Circle Pines Dental Blog
September 13, 2017
If you’re missing numerous teeth or you already wear a denture, you know there are some drawbacks to these advanced tooth replacement prosthetics. They slip, they rub against the gums, they only provide limited chewing ability, and they don’t always look the most natural. To some extent, a refitted denture could do the trick, but dentists may have a better option – implant overdentures. These prosthetics offer the best of both removal and dental implant fixed dentures.
August 11, 2017
If you are living with tooth loss, you have probably considered dentures in Circles Pines; however, you have yet to invest in them due to certain stigmas that surround them. Over the years, they have gotten a bad reputation for looking fake and being uncomfortable, causing you to avoid getting them until as long as possible. However, several advancements have been made to improve their function and comfort. Now, they even look more natural than ever before, making them the affordable and convenient choice to replace your missing teeth.
April 11, 2017
When you know you have bad breath, you feel embarrassed. Sometimes, however, you may not even be aware of your halitosis. Unfortunately, this oral health condition often signals a problem with your teeth, gums or overall health. Dr. John Stentz and Dr. Priya Shaffer of Circle Pines Dental educate patients about the reasons behind bad breath and how you can eliminate it through dental cleaning in Circle Pines and other oral health care practices.
December 30, 2016
What are goals are you setting for 2017? If they are to look great and feel better, we have a fantastic idea. Instead of setting a New Year’s resolution you won’t keep anyway, consider transforming your smile with a visit to the cosmetic dentist in Circle Pines instead. People who set tangible goals are far more likely to meet with success — and what could be more achievable than visiting your favorite dentist?
November 29, 2016
You’re enjoying a relaxed night at Trappers Bar and Grill when your friend tells you the funniest joke you have heard in a long time. You stifle your raucous laughter into a dignified chuckle because you don’t want anyone to see your teeth. You have an obvious cavity and have been procrastinating getting it fixed. You remember your grandparents having metal fillings, and they always stuck out to you. You don’t want that for your smile, but you need to get the tooth fixed soon. What can you do? Today, you can now fix your tooth in a way that will make it strong and beautiful, thanks to tooth-colored fillings in Circle Pines. (more…)
October 18, 2016
You’re lying awake at night and you’ve not only counted sheep, but started naming them as well. Pretty soon you’ll weave a whimsical tale about their misadventures, but you really just wish you could stay asleep. Your partner snores like it’s their job, and you’re tired of waking them up only to have them wake you up shortly thereafter. Something has to be done about their snoring. Did you know it could be a sign of a serious sleep disorder? Dr. Stentz and Dr. Husu want you to know how to identify and treat sleep apnea in Circle Pines. (more…)
September 22, 2016
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to have porcelain veneers so you can finally have a smile that you are proud to share with family, friends and colleagues. Porcelain veneers have been a reliable cosmetic dentistry treatment for many, many years. And like most dental services over the years, the materials and techniques involved in placing veneers have improved. Chances are that with proper care, your new veneers will last for 20 years or more! To help ensure the longevity of your smile, Circle Pines dentist Dr. John Stentz and Dr. Corey Husu would like to offer a few pointers on how best to care for your porcelain veneers.
August 29, 2016
If you have recently been to the dentist and were told that you will require a second root canal on a tooth that has previously undergone root canal therapy, you may be a bit surprised. Often, those who have had a previous root canal are unaware that the tooth may require another root canal procedure in the future. While it is not very common, there are certain instances that may require a tooth to need a second procedure. As trusted dentists, Circle Pines Dental provides root canals in Circle Pines to restore the health and function of a damaged tooth. As a result, we can save the tooth from extraction, allowing you to maintain a healthy, complete smile.
July 23, 2016
Normally when people think of orthodontics, they picture a child or young teenager with a mouthful of metal. Well, think again because 20 percent of all orthodontic patients are adults! And no wonder—the social and professional advantages of a straight smile plus the health benefits make the investment worthwhile. Still, some adults are reluctant to wear traditional braces. Now however, there are orthodontic systems that are far less noticeable. Circle Pines cosmetic dentists Dr. John Stentz and Dr. Corey Husu offer Invisalign® for patients who want braces that are more discrete.
June 23, 2016
If you’ve just been told that you have gum disease, then you’ve got company. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of the adults in America ages 30 and over have gum, or periodontal, disease. Like almost any other disease, early detection is key to treatment, which is why Drs. Stentz and Husu encourage their patients to be sure and schedule regular dental checkups. If you are diagnosed with gum disease, Circle Pines Dental can diagnose and treat your condition.