Category: General Dentistry

Cavities Happen- Dental Fillings Help!

Cavities- also known as caries- are one of the most common dental problems that Americans face. These can form over time due to bacteria in your mouth breaking down the enamel of your tooth. This is a very common dental problem that can be fixed through a routine procedure. At Potach & Mitchell Dental Clinic… Read more »

Special Precautions For An Aging Smile

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As we grow older, there are certain concerns that arise in regard to our health. The loss of bone density is an important change that starts to occur around the age of fifty. It can be hard to fully recognize the risk of this loss as we cannot see our bones on a daily basis…. Read more »

Aging Bones Also Mean Aging Teeth

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Like it or not, we are all getting older as we speak. And with that, unfortunately, there are biological consequences to that. Not on do you lost density in your bones, it can also have a damaging impact on your oral health, as well. Today, your Austin, MN dentist talks to you about how as… Read more »

Protect Your Smile From Stains!

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Over the years, your teeth take a lot of damage. The foods we eat can stain them, and we are constantly exposing them to various materials that can cause damage to your enamel.  Tobacco use is another major cause of tooth discoloration, or drinking coffee or red wine. Or you could be lacking certain vitamins,… Read more »

Why Do We Still Have Wisdom Teeth?

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We only hear about wisdom teeth when there are issues with them. They don’t appear to do too much good even when they are healthy. So why do we have them? If we are evolving, are our mouths as well? It is easier to recognize if there are issues with your wisdom teeth if you… Read more »

The Connections Between Heart And Mouth

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Many people view their dental health as primarily cosmetic. If they are able to hide a problem, then maybe it doesn’t matter. They do this with a different smile or a different manner of speech. And some others think that the health of the mouth is localized. They think that oral health only affects the… Read more »

Possibility Lies In Grafting

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Periodontal disease is very common in patients in the United States, with some estimates placing 50% of Americans over 30 suffering from some extent of the disease. The technology to help this condition is not only available, but it is affordable as well! Nobody should be alarmed or frightened of simple gum grafts. Today, your… Read more »

Emergency! Handle A Broken Tooth

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Broken teeth are more commonplace than people imagine. Because they put the thought out of their mind, people also tend to lack a general preparedness for this event.  Being knowledgeable about how to handle yourself in an emergency dental situation can save you time and money (and teeth) in the long run. Today, your Austin,… Read more »

How Do We Stop TMJ Disorder?

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TMJ disorder, also known as TMD, is a common oral health concern. This could lead to serious trouble for your oral health, including trouble opening and closing your mouth. However, your Austin, MN, dentists can offer relief with a custom-made oral appliance. In today’s blog, we’re looking at how we stop TMJ disorder.

How Should You Care For Your Smile At Home?

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At home, you need to take action to control plaque and help safeguard your teeth against common issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Doing so not only keeps your smile whole, but helps maintain fresh breath and bright teeth. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists will talk about how to properly brush and… Read more »