Put A Stop To These Common Brushing Mistakes!

If you really want to avoid problems with cavities and gum disease, you should stick to a smart and thorough oral care routine. Brushing is an important part of anyone’s efforts to prevent dental problems. With that said, some people unknowingly develop bad habits that make their routine less effective than they realize. If this affects you, it may escape your notice until you are alerted to the presence of one cavity (or several!) at your next routine dental exam! Our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office is here to help you stay on top of your oral hygiene needs. While regular dental appointments are important for preventing issues that demand restorative dental care, make sure your daily routine is as effective as you believe it is before problems occur! (more…)

Chipped Or Cracked Tooth? We Can See You On Short Notice

It is hard to overlook a problem with a chipped or cracked tooth, especially when you know the damage is visible to others. For many people, the cosmetic effects of dental damage cause enough concern to make treatment a priority. With that said, you should know that without the appropriate care, a tooth that is already injured can become infected, or suffer more physical trauma. The sooner you arrange the appropriate treatment, the sooner you can protect yourself against potential complications. Our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office can see patients on short notice when they have dental injuries to address. After an evaluation, we can provide the appropriate care to ensure your tooth’s cosmetic and health needs are addressed! (more…)

3 Smile-Friendly Adjustments To Make To Your Daily Routine

Some people never give their approach to oral hygiene a second thought…until they find out they need to do something about tooth decay or gingivitis. Learning that you need to arrange treatment for an active oral health issue can wake you up to the possibility that your habits might need to change. With that said, it can be a good idea to think about your oral health before this occurs. A timely change made early enough can help you limit your risks, and make the need for a future restorative dental procedure less likely. Remember that in addition to taking good care of your smile on your own, you can enjoy important preventive services during your routine dental exams. Our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office is prepared to help patients with routine as well as restorative treatments! (more…)

Will Cavity Treatment Interfere With Your Dental Function?

Will the need for cavity treatment permanently affect your oral health? The damage from tooth decay is permanent, as your enamel will not repair itself and close the damage left behind by your cavity. However, this does not mean that your tooth is going to experience long-term problems! In the course of performing restorative dental work, our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office will take care to protect your tooth with a dental filling or dental crown. Selecting the right restoration is important, as it is necessary to keep the restoration in place to ensure that your tooth remains safe and healthy. The presence of a filling or crown also ensures that you can continue to bite or chew while applying pressure to the tooth. (more…)

Struggling With Bad Breath? Poor Oral Health Could Be Why

man hiding bad breathYou can quickly grow tired of having to mask bad breath behind mints, but if you are not addressing the cause of the problem, this issue can continue to affect you. People who frequently struggle with halitosis may be affected by poor periodontal health, a lack of an effective oral care routine, or even a problem with an unresolved cavity. At our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office, we can perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health to find out why you might be experiencing so many bouts of bad breath. Once a problem is identified, we can arrange the necessary treatment to help you regain a healthy, untroubled smile! If the issue is rooted in poor oral hygiene, we can provide tips to help you make positive changes to help you maintain fresher breath. (more…)

We Help Parents And Kids Take Care Of Their Teeth

example of parent and child caring for their teethParents are responsible for their kids’ oral health, and they also have to make sure their own needs are being met when it comes to preventing dental problems. Even if your child is able to brush and floss on their own, you still have a role to play by encouraging them to perform these tasks well, and by providing smart, smile-friendly meals and snacks for them to enjoy. Our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office has experience supporting families with their oral health needs. We provide pediatric dental visits as well as routine checkups and teeth cleanings for adults. During visits, you and your kids can also enjoy guidance and tips regarding good dental health. (more…)

How Does Flossing Fit Into Your Oral Hygiene Routine?

man flossingHow easy is it for you to recall the last time you flossed? If you are making this practice a consistent part of your oral care routine, you should do it on a daily basis. Unfortunately, some people only take the time to floss when they feel bothered by the remnants of their last meal trapped between their teeth. If you are ignoring this part of your oral care routine, you can become vulnerable to tartar buildup, and may face a higher risk for problems with tooth decay and gum disease! Our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office can help you protect your smile through regular exams and cleanings. Between your checkups, you should have a routine in place that fully protects your smile from harm! (more…)

Treating Problems That Make Biting And Chewing Difficult

When something as fundamental as biting and chewing food becomes difficult or painful, you should be concerned. More than one issue can compromise your natural bite function. Sometimes, the issue will be with the alignment of a person’s jaw joints, or stress on the joints and muscles. For others, dental pain or tooth loss can force changes in how they bite and chew. Our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office has experience taking care of patients who develop issues with biting and chewing. After a problem is identified, we can recommend a solution that provides lasting support for you. (more…)

Arranging Emergency Treatment For A Tooth Injury

The idea of waiting patiently for a solution if your tooth is injured and in pain can feel like a ridiculous one. With that said, many people are unsure of what help might be available to them if they experience dental trauma, or start to experience significant pain. Our Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office wants patients to know that emergency dental services are available to them should they ever need them. You can make an appointment on short notice to have work done to address a tooth that is chipped, cracked, broken, or completely knocked out. We can also help if you start to experience a level of pain or sensitivity that becomes difficult to ignore. (more…)

How Long Should It Take To Thoroughly Brush Your Teeth?

The effort you put into brushing your teeth can determine how likely you are to develop deposits of plaque and tartar on your teeth. This is not the only effort you take against these harmful materials – you also fight them by flossing – but its is hard to overstate the importance of brushing for your oral health. With that said, how long has it been since you thought about your approach to this part of your oral care routine? People who are surprised to hear that they need work done to treat a cavity can overlook shortcomings in their hygiene habits. One way to check on how effectively you brush is to time yourself. To thoroughly clean your teeth, this should take you at least two minutes. Your Maple Grove, MN dentist’s office provides consistent oral hygiene support through regular dental cleanings and examinations, but what you do between appointments can be critical to controlling plaque, tartar, and cavities. (more…)