Protecting Your Smile By Flossing Each Day

Do you feel like you can take perfectly good care of your teeth by brushing and watching your diet, to the point that you can skip flossing? Are you confident that your next routine dental exam at your Rapid City, SD dentist’s office will see you receive a clean bill of oral health? If you continue to ignore your need to floss, you may be surprised at how your smile can be affected. Because flossing protects areas of your teeth that are particularly hard to clean when you brush, a failure to practice this habit can lead to cavities and gum disease.  (more…)

How Your Health Can Be Negatively Impacted By Sleep Apnea

Your mornings can certainly be impacted by sleep apnea, as you can wake up without feeling rested, and face the day while still groggy. If you spend your nights with a partner, their ability to sleep well can be impacted by the snoring sounds you can produce due to sleep apnea. What you should know is that this condition also causes real issues with your health – you may face steeper risks than you realize. If it goes untreated, sleep apnea can affect your blood pressure, interfere with other health issues, and generally downgrade your quality of life. Your Rapid City, SD dentist’s office can talk to you about a treatment for sleep apnea that relies on a special oral appliance, rather than using a CPAP machine. (more…)

Check Out Art Night At The Suzie Cappa Art Gallery Aug 10!

On Friday, August 10, you can enjoy a fun and stimulating evening at the Art Night event held at the Suzie Cappa Art Gallery! The Suzie Cappa Art Gallery supports the Rapid City community by supporting local artists, and bringing art to the area. At Art Night events, residents are encouraged to swing by for an “open house” style event where you can check out the works on display, and enjoy food and refreshments. These events are based around helping to support a local organization or cause – this upcoming event will be based around animal awareness, and will feature an appearance from a local animal shelter. Your Rapid City, SD dentist’s office is proud to support the smiles of Rapid City residents, as well as the community. (more…)

Bite Problems Can Create Trouble For Your Oral Health

What kind of trouble can an issue with your bite alignment cause? Poor bite alignment, or an awkward bite motion, can lead to chronic pain suffered because of TMJ dysfunction. It can also cause you to unknowingly put more wear and tear on particular teeth, which can lead to cosmetic concerns, or even oral health issues. Your Rapid City, SD dentist’s office is ready to help if you think something might be wrong with your bite. If you are struggling with TMJ dysfunction, treatment can be provided to help relieve stress on your jaw joints. If you have an issue with your bite caused by crooked teeth, your dentist can talk to you about starting treatment with ClearCorrect, a discreet and removable orthodontic appliance. (more…)

How Will My Smile Look After I Receive A CEREC Crown?

You can be surprised at just how much harm one cavity can ultimately do to your smile. If too much time passes without the appropriate restorative dental treatment from your Rapid City, SD dentist, you could suffer internal damage to the tooth, or even lose it! Providing dental care will put a stop to the spread of decay, and address a problem with an infection caused by a cavity. To ensure that your tooth is effectively supported after treatment, your dentist may use a dental crown. Unlike a dental filling, which only occupies the area where decay was removed, a crown actually surrounds and protects your tooth. Your CEREC dental crown can provide lasting support, and it can be ready in just a single visit. You can be relieved to learn that in addition to being convenient, a CEREC crown can also look great! (more…)

Find Out If Veneers Can Lead To Your Desired Smile Changes

People who feel dissatisfied by their current smile can feel less confident, and that lack of confidence can complicate their social and professional lives. What should you do if you struggle with cosmetic dental problems? Your Rapid City, SD dentist can offer help with many different issues by providing porcelain veneers. With veneers, it becomes possible to correct several flaws with only one treatment. You can see a dramatic transformation to how you look in less time, and with less work, than you anticipate. Many people see their veneers are providing a smile makeover, as they are able to address many flaws with just this single procedure. (more…)

Enjoy A FREE Live Music Festival At Hills Alive 2018!

You can enjoy a full day of great live music, and lots of fun, thanks to the Hills Alive event! This is a two-day festival running on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, with a special Artist Showcase event serving as a “preview” celebration on Friday, July 20. You will be able to catch impressive live acts from in and around the area. The Artist Showcase will take place at Main Street Square, while the official two days of the festival will be hosted at Memorial Park. This is a great chance to go out and enjoy live music, and an opportunity to have some summer fun for FREE, as there is no cost to attend! Your Rapid City, SD dentist’s office hopes you have a great summer – if you want to spend your time out with a dazzling smile, talk to us about cosmetic dental work! (more…)

Should You Worry About Placing Pressure On An Injured Tooth?

If you have a tooth that is injured and feels sensitive, or experiences regular pain, should you be worried about what might happen if you place pressure on it when you bite or chew? In some cases, chronic discomfort can leave you with no interest whatsoever in putting pressure on that tooth. Unfortunately, a change in your bite habits can lead to additional wear and tear on neighboring teeth, and pressure on your jaw joints. If you have any concerns about a tooth that is damaged, or potentially affected by tooth decay, reach out to your Rapid City, SD dentist for restorative dental care. That pain could be a sign that the tooth is infected, which can lead to real complications. Thanks to CEREC technology, a problem tooth can be restored with a life-like restoration in just one appointment. (more…)

Dental Cleanings Help You Reduce Your Cavity Risk

Removing plaque and food particles left on your teeth through regular brushing and flossing will protect you from dental damage that can lead to cavities. While your efforts to practice daily oral care definitely matter to your overall smile health, you should not see daily care as a substitute for your semiannual dental checkups with your Rapid City, SD dentist. At every appointment, you receive a detailed teeth cleaning. One advantage to these cleanings is that you receive feedback, and detailed care for your smile. You also have any tartar on your teeth removed. That tartar removal is something you cannot do on your own – when the substance is left behind, it can raise your risk for oral health troubles. (more…)

See Real Cosmetic Results From Bonding And Contouring

There are few things that can bother a person quite like a flaw that affects their smile. A person who is self-conscious about their smile can suffer from overall confidence issues, which can affect aspects of their personal and professional lives. When you attend a cosmetic consultation, you can discover that an unsightly cosmetic problem can be easier to fix than you might anticipate. Through bonding and contouring work, your Rapid City, SD dentist has addressed an array of unsightly issues without having to place a lab-made restoration. This means you can spend less time waiting for your treatment to be completed, and walk out of our office with a huge boost to your confidence! (more…)