

A dental crown, which is also called a cap, is custom made to cover the visible part of a tooth. It is used to restore the shape, size, strength, and appearance of a tooth. Dental crowns are generally recommended for the permanent teeth. However, our dentist in Appleton, WI, may recommend a dental crown for your child’s primary tooth in... read more »