Author Archives: Dr. Jim

About Dr. Jim

Dr. Jim Fakler, a Wisconsin native, graduated in 1982 from Marquette University School of Dentistry. He started his college career at West Point, but had switched to Marquette to pursue his DDS. Dr. Fakler has been in private practice providing gentle, family-oriented dental care in West Allis since 1982. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Wisconsin Dental Association and the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association.

When Your Child’s Tooth Takes a Hard Knock?

A child’s tooth can be easily knocked out by a fall or a sports accident. Here’s what you should know if it happens to your child. My child’s tooth was knocked out. What should I do? First, examine the child’s … Continue reading

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Preventative Care for a Healthy Smile

 Check out this great video on Preventative Care for a Healthy Smile! taken from Delta Dental Insurance.

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‘Tooth Squeeze’ — Your Teeth Under Pressure

High and low altitudes are known for making your eardrums feel funny. But did you know that atmospheric pressure can also affect your teeth? Called “tooth squeeze” or barodontalgia, this phenomenon is most common among scuba divers, pilots and mountaineers, … Continue reading

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How Vegetarians Can Ensure Good Oral Health

Health concerns about fat and cholesterol, among other reasons, have prompted many people to become vegetarians. While a vegetarian diet can have great overall health benefits, vegetarians need to be aware of how this lifestyle choice can affect their oral … Continue reading

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Treatments for Gum Disease

Once a patient is diagnosed with gum (periodontal) disease, dentists will use procedures other than regular cleaning (also called prophylaxis) to treat the disease. In the early stages of gum disease, most treatment involves non-surgical procedures; however, in more advanced … Continue reading

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