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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…