Fixing Teeth With Dental Bonding

Does your smile have little imperfections that have always bothered you? But have you been hesitant about treatments like veneers that alter tooth structure? Fortunately, there are a variety of options available in cosmetic dentistry to perfect any smile. You should consider dental bonding for a variety of cosmetic and restorative issues your smile might… Read more »

Why Flossing is Helpful

Did you know that flossing is an extremely important task that many people avoid each day? Well, it’s true! Many people refrain from cleaning the hard-to-reach areas of their mouth simply because they don’t want to. If you are one of these people, our team recommends that you change your ways. Flossing can do wonders… Read more »

Composite Dental Fillings 101

If you have tooth decay, our dentists may place a dental filling in , , to restore the tooth. Drs. Fethke, Kooyman, and Larson will remove the decay and then fill the area with the filling material. At our dental office, we offer composite dental fillings, which are tooth colored. What are the Benefits of… Read more »

The Perks of Brushing Your Tongue

You know that it’s important to brush and floss every day, but what do you know about brushing your tongue? In fact, should you consider brushing your tongue? What are the benefits? Do you just use your toothbrush? If you’re interested in answers questions like these, please read on. If you haven’t been brushing your… Read more »

Are You A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?

If you have lost a tooth to injury, decay, infection, or periodontal disease, then you may be looking into restoring this tooth with a dental implant. This restoration replaces the tooth root in the jaw bone to create increased stability for the crown in the mouth. Dental implants are a great restoration option, but not… Read more »

The Connections Between Diabetes And Oral Health

Did you know that diabetes shares several connections with your oral health? Keep reading if you would like to learn more. Diabetes Diabetes is a condition that occurs when one’s pancreas either cannot produce insulin or cannot regulate it naturally. Insulin is a hormone which carries the glucose (sugar) in your blood to your body’s… Read more »

The Causes, Risks, and Treatments of Bruxism

Many people grind their teeth from time to time, but they generally don’t notice it because it usually occurs at night. If you wake up with a dull headache or a sore jaw, the chances are that you grind your teeth, and it should be checked out as soon as possible. There are many causes,… Read more »

Selecting the right Type of Dental Floss

Dental floss is the most effective tool at your disposal for removing food particles from between the teeth and along the gum line. Dental floss can be made from different materials. Most brands are made of small nylon strands or an extruded plastic monofilament. Some brands of nylon floss are available in different thicknesses. Both… Read more »

Preventing Tooth Decay 101

Tooth decay is common, especially this time of year. With the holiday season rolling around, it’s easy to get into snacking and eating when you’re not hungry habit. However, the good news is there are ways and tips to keep you and your smile clean and decay free. Here are four steps you can take… Read more »

How Dentures Can Help Your Smile

Does your smile suffer from missing teeth? If so, you are not alone. Many people suffer from missing teeth for reasons including periodontal disease, tooth decay, tooth extraction, and even fractured teeth. If you suffer from missing teeth, then talk to your dentist about dentures. Dentures can complete your smile and improve your everyday life…. Read more »