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 that sends you a warning with something is amiss. When... 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 health, but can even influence the health of your mouth.... 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 dentist, Dr. Jeff Olson, would like to help you understand... read more »

Achieve Optimum Holiday Health with Aging and Dental Health

To ensure your smile can effectively last a lifetime of heavy use, it is important to make sure you're doing everything you can to keep it safe. In addition, there are numerous oral health tactics and techniques you can use to keep your smile healthy. Consider the following questions to determine if there are any techniques you can implement into... read more »

Is a Composite Filling Right for Your Smile?

Where a cavity occurs in your mouth could determine what type of filling you receive. For example, fillings made of gold or a metal amalgam are very strong, and are good for taking care of cavities in your molars, which handle the hard work of chewing your food. But what about a cavity in a tooth is visible to other... read more »

Autumn Smile Makeovers: Healthy Diets for your Smile

Are you ready for the holiday seasons to begin? Is your smile ready for the holidays? Although the idea of enjoying this time of year with your mind, your eyes, and your stomach may seem appealing, don't forget about the state of your oral health. When selecting foods and snacks to munch on, always be aware of their impact on... read more »

Prevent Gum Disease by Using These New Tips

It’s very important to prevent gum disease as much as possible. This is because the disease can completely destroy your smile if it’s left untreated. Now, you might already know that keeping up on oral hygiene and attending your routine dental checkups can help prevent this dental issue, but did you know there are additional ways, almost like secret ways,... read more »

Smart Smile Basics: Dental Erosion

Tooth enamel is an outer covering on a tooth that although is extremely effective for protecting your teeth, can be damaged by acids. Dental erosion refers to damage that has occurred to the enamel on your teeth. When acids erode your enamel to the point that a hole occurs, a cavity will arise. There are numerous causes of dental erosion.... read more »

The Facts of Oral Hygiene: Toothaches

A toothache refers to pain felt within a tooth because of damage to your nerve endings. Usually, if a nerve ending is injured or harmed, it means that there is a hole in the tooth enamel somewhere and bacteria has entered the tooth and began to infect the pulp. An oral accident or injury may also be the root cause... read more »

What Do You Know about Dental Veneers?

The best smile transformations are done with dental veneers. Dental veneers are a specialized form of tooth restoration that can cosmetically upgrade the look of teeth and provide an extra layer of protection to the fronts of teeth. Dental veneers are prevalent among those seeking a flawless smile that may not be possible with their own natural teeth. Dental veneers... read more »