Managing Stress Can Help You Maintain A Healthy Smile

When you think about the factors that might affect your oral health, you would be right to think about your oral hygiene routine. It is also correct to consider your diet a factor when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile. What you might not realize is that your stress levels have the potential to impact your oral health! Stress can increase your risk for developing a teeth grinding habit, and it may make you susceptible to dry mouth. During stressful periods, you can also face risks from unhealthy changes in your diet and dental care routine. Our Richfield, MN dentist’s office is proud to provide smile support during regular dental exams and cleanings, but we also encourage our patients to make sure their teeth are fully cared for between appointments! (more…)

How We Care For You During Dental Emergencies

It is sometimes easy to forget that your oral health is a part of your overall health, which means that you can find yourself having a health emergency that a dentist is equipped to handle. Some of these emergencies are easier to identify than others, so, in today’s blog, your Richfield, MN, dentist will share some dental emergency examples as well as how we care for you in our office during those situations.


Keeping Your Mouth And Body Healthy

We recognize that now is a time when many people are beginning to worry for their overall health and wellbeing. However, it is important at this time especially to remember that your oral health is indicative of your overall health. While it may sound strange, your oral and dental health can actually point to underlying health issues, or aggravate or- in some cases- even cause those health issues. In today’s blog, your Richfield, MN, dentist will explain the importance of keeping your mouth healthy, avoiding further health issues that could affect your whole body.



3 Female Dentists You Should Know About

It’s March, which also means that it’s National Women’s History Month! In honor of this month, we at Cedar West Family Dentistry thought it would be a great time to share the stories of three trailblazing female dentists who made history for successfully going where women had not been allowed before. So, in today’s blog, your Richfield, MN, dentist will share some facts about three women who changed the course of dentistry.



Is Tongue Scraping A Good Idea?

Dental hygiene products are constantly evolving in an effort to improve everyone’s oral health. When new products become popular, you may wonder if it would benefit your health to add them to your routine. In the case of cleaning your tongue, you have likely heard that it is a good idea, and there are even rubber tongue cleaners attached to the heads of some toothbrushes. However, there is a different product on the market used to clean your tongue that you may have heard about: a tongue scraper. In today’s blog, your Richfield, MN, dentist will share information about how a tongue scraper can potentially improve your oral health so that you can decide if it would be a good addition to your routine.


Caring For Your Child’s Dental Health

National Children’s Dental Health Month is celebrated in the United States each February. However, even though the month is almost over, it is always important to be thinking about your child’s dental health, as dental health and development is a central part of their overall health and development. In today’s blog, your Richfield, MN, family dentist will share some ways that you can keep your child’s teeth healthy at home, as well as the importance of bringing your child to a dental checkup every six months.


Better Brushing Tips

As children, we are taught how to brush our teeth, but we rarely significantly change our habits as we age. Brushing being a habit is a good thing for your dental health, but there are always going to be ways to improve your teeth brushing skills. In today’s blog, your Richfield, MN, dentist will share some tips that can help people of all ages brush to keep their teeth healthy between checkups and cleanings.