Superior Smiles Include Enamel Erosion Treatments

Are you protecting your mouth against the risks of enamel erosion? Enamel erosion, also commonly referred to as dental erosion, refers to harmful acids that slowly eat through tooth enamel. Once your tooth enamel is breached, a cavity forms. This can lead to infections and tooth loss. An enamel erosion... Read more »

If Oral Trauma Has Affected Your Smile, Consider a Partial Denture

Each tooth in your smile has a specific location in your mouth and is supported and kept in its place with the help of strong periodontal ligaments. However, if you receive a hard blow to the face, the force may be sufficient to separate the tooth from its connective tissues.... Read more »

Dentistry Year in Review: Dental Anxiety

Are you suffering from dental anxiety and afraid to visit your dentist or receive any oral healthcare treatment at the dental office? If so, there is good news! There are numerous treatments and techniques that our dentist can use to minimize dental anxiety and allow you to receive the treatments... Read more »

Fall in Love with Your Smile Thanks to Dental Damage Prevention

  If you are continually suffering from oral accidents or injuries, it is most likely because you are leading a high-risk lifestyle and continually put your mouth at risk. Even though accidents can occur at any time and at any age, and may be completely unpreventable, there are ways that... Read more »

Dental Veneers Can Be Installed to Improve Your Smile’s Appearance

The overt appearance of your smile can have a significant bearing on your self-image. It can impact your facial expressions and even rob you of or bolster your self-confidence in many of life’s important social settings. Fortunately, problems with chronic dental stains, tooth enamel discoloration, and minor physical defects on the... Read more »

The Truths Behind Common Denture Myths

You may have encountered some unfortunate misconceptions and myths about dentures that have discouraged you from pursuing dentures as a solution to tooth loss. However, we are pleased to inform you that properly fitted dentures, when combined with excellent dental hygiene, can help you enjoy a healthy and stunning smile... Read more »

An Inlay or Onlay Dental Filling Might Be Needed to Treat a Large Cavity on a Tooth’s Biting Surface

The biting surfaces of your teeth are very important to your basic oral function. When a cavity develops on one of these areas, it can cause significant discomfort when chewing.   It’s also worth noting that some people have deep recesses in the tooth enamel on the biting surfaces of... Read more »

Tips to Use for a Clean Mouth During Pregnancy

Because childbirth carries with it a host of worries, brushing your teeth while pregnant is perhaps one of the last things you concern yourself about. But because your oral health can affect your overall health as well as the baby’s, it’s vital that you bend over backwards to maintain your... Read more »

Vocabulary to Describe the Outer Parts of the Tooth

If you are taking a trip to the dentist or want to share a tooth-related issue with someone, it helps to know the names for the outer parts of your pearly whites. That’s why Smiles by Design Dental Care in Apple Valley, Minnesota, has provided a short directory of vocabulary... Read more »

Cold Sores and You

Cold sores are viral infections that are spread by close contact with another person. They are very common. In fact, whether their symptoms have manifested or not, 90% of adults worldwide test positive for this virus. Cold sores have three general stages.      There is an itching or tingling sensation, normally... Read more »