How Worried Should You Be About Tartar?

Is tartar something you should be worried about? This substance can pose problems because your brushing and flossing efforts can fail to help against it. It is possible for you to prevent tartar – by keeping up with good brushing and flossing practices, you can remove plaque before any concentration of this material has the opportunity to harden and form tartar. It is also possible to have tartar removed during a routine dental cleaning during your checkup at your Rapid City, SD dentist’s office. You should certainly worry about tartar, but you can use a combination of daily and professional care to keep your smile safe from the potential effects it might have on your oral health. (more…)

Check Out The Second Annual Harvest Festival Sept 8!

On Saturday, September 8, you can experience the second annual Harvest Festival, hosted by the Youth And Family Services (YFS) group! During this outdoor event, educational and interactive activities will be set up for everyone to enjoy. You can learn more about bees, and sample honey. You can also see live animals, take part in games, enjoy healthy snacks, and hear live music! This event encourages people to come out and enjoy nature, while also learning more about healthy living! If you want to remain healthy, the right snacks are important – for your body, and your smile. Limiting your sugar intake, and making time to see your Rapid City, SD dentist for regular exams, can help you keep your teeth in top shape. (more…)

Tooth Loss Can Create Problems In Your Daily Life

After you lose a tooth, you may find it more difficult to enjoy some of your favorite foods, simply because biting and chewing are more difficult. Over time, individuals with missing teeth can suffer further losses, experience chronic jaw pain, and even suffer a loss of density in their jawbone. If you have missing teeth, and you are ready to address the problem, talk to your Rapid City, SD dentist’s office about prosthetic dental work. Your dentist can discuss the process of placing your implant, and supplying the appropriate restoration, so that you can enjoy the cosmetic and functional benefits that come with making your smile complete again. (more…)

Using Porcelain Veneers To Enjoy Stunning Smile Improvements

If you have problems with the way your teeth look today, you may not realize how close you are to showing off a stunning smile in the near future. Your Rapid City, SD dentist’s office provides cosmetic dental work that can make natural-looking, notable improvements to your appearance. For those patients looking to address several flaws, or who want an effective smile makeover, porcelain veneers can be remarkably effective. When you have veneers affixed, you can enjoy permanent improvements to the condition, shape, size, and color of your teeth. Because this placement is meant to result in permanent changes, you can feel great about your smile in the long term! (more…)

Check Out The Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser Event September 15!

On Saturday, September 15, families in and around Rapid City can check out a special event from the Children’s Museum Of The Black Hills. The Touch-A-Truck fundraiser event will provide kids with the opportunity to get up close and personal with different types of vehicles. They can hop into the driver’s seat and experience what it feels like to be behind the wheel, and meet the people who build, and operate, these trucks. This event will offer more than forty vehicles for kids to explore, and learn about! There will also be a special “quiet” hour with less sensory stimuli at the start of the event, which is intended to accommodate kids with special needs. We hope your family enjoys this event, and we want to remind you that we are ready to welcome you for your next routine dental exam! (more…)

CEREC Crowns – Enjoy An Attractive, Convenient Restoration

Your Rapid City, SD dentist can provide you with restorative dental care that addresses the concerns you have over your tooth, and your appearance. In situations where a cavity calls for more than just a dental filling, or as a response to dental damage, a patient can require a dental crown. Because our practice has CEREC technology in the office, you can look forward to having your lifelike crown ready for your tooth after just one appointment. This means that you avoid a waiting period where a third party lab has to construct your restoration, and you can forego any dependence on a temporary crown that may provide insufficient support. (more…)

Using Bonding And Contouring Work To Address Unsightly Teeth

When your smile draws attention for the wrong reasons, you may be eager to do something about the issue. Of course, if you are unfamiliar with the cosmetic dental services available to you, you may have a hard time imagining what you can do about the problems you face. Your Rapid City, SD dentist can help you address frustrating cosmetic flaws by performing dental bonding and contouring work. These procedures are used to target specific issues facing teeth, often in less time than you expect. As little as one appointment may be all that separates you from your ideal smile! (more…)

Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hurting Your Quality Of Life?

Have you felt frustrated by an inability to feel properly rested during the day? Are you struggling with fatigue, attention issues, and unhappy moods? These issues may be traceable to an untreated case of obstructive sleep apnea. This form of sleep apnea occurs when a person’s soft tissues block their airways, and create periods of time where they are unable to breathe. Because your body has to break from your sleep cycle to address this, you lose out on the important benefits of a full night’s rest. Your Rapid City, SD dentist can help you address this problem by providing you with a special oral appliance to wear at night. In addition to helping you stop your snoring habit, this appliance can keep your airways clear, so you can sleep through the night. (more…)

Is Your Smile Showing The Effects Of Teeth Grinding?

If you continue to grind your teeth at night, and do not take steps to address the problem, your smile can start to show signs of noticeable wear and tear. One way your Rapid City, SD dentist can identify a problem with bruxism, or habitual teeth grinding, is because of this effect. You may notice it yourself when you check your smile in the mirror, as your teeth can look less even, and less healthy. Unfortunately, nighttime teeth grinding is more than just a cosmetic threat. You could suffer a serious crack or chip in a tooth, which will require restorative dental care. If you grind your teeth, you could be dealing with unaddressed issues related to TMJ dysfunction, something your dentist can also help you address. (more…)

Check Out Taste Of The Hills In Rapid City Sept 6

On Thursday, September 6, you can head down to Main Street Square and try some terrific barbecue during Taste Of The Hills! During this special event, seasoned barbecue cooks will compete for top honors during the BBQ Throwdown! While this is going on, you can sample different offerings from chefs in the area, listen to live music, and take enter to win a raffle contest! Door prizes will also be available. This event is being put on by the Susan G. Komen foundation, and will help raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment. Your Rapid City, SD dentist’s office encourages patients to take advantage of the fun events in the area. Of course, when those events involve tasty foods, make sure you floss, and make sure you have your next routine dental checkup scheduled! (more…)