Check Your Glass – Certain Drinks Can Be Trouble For Teeth

If you are thinking about ways to improve your dental hygiene, you should look at more than just your approach to brushing and flossing. If you think you could do a better job taking care of your teeth during these cleaning sessions, you should certainly go for it! However, you should remember that what happens to your teeth between cleanings will still matter. One issue many people face is with the threat of damage from soft drinks. These beverages can be loaded with sugar, their dark color can lead to teeth stains, and their acidity can actually weaken enamel. Other beverages, like coffee, tea, and red wine, can impact your appearance by dulling your smile.  (more…)

Don’t Allow Sleep Apnea To Ruin Your New Year

Will you be staying up until midnight to ring in the new year? This tradition can be easier for some people to keep up with than others. If you struggle with sleep apnea, you may be in a constant state of fatigue, even if you try to enjoy a full night’s rest each night. This problem is commonly linked to snoring, but it can do more than just make it hard to sleep next to you. Your problems with this condition can leave you incapable of completing your sleep cycles, as you frequently have to wake up to clear your breathing passages. This can lead to problems with your mood, your blood pressure, and any existing medical issues you have. Your Rapid City, SD dentist is able to help you with the use of a special oral appliance. (more…)

What All-On-4 Implants Can Do To Restore Your Oral Health

All-On-4 dental implants make it possible to bring your smile back after serious tooth loss. This sequence of implants offers reliable support for dentures. With the added stability this arrangement provides, you can feel more confident in your restoration as you go about your day. In addition to making it easier to speak, the implants can offer better bite function. In the long term, this arrangement can actually ensure your dentures continue to fit properly, as you can better maintain the health of your jawbone. Your Rapid City, SD dentist can talk to you about the advantages that come with addressing tooth loss, and the value in using dental implants to help support a dental prosthetic. (more…)

Experience The Christmas Night Of Lights At Storybook Island

During the Christmas season, Storybook Island in Rapid City transforms into a special Christmas wonderland! You can explore the area, and see popular characters ready to help your family celebrate the season. During your stay, you can also enjoy tasty treats in the form of cocoa, cider, and cookies! There will also be a special train ride available for guests. What are you doing to make your Christmas season special this year? If your plans involve a few treats too many, and you find yourself worried about the state of your smile, remember that your Rapid City, SD dentist is ready to provide routine dental care. (more…)

Want To Improve Your Smile In 2019? Ask About ClearCorrect

As we move closer and closer to the new year, you may be taking stock of your 2018, and thinking about what you can change in 2019. One thing you may want to consider in the new year is how you can improve your smile. If you are tired of seeing problems with poor alignment impact your appearance, you can inquire about ClearCorrect. These orthodontic appliances offer patients the chance to fix problems with gaps and overlaps without drawing unwanted attention. The appliances are hard to observe, and they can be taken out by you when they might be intrusive. At the end of your adjustment, you can see an improved smile, and enjoy oral health advantages! (more…)

Will Tartar Deposits Lead To Periodontal Problems?

One of the benefits patients enjoy when they effectively practice daily smile care is the prevention of tartar formation. Tartar, a hardened form of plaque, is something you can avoid, but not something you can remove on your own. If you have deposits of tartar at your gum line, you can face a real risk for gum disease. So what can you do to address the potential presence of tartar? During a routine cleaning at your Rapid City, SD dentist’s office, tartar can be effectively cleared away. This can stop future problems, and help you stay out of oral health trouble. If you need treatment for periodontal problems that have already developed, your dentist can talk to you about a proper treatment to reverse the condition. (more…)

Has Tooth Loss Made It Harder To Enjoy The Holidays?

Has tooth loss made it more difficult to enjoy your favorite holiday treats? While people often think about missing teeth as a concern for their smile, there are other issues that can result from the matter. You may have a harder time biting and chewing certain items, which can limit your diet. Fortunately, through the use of dental implants, it becomes possible to support a restoration securely enough to improve your dental function. Your Rapid City, SD dentist can talk to you about planning your prosthetic work. By placing your dental implants, and securing the restorations that take up the space of missing teeth, your dentist can help you feel better about your appearance, and enable you to enjoy better oral health support. (more…)

Find Fun, Unique Gifts At Kountry Junkin’ Christmas Market

On Saturday, December 8, Rapid City families will have an opportunity to find unique, handcrafted items at the Kountry Junkin’ Christmas Market! All day long, the market will be bustling with activity, as there will be hundreds of vendors on hand to provide creative, rustic items that can serve as gifts, holiday decorations, or as something you simply have to take home! This is a great opportunity to find something with an authentic, DIY feel, as you can enjoy access to so many special items not available in stores. What are your plans for the holidays this year? Your Rapid City, SD dentist hopes everyone enjoys their time, and prepares for a happy 2019. We also want to remind you that our practice is ready to help you maintain your smile during your next dental checkup! (more…)

Thanksgiving Can Be Fun For You, But Trouble For Your Teeth

Many of us eagerly count down the days when we realize that Thanksgiving is close. You may be dreaming of your favorite dishes, or hard at work to create something that will wow your friends and family. Of course, we all need to be mindful about what we eat. Overindulging can be trouble for our waist lines, and our smiles. Many popular Thanksgiving treats can be high in sugars, and starches. Desserts can be even more troubling, as they can be packed with sugar, and likely to stick to your teeth. While your Rapid City, SD dentist takes care of you during each dental checkup, you will have to be mindful of your daily habits, and their effect on your teeth, to keep your smile in great shape. (more…)

Will A CPAP Mask Make It Difficult For You To Sleep?

When people are familiar with sleep apnea, and the need to address this problem, they can assume that their support will come from a CPAP machine. While this device helps many people avoid the serious health problems that come with sleep apnea, the mask can make falling asleep difficult for some. If you are struggling with wearing your mask, or worry about having to wear one, you should know that obstructive sleep apnea can be addressed with a different appliance. Your Rapid City, SD dentist can talk to you about using an oral appliance at night to correct sleep apnea. For individuals with this problem, the appliance can keep their airways clear, so that they are no longer affected by this disruptive sleep problem. (more…)