You’re having a perfectly fine day when suddenly you find yourself having a serious bout of pain from a toothache or you’re in shock from a dislodged tooth. Either situation is considered a dental emergency, but you’d like to know how you can determine for sure when you have one. As you read on, your local dentist weighs in to explain what a dental emergency is and what you should do if one arises.
Maple Grove Family Dental
July 12, 2018
June 28, 2018
When it comes to tips for improving your health, there’s no shortage of information on what you should and shouldn’t consume. Furthermore, with so much information available, it’s hard to sift through it all to determine what is factual. One myth that you may have heard is that diet soda is less harsh on your teeth than a regular soft drink. As you read on, your dentist will explain why that idea is inaccurate and will provide ways to improve your oral health.
May 24, 2018
In an attempt to maintain your oral hygiene, you are sure to brush at least two times a day. Thus, you feel confident that you have really clean teeth, but is that the case? Your local dentist is weighing in to explain the benefits of flossing and how it does more than just clean food out of your teeth. Read on to learn how it factors greatly into your preventive care.
April 25, 2018
Believe it or not, the earliest version of a toothbrush was actually just a wooden stick with frayed ends. Then in 1498, the first bristle type of toothbrush was invented in China and was made from hog hair. Good thing dental care has come a long way since then!
Today we have seemingly countless options of toothbrushes, which can make it overwhelming when you’re trying to choose the right one for you and your family. We know how important it is to your oral health to find the best tools, so we thought we’d write a blog about which ones are dentist recommended. Keep reading to learn more!
February 4, 2018
When you think of going to the dentist, you probably think of the usual things, like having cavities filled or getting your teeth cleaned. You may not realize that your dentist is performing a potentially life-saving exam each time you have a checkup: an oral cancer screening.
Sadly, oral cancer has been on the rise in recent years. The American Cancer Society estimates that around 50,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease in 2018. As with all types of cancer, early detection is crucial to the prognosis. But with oral cancer that can be easier said than done. Most people simply don’t inspect the nooks and crannies of their mouth on a regular basis! Thankfully, your dentist can do that for you. In this blog, we’ll talk more about the risk factors for this life-threatening condition as well as signs and symptoms.
January 2, 2018
One of the most important aspects of your appearance is your teeth and more specifically, the color of them. Everybody wants to have bright and brilliant pearly whites. And in the quest to achieve that, it’s understandable that people will consider alternatives for teeth whitening, that come on the scene making claims to more effectively produce that result. One of the more recent trends is charcoal whitening. The proponents of it say that it’s an excellent way to produce white teeth, but can that be substantiated? Your dentist will weigh in with her expert advise to help steer you in the right direction.
December 27, 2017
What’s the difference between a big problem and a small one? The latter is caught and addressed before it mushrooms into a giant-sized disaster. As the new year approaches, with insurance benefits freshly renewed, your dentist encourages you to be proactive, and nip minor dental issues in the bud before they become behemoths. First, learn how to maximize your available benefits as the new year rolls in.
November 20, 2017
If you’ve been keeping up with your dental insurance premiums all year, it’s time to cash in before plans reset at the end of 2017. If you don’t use any remaining dental insurance benefits you’ve accumulated for 2017, this coverage likely won’t be there for 2018. The first step you should take is to call your dentist’s office to schedule a preventive dentistry appointment. If you don’t already have a preventive dental practice home, now is a great time to find a dentist you can trust and schedule your new patient dental exam. Your new dental office will walk you through your dental insurance plan and help you maximize any remaining benefits.
October 4, 2017
Over the years, you have heard a variety of home remedies that are believed to produce amazing benefits for your teeth and gums. Among one of the most popular is oil pulling. This involves swishing coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil in the mouth for about 20 minutes before you spit it out. By doing so, it is said to provide teeth whitening, gum disease treatment, and several other benefits. However, what does your dentist have to say about this natural treatment?
September 10, 2017
Most dental offices focus dental care plans on prevention, but current research is taking prevention to new levels. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have developed a molecule that may prevent cavities. This preclinical study indicates that the molecule discovered in the lab may completely block damage and decay cause by oral bacteria that produce decay-causing plaque. The future of preventive dental care may just mean the end of cavities. No more tooth decay and reduced risk for gum disease are both possible based on the results of this dental research.