Sleep Apnea’s Effect On Your Sleep Habits, And Your Health

Your full night’s rest may feel considerably less than restful when you wake up feeling groggy. When you have sleep apnea, you can struggle to receive the proper benefits of sleep because your sleep cycle is frequently interrupted by a loss of air. A person with obstructive sleep apnea will lose the ability to breathe because soft tissues block their airways. To correct the problem, your body has to awaken enough to address the blockage, and that interruption makes it harder for you to gain the positive health effects that come with proper rest. Your Rapid City, SD dentist can help you combat sleep apnea, and protect your health. (more…)

Join The Fun At The Last Day To Skate Beach Party 2/23!

As cold as it can be at the beginning of the year, Rapid City will see warmer temperatures return. On Saturday, February 23, the ice skating season comes to an end at Main Street Square. To commemorate the close of this popular winter recreation, there will be a special Last Day To Skate Beach Party! During this event, you can take to the rink surrounded by fun tropical decorations, and make the most of this final round on the ice. Discounted passes for the rink are available for skaters twelve and younger. The seasons can come and go more quickly than you expect. Your Rapid City, SD dentist’s office hopes everyone makes the most of their winter. Our practice also wants to remind you that your year should feature two semiannual trips to the dentist for routine dental exams! (more…)

Select The Right Clear Aligners For Your Orthodontic Work

Orthodontic work can be completed without ever requiring the use of metal braces. If you are approved for the use of clear aligners, your Rapid City, SD dentist can work with you on improving your dental alignment with a series of clear aligners. Over time, your teeth will be moved in order into proper alignment, and you can enjoy the benefits of an improved smile, while also receiving oral health benefits. You can actually choose a particular system of aligners. ClearCorrect and MTM Clear Aligners are both capable of providing discreet adjustments of your teeth. (more…)

Take Part In The 2019 Walk For Warmth Event!

During the cold winter months, some families can struggle with the costs that come with keeping their houses warm. The 2019 Walk For Warmth seeks to help community members in need through the raising of funds to offset these costs. This year will see people gather for the eighth annual Walk For Warmth event. The event will help raise funds to address housing costs like heating, and air conditioning in the summer months. Entry fees are tax-deductible, and there are discounts for college students. This is a great opportunity for you to help area families take care of their needs. If you need to make sure your smile needs are being met, arrange a routine dental exam with your Rapid City, SD dentist. (more…)

Use These Tips To Improve Your Daily Oral Care Regimen!

Your Rapid City, SD dentist is ready to help you by identifying and treating cavities, and issues with your periodontal health. When you come in for regular dental visits, you also have access to the kind of routine oral care that can reduce your risk for smile problems. Of course, you only see your dentist on a semiannual basis – in between those appointments, you should be taking care to protect yourself against oral health issues. Your daily oral care routine can be important to this. Your diet choices can also be meaningful. With the right strategy in place, you can improve the likelihood that your dentist only has good news for you at your next appointment. (more…)

Check Out The Black Hills Sports Show And Outdoor Expo!

From Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10, the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center will host the 37th annual Black Hills Sports Show And Outdoor Expo! This special event will bring together dealers and vendors to offer up exciting deals and information on a wide array of products. There will also be special demonstrations, activities, and a designated area for the kids to explore and enjoy. Outdoor activities can help us stay fit, which provides lasting benefits for our health. If you want to maintain your smile health, make sure you attend regular dental checkups! Your Rapid City, SD dentist can work with you to protect your oral health during every visit. (more…)

Don’t Skip Your Checkups! Why Dental Exams Are Important

How long do you tend to go between dental visits? If you have been less than regular with your dental exams, or if you only see your dentist when you think something might be wrong, you can miss out on important preventive dental services. Your Rapid City, SD dentist can help you improve your defense against cavities and gum disease while alerting you to problems that can be addressed before they grow complicated. These appointments, along with smart daily dental care practiced at home, can help you better preserve the look and health of your smile.  (more…)

A Receding Gum Line Can Be A Sign Of Periodontal Problems

Is gum disease really the kind of problem that needs to be taken seriously? Consider this – the leading cause of adult tooth loss is actually due to advanced periodontal problems. If you ignore early warning signs of gum disease, the problem can worsen and become difficult to treat, and a genuine threat to your full smile. Fortunately, there are signs of gum disease you can identify, so you can tell when something is wrong. One common sign is a recession of your gum tissues, but there are others that deserve your attention. You can talk to your Rapid City, SD dentist about treating periodontal problems so they do not worsen.  (more…)

An Implant-Held Prosthetic Can Offer Valuable Support

Life with tooth loss can quickly become deflating. Between your lost confidence in your smile, and frustrating dental troubles, this problem can take a toll on your quality of life. The problems can actually worsen over time, as you can be vulnerable to losing more teeth, and you can even start to lose mass in your jawbone! Your Rapid City, SD dentist can talk to you about prosthetic dental work using a dental implant. After placing your dental implant, and waiting for it to heal, your dentist can provide you with a lifelike replacement tooth, which can have functional as well as cosmetic benefits. (more…)

Clear Aligners Can Help Patients With Bite Alignment Issues

What are you really accomplishing by straightening your teeth? For many people, the reason to make corrections to alignment issues seems obvious – by doing so, you can improve your smile. You can certainly benefit from cosmetic improvements after orthodontic work, but there are additional benefits. One thing you should know is that you can actually correct problems with your bite by straightening your smile. Your Rapid City, SD dentist can talk to you about making these corrections with ClearCorrect. Using ClearCorrect aligners allows you to fix the problems crooked teeth can cause without dealing with the more frustrating aspects of metal braces.  (more…)