Entries by hannonsandler

COVID-19 and Your Oral Health

Did you know there are oral complications associated with a COVID-19 infection?  These are largely unreported most likely due to the fact that they are not fatal or dangerous. Here are some of the most common oral symptoms: Loss of taste and smell Dry mouth Excessive saliva Rashes in the mouth Oral ulcers Angular cheilitis […]

Back-To-School Tips

It’s the start of a new school year, and your kids are set with new clothes and school supplies. But don’t forget about oral health! Add these dental health tips to your back-to-school checklist. 1. Take your kids to the dentist Start the school year right with a dental cleaning and exam. Ask us about […]

Bad Breath – What Can I Do?

Bad breath is a very common problem and there are many different causes. Persistent bad breath is usually caused by the smelly gases released by the bacteria that coat your teeth, gums and tongue. Also, bits of food that get caught between the teeth and on the tongue, will rot and can sometimes cause an […]

Canker Sores – A Constant Irritation

Have you been plagued with canker sores and wondered what you can do to prevent them? Canker sores, also known as aphthous ulcers, can be a constant issue that is difficult to prevent and tiresome. Typically, they appear when you’re tired, stressed, and malnourished. Large doses of sun and alcohol consumption can also be culprits. […]

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 […]

What to Expect With Your Oral Health When You’re Expecting

May is Pregnancy Awareness Month. At first glance, it may not seem like oral health has much to do with pregnancy, but it’s actually a critical part of it. A mother’s oral health can be correlated with the baby’s overall health, so it’s important to pay close attention to your dental care and any changes […]