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!
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, over 53,000 people will likely be diagnosed with the disease this year alone. Of that number, nearly half will succumb to the disease in just five years time. The reason? In most cases, the disease is rarely diagnosed until the later stages. But if you undergo routine oral cancer screenings with your Austin, MN, dentists, you increase the chances for an early diagnosis!
When you see us every six months for a checkup, in addition to examining your teeth and gums, we also clean the surfaces of your teeth. A dental cleaning is much more thorough than simple brushing and flossing, and is often crucial for keeping smiles free of periodontal disease. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists explain the benefits of a six-month dental cleaning.