Posts Tagged: children’s oral health



August 23rd, 2017
Preparing your teeth for the Minnesota State Fair

The end of August means two things for Minnesotans: The close of summer, and the beginning of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. By and large, native Minnesotans usually fall into one of two categories: Those who hate the Fair, and those who love it. If you’re one of the latter, get your teeth ready for the Minnesota… Read more »

July 31st, 2017
Which Tooth is That?

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Did you know that each of your teeth have individual names? Your baby (primary) teeth are identified by their own letters, and permanent teeth are identified by numbers.     In addition to being named, each “type” of tooth also has a very specific job! Incisors are used for biting… Read more »

July 5th, 2017
Should my teenager have their wisdom teeth removed?

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Your family dentist recommends that your teenager sees an oral surgeon for removal of their wisdom teeth. But what if they aren’t experiencing any pain or problems with them right now? Although pain is an important factor in determining whether or not wisdom teeth – also known as third molars… Read more »

July 3rd, 2017
Summertime Sweets Can Be Good for Teeth

Sweet treats are a summertime staple, but they don’t always have to be tough on teeth. Instead of sugar-filled ice cream and ice pops – which can leave teeth vulnerable to sugar attacks that increase the risk of tooth decay – consider satisfying your sweet tooth with fruits. Along with many overall health benefits, sweet-satisfying… Read more »

June 27th, 2017
Wondering which braces are right for you? Here’s the most common types.

At any one time, millions of Americans are using dental braces. Not that long ago, patients didn’t have any options when it came to their orthodontic treatment. But today, people undergoing orthodontic treatment often have a multitude of choices when it comes to straightening their teeth or correcting their bite. Metal braces: These are the… Read more »

June 20th, 2017
Smile-healthy camping

  If you’re an avid camper, nothing makes you smile more than fresh air, stargazing and good company around a crackling fire. Just don’t get so distracted by the wonders of the great outdoors that you forget to stay on track with your oral health routine! Try these tips to help keep your smile sparkling… Read more »