We heard it when we were kids, and we have said it to our kids: “Brush your teeth so that you don’t cavities.” It’s true that cavities generally affect children more than they affect adults, but make no mistake, cavities can occur at any age! The process by which cavities form is deceptively simple. Plaque,… Read more »
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Keep Your Smile Shining with These Healthy Foods and Snacks
Did you know that your diet plays a strong role in the health of your teeth? Although cleaning our teeth is a necessity no matter what we eat, the foods we eat can either strengthen our smiles or in many cases, put us at greater risks for oral health failure. Keep your smile shining with… Read more »
When Should You Take Your Child to the Dentist for the First Time?
It’s important for parents to keep their children healthy and strong. But did you know that you’ll need to keep your child’s mouth healthy if you’re hoping to help them stay healthy overall? To do so, you’ll have to visit a dentist regularly—but did you know when you should schedule your child’s first appointment? We… Read more »
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
You know that a missing tooth can be embarrassing, but do you know what you can do about the problem? When you consider your options, we recommend considering the benefits of dental implants. But do you know what happens when you get an implant? Will your implant blend well with your smile? Dental implants are… Read more »
Allow Our Professional Dental Cleaning to Boost Your Summer Smile
At Baxter Dental in Baxter, Minnesota, our experienced team is excited to get your smile ready for summer with a professional dental cleaning and exam. Our skilled dentists, Dr. Timmons and Dr. Carlson have found that regular dental cleanings and exams are a fitting complement to daily at-home oral care when it comes to maintaining… 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »