How To Properly Brush Your Teeth

We all know to brush our teeth, but we often learned how to do this as a child. When was the last time you looked at your brushing technique? Here are some tips to consider as you brush up on your brushing habit.   The state of your toothbrush makes... Read more »

Dentistry By Laser Light

Did you know lasers are used in modern dentistry? While laser dentistry is becoming more and more prevalent among dentists, the technology is still somewhat new and not yet commonplace in all dental offices. The benefits of laser use in dentistry are manifold. The intense beam of light can cut... Read more »

Regular Use of Fluoride Supplements Can Help Counter Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity can be caused by several different things. Yet many of these cases involve some degree of tooth enamel erosion. This could be a primary or contributing factor caused by chronic poor oral hygiene, or a propensity for drinking acidic beverages. Fortunately, the oral care specialists at Olson Dental... Read more »

A Knocked Out Tooth Requires Emergency Dental Treatment

There are some unfortunate times when an athletic injury or household fall can carry enough force to severely damage a tooth or knock it out of its periodontal socket. In a case of dental avulsion, you can apply some simple first-aid measures to manage the pain and prevent further complications,... Read more »

The Symptoms of Gum Disease

Do you think you might have gum disease? If so, our dentist, Dr. Mitchell Olson, is here to help you. Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue that can affect your entire body, so if you think you have gum disease, it’s important to call our office and... Read more »

Avoiding Dry Socket

In many cases, advancements in dental technology allow dentists to save teeth that in the past otherwise may have been lost. But from time to time, a person may need to have a tooth extracted. This may be because you have too many teeth in your mouth and an extraction... Read more »

Your Questions About Dental Bridges Addressed

If you are missing a tooth, Dr. Mitchell Olson may recommend a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a dental restoration that is made up of two dental crowns with a replacement tooth in between. The replacement tooth is used to fill a gap in an individual’s smile and the... Read more »

Restore Your Tooth With a Dental Crown

If a tooth needs to be restored, Dr. Mitchell Olson may recommend a dental crown in Bloomington, Minnesota. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over the entire visible part of a tooth. When is a dental crown needed? Our dentist may recommend a dental crown to:... Read more »

An Accidental Blow to the Face Might Cause a Toothache

Each of your teeth is made up of a series of different structures and tissues. If you suffer a hard fall or accidental blow to the face, the soft internal pulp, nerve, or root structure of the tooth can be traumatized with little overt change to the visible tooth enamel.... Read more »

A Dental Filling Can Often Be Used to Repair a Small Cavity on a Tooth

Each of your teeth plays an important role in your ability to bite, chew, grind, and break down food before you swallow. When a cavity develops on one of your teeth it can cause sensitivity, and discomfort, while also limiting your overall oral function. If you are concerned that a... Read more »