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Can your dentist save your life?

Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in many parts of the world. The use of high-quality CPR can improve a victim’s chance for survival.

Health practitioners such as dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants are required to be certified in CPR. Dr. Ted Murray & Dr. Kristen Berning and the team at Exceptional Dentistry recently completed their CPR certification, which included some very important changes.

We love positive reviews!

We have made the commitment to our patients to provide technically advanced dentistry with personal attention and genuine compassion. We recommend types of treatment options that we would want for our families, friends, and ourselves.

Our love and excitement of what we give to our patients is obvious to everyone we meet, through our smiles and enthusiasm.

FDA Releases Warning About Teething Medication

What to do about teething pain?

Our Dubuque dental office enjoys seeing patients of all ages.  We often get questions from parents about how to care for their children’s teeth and how to comfort teething pain.
Some kids don’t even notice the arrival of the new pearly whites pushing through their gums. However, for other children the eruption of new teeth causes a lot of pain, and parents want to know the best way to comfort their children. It seems we all hear about different remedies to relieve teething pain.

Exceptional Dentistry articles in TH newspaper

In March 2011, The Telegraph Herald published 2 articles by Exceptional Dentistry in their annual Health Section supplement.
Dr. Kristen Berning describes the services that make up a superior check-up and cleaning in her article, “Does Your Dental Check-Up Measure Up?”. Many people do not realize how many procedures are covered in this valuable one-hour appointment with a dental hygienist.

Nighttime Mouth Breathing Poses Risks for Children

Our Exceptional Dentistry team understands that nighttime mouth breathing can be harmful to a child’s growth & development. Children are supposed to be able to breath through their noses at night, in order to have proper oxygen supply to their active brains. In addition, breathing through the nose allows for proper tongue & muscle balance which is necessary for the face to develop correctly.

My jaw hurts, my teeth hurt and I have a headache

“My jaw hurts, my teeth hurt and I have a headache”, said a patient last week. Dr. Ted Murray listened to him and did an exam, took impressions of his teeth and made him an orthotic. Our patient called today to say his bite feels great, and he has no more pain. He is wearing this comfortable orthotic, and you can’t even notice it when he talks. He is sleeping better. He will wear this orthotic for about three months, and then Dr. Murray will restore his teeth to the correct bite to give him a strong and healthy smile.