Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Diabetes Can Put You Leave You at Increased Risk for Periodontal Disease

Poor oral hygiene habits often lead to a chronic buildup of tartar on your teeth. Your routine dental checkups are designed to eliminate the bacterial presence before it can affect the sensitive periodontal tissues near the gumline. Yet even if you make a proactive effort to brush your teeth twice... Read more »

Do Energy Drinks Cause Dental Damage?

You may have noticed that soft-drink usage is down and energy drinks are on the rise. You can get them pretty much everywhere now from the convenience store to the restaurant and everywhere in between. Dentists around the world let out a joint sigh of satisfaction to note that sugary... Read more »

Teeth Whitening 101

It’s natural to want a beautiful, sparkling smile. A great smile leads to great confidence, and that in turn can spill over to success in both your professional and personal life. Keeping a smile that white and captivating isn’t easy, though. In fact, it’s downright difficult. Luckily, there are a... Read more »

Why the Dental World Recommends Sports Mouth Guards

Did you know that the American Dental Association reports upward of 200,000 oral injuries can be prevented annually by wearing a sports mouth guard? You too can safeguard your smile and oral health by wearing a custom-made mouth guard while performing athletic activities. A sports mouth guard helps prevent injury... Read more »

How to Reduce Bad Breath Right at Home

Everyone has bad breath now and then, but if it seems to be a constant presence in your life, it could be a sign that you need to make some changes in your oral care and diet. Here are a few quick and easy tips to stop bad breath at... Read more »

A Toothache Could Be a Warning Sign

Are your teeth trying to tell you something? Do you have a massive toothache but are not sure why? If so, keep reading! Our dentist, Dr. Jeff Olson with Oak Ridge Dental in Burnsville, Minnesota, understands toothaches and is happy to provide you assistance. A toothache is a health condition... Read more »

Gum Disease Treatment Through the Stages

Your gums require as much care as your teeth if you want to avoid the effects of gum disease. We offer a review of the different stages of gum disease, how they affect your health, and how they can be treated. The first step is to prevent gum disease as... Read more »