October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

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 »

A Dental Bridge Might Be Used to Restore a Tooth Lost to a Severe Cavity

Without professional treatment a small cavity will inevitably start to expand, compromising an increasing amount of the surrounding dental structure. In time this could lead to the development of a dangerous dental abscess in the underlying gums or a severe fracture near the gumline. When a tooth is lost in... Read more »

Does It Matter Which Toothpaste You Choose?

When you last went to the store to buy toothpaste, were you amazed at how many options there were? One brands variations alone could get you confused about which one might be better for your smile. If this seems familiar, we’d like to help make this process a little easier... Read more »

Show off Your Springtime Smile With Cold and Flu Season Risk Prevention

Are you aware of the risks that cold and flu season can have on your teeth and gums? If you were not already aware, being sick will not only lead to a downturn in your physical health but also your oral health as well. To help prevent a downturn in... Read more »

Oral Health: Dental Bonding

Did you know that dental bonding can help correct several issues with your smile including damage that may have been caused due to a variety of issues? Dental bonding is a tooth restoration treatment designed to cosmetically improve your smile while also restoring its look and protecting against any damage... Read more »

Dental Veneers Are Fantastic and Flawless

Are you looking for a way to achieve a fantastic and flawless smile? If so, you have come to the right blog! Dental veneers are an exciting way to have a beautiful smile that appears perfect. Our dentist, Dr. Mitchell Olson in Bloomington, Minnesota, offers dental veneers and is happy... Read more »

Teeth-Whitening Treatments and Options

Did you know you had options when it comes to teeth-whitening treatments? Many people want a white smile they can be proud of, resulting in overuse of whitening products that are over-the-counter resulting in oversensitive teeth or damage to their tooth enamel. However, with professional care, you can have a... Read more »