Teeth and Gums 101: Dental Fillings

Are you aware of what the importance of a dental filling is? A dental filling is used to conceal and fill in a hole in a tooth that has been damaged by a cavity. Cavities occur when a hole in a tooth is created due to dental erosion and tooth... Read more »

Upgrade and Enhance Your Smile with Chewing Gum After Meals

If you are looking to upgrade and enhance your smile, sugarless gum may be an option you want to consider. Although the ingredients in sugarless gum have little effect on your smile, it is possible that chewing gum will increase saliva production in your mouth, which is a known cavity-fighter.... Read more »

What Do You Know about Dental Sealants?

Did you know that dental sealants can help make safe smiles?  Although oral health care routines such a brushing and flossing are vital for a healthy smile, dental sealants can be used as an extra layer of protection for your teeth. Not only are they tremendously beneficial in fighting against... Read more »

The Facts About Root Canal Therapy

If you could think of one dental treatment you would most like to avoid, what would it be? Is root canal therapy the first thing that comes to mind? Would you be surprised to hear that there are a number of myths and misconceptions about this treatment? For example, you... Read more »

Are You Ready for a Dental Crown Restoration?

At Olson Dental Care, Dr. Mitchel and our team have helped many patients in the Bloomington, Minnesota area bring back their confident smiles with the help of crowns or 'caps'. Let’s take a look at some of the following conditions in your smile that might benefit from a dental crown... Read more »

Your Dental Health Matters as Much as Your Holiday Season Schedule!

BY CONTACTUS@OLSONDENTALCARE.COM DECEMBER 15, 2016 CATEGORY: UNCATEGORIZED TAGS: UNTAGGED Don’t let your holiday season travel plans make you take a break from your dental health! With all of the different foods and changes to your daily life during the holidays, it’s even more important try and maintain your routine for... Read more »

When To Be Concerned About A Toothache

BY CONTACTUS@OLSONDENTALCARE.COM NOVEMBER 30, 2016 CATEGORY: UNCATEGORIZED TAGS: UNTAGGED Toothaches can be very painful and are not uncommon. Symptoms can include sharp or dull pain in and around the tooth, bleeding from the gums, a facial rash, jaw pain, trouble chewing, and possibly even chest pain. Many people wonder if... Read more »

Teeth Grinding

BY CONTACTUS@OLSONDENTALCARE.COM NOVEMBER 23, 2016 CATEGORY: UNCATEGORIZED TAGS: UNTAGGED Millions of Americans suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching). This can be the cause of headaches, sore jaws, and tired days from lack of sleep. It is important to note that bruxism is different from TMJ (misalignment of the temporomandibular... Read more »

Halloween Tips

BY CONTACTUS@OLSONDENTALCARE.COM OCTOBER 31, 2016 CATEGORY: UNCATEGORIZED TAGS: UNTAGGED Halloween is almost here and although it is a favorite holiday for most children, it can be a time when our teeth need extra attention. Here are some tips on how to keep your teeth healthy during this candy-coated holiday. Avoid... Read more »

Dental Anxiety

Did you know that around 20% of the population avoids going to the dentist because of fear and anxiety? This can eventually be the cause of higher risk of gum disease, damaged or discolored teeth, and expensive repairs. So what causes dental anxiety and phobia? -Past Painful Experiences - This... Read more »