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5 Dental Instruments for Cleanings and Checkups

July 31, 2021

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Sterile dental instruments on tableVisiting your dentist can seem like you’re stepping into a foreign land because you’re surrounded by shiny dental instruments and elite technology. The unfamiliar environment is enough to make anyone’s anxiety levels rise, but there’s nothing to fear. Here are 5 of the most common dental instruments your dentist uses during routine checkups. Each instrument has a unique purpose to promote the health of your smile.

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What’s the Difference Between a Bridge and Partials?

June 18, 2021

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Difference between partial dentures and dental bridgesIf you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, your self-esteem and quality of life have likely suffered from each missing tooth. Thankfully, you have more options than ever to treat tooth loss. Partials and bridges are the most traditional solutions to replace lost teeth. Although they may seem similar, they are quite unique. Here’s what you need to know about the difference between partial dentures and dental bridges to rebuild your smile.

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Go Green This Earth Day with Eco-Friendly Dental Products!

April 22, 2021

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Bamboo toothbrush on leaves example of eco-friendly oral hygiene products

This April 22nd is Earth Day! Are you feeling motivated to make a change and protect the planet? Unfortunately, when you take a closer look, you may find that many aspects of your everyday life involve plastic and unsustainable products. Thankfully, going green is as easy as making a few simple switches to more responsible items. Here are a few eco-friendly oral hygiene products to try to keep both your smile and the Earth healthy!

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How to Manage the 4 Most Common Winter Mouth Issues

January 4, 2021

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Woman wearing a sweater, a winter hat and gloves is covering her mouth

For some, winter is one of the best times of the year. It comes with cozy fires, hot drinks and warm layers. But for others, cold weather means winter mouth issues like dental pain and cracked, chapped lips. If you deal with oral problems when cold temperatures hit, keep reading. Here is a list of some of the most common mouth troubles that come with the winter months and how to manage them.

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5 Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

December 19, 2020

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Children on Christmas

Christmas time is almost here! You are probably preparing by listening to your favorite Christmas songs, stringing lights around your home, and even cooking up some of your favorite holiday treats. Everyone in your family is looking forward to Christmas morning, but your children’s teeth probably won’t fare so well with all of the sweets in their stockings. This doesn’t mean you need to cut out all of the fun treats. Here are some tooth-friendly alternatives from your dentist in Montgomery, MN that you can use instead.

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Dental Dinner Conversation: 9 Interesting Facts About Teeth

November 8, 2020

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Friends and family gathered at a table enjoying conversation

You’re planning a holiday dinner. You’ve got the menu set, and your decorations are flawless. The only thing left to think about is the conversation, and your dentist in Montgomery, MN is happy to help! You’re going to be chewing, so why not discuss teeth? Here are a few little-known facts you can discuss between that second and third round of turkey.

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Non-Candy Alternatives for Halloween

October 23, 2020

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Halloween candy

Halloween is just around the corner, and boy are the kids excited! They get to dress up and maybe even watch an age appropriate scary movie or two. Even though an excessive amount of sweets have made their way into being a big part of the spooky season, having too many can be detrimental for the oral health of your children. The good news is that heaps of candy aren’t a requirement in order to have a good time this October 31. Instead, your dentist in Montgomery, MN shares some enjoyable alternatives that don’t include candy.

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5 Tips for Playing Musical Instruments During Orthodontic Treatment

September 25, 2020

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Trumpet

A huge concern for kids and teens when it comes to getting orthodontic treatment is whether or not it will interfere with their ability to play musical instruments in school or their extracurricular activities. You may think that any instrument that involves the use of the mouth could be out of the question when you have braces, but this is not necessarily true. While there is an adjustment period, orthodontics in Montgomery, MN shouldn’t interfere with your ability to play your favorite instrument. Here are some tips that can help you through this transition.

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Can You Play Sports While Wearing Your Invisalign Aligners?

August 5, 2020

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Girl with Invisalign in Montgomery, MN

Staying active is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It can be fun too if you find a sport that you really enjoy! However, it is well known that you should take steps, like wearing a mouthguard, to protect your smile from outside forces while you’re participating in certain activities. This can be a challenge if you’ve also committed to wearing Invisalign aligners as much as possible. Read on to learn how you can play sports while you have Invisalign in Montgomery, MN.

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How Often Do I Need to Replace My Dentures?

June 3, 2020

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Man with dentures in Montgomery, MN.

Dentures are a great dental restoration option for people with missing teeth. In addition to improving the mouth’s appearance and functionality, it can also improve speech, support facial muscles, and increase self-confidence. But how often do you need to have them replaced? Read on to learn about how long dentures in Montgomery, MN should last, and some reasons you may need to get new ones.

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