If you’re trying to decide whether dentures or implants would be a better option to replace your missing teeth, there’s a good chance that you’re overwhelmed with information! As with everything else, there are pros and cons to each choice, but it can be hard to sift through it all. You may even have friends who have first-hand experience with these dental treatments and have given you their advice. But if you’d like to get a professional opinion about whether dentures or implants are better, a dentist in St. Peter explains this topic in a straightforward way.
Valley View Dental Blog
January 3, 2018
November 22, 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, you may be shopping for a dental insurance plan to meet your oral health care needs in 2018. When you pick a dental insurance provider, there are a few things you need to consider before signing on the dotted line. Keep reading to learn a few of the important questions you need to ask before selecting a dental insurance plan. If your employer offers dental insurance, it is likely considered elective coverage. While it may be tempting to sign up for whatever they provide, you may be able to find a better deal independently. Best of all, many employers will still reimburse you for part of the cost of your dental insurance coverage.
October 10, 2017
There are less than 500 words in the entire English language that begin with the letter, “X.” Yet, you still may not be familiar with the word xylitol. If you check the ingredients of your candy, gum, or sugar-free foods, you might find it there. This tooth-friendly sugar substitute is found in more and more products each year, and dentists could not be happier. Keep reading to find out how xylitol can improve your preventive dentistry routine.
September 22, 2017
2017 has been a pretty crazy year so far — thankfully or not, it’s almost over. If you have dental insurance, we want to remind you that the end of the year is approaching, and that means your unused benefits are at risk of slipping away!
July 3, 2017
It’s not uncommon to hear about the mind-body connection, and how a stressful lifestyle can impact your overall health. Less frequently mentioned — but no less important — is the connection between your oral health and systemic wellbeing. Did you know that healthy teeth and gums promote better overall health? Your dentist in St. Peter, Dr. Jenny Miller, wants to remind patients that the connection is real. Let’s take a closer look at how your smile affects the rest of your body in this week’s blog post.
June 19, 2017
Did you know that you can spot major health issues that concern your whole body in your mouth first? The same goes for someone in good health—signs of a healthy body will be shown in the mouth first. Both Valley View Dental and the American Dental Association acknowledge that exceptional oral health plays a key role in how the rest of your body works. That’s why we recommend visiting your St. Peter dentist every 6 months for comprehensive preventive care.
Finding a caring dentist that offers the preventive services you need to keep your smile strong and beautiful can be difficult. Dr. Jennifer Miller offers the great, well-rounded services that can help your reach and maintain optimal oral health.
May 29, 2017
Your toothbrush is your first line of defense against dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease. As you stand in the oral hygiene isle at your local store, you are bombarded with various options. It can be hard to make the right choice. Among the most difficult decision you face involves the choice between an electric or manual toothbrush. Although a manual toothbrush is cheaper, an electric toothbrush may end up saving you from costly dental procedures in the future. As your dentist in St. Peter, Dr. Jennifer Miller has the facts you need to choose the best toothbrush.
April 18, 2017
About 132 cases of oral cancer are found daily in the US. Dentist in St. Peter, Dr. Jennifer Miller, says get screened during Oral Cancer Awareness Month. The Oral Cancer Foundation reports that more than 48,000 American adults will receive an oral cancer diagnosis this year. While the prognosis beyond five years is good if the disease is detected early, hope for cure reduces if the cancer is advanced when it is discovered. As April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, your dentist in St. Peter, Dr. Jennifer Miller, is concerned about these statistics. She urges her patients to come in for their semi-annual check-ups and receive screenings for oral cancer. It’s good insurance against this deadly illness.
March 28, 2017
Gum disease, the primary cause of tooth loss, affects up to 50 percent of the population—not just in the U.S.—in the world! It is one of the most common forms of disease on our planet, yet a lot of people don’t know if they have it or not. It’s important to visit your dentist in St. Peter to receive the preventive care you truly need. Without even realizing it, you could be at risk for severe gum disease (periodontitis) and tooth loss. By visiting Valley View Dental, Dr. Jennifer Miller can keep an eye out for symptoms and treat your teeth and gums with an effective treatment to help maintain their healthy state before infection sets in.
February 5, 2017
Your child’s dental health may play a larger role in their life than you realize. All too often, parents do not understand the importance of oral health for children as the primary teeth eventually fall out. However, the care your child’s teeth and gums receive now sets the foundation for a lifetime healthy smile. To raise awareness about the importance of dental health for children, February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. As your Children’s dentist in St. Peter, we want to ensure your child has the right groundwork for healthy teeth and gums.