If you have a cavity, you need a filling to avoid infections and worsening discomfort. Instead of a metal option, we provide one made from a lifelike material that is metal-free and offers a host of benefits for our patients. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists will look at how we create natural-looking dental fillings.
Halloween is a fun time, we get to dress up in costumes, and even take our kids trick or treating. But there is a downside: cavities. When people of all ages consume large amounts of sweets, this could increase the risk of tooth decay, and with it, painful toothaches and other complications. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists will look at what you can do to protect your family’s smiles!
Do you remember picture day in school growing up? Every year, everyone would be called to the cafeteria, gym, auditorium, what have you, and line up waiting anxiously for their photo to be taken. You step up to the tape marked on the floor, turn the angles the photographer wanted, smile, and be done with it. However, it never happened that simply. You would smile, and the photographer would remark something along the lines of “smile big, show your teeth,” and that is when panic set in.
When our smiles become stained, this dulls their impact and may cause embarrassment. To brighten your smile, we can remove discoloration with in-office or at-home teeth whitening! In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists discuss the difference between these procedures, and also look at masking permanent teeth stains too!
Kids need routine care to help protect their teeth from cavities and infection, and these regular visits also help instill good oral health habits. In addition, our team also provides unique treatments to help protect little smiles, including fluoride and custom athletic mouthguards. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists look at children’s dentistry.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) impacts millions of people in the United States, and unless treated, could lead to not only daytime exhaustion, but issues for your heart health too! While effective, CPAP machines could be cumbersome and difficult for patients, which is why your Austin, MN, dentists will provide a custom-made sleep appliance as an alternative!
Have you noticed popping or crackling sensations in your jaw on a regular basis? If so, this could be more than a minor irritation. In fact, this is a common warning sign of a serious oral health issue known as TMJ disorder, or TMD. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists will explain how we diagnose and treat this issue!