Tips For Making Dental Appointments Comfortable For Kids

Some kids are more comfortable than others in unfamiliar environments. With that said, when it comes to visiting the dentist’s office, early visits can help children feel at ease at a later date when they start to receive pediatric dental care. At our Richfield, MN dentist’s office, we provide dedicated oral health support to families in and around our community. Because we are able to support smiles of all ages, we can help parents and children alike maintain healthy teeth! We can also provide ongoing guidance on dental care in addition to in-office services for them when their visits do begin.

Stay Hydrated To Prevent Dry Mouth And Protect Your Smile

Staying hydrated can help you maintain your appearance, your energy levels during exercise, and your physical health. When people think about the benefits of water, they often dwell on these advantages of good hydration, but they may not think about their oral health. When you are not doing a good job drinking enough fluids, your body can react by limiting your production of saliva. This can result in extended periods of dry mouth, which can interfere with your natural ability to contend with the negative effects of oral bacteria. During a routine dental exam, your Richfield, MN dentist’s office can help you improve on your ability to prevent oral health issues by talking about the importance of hydration, as well as other matters you should know about. (more…)

3 Things You Should Know About Dental Fillings

man showing 3 fingersIf you know that you need treatment for a cavity, you can anticipate that your dentist will place a dental filling on the tooth to protect it. This is not always the case – sometimes, a dental crown is needed to protect a tooth that requires more support than a filling is ready to give. That being said, fillings are commonly provided for patients after restorative dental work. At our Richfield, MN dentist’s office, patients receive fillings that are made with a lifelike composite resin material that offers an impressive cosmetic match with their enamel. These restorations offer more than just better coverage for your smile – they are able to bond directly with your tooth structure to offer lasting support! (more…)

How Can You Prevent The Gradual Buildup Of Teeth Stains?

What can you do to make sure that your smile is as bright and healthy a year from now as it is today? What can you do to make sure you stay confident in the appearance of your teeth over many years? While brushing and flossing are important for maintaining the quality of your smile, you should recognize how your diet choices impact your risk for potential teeth stains. Your choices regarding what to eat and drink can impact your appearance, just as they can affect the health of your smile. Our Richfield, MN dentist’s office can provide guidance and encouragement during regular dental exams regarding the maintenance of your smile’s color and health. (more…)

Remove Hard-To-Reach Oral Bacteria By Flossing Each Day

man flossingTo effectively protect yourself against threats like tooth decay and gum disease, you should have an oral health care routine that fully protects your smile. Unfortunately, people who generally feel confident about their habits at home may not realize how much your smile remains vulnerable to bacteria buildup. The reason some people fail to effectively protect their teeth is because they are not flossing on a regular basis. Failure to do so allows deposits of bacteria between teeth to remain, multiply, and cause a buildup of plaque and tartar. While our Richfield, MN dentist’s office is able to help you fight this buildup during professional teeth cleanings, you should have a plan in place to effectively fight these deposits at home! (more…)

How Concerned Should I Be About Enamel Wear And Tear?

image of a young man thinking about a questionWhen oral bacteria consume sugars found in the foods and drinks you enjoy, they can release acids capable of damaging your dental enamel. If that damage grows serious enough, a cavity can form, which results in the need for restorative dental work. Our Richfield, MN dentist’s office is prepared to help individuals who are affected by dental decay. What you might not realize is that we are also prepared to help if excess friction on teeth has caused worrying dental wear and tear. When the problem is only superficial, patients sometimes inquire about cosmetic dental work to improve their appearance. With that said, this problem can lead to damage that is serious enough to call for restorative dental work, particularly if you have a history of teeth grinding or clenching. (more…)