Correct Bad Habits That Affect Your Oral Hygiene

You may have the best intentions with your current smile care routine, only to find that you still have issues with tooth decay, or signs of periodontal trouble. People can become so familiar with the tasks involved in routine oral care that they fail to notice small lapses that occur. You might have an effective regimen in place, but overlook how often you are not giving your teeth and gums your full attention. Fortunately, your Rapid City, SD dentist is able to recognize problems in their early stages when you attend routine dental exams. Once a problem is spotted, you can receive restorative dental care before it worsens. (more…)

Can You Trust Clear Aligners To Correct Your Crooked Teeth?

If you are tired of looking at a smile affected by poorly aligned teeth, or if you are worried your crooked smile is also affecting your oral health, you can find multiple orthodontic treatment options open to you. People who want to do something about their poor dental alignment can express some interest in clear aligners, which can shift teeth safely without requiring them to have metal braces placed on their teeth. While you might prefer this approach to traditional metal braces, you may wonder if it is the right solution for you. Your Rapid City, SD dentist can talk to you about your options for treatment with clear aligners, and what to expect during your adjustment period. (more…)

See A Special Performance From The Black Hills Symphony 4/6!

On Saturday, April 6, the Black Hills Symphony will host a special performance at the Performing Arts Center Of Rapid City! The event will showcase a performance of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony – ostensibly a tribute to his home country, many have interpreted the piece as a stealthy critique of Communist Russia. It is also a highly regarded work of art, which you can experience live thanks to the talented artists in the Black Hills Symphony. The right piece of music can stir a person’s spirits. The right approach to dental care can give you an important confidence boost, as you show off a bright, healthy smile! You can schedule a routine dental appointment with your Rapid City, SD dentist to make sure your oral health is in good standing. (more…)

Sleep Apnea Can Cause Symptoms That Feel Like Sleep Loss

Feelings of fatigue can make your daily routine feel like a tough uphill fight. Grogginess can make you inattentive, and put you at risk for an accident while driving. You can also have issues with short-term memory, and feelings of irritability. If you are not sleeping enough at night, these symptoms are easy to understand. With that said, some people struggle with signs of restlessness even though they believe they are sleeping enough. This could be evidence of sleep apnea, which prevents you from enjoying the proper advantages of a full night’s sleep. Your Rapid City, SD dentist can help you combat this problem. (more…)

Same-Day Implants Can Offer A More Immediate Smile Recovery

You can be understandably excited to have your full smile restored after tooth loss. You can also be excited to learn how dental implants can give you remarkable functional support from your dental prosthetic. The process of restoring your full smile can be made shorter by the use of same-day implants. If you qualify for the placement of a same-day implant, your Rapid City, SD dentist can give you an implant set with a temporary crown. As a result, you can have the smile improvements you desire without waiting until the end of a recovery period. (more…)

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…)