Circle Pines Dental Blog
May 13, 2018
May is dedicated as Lyme Disease Awareness Month, which is a tickborne disease that affects more than 30,000 Americans each year; however, it is believed that that number is far higher because many remain undiagnosed. The disease causes a significant decrease in your quality of life, often leading to rashes, swelling, fatigue, and a variety of other symptoms. Although these are common symptoms, they are not the only issues that can occur. Chronic Lyme disease can also impact your oral health. As a result, your dentist in Blaine may play an active role in your recovery and reducing symptom flares.
January 24, 2018
Have you ever heard the phrase “hurts so good”? Some types of pain, like the burning in your muscles after a fantastic workout, come with happy feelings and personal satisfaction. Most pain, however, is just a nuisance that you’re ready to get rid of as soon as possible, including the unpleasant sensation of orofacial pain. What exactly is orofacial pain, and what can you do about it? Your dentist is here to chat about this important topic.
December 15, 2017
Dental implants have helped to restore countless smiles In fact, they are arguably the best way to replace missing teeth. They are sturdy and natural-looking, and they can last for a lifetime. However, in order for implants to be successful, a patient needs to have good bone density in the jaw, which is a concern in women who suffer from osteoporosis. Is it possible for people who have this condition to enjoy the perks that can only come with dental implants? Let’s take a look at some data on this important subject.
November 26, 2017
If you’ve ever needed advanced eye care like surgical treatment for glaucoma, you know that medical insurance will typically cover part of the cost of these procedures. However, if you’ve ever needed oral surgery, you know this is not the case with advanced dentistry procedures. Keep reading to learn more about the sordid history of the medical and dental fields that make it less likely for medical insurance providers to cover even the most advanced dental care.
October 29, 2017
Dental implants offer a number of benefits, perhaps the most important of which for you is a stable, natural-looking tooth replacement. The secret behind their stability is that the titanium posts actually promote the growth of bone matter to fuse together with your jaw bone. A recent study shows that in women who have osteoporosis, dental implants can make a big difference. Keep reading to learn more about the study and the effect this comprehensive tooth replacement have on your osteo health — and whether or not you may be a candidate for dental implants.
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…)