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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…