Wearing Your Retainer

You and your braces have spent a great deal of time together. Despite that, you probably won’t be too sorry to see them go. And once the day arrives, you will be more than ready to show off that spectacular new smile to the world. But, just because the braces are off, that doesn’t mean… Read more »

Protect Your Smile with a Mouth Guard

Do you or members of your family play contact sports or go on high-risk adventures? Perhaps you’ve already considered shin guards, helmets or other such safety equipment. What about a mouth guard? Mouth guards are especially important for children and adolescents who participate in school sports. The American Dental Association reports that sports can account… Read more »

Can Sugarless Chewing Gum Clean Your Teeth?

Are the rumors true – does chewing gum actually promote oral health? The short answer is yes, but there are certain caveats. Read below to learn more: – Studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum after meals can indeed help prevent cavities. – Chewing gum after meals helps boost the saliva flow in your mouth,… Read more »

The Facts of Oral Hygiene: Aging and Dental Health

As you age, your dental health can worsen. The risks of everyday life eventually begin to take their toll, especially on your teeth. The frequent wear and tear from chewing and eating food can wear your teeth down if you do not practice basic dental health treatments. The best thing you can do to keep… Read more »

A Dental Crown Restoration Might Be Needed to Treat a Fractured Tooth

If you grind your teeth at night or have a bad habit of nibbling on non-food objects, you are at increased risk of suffering a chipped or fractured tooth. When tooth enamel is damaged, the textured surface of the void can gradually start to trap bacterial deposits that your toothbrush might struggle to clean. As… Read more »

Straightening Your Smile With Braces

At , we believe that a straight smile can make anyone happy, including yourself. And we don’t want you to feel self conscience about your smile, so Dr. is pleased to offer braces that can fully straighten your teeth and give you a reason to smile wide and brightly. How does getting braces work? First,… Read more »

Dental Implants for Your Smile

In the case of a patient who is missing one or more permanent teeth, Dr. Frandsen and Dr. Dansie may recommend a dental implant in , . A dental implant is a restoration that replaces both the crown and root of the tooth. The titanium dental implant post, which is placed in the jawbone, becomes… Read more »

Whitening Strips Can Help Prevent Minor Dental Stains

Dental stains often start out when microscopic particles from dark beverages, and foods adhere to the surfaces of your teeth. Tobacco users are at increased risk of dental stains from the tar and other chemicals being trapped on the microscopic pores in your tooth enamel. If these minor stains on the surface are not removed… Read more »

A Case of Dental Attrition Might Require a Crown Restoration

Your tooth enamel is meant to withstand the rigors of daily chewing and grinding. Ideally, each tooth in your dentition should meet for maximum efficiency and minimal wear and tear. Unfortunately, there are times when a minor alignment issue can make one or more teeth meet at an unnatural angle. As time goes on, the… Read more »

A Smile Affected by Multiple Cosmetic Imperfections Can Typically Be Improved by Dental Veneers

Here at , Dr. understands that a bright and beautiful smile can bolster your self-confidence. If your teeth have been affected by chips, discolored fillings, or chronic staining problems, it can put a serious damper on your social life. To improve the appearance of a smile affected by multiple cosmetic imperfections, might recommend dental veneers…. Read more »