Root Canals

A root canal is probably one of the most misunderstood procedures in all of dentistry. It’s associated with pain, discomfort, and unhealthy teeth. Technically, those are all true, but what people don’t understand is why you’d ever need a root canal, what it does, and how to prevent needing one. So in an effort to… Read more »

Gum Disease Treatment

If you ever contract gum disease – from the mild gingivitis to full-on periodontitis – you need to have it treated quickly. Delaying gum disease treatment is a quick way to lose teeth, gums, and let the infection spread to your jaw bone. However, gum disease treatment is effective. Today, we’re going to look at… Read more »

Tooth-Friendly Foods

Just like some foods are great for your waistline – and others not so much- certain foods are great for your teeth. And healthy teeth are key to a great smile, good self-esteem, and stellar overall health. But you’d be surprised at how few people know what types of foods are good for your teeth… Read more »

Dentures vs. Implants

If you need teeth replaced on a large scale, you have a couple of options. Two of the most popular are dentures and dental implants. We’re not trying to position one as better than the other – they both have their individual merits. Rather, Dr. and the staff at in , want to show the… Read more »

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that is made to improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers are quite beneficial if your smile lowers your self-esteem or makes you self-conscious when you show your teeth. Our dentist, Dr. , is more than happy to offer dental veneers in , , to help you. You… Read more »

Do I Really Need to Floss?

Did you know that flossing could be just as important as brushing your teeth? This could explain why dentists always ask if you were flossing at home, or why dentists give away dental floss like it is Halloween candy. Brushing your teeth can clean plaque from the chewing surfaces of your teeth, but plaque also… Read more »

The Why and How of Tooth Extraction

You strive to take good care of your teeth, but sometimes you may suffer an injury or trauma that results in a tooth needing to be removed. Tooth damage can occur if you have an accident or developed an advanced oral infection that a root canal procedure cannot remedy. Also, wisdom teeth may need to… Read more »

Oral Health Advisory: Aging and Dental Health

If you find yourself being susceptible to dental damage as you are getting older, it could be a sign that dental damage is beginning to outpace your oral health care. This means that you will need to upgrade your cleaning routines, lifestyle choices and diet. To ensure your smile has the best chance of success,… Read more »

Amalgam Dental Fillings Are Made from a Special Blend of Dental Metals

Small cavities can often be treated by our dentist, Dr. with a dental filling. If you have noticed an abnormality with a tooth or you have been experiencing significant sensitivity, timely treatment is essential. After numbing the tooth Dr. Swenson will carefully remove any decayed tooth material and prepare it for the filling. Metal amalgam… Read more »

A Compromised Temporary Crown Needs a Dentist’s Attention

A temporary crown is often used to help protect your dentin during the process of a restoring a tooth with a dental crown, including a crown that will be used to anchor a dental bridge. This is a small, yet durable cap that is carefully secured in place. A temporary crown will not effectively restore… Read more »