Uncomfortable With A CPAP Machine? Talk To Your Dentist

Many people who are fighting the effects of sleep apnea currently use CPAP machines to enjoy a full night’s rest. With that said, you may find that the process of actually falling asleep is made more difficult by the mask used for your CPAP machine. If your issue is with obstructive sleep apnea, your Rapid City, SD dentist may be able to help you. Instead of using a CPAP machine, and struggling to feel comfortable at night, you can instead rely on a custom oral appliance. This appliance is made to be worn comfortably, and it can help you continue to breathe soundly while you rest. (more…)

Are You Protecting Your Gums When Brushing And Flossing?

The right approach to oral health care is the one that recognizes you need to be taking care of more than just your teeth. If you are not paying enough attention to your periodontal health, you can suffer the ill effects of an infection. If that infection is not addressed in time, it can lead to the sort of advanced dental problem that creates real issues for your long-term dental well-being. You might not realize it, but an advanced case of gum disease, periodontitis, is the leading cause of tooth loss for adults! Your Rapid City, SD dentist can give you tips on proper oral care, and help you manage an issue with your gums. (more…)

Arranging Your Implant Placement And Restoration

When your dental implant has been placed, and fitted with your custom restoration, you can be thrilled at how your smile looks. You can also be grateful for this restorative dental work when you bite, chew, and speak, as your implant can keep your prosthetic stable while you practice routine dental function. In the long run, you can even protect yourself against jawbone resorption, which can negatively affect a person’s oral health and appearance. Your Rapid City, SD dentist is ready to help you regain your full smile through modern prosthetic dental care. If you qualify, you can actually show off your cosmetic improvements sooner than you realize, as you can have same-day implants placed. (more…)

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…)