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!
May 28, 2018
When it comes to your oral health, there are a few things that you need to know to maintain a state of wellness. One of them is how to prevent and fight gum disease, one of the most prevalent conditions facing Americans. As you read on, your local dentist will educate you on the different phases of this condition and what can be done to restore your oral health.
April 11, 2018
Many people operate under the misunderstanding that visiting a dentist twice a year is a waste of money. They may reason that they brush and floss their teeth, so there is no need for them to go in for a semiannual cleaning and checkup. Besides that, they may not want to pay for dental insurance, or perhaps they have insurance but don’t want to pay for the portion of their treatment that their policy doesn’t cover. But are these people really saving money? As your “dentist near me” explains, the answer is no.
March 26, 2018
You might not think about how much you use your mouth throughout the day. Your teeth and gums play a critical role in helping your daily life run smoothly, including help with digesting food and speaking clearly. However, there are some habits that can cause your smile to become damaged if you’re not careful.
To keep your teeth and gums safe from damage and discoloration, your dentist will explain some habits to avoid and keep your smile in great shape. Continue reading to learn more!
February 20, 2018
Among the past year or so, there has been a new trend emerging among influencers, advertisements, and social media to add shock value: charcoal teeth whitening. How could such a dark—seemingly dirty—substance cause your teeth to look cleaner?
Well, the truth is that your teeth may look brighter for the moment, but charcoal products could actually be damaging your teeth and make your teeth look duller in the long run. Learn more from your local dentist in this week’s blog post about teeth whitening!
January 4, 2018
You’ve made up your mind that this is your year for excellent oral hygiene, so you’re starting from scratch by evaluating your toothbrush. You want to make sure that you make the best selection and that your teeth will be getting the most thorough cleaning that they can. So gladly, you’ll accept the expert opinion of your dentist regarding this matter. Thankfully, she has decided to weigh in with her professional advice.
December 9, 2017
Since childhood, you’ve heard your parents, teachers and toothpaste commercials tout the benefits of properly brushing and flossing your teeth. You were told that these practices would help you fight bad breath and maintain nice, white teeth. Always health conscious, you heeded the words of your elders and made sure to brush and floss as you were instructed, but nobody ever really told you what else these practices effected. But, your dentist is here to clear the confusion and reveal what warrants an equal amount of attention – your gums.
November 14, 2017
When you’re finished opening all your gifts from under the tree, there’s always one more thing to look forward to: the stocking! Beneath all of the gift cards, sweets, and trinkets, you find a particularly interesting wrapped square package. After ripping it open with curiosity, you find a small package of minty floss.
Although you have many other gifts to look forward to this year, floss is one of the gifts that you should get a lot of use out of this year! If you’re properly taking care of your teeth, you should be flossing once a day for better oral health. Your dentist recommends thanking whoever gifts you the tools to take care of your smile. They have your best interest and smile in mind.
September 5, 2017
Tooth decay is the most chronic condition dentists treat with 91% of adults and 59% of children having had at least one cavity in a permanent tooth. In addition, it is estimated that almost 19% of children and nearly 32% of adults currently have one that is untreated. While they are very common, they may eventually become a thing of the past as researchers have developed a small molecule to prevent or stop tooth decay. It blocks the function of a virulence enzyme that is found in oral bacterium to potentially inhibit the destruction of the enamel.
August 19, 2017
Every moment that you go without a complete, healthy smile can seem like an eternity. Every meal is a chore. Every selfie is another reminder that your teeth aren’t in great shape. In a fast-paced world, it sometimes feels like traditional methods of restorative dentistry take forever. CEREC is the innovative technology that is delivering new pearly whites on demand. How does CEREC in Crookston work?