Slow Cooker Sausage and Dressing Stuffing

From Dr. Craig Bremseth INGREDIENTS ¼ cup butter 1 cup chopped celery ½ cup minced onion 1 pound mild Italian sausage 2 cups chicken stock 4 teaspoons rubbed sage 2 teaspoons crushed rosemary leaves 2 bags seasoned Pepperidge Farms stuffing crouton cubes PREPARATION Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat Add celery and onion.…

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Beating Bad Breath

Are You Among the More Than 80 Million People Who Suffer? Bad breath (also known as halitosis or malodor) can be embarrassing and tough on those around you. Some people don’t realize their breath could peel paint because others are afraid to tell them. You don’t have to distance the people around you with smelly…

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Tips to a Brighter Smile

Discoloration of Tooth Enamel Has Many Causes and Several Solutions The color of your teeth is related to a variety of factors. Genetics is one reason your teeth are the shade they are, but there are other contributors to color. Discoloration may be caused by stains on the surface or by changes inside the tooth.…

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What Is A Root Canal?

You might think of a root canal as being especially painful, but the truth is that most people who have one reported much less pain than they expected. In fact, many compare it to getting a crown or filling. Most importantly, the benefits to your oral health from a root canal can be huge. So…

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How Helpful Is Mouthwash to Your Oral Health?

If you walk by the oral health care aisle in any major store, you’ll see rows of toothpaste and toothbrushes plus an overwhelming array of mouthwashes. You have most likely heard about the important of using that toothpaste and toothbrush to brush daily, but do those bottles of mouthwash really have a positive impact on…

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Prevention is the Key to Catching Oral Cancer

April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month – Be Sure to Get a Regular Screening at Personal Care Dentistry Nearly 50,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. While alcohol, smoking and tobacco use are still major risk factors, the fastest growing segment of oral cancer patients is young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals due…

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How to Prevent Receding Gums

Gaps Between Teeth and Gum Line Make It Easy for Bacteria Build Up Receding gums, as the name itself suggests, occurs when the gum tissue around your teeth wear away and the gums seem to recede backwards making a larger area of the surface of tooth more visible. If you do not contain receding gums,…

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How to Be the Boss of Your Floss

Brushing and flossing your teeth are the foundation of good oral health (along with regular visits to your dentist). But for many people, it’s the flossing part of that foundation that leaves them a bit puzzled. Is there a proper way to floss? What’s the most effective approach? Do I really need to floss if…

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5 Natural Mouthwashes You Can Make at Home

Do you know what’s in that mouthwash you just gargled with that you purchased at the store? Often it will include alcohol, along with a blend of chemicals that you’ve never heard of and aren’t sure how they impact your health. If you want to avoid those chemicals, an alternative that is better for your…

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Best Foods for Restorative Sleep

Obtaining restorative sleep on a nightly basis (between 7 and 9 hours) is critical for your overall health – including your oral health. Lack of sleep can make eating healthy challenging, as cravings for sugar and carbohydrates often increase – which can lead to increased risk of forming cavities. Poor sleep may contribute to the…

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19 Habits That Wreck Your Teeth

The decisions you make can seriously impact your oral health and damage your teeth. Some of the items on our list are pretty obvious – most of us have learned that chewing ice can chip or crack our teeth – but others are rather surprising. Chewing On Ice It’s natural and sugar free, so you…

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Meet Our New Patient Coordinator

Kelsey Kusterman is the face and voice of Personal Care Dentistry when new patients walk in the door for their first appointment. As the practice’s New Patient Coordinator, Kelsey provides each new patient with an extensive tour of the clinic’s 8,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities, then sits down with each patient to initially assess…

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What Are Dental Bridges?

Do you have oral health problems? In this post, we address dental bridges and assess who is suitable for Roseville, MN, dental bridges, why they are necessary, and what happens when deciding to get them. What Is a Dental Bridge? Also known as a “pontic,” a dental bridge is a treatment that aims to close…

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Comfort is King When Choosing a Toothbrush

Americans Invest Nearly 1,000 Hours Each Brushing Their Teeth over a Lifetime Never before has there been such a dizzying array of toothbrushes on the market. Consumers are inundated with new designs, materials, attachments, and colors. How do you choose your toothbrush? Perhaps you have a steady fave bought out of habit, or maybe you’re…

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How Does Growing Older Impact Your Teeth?

What You Can Do To Keep Your Smile Young as You Age Given all the chewing, crunching, biting, and gnashing they do, our teeth are surprisingly resilient. Still, everyday wear and tear and the natural aging process take a toll. Here’s what happens to teeth as we age — and what you can do to…

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Are Water Picks Worth The Cost?

For Many People, the Answer is Definitely Yes With the hundreds of products available on the market today for cleaning your teeth, it can be difficult for dental patients to determine which product will best meet their needs. The dentists at Personal Care Dentistry are happy to assist patients in choosing the appropriate products for…

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Does Your Mouth Feel Like The Sahara Desert?

What to do if you suffer from xerostomia (dry mouth) Do you go through life with your mouth constantly dry? Does it feel like the Sahara Desert has taken up residence in your mouth? If you answered yes, then you may be suffering from xerostomia commonly called dry mouth. Dry mouth is caused by a…

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Carbonated Soft Drinks Erode Tooth Enamel

It’s called “pop” in the Midwest and most of Canada. It’s “soda” in the Northeast. And it goes by a well-known brand name in much of the South. But however they say it, they’re talking about something that can cause serious oral health problems – carbonated soft drinks. Soft drinks have emerged as one of the…

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Healthy Teeth for Life: 10 Tips for Families

Keep a Sparkling Smile From Childhood to Old Age There are so many good reasons to keep your family’s teeth and gums healthy. Their sparkling smiles. Being able to chew for good nutrition. Avoiding toothaches and discomfort. And new research suggests that gum disease can lead to other problems in the body, including increased risk…

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Tips to A Fresher Morning Breath

Do you often wake up with breath that can clear a room? If you’re tired of bad breath in the morning – technically known as “halitosis” – we have six tips that can help you nip the problem in the (taste) buds! Reduce the caffeine. Caffeine inhibits the production of saliva, and saliva is the…

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All Crowns Are Not Created Equal

When Are Crowns For Your Teeth Necessary and What Are Your Options? You’ve probably heard about dental crowns. But do you know what oral health problems necessitate a crown and what types of materials you have to choose from when the crown is made? You will probably need a dental crown in the following situations: The…

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7 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Toothbrush

You’ll spend more than 1,500 hours during your life brushing your teeth if you’re brushing two times per day (and two minutes per time). So it’s kind of important for you to choose the right type of toothbrush if you’re going to be that “close and personal” with this bristly tool! We have 7 tips…

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What is periodontics?

Looking after your teeth is so important, and there are a lot of different procedures that have to happen in order to help you care for your pearly whites. That’s why it is important to make sure you are focused on doing as much as you can to improve your oral hygiene, and visiting our…

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COVID-19 Procedures: Keeping You Safe

We are pleased to provide our patients with a safe dental care experience during the COVID-19 pandemic when they come in for an appointment to our clinic. Although a few things might look and feel different from our pre-pandemic procedures, we continue to provide the quality service that we have been delivering to our patients…

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Falcon Heights, MN Dentist

About us If you are looking for a dentist in Falcon Heights, MN, that is able to not only meet all of your dentistry needs but also make you feel at ease, then look no further. Personal Care Dentistry takes pride in delivering a personal service and matching it with the best patient care. Stepping…

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How to Be the Boss of Your Floss

Brushing and flossing your teeth are the foundation of good oral health (along with regular visits to your dentist). But for many people, it’s the flossing part of that foundation that leaves them a bit puzzled. Is there a proper way to floss? What’s the most effective approach? Do I really need to floss if…

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All About Dental Veneers

Dental veneers can be an easy, inexpensive approach to fixing teeth that are flawed. They can be an ideal choice to enhance the appearance of your front teeth by covering discolorations or imperfections. What exactly are veneers? They are a very thin shell that is bonded to the front of your teeth and is made…

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7 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Toothbrush

You’ll spend more than 1,500 hours during your life brushing your teeth if you’re brushing two times per day (and two minutes per time). So it’s kind of important for you to choose the right type of toothbrush if you’re going to be that “close and personal” with this bristly tool! We have 7 tips…

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How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

If you feel anxious or afraid at the mere thought of  going to the dentist, you should know that you’re not alone. More than 33% of Americans feel the same emotions about dentists. Often, people who suffer from dental anxiety or fear never go to the dentist, and then are faced with a lifetime of…

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All About Root Canals

You might think of a root canal as being especially painful, but the truth is that most people who have one reported much less pain than they expected. In fact, many compare it to getting a crown or filling. Most importantly, the benefits to your oral health from a root canal can be huge. So…

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How Helpful Is Mouthwash to Your Oral Health?

If you walk by the oral health care aisle in any major store, you’ll see rows of toothpaste and toothbrushes plus an overwhelming array of mouthwashes. You have most likely heard about the important of using that toothpaste and toothbrush to brush daily, but do those bottles of mouthwash really have a positive impact on…

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How Clean Is Your Toothbrush?

When you brush you teeth in the morning, you’re probably not aware of what may be lurking on the bristles of your toothbrush. It may be contaminated with bacteria or viruses if you’ve been sick. Even if you haven’t been sick, normal healthy microorganisms can cause infections in your mouth if there is an injury…

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Hints to Fresh Breath for Holiday Parties

The holiday season is stressful enough without having to worry about bad breath at the inevitable holiday parties and family get-togethers that feature rich foods and seasonal beverages. But you can reduce the odds of being burdened with holiday halitosis by following these tips. Brush Your Teeth And Your Tongue For most people, it’s second…

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Give Your Teeth A Healthy Thanksgiving This Year

If you’re looking for ways to make this year’s Thanksgiving meal a little healthier for your oral health, then we have seven tips to help you keep everyone’s teeth and gums happy this year. Slow Down on the Sugar If you love sweets, then Thanksgiving is often a sugared-filled delight for you. Marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes,…

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Yummy Stuffing for Thanksgiving

Dr. Andrew Heinisch recently joined Personal Care Dentistry, and our care team was excited to find out that he loves to bake (and is really good at it)! So we asked him for a favorite recipe of his for Thanksgiving, and he gave us this yummy recipe for Thanksgiving stuffing. The recipe is originally from…

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8 Options for A Great Grin

If you feel like your pearly whites need some help to enhance your smile, then you have an array of options to choose from at Personal Care Dentistry. These range from changing the shape of your teeth to closing gaps in your smile; from making them whiter to removing plaque and taking care of cavities.…

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What You Need to Know About Bruxism

If you are one of those folks who regularly grind your teeth, then your condition is called bruxism. It can lead to damage to your teeth and other oral health issues. So why do people grind their teeth? Generally, teeth grinding or clenching is from stress or anxiety and it usually occurs at night when…

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Are Dental Implants The Right Solution?

Because of advances in dental science in the last two decades, dental implants have become a viable alternative for replacing missing teeth. The dentists at Personal Care Dentistry have extensive experience and excellent success rates in using implants to help patients replace teeth, relieve pain, restore chewing ability and improve facial tissues in the process.…

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Amalgam vs. Composite Resin Fillings

Your body has an amazing ability to repair and heal itself. As an example, when you break a bone, your body can create new cells that glue the broken bone back together. However, the body’s ability to repair itself doesn’t include your teeth. Once you injure a tooth or develop a cavity in it, your…

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Dealing with Tooth Discoloration

If you’re pearly whites aren’t so bright anymore, the discoloration of your teeth can be linked to an array of reasons. The three primary reasons that your teeth can become discolored are staining, childhood problems, or aging issues. Here are the details of each reason for tooth discoloration: Extrinsic Discoloration Your teeth’s outer enamel become stained…

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Six Foods to Pump Up Your Oral Health

Many people don’t realize that certain foods and drinks can enhance your oral health. From chocolate to cheese, this set of super foods help strengthen your gums and teeth, battle bacteria in your mouth, and wash away or scrub away sugars that cause cavities. Consume these six foods and drinks and you’ll have a brighter…

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Do You Know How to Floss Properly?

Flossing is an important part of the Healthy Teeth Trio which also includes brushing and regular visits to your dentist for a dental cleaning and check-up. Floss plays a unique role in oral health because it can remove a whole variety of things you don’t want between your teeth – food particles, plaque and bacteria…

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I Have a Sense of Pride Being Part of This Team

When you first walk into the offices of Personal Care Dentistry one of the bright faces you’re sure to see is Jessie Pichler. As the Front Desk Lead Jessie has a myriad of responsibilities including managing schedules, working with her team and other office related responsibilities, but her passion for helping patients is what makes…

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Gingivitis Is Never A Good Thing to Have

For many people, the word gingivitis sounds like something they have heard but the odds are they don’t know what it describes or how bad it can be if it takes up residence in your mouth. The reason you don’t want gingivitis camping out in your mouth is that it’s a type of periodontal disease…

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Veneers Can Be an Way to Fix Flawed Teeth

If you’re not happy with your smile because of discolorations in your front teeth, or you just want to have a brighter smile, then veneers may be your solution. What are veneers? They are very-thin shells made of ceramic (porcelain) or composite resin material. The dentist bonds them to the front of your teeth to…

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Wine Country Woody

From Dr. Walter Hunt, Personal Care Dentistry The loud rat-tat-tat of a pileated woodpecker hunting bugs in the Napa Valley was as much of a highlight as the cabernets at my friend’s winery. One of my all-time favorite birds is the pileated woodpecker, who looks like Woody the Woodpecker of cartoon fame combined with a…

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Our Patients Are Like Family

As Dental Hygiene Team Leader, Kari Olson is a friendly, familiar face at Personal Care Dentistry. She joined the practice in 2010 and her responsibilities include hiring and coaching her hygiene staff, working with the dentists, and helping patients achieve optimal oral health. Kari’s education includes an associate degree in Dental Assisting from Herzing University.…

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We Truly Care About the Patients We Treat

Brandy Fulton is the Treatment Plan and Financial Coordinator at Personal Care Dentistry and if that sounds like a big job, that’s because it is. Her primary role is to keep Personal Care Dentistry’s schedule full, but she is also intensely driven to get patients the care and treatment they need. Brandy brings a trove…

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Are You Using the Right Toothpaste?

If you value your smile (and overall oral health), then you should know that the type of toothpaste that you use can have an impact on your pearly whites. Because there are literally hundreds of options available when you shop for toothpaste, it can be daunting to figure out which toothpaste best fits your needs.…

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All Whitening Programs Are Not Created Equal

If you feel like your smile isn’t as picture-perfect as you would like it to be there are several options to enhance the whiteness of your teeth. Brushing and flossing daily are the easiest ways, and routine cleanings and check-ups are also important. But to keep one’s smile white you must be careful of what…

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Does Brushing Cause Your Gums to Bleed?

If your gums bleed regularly when you brush, you may have the early stages of periodontal disease. If you do, you’ll be joining tens of millions of Americans who have some form of periodontal disease. And it’s a disease you don’t want in your mouth because it can eventually lead to major damage to soft…

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I Really Enjoy Getting to Know Our New Patients

Becky Carver | New Patient Advocate Becky Carver’s opportunity to learn and grow in her work career was a big motivator when she took a Patient Coordinator position at Personal Care Dentistry in August 2014. She was looking for a health care setting where she could make a difference and work with people that she liked…

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All About Crowns the Dental Kind

When your dentist says you’ll probably need a crown after examining a troublesome tooth, what exactly are they talking about and why do you need to be crowned. Crowns are a type of dental restoration that involves putting a protecting covering (a crown) over a tooth. There is a wide range of materials that the…

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Why Is Fluoride Important to Your Oral Health?

Patients sometimes ask us to explain why fluoride is so helpful in preventing cavities and to overall oral health. So we thought in this blog we would provide an overview of fluoride and how it helps protect your teeth from cavities. Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral compound that helps prevent cavities in children and adults…

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6 Tips to Flossing Effectively

Using Proper Techniques Are Important if You Want to Be the Boss of Your Floss How Often Should You Floss? Daily according to the American Dental Association (ADA) if you want to effectively remove the plaque from places between your teeth where you toothbrush can’t reach. Remember, plaque that isn’t removed hardens into calculus or…

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Is Bruxism Impacting Your Oral Health?

Unless you work in the dental profession, the odds are good that you don’t know what bruxism means. But if you suffer from the problem, you definitely know you have it and probably wish you could find effective treatment. So what is bruxism? Simply put, it is teeth grinding. A little of it won’t hurt…

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Protect Your Smile with These 11 Tips

Making the right decisions can have a huge impact on your teeth and your overall oral health. Remember, once your adult teeth have grown in, you’re stuck with them for the rest of your life. Lose one and you can’t regrow it. So follow our advice with these 11 tips on how to protect your…

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5 Tips to a Bright Smile This Holiday Season

The holidays are usually jam-packed with activities and sweet treats. You often skip your regular oral health care habits because of hectic days and event-filled nights. With that in mind, we have five tips to help your smile cope with the holidays.   Embrace Sweet Treats In Moderation Candy and sweets are everywhere during the…

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What’s Involved in Becoming a Dentist?

One of our patients recently asked us what it takes to become a dentist. We gave them a quick answer classroom education, real-world internships, rigorous testing and a desire to help others but thought we might provide a more complete overview in our blog. So here is what it takes to become a dentist. Dentists…

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8 Mouthwashes You Can Make at Home

Do you know what’s in that mouthwash you just gargled with that you purchased at the store? Often it will include alcohol, along with a blend of chemicals that you’ve never heard of and aren’t sure how they impact your health. If you want to avoid those chemicals, an alternative that is better for your…

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9 Tips to a Teeth-Friendly Halloween

Halloween Treats Don’t Have to Create Chaos in Your Child’s Mouth Halloween is less than a week away, and children are looking forward to trick-or-treating for bags of candy that they can munch on for many months this winter. All that sugar doesn’t have to equal a mouth full of cavities and a visit to…

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All Crowns Are Not Created Equal

When Are Crowns For Your Teeth Necessary and What Are Your Options? You’ve probably heard about dental crowns. But do you know what oral health problems necessitate a crown and what types of materials you have to choose from when the crown is made? You will probably need a dental crown in the following situations: The…

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Do Your Teeth Love Dark Chocolate?

Cocoa Beans Are Full of Antioxidants That Benefit Your Mouth and Teeth    Are you one of the 50% of Americans who consume chocolate daily? If you are, here’s some good news dark chocolate is actually good for your teeth and mouth. That doesn’t mean every kind of chocolate (i.e. milk chocolate) is going to benefit…

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All About Cavities Prevention & Treatment

Inside your mouth are millions of bacteria. Many of them are healthy and good for your overall oral wellness. Yet others build up into a sticky film that coats your teeth and is called plaque. Plaque is the destructive force that creates cavities. The Making of a Cavity When we eat and drink the bacteria…

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Tips to a Brighter Smile

Discoloration of Tooth Enamel Has Many Causes and Several Solutions The color of your teeth is related to a variety of factors. Genetics is one reason your teeth are the shade they are, but there are other contributors to color. Discoloration may be caused by stains on the surface or by changes inside the tooth.…

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New Patient Special – $40

We’re pleased to offer our special 40th Anniversary New Patient Special for $40 Only in September 2017 Offer details, conditions, and restrictions: New patients only. Includes thorough cleaning, comprehensive exam by the doctor, and four (4) bitewing x-rays. Periodontal treatment not included. Call for complete details, other restrictions may apply, cannot be combined with other offers.…

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$40 New Patient Special in September

We’re pleased to offer our special 40th Anniversary New Patient Special for $40 Only in September 2017 Offer details, conditions, and restrictions: New patients only. Includes thorough cleaning, comprehensive exam by the doctor, and four (4) bitewing x-rays. Periodontal treatment not included. Call for complete details, other restrictions may apply, cannot be combined with other offers.…

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Brighten Your Smile with These 9 Easy Tips

Tired of not feeling like you can smile because your teeth are stained yellow or tinted a dull gray? We have 9 tips to help bring the luster back to your smile, ranging from eating teeth-whitening foods to avoiding beverages that discolor your smile. Go on a pearly white diet If you like to drink…

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Brighten Your Smile with These 9 Easy Tips

Tired of not feeling like you can smile because your teeth are stained yellow or tinted a dull gray? We have 9 tips to help bring the luster back to your smile, ranging from eating teeth-whitening foods to avoiding beverages that discolor your smile. Go on a pearly white diet If you like to drink…

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Unusual Mouth Problems

Rare and Weird Mouth Conditions that Should Be Checked Out Immediately There are many common mouth disorders like canker sores and fever blisters that can usually be treated by over-the-counter medications, but when something completely foreign enters your mouth it can be alarming and may be an indicator of something more serious. Here are some…

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I Really Try to Get to Know Each of My Patients

Dr. Walter Hunt, D.D.S. | Dentist and Founder To get to know Dr. Hunt a bit more, read our in-depth interview with him below. You’ll find additional insight into Dr. Hunt and his quest to create the perfect practice for his patients.   The Reasons for Becoming a Dentist When I was in undergraduate school at the…

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Root Canals – Something So Good Gets a Really Bad Rap

The negative connotations around root canal therapy are unfortunate, since this procedure can actually improve your comfort and better your oral health. If your tooth becomes cracked, decayed, or otherwise damaged and bacteria infect its inner pulp (nerves and blood vessels), the diseased tissue will need to be removed to clean and protect the tooththis…

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Timely and Efficient Dental Care

Here are some comments from recent patients at Personal Care Dentistry about the timely and efficient dental care they received.   Super Quick and Absolutely Painless! – Greta S. Very friendly and inviting staff! Dr. Kyle was amazing and very calming. The whole process was super quick and absolutely painless. I’ll definitely be back. May 10,…

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I Have a Sense of Pride Being Part of This Team

Kari Olson | Dental Hygiene Team Leader As Dental Hygiene Team Leader, Kari Olson is a friendly, familiar face at Personal Care Dentistry. She joined the practice in 2010 and her responsibilities include hiring and coaching her hygiene staff, working with the dentists, and helping patients achieve optimal oral health. Kari’s education includes an associate…

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We Practice the Golden Rule of Dentistry

Most people are familiar with the Golden Rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you, which is found in the Bible (Matt. 7:12). And most of Personal Care Dentistry’s patients know that the Golden Rule guides the dentists and staff at the clinic when they are assisting or treating patients.…

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They Put What in Their Mouths?

A Historical Look at Implants and Dentures Today, when people require a set of false teeth or an individual dental implant, they turn to modern dentistry to provide them with a synthetic substitute, usually made from plastic. However, this solution has only been around for a few decades; in the past, those in need turned to…

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I Want Our Patients to Know I Genuinely Care

Tiffanie Apple | Dental Assisting Team Leader Tiffanie Apple is the Dental Assisting Team Leader at Personal Care Dentistry, but her role goes far beyond that title. She has been with the practice since 2007, starting as a floating dental assistant at the same time as Personal Care Dentistry’s first major expansion. As the practice…

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I Love Going to Work and Helping People

Dr. Teo Baylon, D.D.S. | Dentist When Dr. Teo Baylon joined Personal Care Dentistry in 2013 she brought with her a wealth of skill and experience as well as her own style of compassionate care. Born in Bulgaria, Dr. Baylon (her patients call her Dr. Teo) came to Minnesota with her family when she was…

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Same-Day Care?

Call Personal Care Dentistry for Same-Day Care When you have a dental emergency, waiting for an appointment is not often an option you want to consider. That’s why Personal Care Dentistry offers emergency – or same day – care! Our team and facility is equipped to help you deal with your dental emergency. If you’re in…

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8 Facts About Fluoride You Should Know

What is fluoride? Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral compound found in water and soil. It is also present in foods and beverages at varying concentrations. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the entire tooth surface more resistant to acid attacks from the bacteria that live in the plaque on your teeth. Fluoride also…

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Top Tips for Protecting Your Teeth

Good Oral Health Habits to Guard Your Grin Good oral health not only protects the integrity of your teeth and gums but also ensures that your smile remains bright for years to come. Even if you brush and floss regularly, however, there are still some oral health concerns that you may end up facing. Whether…

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Personal Care Dentistry Provides Easy Financing Options

Personal Care Dentistry is pleased to offer financing opportunities through the health services credit cards CareCredit and Chase Bank Healthcare Finance. CareCredit is a personal line of credit that can be used for various healthcare treatments and procedures- not just dentistry. CareCredit offers no-interest financing to qualified applicants, and payment plans with low, fixed interest rates.…

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Patients of All Ages Love Personal Care Dentistry

If you are searching for a dental practice where your entire family will feel at home, then Personal Care Dentistry is where you want to be. We provide high-quality, affordable dental care in a gentle, compassionate atmosphere. We believe in the Golden Rule of Dentistry we treat all of our patients the way we would…

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What Can You Do if You Suffer From Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth, also called xerostomia (zero-STOW-me-uh), results from an inadequate flow of saliva. For people who suffer from this irritating and often destructive condition, there are two approaches that will address the condition artificial saliva and saliva stimulators. We recommend you review this article and then discuss your options with your dentist. If you take…

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Add Some Healthy Treats to Your Kid’s Halloween Bags

Hauntingly Healthy Snacks On Halloween, candy reigns supreme  but it’s far from the only treat you can serve up to Halloween trick-or-treaters. Cut down on the empty calories and sugar by giving out sensible snacks, like candy’s close cousin, sugarless chewing gum. It’s a natural cavity fighter because chewing stimulates saliva, which fights tooth decay.…

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Solutions to the Top 12 Tooth Problems

From Toothaches to Too Many Teeth – A List of Common Dental Issues Encountered The dentists at Personal Care Dentistry can help you with the 12 oral health problems on this list. Make an appointment that will help your smile. Toothache You’ve made a dentist appointment, and it can’t come soon enough. Meanwhile, it can…

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Vitamin Supplements Can They Help or Hurt Your Teeth?

Some Forms of Supplements Can Actually Harm Your Oral Health Nutrition experts encourage daily supplementation of vitamin C for everyone. It protects against everything from sudden infant death syndrome (S.I.D.S) to scurvy, heart disease, and in some cases, cancer. Two-time Nobel Prize winner, Linus Pauling, recommended a whopping 3 grams of vitamin C every day for…

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Can A Dentist Help TMJ Sufferers?

An Accurate Diagnosis is Critical for Successful Treatment The source of facial aches and pains may be related to one or both of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Located on each side of the head, these joints work together, with a complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs and bones, to make different movements for chewing and…

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Dental Tips for Busy Moms and Dads

How to Keep Your Hygiene On Track in A Hectic World Carpools, play dates, errands, children’s school activities, having a job… Busy moms and dads know it can be a circus act trying to find time for themselves. Here are easy, convenient ways for moms and dads  to take care of her own teeth and…

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The Evolution of Dental Braces

Before George Washington’s Wooden Teeth, Dentists Thought About Correcting Bad Bites Even ancient people wanted straight teeth! According to the AAO (American Association of Orthodontists), archaeologists have discovered mummified ancients with crude metal bands wrapped around individual teeth. Later, in 400-500 BC, Hippocrates and Aristotle both ruminated about ways to straighten teeth and fix various…

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Dental Discoloration: Causes and Best Solutions

Making a Few Lifestyle Changes May Prevent Tooth Discoloration There are plenty of factors that can cause temporary or permanent tooth discolorations. First, there is the extrinsic discoloration, which means that your teeth get discolored because of external factors. For example, if you consume caffeinated beverages, red wine, cola or you are smoking – these…

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Five Signs of a Healthy Mouth

A Quick Home Oral Health Check and What to Be On the Lookout For With just a few minutes of exploring your teeth, gums, tongue, and lips — as well as the lining of your cheeks – you could learn something important about your health. Here’s five signs of good oral health and what you…

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Dental X-rays – What They Reveal

Finding Problems Early Saves Time, Money and Prevents Serious Health Problems Dental radiographs (X-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan.  Without X-rays, problem areas may go…

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5 Ways Oral Hygiene May Save Your Life

The Mouth is the Mirror of Your Body’s Wellness Did you know that some symptoms and signs of certain diseases will show in the mouth first? That means regular dental checkups can also serve as an early warning system to detect potential health issues! Research is unearthing evidence that says that skipping mouth care is a…

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Favorite Treats that are Good for Your Teeth

Pinch Yourself, You’re Not Dreaming Studies have revealed that a few of our most favorite dietary vices may actually have cavity-fighting properties and be good for your teeth. Here’s a quick breakdown: Dark Chocolate All hail the cocoa bean!  This news may have been around awhile, but it’s still good news. Cocoa beans, which are…

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Smoothies for Your Smile

What You Eat and Drink Can Deteriorate or Fortify Teeth Not all smoothies are created equally. It is very easy to make a smoothie that is loaded with sugar, and while it may taste good, can contribute to tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and an array of other health problems. Here’s three great smoothies for…

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5 Tips for a Healthy Mouth and a Beautiful Smile

Do You Think a Beautiful Smile Happens Naturally? It Doesn’t. Brushing, flossing and rinsing are the ABCs of oral health, but they’re only the beginning. A marvelous mouth takes more than squeezing paste out of a tube – think about improving your tooth brushing technique, ditching the daily soda habit, and saying good-bye to cigarettes.…

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Are Your Wisdom Teeth Impacted?

See Your Dentist If You Experience Any of These Problems When your wisdom teeth start to emerge it can definitely be painful, but it can be even worse if your wisdom teeth become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth are trying to erupt but are unable to do so because there is not sufficient room for them…

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The Role Fluoride Plays in Preventing Cavities

Fluoride Slows Breakdown of Enamel and Speeds Remineralization Tooth decay (cavities) is the single most prevalent childhood disease. Tooth decay affects nearly 60% of children and causes problems that often last long into adulthood affecting health, education, employment opportunities and well-being. Untreated tooth decay can cause pain and infection that can lead to problems with…

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Ditch Discolored Fillings for Natural Looking Options

New Fillings From Personal Care Dentistry Can Benefit More Than Your Looks The cosmetic reasons for replacing amalgam (often referred to as “silver”) fillings may be obvious your smile looks better without the telltale dark spots and any associated feeling of self-consciousness goes away. People don’t realize is that if your metal dental fillings are…

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How to Keep Your Smile Healthy

Receding Gums Can Wreck Your Oral Health Receding gums, as the name itself suggests, occurs when the gum tissue around your teeth wear away and the gums seem to recede backwards making a larger area of the surface of tooth more visible. If you do not contain receding gums, even the root of teeth may…

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Dental Checkups Are A Key to Fighting Oral Cancer

April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month – Be Sure to Get a Regular Screening at Personal Care Dentistry Approximately 48,250 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. While alcohol, smoking and tobacco use are still major risk factors, the fastest growing segment of oral cancer patients is young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals due to the…

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Homemade Mouthwash Alternatives

9 Natural Mouthwashes You’ll Feel Good About Using While Saving Some Bucks Believe it or not, mouthwashes have been around for a long, long time. In fact, the very first references that we have are from books in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine that list ingredients for a mouth rinse for the treatment of gingivitis from…

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11 Tips to Help Protect Your Tooth Enamel

Tooth Enamel Erosion: Causes and How to Prevent It Tooth enamel is a semi-clear, hard, outer layer that protects your teeth from daily wear and tear. It also keeps you from feeling temperature extremes from the hot and cold things you eat and drink. Acids and chemicals that can damage your teeth are also fended…

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Mystery Solved: The Story on Canker Sores

Information About these Sometimes Painful Oral Nuisances and How to Prevent Them Canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers, are small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth or at the base of your gums. They can be painful and can make eating and talking difficult. Although anyone can develop canker sores,…

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9 Ways Medicine Can Affect Your Smile

Many Medications Have Side Effects on Your Oral Health Generally speaking, medicines are designed to make you feel better. But all drugs, whether taken by mouth or injected, come with a risk of side effects, and hundreds of drugs are known to cause oral issues. Medicines used to treat cancer, high blood pressure, severe pain, depression, allergies…

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Sealants Can Stop Cavities Before They Begin

This Simple Process Can Save You From Future Fillings Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. They are a plastic material usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs most often. Thorough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of…

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6 Ways to Fresher Breath in the Morning

Don’t Let Halitosis Ruin Your Day Love waking up to the smell of coffee? Think twice before you reach for a cup! Your daily dose of Joe and other habits that can easily escape your notice could be giving you a bad case of morning breath. But fear not! Bad breath, or “halitosis”, doesn’t have…

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Dental Care During Pregnancy

Keeping Mom and Baby Healthy In between trips to the doctor, hospital tours and setting up the nursery, don’t let visiting the dentist fall from your pregnancy to-do list before your baby comes. Getting a checkup during pregnancy is safe and important for your dental health. Not only can you take care of cleanings before…

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Breaking Down Burning Mouth Syndrome

What You Need to Know About This Painful Problem Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a painful and often frustrating condition. Some patients compare it to having burned their mouth with hot coffee. The burning sensation may affect the tongue, the roof of the mouth, the gums, the inside of the cheeks and the back of…

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Not a Fan of Flossing? Try These Alternatives

Options to Assist in Cleaning those Tough In-Between Spaces When you brush, you’re really only cleaning about 60 percent of your teeth – flossing cleans the rest. It’s true that flossing is the ideal way to clean in between the teeth but, for some people, flossing is difficult and often impossible. People with limited dexterity…

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Tips for Dental Care as You Age

Four Things You Can Do to Keep Your Teeth for a Lifetime Although good oral health habits should be a part of your young developmental years, consider the age of 40 the foundation of your overall health patterns for the years to come. We all know that as we age, we are susceptible to changes…

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Are You and Your Toothpaste Compatible?

Which One is Right for Me? So Many Options Make Choosing a Brand Tricky Visit any drug store today, and you will discover an overwhelmingly wide range of toothpastes available. It is no surprise that you find yourself asking, Which one do I choose? Perhaps you could decide based on the brand or price, or…

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Are Hidden Sources of Alcohol Affecting Your Teeth?

From Medications We Take to Food We Eat, Alcohol is Everywhere When consumed in moderation, there are health benefits associated with alcohol. The Mayo Clinic reports that moderate alcohol consumption can reduce the odds of developing heart disease including heart attack, may potentially minimize the risks of stroke, lower the chances of getting gallstones and…

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7 Surprising Foods That Are Staining Your Teeth

And How to Keep Eating Them While Reducing Their Impact on Your Pearly Whites Wine, coffee and tea it’s the trifecta of tooth-staining foods that almost everyone knows to avoid in order to protect their pearly whites. These beverages, however, are just the beginning of a long list of foods that can sabotage your smile,…

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10 Tips for a Happy Mouth in 2016

Healthy Resolutions for a Brighter Smile Failure to keep New Year’s resolutions is so commonplace these days that it has become an easy punch line for many jokes. Studies have found only eight percent of people actually keep their resolutions annually. But resolving to improve your dental health and actually making good on that resolution…

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Dentists are Disease Detectives

Your Oral Health Speaks Volumes About Your Body Your mouth performs a range of important daily activities including eating, drinking, talking and smiling. But did you know that your mouth can also provide clues to other diseases? Dentists can act as disease detectives by simply examining your mouth, head, and neck for signs and symptoms…

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Holiday Oral Health Tips for Kids

Child-Friendly Pointers On Opening Presents, Eating Sweets and Holiday Travel It’s not easy keeping kid’s mouth healthy during the holidays. Chances are good that visions of cookies, desserts and candy canes may be dancing in your children’s heads this holiday season. There are ways to keep your kids’ teeth and gums in shape and to…

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Six Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

‘Tis the Season for Mouth Healthy Gifts! Stockings are the perfect opportunity to sneak in that practical gift for a child or teenager and even impress your partner or friend with something thoughtful that lasts long after the Christmas tree comes down. Besides, what better way to feel great about stuffing candy canes and chocolate…

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Chew On This

Good Nutrition = Good Oral Health Research shows that healthy teeth and good oral health are directly linked to what you eat and drink on a daily basis. Take this nutrition quiz and see how many you can get correct and more importantly, how many you have integrated into your daily life. 1.How many servings…

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Can Chewing Gum Prevent Cavities?

The Stick You Pick Can Either Harm or Help Your Teeth Chewing gum in various forms has been around since ancient times. The Greeks chewed sap from the mastic tree, called mastiche. On the other side of the world, the ancient Mayans favored the sap of the sapodilla tree (called tsiclte). Native Americans chewed spruce…

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9 Common Procedures to Fix Your Smile

Restore, Repair or Replace: Options for a Great Grin With the rise of cosmetic dentistry, people of all ages have been able to have the perfect smile. There are plenty of options to choose from you can manipulate the shape of your teeth, whiten them, close the gaps between them, remove cavities and plaques, and more. Keep on reading…

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Are Dental Veneers A Good Choice?

An Easy, Inexpensive Way to Fix Flawed Teeth. Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic (porcelain) or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of your teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Veneers are placed to mask…

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Correcting Common Tooth Spacing Issues

A Great Smile Can Boost Your Confidence and Change Your Life Do you keep your lips together when you smile or have a tendency to cover your mouth when you laugh because your teeth are less than perfect? Maybe you’ve always secretly admired the way that your friends, family, and even strangers smile. You wished…

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Tooth Extraction Aftercare

How to Help Your Mouth Heal after a Tooth is Removed OK, so you have just had a tooth removed, or are about to have this procedure. What do you need to do to give yourself the best chance of a speedy and painless recovery? Commonly Extracted Teeth Wisdom teeth removal is one of the…

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10 Tricks for Dealing with Halloween Treats

Halloween Can Be an Oral Health Learning Experience for Your Kids Pediatric dental experts say Halloween can be a time to teach your children good oral health habits for life, without depriving them of Halloween treats (think moderation). Denying your children the Halloween experience can send the entirely wrong message — deprivation — and make…

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Monster Amounts of Twin Cities Halloween Events

Family Fun Events to Make Everyone Say Boo-Ya! If you’re looking for a place to take your kids for family friendly festivities this Halloween, there’s bound to be a spooktacular spot for you in the Twin Cities. Halloween happenings in the Twin Cities are in abundance again this year and we’ve compiled a comprehensive list…

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Details About Dental Crowns

What You Should Know About This Common Dental Procedure When do you need a crown the dental kind and what are your options for the material used to make that crown. Those are questions we are often asked by our patients, and we would like to give you the information you need to make an…

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Can Acid Reflux Damage Your Smile?

Study Shows Chronic Heartburn Increases Damage to Tooth Enamel More than seven million people suffer from acid reflux and need to be aware of the danger that causes permanent and severe loss of tooth structure. Acid reflux-induced erosion is a condition caused when stomach contents reflux into the mouth, slowly dissolving tooth surfaces and leading to…

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Does Good Oral Health = A Happy Heart?

Keep Your Heart Happy by Taking Care of Your Gums Paying attention to your dental hygiene and health – especially your gums – may pay you back with more than a gleaming, healthy smile and manageable dental bills. It may keep your heart healthy too. Did you know that the plaque that develops on your teeth…

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10 Causes of Swollen Gums

Know When Symptoms are Superficial or Serious and What To Do   Everyone knows you’re supposed to take care of your teeth. But your gums, too? Who worries if their gums are swollen or a little red? Turns out you should! Swollen gums are a lot more than an uncomfortable annoyance; they could signal something…

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At Home or Professional Teeth Whitening?

A Dark Side to DIY Whitening: Why Your Dentist Offers the Best Results At-home whiteners are easy to use and relatively cheap. But if your teeth or gums are sensitive, custom-made trays that you get at your dentist’s office will help you avoid irritation. This is just one great reason to see your dentist for…

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Root Canals: Facts and Fiction

Not as Painful as You Might Think and Important for a Healthy Smile Ever hear someone say’ I’d rather have a root canal than do that, referring to undergoing an excruciating dental process instead of do something even more horrible? The truth is most people report less pain than they thought after the procedure. Often the…

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Overcoming Dental Fear and Anxiety

Tips for Taking Control of your Dental Anxiety Fear and severe anxiety are the reactions of as many as a third of all Americans when they think about going to the dentist. Many will never go at all, and a lot of others will go to the dentist only when absolutely necessary. However, good oral…

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Preventing Tooth Infection

Getting to the Root of a Major Health Issue A tooth infection starts simply enough from a cavity or by gingivitis (mild gum disease). Both conditions are easily treatable by your dentist, but if left unchecked can become serious health problems that can spread beyond complications in your mouth. Untreated cavities in a tooth will…

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Dental Emergency? Know How to Save Your Teeth

Tips on How to Avoid Permanent Damage For all dental emergencies, get to your dentist immediately. The dentists at Personal Care Dentistry block time in their schedules for emergency patients. Call ahead and provide as much detail as you can about your condition. If the accident occurs when your dental office is not open, visit your…

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Gingivitis? Keep It Out of Your Mouth!

This Form of Periodontal Disease Can Lead to Inflammation and Infection…And Worse Gingivitis is a word that many people have heard, but not a lot of people know what it is or why you don’t want it in your mouth. Why? Because gingivitis is a form of periodontal disease that produces inflammation and infection that…

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What Are the 10 Biggest Causes of Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth Pain Can Affect Your Eating, Drinking, and Breathing Habits Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints among dental patients. When you have sensitive teeth, certain activities, such as brushing, flossing, eating and drinking, can cause sharp, temporary pain in your teeth. Sensitive teeth are typically the result of worn tooth enamel or…

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Beating Bad Breath

Are You Among the More Than 80 Million People Who Suffer? Bad breath (also known as halitosis or malodor) can be embarrassing and tough on those around you. Some people don’t realize their breath could peel paint because others are afraid to tell them. You don’t have to distance the people around you with smelly…

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Do You Floss Like a Boss?

Using Proper Techniques Are Important if You Want to Floss Effectively Techniques for Taking Care of Teeth and Gums. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends flossing at least once a day to help remove plaque from the areas between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. This is important because plaque that is not removed…

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Where to Catch July 4th Fun and Fireworks

Independence Day Explodes Over the Twin Cities Almost every suburb and city has a Fourth of July celebration of some kind, but a few stand out as having top-notch festivals and fireworks shows. No matter what side of the Mississippi river you’re on, there’s an event in your area that commemorates the holiday in grand…

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Your Childs First Trip to the Dentist

How Can You Help Create a Fun, Fear-Free First Trip to the Dentist? Taking your child to the dentist at a young age is the best way to prevent problems such as tooth decay, and can help parents learn how to clean their child’s teeth. After all, decay can occur as soon as teeth appear.…

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Mouth Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

Go See Your Dentist Before These Signs Become Serious Whether it’s traces of crimson on your toothbrush or that nagging sensitivity that seems never to go away, it’s easy to neglect your oral health. Persistent tooth or mouth pain generally indicates a serious problem. Symptoms could include a tooth sensitive to touch or changes in…

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Manual or Powered: Which Toothbrush is Best?

The Pros and Cons to Consider When Making the Decision The effectiveness of cleaning your teeth with a manual toothbrush compared to an electric toothbrush is commonly debated today. There’s an assumption that the modern day electric replacement is far superior to the good old-fashioned manual toothbrush. In saying this, there are some pros and cons to consider…

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Twin Cities Offers Wide Array of Memorial Day Events

For nearly 150 years, Americans have gathered in late spring to honor the sacrifice of those who have given their lives in service to their country. This Memorial Day weekend many local destinations commemorate this day of remembrance. Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It…

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Caring for Your Child’s Baby Teeth

When Should You Take Your Baby For A First Visit to the Dentist? If you have a new baby at home or know someone who does did you realize that a dentist should examine a child within six months after their first tooth comes in and no later than the child’s first birthday?  A whopping 97%…

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Jaw-Dropping Insights Into TMJ Disorders

More Than 15 Percent of American Adults Suffer from Chronic Facial Pain If you have pain or tenderness in your jaw, or persistent headaches or neck aches, you may be suffering from a temporomandibular (tem-puh-roe-mun-DIB-u-lur) joint (TMJ) disorder. For many sufferers of TMJ disorders (TMD), the dentist is a logical first stop in trying to…

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Bad Bites That Can Harm Your Teeth

Foods That Are a Treat to Eat Often Can Do Serious Damage Your mouth is a busy place. Especially for bacteria tiny colonies of living organisms are constantly on the move on your teeth, gums, lips and tongue. Having bacteria in your mouth is a normal thing. While some of the bacteria can be harmful,…

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Top Foods for Stronger and Whiter Teeth

What You Eat Can Help Fortify and Brighten Your Smile Think of the enamel on your teeth as a fortress and plaque like a marauding horde bent on their destruction. You can build up defenses in your mouth with healthy eating habits and use nutrition to fight off the corrosive attack of plaque. Small changes…

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How Long Do Americans Spend Brushing Their Teeth?

And What Percentage of Americans Make Their Partner Brush Before Kissing? The common advice when you brush your teeth is to spend a minimum of two minutes brushing. How do you compare to what is recommended and how do you compare with the national average? And what about that kissing question – do you know…

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All Dental Fillings Are Not Created Equal

A Guide to Options in Tooth Filling Materials Most of us know that when you visit your dental office with a cavity, your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth…

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The Ugly Truth About Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush may be nastier than you think. Find out when to ditch it. As you reach for your toothbrush each morning, you may not realize what’s hanging out on its bristles. Toothbrushes can become contaminated with oral microbial organisms whenever they are placed in the mouth, says Sharon Cooper, PhD., a clinical associate professor…

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Is Bruxism Damaging Your Health?

Grinding Your Teeth Bruxism Can Lead to a Host of Oral Health Issues Most people probably grind and clench their teeth from time to time. Occasional teeth grinding, medically called bruxism, does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise. Why…

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Can You Score 100% On This Fact or Fiction Quiz?

Take the Quiz on Oral Health and You Could Win a $50 Visa Gift Card! The American Dental Association has a great website resource for oral health care called Mouth Healthy. They have a quick five-question fact or fiction quiz that features the following statements: It’s OK to whiten my teeth at home if I have…

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Are Veneers A Good Option for Your Smile?

Find Out The Facts About What Veneers Can And Cant’ Do – For Your Smile Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing…

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10 Foods That Naturally Whiten and Brighten Your Smile

What You Consume Directly Influences Your Oral Health As the saying goes, you are what you eat.  But when it comes to healthy teeth, you are what you chew.  According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) certain foods naturally cleanse, brighten, and defend against bacteria that can harm your teeth and gums. Because…

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10 Tips for a MouthHealthy Halloween

Bags of Halloween Sweets Don’t Have to Mean a Mouth Full of Cavities Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. Here…

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Twin Cities Has Halloween Fun for All Ages

Activities Abound, From Tricks and Treats to Thrills and Chills It’s amazing how many Halloween-themed activities are available in the Twin Cities during the week leading up to Halloween Night. Sure, there’s the usual haunted houses and spooky trails of terror, plus safe trick-or-treat opportunities. But lots of organizations in the Twin Cities are thinking…

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Can Gum Be Good For Your Teeth?

Chewing Sugarless Gum Can Actually Help Prevent Tooth Decay You can’t go past a cash register in a convenience store, pharmacy or grocery store these days without running into a display rack of chewing gum. It’s a perennial American favorite. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American consumes 1.8 pounds of it, on…

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Delicious Recipes for Fall Gatherings

Personal Care Dentistry Team Provides Some of Their Favorite Fall Recipes Guaranteed to Warm You Up   Wild Bill’s World-Famous Indiana Red Chili with an Attitude From Nancy L., Dental Assistant ¼ cup canola oil 2 ½ pounds coarse-ground chuck 1 ¼ pounds round steak, cut into ½ inch thick dice ¼ cup hot chili…

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Fun Tools to Help Your Kids Keep Their Teeth Healthy

Teach Your Kids How to Brush and Floss Properly and Have Them Take This Fun Interactive Quiz! Teaching your child good oral hygiene habits early can lead to a lifelong healthy smile. Healthy kids grow into healthy adults, so make brushing and flossing and oral hygiene fun for your child.  Below you will find illustrations…

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Are All Power Toothbrush Heads Created Equal? No!

Research Study Finds Up to 3,000 Times the Bacterial Growth on One Type of Power Toothbrush Head A recent study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry found that solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes. In fact, the lead author of the…

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State of the Art Quality

3-D Imaging Boasts Many Benefits  for Personal Care Dentistry Patients We live in a fast-paced and busy world where much focus has been put onto our personal health.  It’s not just about what we consume and how much we exercise, but the other choices we make regarding our health.  Radiation and its’ effects on our…

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Your Child’s First Dental Visit

What to Expect and How To Prepare Your Child for That First Visit There can be a lot of fear and anxiety involved in a patient’s first dental visit – especially if they are a young child. The American Dental Association recommends a child’s first visit be at the age of 1. You may be…

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How Can You Maintain Good Oral Health?

Visiting Your Dentist Regularly is a Necessity If You’re Serious About Your Oral Health Maintaining good oral health on your own is not enough to avoid all dental problems. It is recommended that you visit your dentist once every six months. Just because your teeth appear clean doesn’t mean there aren’t problems beneath the surface.…

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Is Sugar the Only Food That Causes Cavities?

All Carbohydrates Can Impact Oral Health Many people assume that only sugar causes cavities. Reduce or eliminate sugar from your diet, and you are safe from cavities. That’s actually not correct. You see, cavities occur as a result of tooth decay, and tooth decay occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as breads, cereals, milk,…

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The Top 10 Foods for Your Teeth

Eating the Right Foods Can Build a Good Foundation Did you know that eating the right foods can do as much good for you as regular brushing and flossing? Did you realize that some food and drink will not only help keep your teeth in shape, but also feed them, too? Don’t forget, our teeth…

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The Facts about Whitening Your Teeth

The Right Whitening Program Can Take Years off Your Teeth Who doesn’t want a picture-perfect smile? After all, it is typically one of the first things you notice when meeting someone. Like dieting and skinny jeans, teeth whitening has become a trend – although it looks as if it’s here to stay for a long…

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Do Your Gums Bleed When You Brush?

Periodontal Disease Can Lead to Bone Loss Simple Tips to Prevent Periodontal Disease From Progressing You may be surprised to hear that many Americans have some form of periodontal disease. The disease in its most mild form can be seen as inflammation of the gum tissue. More severe cases include major damage to soft tissue…

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I Was Built to Be A Dentist

Dr. Kyle Hunt Joins Personal Care Dentistry Practice Dr. Kyle Hunt’s recent graduation from the dental school at the University of Illinois (Chicago) is the culmination of more than 8 years of college it’s the outcome of several decades of being immersed in a dental family. And Kyle, who recently joined the practice at Personal…

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Crowns Are For More than Kings and Queens

When Are Crowns For Your Teeth Necessary and What Are Your Options? When you’ve got a bad tooth and your dentist suggests that you need a crown, the options that you are presented with can often be mind-boggling. In this week’s blog, we’ve tried to give you an overview of what types of oral health…

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Take Your Family Mini-Golfing This Summer

These Courses In The Twin Cities Feature Everything From Pink Kangaroos to Original Sculptures Looking for something new to do this summer with your family? How about that age-old favorite, mini-golf? Here’s a list of courses in the Twin Cities that the whole family can enjoy. These courses have waterfalls, streams, windmills, castles, original sculptures and…

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Blending the Latest Technology With A Gentle Touch

Personal Care Dentistry Has Been Delivering Compassionate Care for 37 Years  Do you have a cavity that needs attention? Maybe a chipped tooth that could use some help? If you do, then Personal Care Dentistry would like to offer you a $100 voucher toward your dental care to test-drive our clinic. Since 1977, the team…

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Is Thumbsucking Bad for Your Child’s Teeth?

5 Quick Tips to Help Them Break the Habit and Avoid Tooth Problems Thumbsucking is a natural reflex for children. Sucking on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers or other objects may make babies feel secure and happy and help them learn about their world. Young children may also suck to soothe themselves and help them fall asleep.…

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Practicing Golden Rule Dentistry

Dr. Walter Hunt Always Strives to Provide the Best Care Possible Most people are familiar with the Golden Rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you, which is found in the Bible (Matt. 7:12). And most of Personal Care Dentistry’s patients know that the Golden Rule guides the dentists and…

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We Practice the Golden Rule

New Patients Can Experience the Personal Care Dentistry Difference for $69 At Personal Care Dentistry, we care for our patients the same way we would care for our families – with compassion, respect and the highest quality. For 37 years, we’ve blended the latest technology with a gentle touch in a warm, caring atmosphere. Come…

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