Difference Between Dental Bridges & Dentures

denturesTooth 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.


Your Children Need A Checkup And Cleaning

richfield kids checkupCheckups 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!


Issues Connected To Nightly Teeth Grinding

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…)