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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.

Acid Reflux? Your Dentist May Notice Before You Do

Most people recognize heartburn: that painful burning sensation radiating from inside the chest. Persistent symptoms, more than twice weekly, may be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. But not everyone with GERD has the symptoms of heartburn. In … Continue reading

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Say “Cheese”! Eating Cheese Can Help Your Teeth

Did you know that there are more than 1,000 types of cheese? Packed with calcium and able to restore enamel, this dairy product is more than just a tasty topping — it can also offer a boost to your dental … Continue reading

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5 Tips For a Smile-friendly Thanksgiving

Are you grateful for your healthy smile? As you enjoy dinner this Thanksgiving, keep your teeth and gums healthy with smart food choices.   Skip the sugarWhether it’s pumpkin pie or a marshmallow-topped yam casserole, Thanksgiving dinner can be a … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers Need to Link Oral and Overall Health

Baby boomers looking for the warning signs of adult-onset diseases may be overlooking key symptoms in their mouth that could signal an alarm about their overall health. According to a survey commissioned by the Academy of General Dentistry, 63% of … Continue reading

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7 Vitamins and Minerals Your Mouth Needs

Want healthy teeth and gums? Make sure your diet features these key ingredients. These nutritional building blocks are essential for your dental health. Calcium No surprises here — calcium is well known as a friend for teeth. Throughout the body, … Continue reading

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