Category: Preventive Dentistry

How Pregnancy Can Impact Your Gums

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Pregnancy is often daunting, whether you are a first-time parent or if you’ve been through it before. Amid all these concerns, the effects on oral health are often furthest from the mind. But there are significant issues that can arise with all these changes. Today, your Austin, MN dentist writes on the possible harm of… Read more »

How Your Diet Impacts Your Smile

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From our childhood, we are taught about the danger of sugar on our oral health. But more than simply avoiding candy and sugar is important to maintain a healthy smile. Tooth decay can develop from some more seemingly innocuous foods. Also, your dietary choices can have lasting impacts on your oral health beyond sugar. Today,… Read more »

How Diabetes Affects Your Smile

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Over 29 million Americans are affected with either Type I or Type II diabetes. If you are diabetic, you are probably familiar with a whole host of medical issues that can affect you. Circulation problems, higher risk of infection, risk of damage to the eyes, the list goes on and on. 1 in 5 cases… Read more »

Finding The Solution For Your Sleep Apnea 

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When you have trouble staying asleep and feel exhausted during the night, then you may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). To avoid poor quality of life and strained heart health, you may need treatment. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists talk about finding the perfect solution for sleep apnea. 

Chronic Headaches Could Be Due To TMJ Disorder

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If you have a headache that occurs on a regular basis, this could be due to an issue like TMJ disorder, or TMD. Without treatment, symptoms could worsen and you could even develop complications like bruxism (teeth grinding). In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists talk about treating issues like TMJ disorder.

A Dental Cleaning Protects Your Smile

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Over time, a variety of factors could lead to plaque buildup coating the surfaces of your teeth. Without treatment, this could increase the risk of everything from cavities to gum disease. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists talk about how we protect smiles with a dental cleaning. 

Arranging Dental Exams For The New Year

The new year is almost here, but you can take steps to prepare for 2022 before January. When it comes to the health of your smile, make sure that you have routine dental visits scheduled. Unless you are told to do otherwise by your dentist, you should schedule treatments every six months. At our Austin,… Read more »

Avoiding Cavities During Your Holiday Fun

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In the next few weeks any of us will be attending holiday events and celebrations, and many of these will feature sugary and starch-rich foods. While delicious, these could increase the risk of a cavity forming. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentist about how to best avoid the risk of cavities and still enjoy… Read more »

Dental Exams And Cleanings Are Essential

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Brushing your teeth and flossing diligently every day is one of the best ways to keep your mouth healthy and your smile bright. From a young age, the importance of practicing this preventative care is told to us repeatedly, and for good reason: it helps a lot. In conjunction with brushing and flossing, it is… Read more »

Using Your Benefits Before They’re Lost

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In just a few weeks, we’ll be saying goodbye to 2021. Which means you have dental benefits that could expire before you use them! In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists will discuss why you should schedule a visit soon to put your benefits to good use and end the year with better oral health.