Flossing: Easy to Begin, Easy to Master

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Flossing is an easy chore. It doesn’t take very long to complete, and you won’t be burning many calories doing it. On top of all that, it is quite easy to master excellent flossing technique in very little time. The problem starts when we begin to slack off, and simply go through the motions, rather… Read more »

Treating Your Smile to a Healthier Halloween

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With Halloween officially looming on the horizon, we advise our patients in , , to not sacrifice your healthy smile to the spoils of sugary treats! At , Dr. Scott Timmons and Dr. Justin Gangestad encourage you and your loved ones to take good care of those hard-earned smiles by balancing holiday celebrations with extra… Read more »

Allow Our Professional Dental Cleaning to Boost Your Summer Smile

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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 »

How Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile

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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 »

Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

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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

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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 »

Can Your Prescription Ruin Your Smile?

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Medication can do a lot of good for your health if you suffer from an illness. However, the note on your medicine bottle that reads “side effects may vary” is always a little worrisome. Though medicine benefits your health, it can be detrimental to other parts of your body. Here are some things you need… Read more »