May 20, 2019
Chances are, you or someone you love suffers from gum disease, which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, affects nearly half of adults who are thirty or older. And while the effects on your oral health are obvious, did you know that poor gum health may have an effect on your overall health? Researchers have been studying the link between gum disease and heart disease, and while one has not been proven to cause the other, the connection between the two has been shown to be very strong.(more…)
April 20, 2019
More than 29.1 million Americans live with diabetes, and nearly 22% of them are also affected by gum disease. Your oral health and overall health may be more connected than you thought. Diabetes can cause symptoms that can negatively affect your oral health and lead to infections and cavities. So, what exactly does your smile have to do with certain health problems—and how can you protect it? Read on to learn about how diabetes can affect your oral health.(more…)
March 3, 2019
From magazines to Pinterest, the big trend nowadays is whitening your teeth with charcoal. Although regular gels and whitening trays are still found on drug store shelves, you may find that the charcoal alternative is becoming a more popular choice. But does it really work? Isn’t charcoal used for barbecues? Can this dark substance that makes your teeth look dirty actually brighten your smile? Your dentist weighs in on the topic and discusses how and if this new whitening trend actually works.(more…)
February 1, 2019
In the spirit of the new year, your dentist has an easy yet vital resolution you can make. Scheduling routine dental visits, at least twice a year, is one of the most beneficial steps you can take towards good oral health. With numerous studies piling up about the link between your oral and overall health, taking care of your smile in 2019 is a great way to help your body, too. Keep reading to learn why routine dental visits are important for the beauty and health of your pearly whites.(more…)
January 17, 2019
Happy New Year! It’s 2019—time to set goals for what you want to accomplish. What do you want to achieve this year? Do you want to improve your health? How about making a resolution to benefit your mouth? With these three resolution ideas, suggested by your dentist in Crookston, you can dramatically promote your oral health this year.(more…)
January 7, 2019
Winter is upon us, with all the seasonal miseries it can sometimes bring. When your nose is stuffy, and your head is aching, it’s perfectly fine to take an over-the-counter cold reliever for your symptoms. But those same remedies may set you up for a toothache down the road unless you follow these flu season tips from a local dentist.(more…)
November 22, 2018
It is an exciting time of the year as you shop for the perfect gifts for your family and friends. Although you may be preoccupied with the festivities of the holidays, do not forget to visit your dentist. If you have dental insurance, your benefits are about to expire. While you may not think you have any left, less than 3% of Americans meet or exceed their annual coverage. If you do not use your remaining benefits now, you are missing the opportunity to get a healthy smile for reduced rates.
October 25, 2018
Pumpkins, costumes and bags of candy – these are the thoughts that come to mind in regard to Halloween. When it comes to your oral health, though, the sugar present in the multitude of candy selections can lead to some serious problems. Thankfully, your local dentist has 5 simple tips to help you avoid any unwanted oral health issues. Find out what they are as you read on!
September 4, 2018
Do you have any missing teeth? Dental implants have quickly become one of the most popular replacement methods because of their look and function. Dental implants are metal posts that get placed in the jawbone, beneath the gums. They act as artificial tooth roots ready to be mounted with replacement teeth. Implants are one of the best options to complete smiles, but there are a lot of myths and false information out there about them. Keep reading to learn about myths surrounding dental implants and whether or not they’re true from an expert implant dentist.
July 7, 2018
If you asked 1,000 dentists which option they would choose for either themselves or a loved one with missing teeth, there’s a good chance that all 1,000 of them would say dental implants. Of course, each patient is different and some have particular needs or goals that might make a different option better. But, for the most part, implants are the preferred choice because they’re the next best thing to your own teeth! But does that mean that they’re successful 100% of the time? And if they do occasionally fail, what can be done to fix them? Keep reading to find out!