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 »

Healthy Diet, Healthy Smile

A healthy diet is just as important as dental hygiene for your oral health. Here are some tips and tricks to using food to benefit your mouth.   One of the best things you can do for yourself is to drink a lot of water. This is beneficial to overall... Read more »

A Dental Bridge Might Be Able to Replace a Tooth Lost to a Severe Cavity

Without timely professional treatment from a dentist like Dr. Jeff Olson, even a small cavity can escalate into a big problem. In time, the bacterial presence associated with untreated tooth decay can penetrate the sensitive core structures of the tooth. In some of these cases a root canal can help... Read more »

The Toothbrush Facts You Might Find Interesting

Little did you know, there is more to your toothbrush than the facts that it can clean your teeth and gums, wash bacteria away, and help you prevent dental problems. In fact, there are details about your toothbrush that you never knew and that you might even find interesting. Our... Read more »