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Are E-Cigarettes Bad For My Teeth And Gums?

What are E-Cigarettes? E-cigarettes produce vapor while conventional cigarettes, cigars, and pipes produce smoke. The heating element in the unit heats up the liquid where nicotine and other vaping elements are stored. In the beginning, most people thought the vapor was smokeless and would be better than tobacco smoke. However, vaping is fairly new with […]

Eating Disorders and Your Teeth

Some eating habits can wreak havoc on your body and your teeth. For example, snacking throughout the day can increase the risk of tooth decay. Sipping soda and frequent snacking on snack foods increase the rate of harmful acid attacks on tooth enamel. And repeated binge eating can do the same. The eating disorder bulimia […]

Dental Hygiene As You Age

Good dental hygiene and oral care habits are important at any age. As you get older, it’s important to think about your dental routine and if it needs some tweaking – because certain life changes can cause changes in your mouth. Whether you have all of your original teeth, some of them, or a full […]

What Parents Need To Know About Kids Losing Teeth

As a parent, every milestone our children go through is both exciting and educational. As a first-time parent, we learn everything we can, either deliberately or by experience. The same is true with baby teething and kids losing teeth. Here’s what you need to know about kids losing teeth. WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD LOSE THEIR […]

Pool Water and Your Teeth

Minnesota summers are hot and go by quickly, so it’s important to get some good swimming time in to cool off and have some fun! Swimming is a great way to enjoy the summer sun, but how do your teeth feel about it? Here are some of the effects that pool water can have on […]

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month!

Did you know that Dr. Bob and Dr. Jerry, along with your hygienist, screen you for cancer at every dental visit? Oral cancers can be deadly diseases. Roughly 45,000 new cases of mouth and throat cancer are diagnosed every year in the United States. Treatment may be more successful when diagnosis is early, so this […]

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Oral health and overall health are connected in many ways. Several health issues have oral health complications, and on the flip side, poor oral health can indicate overall health problems. Though diabetes doesn’t cause gum disease, and gum disease doesn’t cause diabetes, people who have one of them are more likely to have the other […]

How Much is Too Much Radiation?

It’s a concern that many people have. And a valid concern while being at the dentist as many people come to expect some sort of dental radiographs to evaluate their teeth. The benefit of radiographs are that they help us diagnose common problems such as cavities, gum disease and some types of oral infections. Dental […]

Wisdom Teeth: Do I Need Them?

Do I have to have my wisdom teeth taken out? It’s a question we get almost every day. The roots of wisdom teeth are usually not fully developed until age 21 or later, so it is common to have the teeth removed as a teenager or young adult while the roots are still forming. Once […]