Ouch! Chomp on something your tooth didn’t like? Or get hit in the mouth with a hockey puck? If you think you may have a cracked tooth, or if you’re holding a piece of your tooth in your hand, follow these steps! 1. Give us a call to schedule an appointment 320-587-2726. Let us know about your emergency and we will make our best effort to see you right away. 2. If there are tooth fragments that have fallen out, preserve them in a clean … [Read more...] about What to Do When You Crack a Tooth
Curious about Clear Correct? If you’ve seen the posters about Clear Correct in your dental office, but have been too shy to ask about it, fear not! We’ve got you covered! What is Clear Correct? Invisalign is a specific brand of teeth straightening aligners, and Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series of clear plastic aligners that gently shift your teeth. These aligners are designed specifically for your mouth, based on … [Read more...] about What Is Clear Correct?
These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for easy ways to whiten their teeth. The internet is chock-full of home remedies for a whiter smile, and you’ll find whitening products galore at your local store. And, of course, your dentist has some great options for you as well. With so many choices available, how do you know what to go with? In general, there are rules of thumb you should follow when looking to whiten your teeth – if you … [Read more...] about The Do’s and Don’ts of Teeth Whitening
Spring is on its way! For many of you, this is the time to thoroughly clean your homes of dust and cobwebs, get rid of clutter and let a breath of fresh air into your life. But what about your smile? Even with regular daily brushing and flossing, routine cleanings, or “prophylaxis” (literally “preventive treatment of disease”) at the dentist should be an important part of your spring routine. A twice-annual examination, check-up, and cleaning are … [Read more...] about Spring Cleaning – For Your Smile!
When it comes to tooth decay, it’s important to know the main culprit – acid. Acid is what eats away at our enamel and causes cavities. Acid can enter our mouths in one of two ways: either directly through what we eat (citrus fruits, for example), or as a byproduct when oral bacteria consume the sugars that we eat. Ultimately, a simple way to identify foods that cause tooth decay is to ask whether it’s acidic or sweet/starchy. Acidic foods … [Read more...] about Foods That Cause Tooth Decay
... We are going back to school! Well, just for a little bit ... to take classes that help us stay ahead of the latest in dentistry! So we will be closed on Friday April 27th and then we will be back to work on Monday April 30th. Should you have a dental emergency during this time, please give us a call at 📞 320-587-2726 and follow the prompts. … [Read more...] about We are going back to school!