What can you do to help stop the spread of COVID-19? Like most people, you’re probably spending more time in your house and taking care to keep your distance from others while shopping at the store, but what other precautions could you be taking? Surprisingly, there’s a though that one possible answer could have to do with your oral health. Read on to learn about the role your mouth might play in airborne illnesses – and whether keeping it clean with mouthwash could make a difference.(more…)
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April 23, 2020
March 19, 2020
With the Coronavirus spreading in full force, you’re probably self-quarantined, as you should be, to help keep you and your family safe. But what happens if you have a dental emergency? With most dentists closed during this time, what should you do if you bite down and crack your tooth or experience extreme pain? Thankfully, your dentist has some tips to help you make yourself more comfortable at home, and they’re still ready to treat your dental emergency. Keep reading to learn what you should do if you have tooth pain during this strange time.(more…)
January 28, 2020
Teeth whitening is one of the easiest, fastest, and most affordable ways to dramatically improve your appearance! There are many options available, ranging from in-office treatments from your cosmetic dentist to whitening toothpastes you can pick up at your local grocery store. However, there are just as many ways to get ineffective results or accidentally hurt your teeth! To get that beautiful, dazzling smile you’ve always wanted, avoid these four common teeth whitening mistakes.(more…)
November 27, 2019
Are you saving money with your insurance? At the end of every year, most dental insurance plans will reset, causing you to lose unused benefits. For millions of Americans, this means missing out on hundreds of dollars in savings. If you’re looking to keep your wallet full and your mouth healthy, keep reading to learn about the importance of utilizing your benefits before January 1st.(more…)
March 15, 2019
Do you have anxiety about going to the dentist? Just the thought can cause your stress to rise. Some dental offices provide sedation methods to ease this response, but many of them involve using medications and chemicals to reduce your dental anxiety in St. Peter. As a better alternative, you can find a dental office that uses NuCalm sedation, which is a more advanced way to achieve a completely relaxed state during your appointments.(more…)
February 12, 2019
February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month—an effort to raise the awareness on the importance of gum health started by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD). This disease affects 85% of Americans at some point in their lives, making it an incredibly common problem. Without treatment, gum disease can lead to serious oral and overall health problems, which is why it’s important to know its symptoms. Keep reading to learn more about gum health during Gum Disease Awareness Month in St. Peter.(more…)
January 16, 2019
Think that missing a single tooth is no big deal? Think again. Your teeth are designed to work as a single unit. When one is gone, may follow suit like a row of dominoes. The results can include widespread tooth loss, facial changes, nutritional problems, and even speech impairment.(more…)
December 3, 2018
You may have heard that people are genetically predisposed to certain conditions. Heart disease and cancer are often the most discussed because of their severity, but genetic predispositions exist among all areas of the body, including the oral cavity. Therefore, it’s worth having a genetic test performed to see if you’re at higher risk of developing conditions like gum disease.
Of course, genetics aren’t the only factor. Much of it also has to do with your lifestyle and oral care habits. Keep reading to learn how you can avoid the majority of gum disease in St. Peter.(more…)
November 2, 2018
The phrase “root canal” can send shivers down the spine, but in reality, the right dentist can make it a relaxing and comfortable procedure. A root canal procedure can become necessary if you have severe decay, damaged teeth, or most commonly, an infection inside the tooth. Many times, root canals get patients out of pain, and other times root canals are necessary even when the patient doesn’t feel anything. Read on to discover what a root canal in St. Peter is, and how your dentist can make it an easy and comfortable procedure.
October 12, 2018
While the end of the year is generally associated with seeing extended family members and more decorations around your house, it’s not the only thing that should be on your mind. If you have dental insurance, you’ll want to make sure you’ve gotten the most out of the benefits you paid for, according to a family dentist in St. Peter.