If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

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This is an important question occasionally asked by patients at Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS. The answer, however, is “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly—not leave them alone. It is extremely difficult to clean effectively between teeth without using floss or […]

Crown Or Veneer?

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I am Jamie Sledd of Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS in Maple Grove. Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS offers multiple cosmetic dental procedures for creating stunning smiles. Two of the most popular procedures are dental crowns and porcelain veneers. Many patients don’t understand the difference between the two. Generally, a […]

Dental Crowns At Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS In Maple Grove

Dental Crowns at Arbor Lakes Dental - Jamie L. Sledd, DDS in Maple Grove

Dental crowns have been used in dentistry for over 2000 years. There is evidence that the Etruscans experimented with crowns on teeth using ivory and bone as early as 700 B.C. By 200 A.D., they began using gold crowns to construct artificial teeth. Ancient Egyptians fashioned tooth replacements out of seashells and then hammered them […]

Ready To Smile Again?

Are You Ready to Smile Again, Maple Grove?

Most Minneapolis residents have plenty of things to smile about. However, there are some individuals who avoid flashing a smile at all costs. Are you one of those people who covers their mouth when they laugh? Do you keep your mouth closed when someone takes a picture of you? Have you been hiding unsightly teeth […]

Trouble Getting Numb For Dental Treatment?

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Our bodies work differently. Some dental patients don’t respond to local anesthetics by getting numb. This is understandably concerning when you need dental treatment. (And the word “concerning” may be a huge understatement!) It’s important to recognize that bad experiences in the past don’t guarantee that you will never be able to become numb. At […]