Month: August 2020

Will Your Restored Tooth Be Able To Absorb Bite Pressure?

How much can your dentist really do for you when you have a cavity? When decay becomes serious enough to require restorative dental work, you should know that the damage to your tooth structure is permanent. However, this does not mean that the tooth has to remain vulnerable. With a custom dental filling or dental… Read more »

Will Better Smile Care Benefit Your General Health?

What are you accomplishing when you stick to a good oral hygiene routine? Consistent brushing and flossing, along with smart dieting, can have obvious benefits for your smile. You can protect yourself against tooth decay and gum disease, and you can limit your exposure to particles that can stain your teeth. What you might not… Read more »

Receiving A Tooth-Colored Filling To Deal With A Cavity

If you have a cavity, a restoration will have to be placed after it is removed in order to protect your tooth. The damage that decay causes is permanent. What this means is that even a minor cavity leads to long-term consequences for a tooth if nothing is done to protect it. A dental filling… Read more »

Are You Spending Too Much Time Between Dental Exams?

How long is a person really supposed to go between preventive dental exams? While some people may have different time lines because of individual exceptions, patients are typically told to come back for another appointment after six months. With these six month intervals, there will be a limited amount of time for problems with tartar… Read more »

Oral Health Services That Keep Kids Cavity-Free

Protecting your child’s smile is important, and it will remain important through the years even as they take on more responsibility for their oral hygiene. At first, parents directly protect kids against decay by gently cleaning their teeth for them. As they grow up, kids can develop the coordination and maturity needed to stick with… Read more »

Receiving A Dental Implant: What’s The First Step?

Tooth loss can be a difficult issue to deal with, particularly if you let the problem go unresolved for an extended period of time. Whether you have recently experienced this problem, or if you have been putting off treatment for it, you can be excited to hear about the benefits an implant-held dental restoration can… Read more »

Teeth Stains Can Hurt Your Confidence In Your Smile

Are you finding it hard to show off your smile in pictures lately? Do you feel that your teeth stains are giving people an unfavorable impression of you? It can be difficult to remain confident in the way you look when discoloration starts to become noticeable. What can be particularly frustrating is seeing stains accumulate… Read more »

Make Sure You Take The Threat Of Gum Disease Seriously

If you want to keep your smile as healthy as possible, watch out for more than just evidence of cavities. Problems with your periodontal health can have more consequences than you realize. If an infection is not treated in time, your condition can lead to tooth loss, and it can be difficult to properly manage… Read more »

How Our Office Safety Protocols Protect Our Patients

Our practice has always been proud to deliver quality oral health care in safe surroundings to families in and around the Rochester, MN area. In response to concerns about Covid-19, we have taken precautions and changed our office procedures in order to continue operating a safe and welcoming environment. We are excited to let everyone… Read more »

3 Oral Hygiene Mistakes That Lead To Plaque Buildup

Plaque deposits can build up in a short time, and when they are not dealt with, they can create long-term trouble by hardening and forming tartar. When you brush and floss, you have the opportunity to rid your smile of any plaque deposits that might have accumulated since you last cared for your teeth. While… Read more »