Check Out The Great American Book Festival May 11!

On Saturday, May 11, Rapid City families can go to the Great American Book Festival! This special event will bring authors from around the world together to take part in readings, book signings, and more! There will also be plenty of other family friendly activities taking place in downtown Rapid City for community members of all ages to enjoy. Community events like the Great American Book Festival provide area residents with an opportunity to go out and do something different, and exciting. Your dental checkups should not feel “different,” as you should plan to see your dentist every six months. However, they are important, especially for those who want to make sure their teeth remain in good health over the years. (more…)

Untreated Gum Disease Can Lead To Serious Smile Challenges

Are you making an oral health mistake today that can have long-term consequences? If you fail to recognize the impact of advanced gum disease, and you ignore signs of a periodontal infection, you may be at risk for future troubles. When an infection has the time to reach its advanced stage, periodontitis, it can become difficult to manage. It can also put you at a higher risk for tooth loss – you might not realize it, but complications from gum disease holds the lead spot in terms of issues that cause tooth loss. You can protect your gums with an effective oral care regimen at home. If a problem does form, your Rapid City, SD dentist can help! (more…)

3 Important Benefits Gained From Regular Dental Exams

On any particular day, you should protect your teeth by brushing them at least twice, flossing at least once, and limiting your intake of sugary foods and drinks. A smart oral health care routine can help you sustain a better smile, and avoid the kind of problems that will demand intervention from your dentist. What you should understand is that these habits are important, but they are not a substitute for your regular dental exams. Your ongoing visits with your Rapid City, SD dentist’s office provide important support for your smile. Every appointment gives you vital feedback about the state of your smile, and it will feature a thorough cleaning of your teeth! (more…)

Check Out The Cultural Expo At The SD School Of Mines

The South Dakota School Of Mines And Technology is hosting a special Cultural Expo, and the Rapid City community is invited to check it out! On Saturday, March 30, the school will welcome the public to visit the Cultural Expo, and learn more about worldwide communities and cultures by visiting various displays set up for the event. You can visit this event for FREE, or pay $8 to enjoy access to the array of ethnic foods offered to visitors during the Expo. As spring draws close, you can count on finding many fun events to take part in around the area. Make sure you make time for a routine dental exam – you should see your Rapid City, SD dentist two times each year for routine care. (more…)

Dental Implants Offer A More Stable Solution For Tooth Loss

Taking care of tooth loss can improve more than just your smile. When you have the right prosthetic in place, you can feel more confident about biting, chewing, and speaking. You can also enjoy protection against the long-term oral health issues created by tooth loss. Your Rapid City, SD dentist can restore your full smile with dental implant-held prosthetic work. You can find that with the support of a dental implant, or implants, you feel as though your full smile has been returned to you. You can also find that your confidence in the way you look is improved, too, as your dentist can restore your implant with a lifelike prosthetic. (more…)

Providing A Custom Oral Appliance To Address Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is NOT a problem you want to ignore. While it can be confused for a snoring habit, this condition can actually interfere with your breathing enough to break your sleep cycle. Because that cycle is being interrupted throughout the night, you lose out on important benefits your body should be gaining from rest. As a result, you can struggle with feelings of fatigue and irritability. You can also have a harder time managing other health conditions, and face a higher risk for heart disease. Your Rapid City, SD dentist is able to provide a special oral appliance that can help correct problems with sleep apnea. (more…)

Selecting The Clear Aligners You Prefer For Your Adjustment

When you are ready to commit to a better, straighter smile, you can run into an important question – what kind of orthodontic appliance should you rely on for your adjustment? People are sometimes reluctant to move forward with treatment using traditional metal braces, particularly adults who are concerned about looking professional. Fortunately, your Rapid City, SD dentist can offer you the chance to correct alignment flaws with clear aligners. These modern appliances are removable, and they can be worn without attracting the attention of others. You can learn more about ClearCorrect, or MTM Clear Aligners, as you explore your options for orthodontic work with aligners. (more…)

Celebrate Easter During Rapid City’s Eggstravaganza

On Saturday, April 20, Rapid City families are encouraged to head out to Main Street Square to take part in the city’s Eggstravaganza event! This Easter celebration gives the community a chance to gather together for fun holiday events. There will be an Easter Egg hunt, chances for kids to meet the Easter Bunny, and more during this event. While you can count on seeing plenty of Easter candy this time of year, be careful with how much you consume, as you can indulge your way into a cavity. Your Rapid City, SD dentist can offer guidance on oral hygiene, and provide important professional care during your next routine dental exam to keep your smile in good shape. (more…)

How Much Care Will It Take To Keep Your Gums Healthy?

Are your efforts to keep your smile in good health taking proper care of your gums? You should pay attention to your periodontal health, as an infection can become serious if it is not dealt with before progressing. The good news is that your oral care regimen can offer support for your teeth and gums…as long as you are practicing truly effective brushing and flossing habits. That means making sure you are thorough in terms of taking the time to brush effectively, and flossing your teeth. You should also see your Rapid City, SD dentist for regular appointments. At every checkup, your teeth and your gums are reviewed for any signs of trouble. (more…)

Is Your Oral Hygiene Routine In Need Of Improvement?

If you take your oral health for granted, and slip into bad habits, you can find yourself in the dentist’s chair for restorative dental work. It can take less time than you expect for tartar, which you cannot remove on your own, to form on your smile. You need to be consistent about brushing and flossing to prevent this. You should also be careful to manage your diet carefully, and avoid excessive amounts of sugar. When you stay on top of your oral hygiene routine, you can expect to hear better news during dental checkups with your Rapid City, SD dentist. (more…)