How Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile

At Baxter Dental, Dr. Timmons and Dr. Carlson are pleased to offer cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers for our patients looking for brighter smiles in Baxter, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas. Our custom made veneers are perfect for correcting minor smile issues. These thin-as-wafer shells are custom made to cover the front surface of your teeth…. Read more »

Dental Care is Vital During Pregnancy

Are you pregnant? Do you want to do everything you can to keep your unborn child healthy and safe? If you do, you aren’t alone—but did you know that practicing good oral hygiene plays a major role in accomplishing this goal? You see, when women get pregnant, their hormone levels rise, increasing the likelihood of… Read more »

Dentistry Throughout History

Have you ever wondered about the origins of dentistry? If so, this article is for you. We compiled a brief history of dentistry, from the first known dentist to the modern day. 2600 B.C. bears the first known reference to a dental practitioner: the tomb of Hesy-Re, an Egyptian scribe, includes the title “the greatest… Read more »

Maintaining Healthy Saliva Production to Help Your Smile

For a healthy, beautiful smile, you will need to do more than just keep your teeth and gums healthy. The environment in your mouth depends on the health of your oral tissues, and is provided by healthy levels of saliva production to keep your mouth functioning smoothly. This means that you will need to keep… Read more »

Dental Fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that can greatly benefit your dental health. Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter, as it helps prevent cavities in patients by strengthening the tooth enamel from acid attacks. It can also reverse early tooth decay. Where Can Fluoride Be Found? This mineral naturally occurs in many foods and in water. Dental fluoride… Read more »

What You Should Know About the Types of Teeth

Can you name every type of tooth in your mouth? Do you know how many of each tooth you have or what your teeth do? As you might know, you mouth is full of four different types of teeth, including cuspids, molars, premolars, and incisors. Altogether, you have thirty-two teeth (including your four wisdom teeth… Read more »

Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

If you experience a short burst of tooth pain when eating frozen yogurt or drinking your morning coffee, you may have sensitive teeth due to exposed dentin. Dentin is the layer under the tooth’s enamel containing microscopic tubules filled with nerve endings. Normally, the tooth enamel in a crown protects the more sensitive layer of… Read more »

Caring for Your Teeth

Brushing and flossing daily is imperative for optimal oral health. Not only is it important to brush and floss regularly, it is imperative that you do so with proper technique. Proper dental hygiene will help you maintain a healthy smile. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at… Read more »

The Framework Of Your Teeth

What are the different parts of your teeth, and what tissues make up these parts? Keep reading to learn the answers to these questions. Parts Of The Tooth Crown: This is the visible part of your tooth that sits above the gum line. The crown creates your smile and helps you to eat and speak… Read more »

Oral Cancer and Your Health

Mouth cancer can affect anyone, anytime, but in the past the most common occurrences were in people over forty, and typically, men. But studies have shown an increase in women and younger people as well. This cancer can occur in the mouth; including the gums, the palate, on the tongue, lips, or throat. Oral cavity… Read more »