By: Jason C.
Mark D Birnholtz DDS
Dr. Birnholtz is the best dentist I've ever been to. Him and his staff are always very helpful, honest, friendly and make you feel like family. I've been seeing Dr. Birnholtz for over 15 years now and have dreaded the times I've had to go to another dentist due to moving or insurance changes. I now live in Colorado and based on my experience with other dentists, I'll fly 1,300 miles to see him, before I ever go to another dentist. Thank you Dr. Birnholtz for all you've done for me over the years, you're the best!
By: Pam M.
Zahler & Henke PC
Very friendly, sweet and caring staff and doctor. Specializes in full mouth rehabilitation, and has their own lab. Very impressed!
Tips & Advices
  • If a tooth decays and the nerves or pulp (soft internal tissue which helps teeth develop) become inflamed or infected
  • If a tooth is cracked or broken and nerves are exposed
This generally depends on any specific issues you wish to address with your teeth. There are toothpastes designed to whiten teeth, fight cavities, decrease sensitivity, prevent bad breath, resist gingivitis, and those specific to children (with lower fluoride content). There are also toothpastes that offer “complete” protection by combining aspects of many of the above toothpastes.
It’s recommended to get a professional cleaning at least two times per year.
  • Desensitizing toothpaste numbs the nerves in the teeth that can cause discomfort.
  • Mouth guard can protect against grinding teeth during sleep.
  • Fluoride treatment can be applied by dentists to sensitive areas to numb teeth and strengthen enamel.
  • Root canal can treat problems in a tooth’s core.
  • Surgical gum graft where a piece of gum tissue is removed from a section of the mouth to cover an exposed root.
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, but there are certain signs that can help you and your doctor determine if yours should be:
  • Wisdom teeth are pushing other teeth around, causing pain and misalignment
  • Cysts form around newly emerged wisdom teeth, causing jaw damage
  • Gums get inflamed and swollen, causing cavities and pain
  • Doctor determine from x-rays that wisdom teeth will cause problems in the near future

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