Discussing Dental Wear And Tear With Your Dentist

Dental wear and tear is a problem that can affect many people, though for some the problem can become a serious cosmetic concern. If your teeth start to look flat, worn, or misshapen, you can talk to your dentist about different solutions. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we can help patients deal with wear and tear in order to make their smile look healthier and more youthful! We can discuss the benefits of using porcelain veneers to improve the way you look, or we can review the benefits of a tooth bonding procedure. For badly worn teeth that need more than just cosmetic support, we may recommend placing custom dental crowns to provide bite support in addition to cosmetic improvmeents. (more…)

Set Up A Free Consultation To Discuss Cosmetic Dentistry

When you look at your smile in the mirror or in pictures, you have a hard time ignoring that one flaw – or several flaws – you wish you could address. You might not realize it, but addressing problems with the way you look can be easier than you anticipate. If you want to learn more about your options for cosmetic dental treatment, our Rochester, MN dentist’s office can help. In order to give you more information about your treatment options, we do offer free consultations for those interested in learning about esthetic treatments. You can discuss what you hope to change about your smile, and we can walk you through the procedures that might offer the most effective results! (more…)

Your Same-Day Crown Can Improve Your Smile

In as little as one appointment, we can provide a lifelike dental crown that is customized to fit a patient’s tooth. This access to CEREC technology at our Rochester, MN dentist’s office ensures that people can undergo restorative treatment in less time, which means they can recover more quickly from problems with their dental health. What you should know is that in addition to providing crowns that are the right shape and size for a tooth, we can provide a restoration that also matches the color of your healthy enamel. What this means is that your same-day crown can actually improve your smile while also taking care of your oral health! (more…)

How Our Practice Helps Patients In Different Age Groups

While everyone in your family benefits from maintaining healthy teeth, a person’s age can change what kind of care they might require. For children, regular dental exams can call for lessons on good oral hygiene, and even demonstrations on brushing and flossing, in addition to conventional support. For adults, visits can include time to talk about cosmetic dental concerns, and to discuss how gradual changes in your oral health can affect you over time. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office has experience caring for patients in different age groups. We can offer pediatric dental services as well as support for adults, which means that we can effectively serve everyone in your family! (more…)

Maintaining Your Smile After Having Your Teeth Whitened

If you have struggled with past attempts to maintain a bright smile, you can be eager to see results from a professional whitening procedure. A whitening procedure provided by your dentist can effectively deal with stains that store bought treatments have proven ineffective against. This approach is one that can take place inside the dentist’s office, or even in the comfort of your own home! At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we have helped many people deal with the teeth stains that have left them so self-conscious. After brightening your smile, we can provide guidance to help you maintain results that you are excited to show off! (more…)

Worried About Tartar? Professional Teeth Cleanings Can Help

If you are not concerned about the threat that tartar can pose your smile, you should be. Deposits of this sticky substance will resist your efforts at removal through brushing and flossing. In order to keep your teeth safe against these deposits, your teeth will have to be cleaned by your hygienist during a routine dental exam. This cleaning is one of many reasons these appointments help patients stay safe against problems. By having tartar removed, you become less likely to deal with problems with dental decay as well as with gum disease. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office is prepared to help you avoid oral health trouble, just as we are prepared to provide care when issues impact your smile. (more…)

What Are My Options For Changing A Tooth’s Shape?

Because symmetry is important to the quality of your smile, one flawed tooth can cause significant frustration. Sometimes, a dental injury will make a tooth stand out because it is noticeably chipped or cracked. For others, a naturally occurring issue that affects a tooth’s shape or size can make them uncomfortable with the way they look. Through cosmetic dentistry, our Rochester, MN dentist’s office is prepared to address problems with misshapen teeth that are hurting your smile. In some cases, this work can be completed without a restoration. Dental bonding procedures can move forward without preparatory work on your tooth structure The treatment relies on a composite resin material that can make careful corrections to the appearance of a tooth. The placement of a porcelain veneer can also improve a tooth’s shape and size, leading to exciting esthetic improvements. (more…)

How Flossing Helps You Keep Your Gums Healthy

An effective smile care regimen is one that is focused on more than just stopping the formation of cavities. This is not to say that cavity prevention is unimportant – you should make a dedicated effort to prevent issues with decay. You should also be working to make sure that your smile remains safe against the formation of gum disease. Brushing consistently and thoroughly will help with this. You should also make sure that you clear away bacteria and food debris at your gum line by flossing on a daily basis. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we can give patients guidance during their regular dental exams to help them make sure their smile is as safe from harm as it should be. If problems with gingivitis are present during your next exam, we can also discuss treatment to help your gums recover. (more…)

Help Your Kids Develop Good Habits When They Learn To Brush

As your kids grow up, they become capable of taking on more responsibilities. One of those responsibilities concerns their oral health – at around the ages of six and seven, kids are typically ready to brush and floss their teeth themselves. This does not mean that there is nothing more that you can do for them to protect their teeth. Kids can benefit from guidance, particularly when they are just beginning to care for their teeth on their own. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we can offer more guidance to our younger patients during routine dental exams. At these appointments, we provide the kind of services offered to adult patients during routine dental exams, but we also take time to help kids develop a stronger understanding of oral hygiene. (more…)

Can Porcelain Veneers Hide Flaws With My Smile Alignment?

Porcelain veneers can make many positive changes to the way a person looks. Through a single cosmetic dental procedure, your Rochester, MN dentist can improve your appearance by hiding discoloration, damage to your enamel, natural flaws that concern the shape of teeth, and even some problems with smile alignment. Patients who qualify can rely on veneers to fix alignment flaws instead of undergoing orthodontic work. The benefit of this is that your procedure can be completed in less time, which means that you can see results with little delay. However, it may be necessary to move forward with orthodontic work if your alignment issues are more serious. If this is the case, we may be able to recommend treatment with discreet Invisalign appliances. (more…)