Category: Tips/Advice

Oral Health During Flu Season

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Understandably, after a few years of pandemic response and personal health care, people are a little tired of the topic. You might also think that you must be healthy enough to handle the common cold or influenza if you survived COVID-19. But this winter, it seems as if our common winter viruses are in for… Read more »

Snacking And Your Smile

Think about what you ate yesterday or the day before. You might remember the big meals, but it’s easy to overlook the snacks. Yet snacking habits can have a profound affect on your smile. Little nibbles here and there, sugared drinks and sticky, chewy treats can harm teeth in unexpected ways. Our kind and supportive… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

How To Care For Your Smile When You’re Sick

In the winter, the common cold and the flu are out in full swing, ready to make most people feel at least a little sick before the season ends. At Cedar West Family Dentistry, we know that when we (or our kids) get sick, thoughts about dental hygiene can completely vanish from our mind- but… Read more »

How to Combat Cavities

Tooth decay and cavities are common, but that doesn’t mean they are unavoidable. In today’s blog, your Richfield, MN, dentist will give you some tips and tricks to help protect your smile against cavities and the bacteria that cause tooth decay, so that you don’t end up needing a filling.