When A Cavity Requires Root Canal Therapy

There are different treatment options that our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office can provide for a patient with a cavity. Why do we offer different approaches to treatment? Decay worsens gradually over time, and the severity of your tooth trouble will affect what needs to happen to fully restore your oral health. In some cases, it will be necessary to provide root canal therapy to address your cavity. This procedure directly addresses problems within your tooth structure that need to be resolved. The procedure can put a stop to your ongoing issues with dental pain, and it will also protect you from complications that can create further difficulties for your oral health. (more…)

How Can I Whiten My Teeth At Home?

For many people, an appealing teeth whitening treatment option is one that lets them take care of discoloration from the comfort of their own home. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to see the results that you really want when you try to use a kit that is available at your grocery store or pharmacy. Is there something you can use that will lead to real improvements? At our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office, we can provide a customized whitening kit that is capable of brightening your enamel and giving you renewed confidence in the way you look. Through this treatment, we can make you more comfortable with your appearance while letting you take on stains in a way that fits your schedule. (more…)

Arranging Treatment For A Chipped Tooth

Even if your chipped tooth is not in need of urgent care, you can be eager to restore its appearance so that you can regain your comfort in your smile. At our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office, we can talk to you about the different treatment options that are available so that you can restore a tooth that is chipped, cracked, or damaged in a different way. It is often possible to move forward with cosmetic dental treatment. A cosmetic procedure minimizes changes to your tooth structure while still making long-term changes. Before committing to a procedure, we can perform a review to determine whether you need more involved care to keep your tooth safe and secure. (more…)

Are Your Teeth Being Cleaned Regularly?

Are you concerned that you do not do enough to keep your smile healthy, even though you take care to clean your teeth each day? It is important that you do more than just care for your smile by brushing and flossing. Better diet choices matter, too, and so do your regular appointments for teeth cleanings and exams. At every routine visit, your Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office can care for your smile by carefully and thoroughly removing any plaque and tartar buildup on your smile. These checkups, along with your daily efforts, help you effectively prevent difficulties with dental decay as well as gum disease! (more…)

What Veneers Do To Improve Smiles

As you look over your smile, you may find yourself lingering on issues that make you less confident in your appearance. Whether you have one conspicuous flaw or multiple issues, you should know that cosmetic dentistry can help. Our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office provides patients access to different services capable of making their desired changes. For many people, porcelain veneers can prove effective for treatment. Their coverage makes it possible to address discoloration, problems with damage, and even concerns about tooth shape, size, and spacing! We can help you understand how this can treatment can benefit you, or determine if a different approach might be preferable. (more…)

Discussing A Toothache With Your Dentist

Once your tooth starts to hurt, it can be hard to tell if the discomfort means you should see your dentist. This is not always a problem that points to an oral health issue. For example, you may experience a short period of dental pain because of a sinus infection. However, if you experience pain that does not subside after a short time, or if the intensity of pain concerns you, a visit to our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office can be beneficial. During your visit, we can evaluate you to determine if you require restorative dental work. We should point out that if the pain is severe enough to call for urgent care, you can look to our office for emergency dental work. (more…)

How A Crown Provides Smile Improvements

If you have a problem with a cavity, or if your tooth is broken, the right treatment can provide lasting protection. At our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office, we can provide a custom dental crown to cap a vulnerable tooth – by doing so, we can protect you from infection and also improve your bite. What you can be happy to learn is that a custom crown can actually imitate your healthy enamel and improve your smile, too. When you have the right restoration, you can feel more comfortable after treatment. If your tooth is physically injured, we can talk to you about using cosmetic treatment as a more conservative means of improving your smile. (more…)

How Do I Avoid Problems With Bruxism?

Individuals who struggle with bruxism can have a hard time controlling their teeth grinding habit at an important time – while they are asleep. Unconsciously clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth can lead to problems with pain, stiffness, and sensitivity in your jaw joints and muscles. It can also lead to alarming dental damage! At our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office, we are prepared to help you protect your smile while you are at rest. With a custom oral appliance, you can find sleep more comfortable, as you can keep your teeth safe from excess wear and tear. For those who have already experienced problems that can be traced back to bruxism, we can provide a review and determine if cosmetic or restorative dental work is recommended. (more…)

How We Approach Cavity Treatment

What is the “right” approach to a cavity treatment? To answer that question, more information is needed, as patients come in for care while affected by different degrees of dental decay. While one person may visit us with a smaller cavity that requires a dental filling, another can schedule treatment for severe decay that calls for root canal therapy. That being said, one consistent goal we have when treating different types of cavities is to provide treatment that preserves a patient’s attractive smile. At our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office, we can treat you with a custom dental filling or crown that imitates your healthy enamel and preserves the appearance of your tooth. (more…)

How Orthodontic Work Improves Smiles

If you have noticeable issues with malocclusion – poor teeth spacing – you may have a difficult time sharing a confident smile with the world. Until you deal with this problem, you can find yourself hiding your teeth from view as much as possible. By learning more about your orthodontic treatment options, you can discover that discreet corrective work is available to you. At our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office, we can talk to you about different orthodontic appliances, including Invisalign aligners, that can address problems with teeth spacing. In some cases, we may be able to hide minor gaps or overlaps by providing cosmetic dental work. (more…)