Teaching Your Kids About Dental Care? Try These Tips!

There are many important lessons parents must impart to their kids. In order to help them grow up with healthy teeth, and wonderful smiles, it is important that your kids receive guidance on proper oral health care. The right instructions can help them form habits that keep them safe from cavities and gum disease as they age. So how can you make sure they are developing good practices, while also helping them understand why a healthy smile is important? Taking time to show them effective brushing and flossing methods, and encouraging smart diet choices, will be important. You can be glad to know that in addition to lessons from you, your kids can enjoy helpful instructions from their Maple Grove, MN dentist during pediatric dental checkups. (more…)

How Should I Handle Losing A Tooth?

As a child, losing a tooth is a normal, healthy experience. As an adult, your teeth should not be falling out, but, when you have a jarring dental experience in an emergency situation, like losing a permanent tooth, it can be difficult to remember how you should proceed. In today’s blog, your Maple Grove, MN, dentist will share what you should do in these situations, and how we can help you replace your tooth in our office.


What To Do If You Have A Dental Emergency

A dental emergency can be defined as anything that harms your oral health and would get worse if you waited until tomorrow. While some dental emergencies, such as a tooth falling out as a result of an accident or a tooth breaking while you are eating, may seem obvious, some can be more difficult to identify. So, in today’s blog, your Maple Grove, MN, dentist will give some examples of what may constitute a dental emergency and explain how we take care of our patients during these situations.


3 Famous Women In Dentistry

It’s March, which means that spring is almost here, and it’s National Women’s History Month! There are too many women who have made a great impact on dentistry to name them all, but we at Elm Creek Dental want to pay homage to a few of the female dentists who made history when women were not often allowed to do so. In today’s blog, your Maple Grove, MN, dentist will tell the stories of three women who changed the course of dental history for the better.


Should You Try A Tongue Scraper?

Drugstores are constantly updating the oral and dental health products they offer according to what is popular. While many of these products are just updates to old favorites, like toothbrushes with rubber parts on the back to clean your tongue, electric toothbrushes, and pre-measured floss, there is one tool you may not be as familiar with: the tongue scraper. In today’s blog, your Maple Grove, MN, dentist will discuss the potential benefits and dangers of tongue scraping so that you can decide for yourself if it is something you want to add to your oral health routine.


Celebrate Healthy Smiles During Children’s Dental Health Month

Even though February, which is National Children’s Dental Health Month, is almost over, it is always important to remember your child’s dental health. At Elm Creek Dental, we want little smiles to be healthy, and, while we can help keep them healthy in our office, it is important that you help them at home, too. In today’s blog, your Maple Grove, MN, family dentist will share advice for helping keep little smiles healthy at home, and information about how we can help in our office.


Brush Your Teeth Better With These Easy Tips

When we are children, we learn our oral health routine by being taught and watching our guardians. As we then grow up and become adults, we don’t often seek out ways to improve the habits that we have created throughout our lives. However, when it comes to your dental hygiene, there are always ways to take better care of your teeth in between your regular exams and cleanings. In today’s blog, your Maple Grove, MN, dentist will share some advice for brushing your teeth more effectively to fight against the cavities and other issues that could lead to the need for restorative care in the future.


Tips For Good Oral Hygiene When You’re Sick

Whether it’s because of the flu, a cold, or bad allergies, most people will end up feeling sick before winter is over. And, at Elm Creek Dental, we understand how difficult it can be to remember to take care of your teeth when you’re resting and caring for your symptoms. However, it is imperative that you don’t let your oral hygiene falter in times of illness. In today’s blog, your Maple Grove, MN, dentist will give some tips for easy and achievable smile care when you may not be up for doing much.


Wanting A Valentine’s Day Smile Makeover?

This Valentine’s Day, we at Elm Creek Dental think that you should treat yourself to the smile of your dreams. We believe that everyone’s smile should be something that they can be proud of, and we have the procedures available in our office to help any smile reach its healthiest, fullest, most beautiful potential. So, whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with family, a loved one, friends, or by taking some hard-earned time for yourself, consider giving yourself a smile makeover, courtesy of your Maple Grove, MN, dentist. In today’s blog, we will discuss the restorative and cosmetic treatments that we offer to improve your smile.


Missing Teeth Weaken Your Jawbone

The negatives associated with tooth loss are overwhelming. The experience of losing a tooth, or having a tooth become so damaged that it needs to be extracted, is exhausting and painful. Tooth loss can cause you to feel self conscious about your smile, and it almost always necessitates dietary changes. An often overlooked negative associated with tooth loss is the potential for jawbone damage. Your jawbone relies on the stimulation of your teeth to stay strong and vital. If you are missing teeth and the stimulation they provide, your jawbone may begin to weaken and lose mass over time. (more…)