Tooth loss is stressful; we often consider our myriad oral hygiene efforts to be based around maintaining our natural teeth. However, this simply isn’t possible all the time. For an assortment of reasons — some completely out of your control — you can lose one or multiple teeth. Not only can this hinder your chewing, eating, and biting, but it can also negatively affect your self-image. You never want to feel self-conscious about or hide your smile. Depending on the placement and number of your missing teeth, bridges or dentures can offer a solution. In today’s blog your Richfield, MN, dentist will discuss the differences between these two solutions and which one might best suit your needs.
When you have a chipped tooth, or a smile with embarrassing gaps or severe discoloration, then you may need cosmetic treatments. With dental bonding and contouring, your Richfield, MN, dentist will be able to repair and restore your smile in only one visit. In today’s blog, we’re looking at the cosmetic benefits of these two treatment options.
When you grind your teeth, this could place major pressure on your smile, eventually even damaging the outer layers of enamel. To avoid worsening pain, or even cavities or infection, then you may need to seek treatment. In today’s blog, your Richfield, MN, dentist talks about the dangers of teeth grinding, and offers a comfortable solution.
When you have regular headaches, your discomfort could be linked to a jaw joint disorder known as TMJ disorder. Also referred to as TMD, this could cause problems opening and closing your mouth, and lead to a host of uncomfortable symptoms. In today’s blog, your Richfield, MN, dentist will explain the link between headaches and TMD, and the solutions we offer.
Checkups and cleanings are not just for adults! In fact, children as young as age one could benefit from one, and they’re essential for keeping little smiles strong and healthy. In today’s blog, your Richfield, MN, dentist talks about how we provide care for kids of all ages, and when you should bring your child in for a visit. With routine care each day, your little ones can maintain their healthiest smile all summer long!
If you often wake up with sore or sensitive teeth, experience soreness or stiffness in your face and jaw, and notice changes in your smile because of wear and tear, you should know that bruxism could be the cause. Over time, if you let this problem go unaddressed, it can lead to worsening discomfort and serious dental damage! Your Richfield, MN dentist’s office is ready to help you protect yourself against bruxism. With a custom oral appliance, you can start resting peacefully again. We can also talk to you about treating problems with your oral health that stem from nightly teeth grinding troubles. (more…)
We want to see your entire family every six months to have their teeth and gums examined. A checkup may seem like a very minor procedure, one that could easily be skipped, but an exam is vital for the continued health of your smile. In today’s blog, your Richfield, MN, dentist talks about how we examine your smile.