Maintaining good oral hygiene in the Minneapolis area is essential to overall health and wellness. Your teeth and gums are the foundation of great personal health. Most of us in the Minneapolis area brush our teeth twice a day. This is god practice and makes for a good start to your oral health. However, many […]
Dental Care For ICU Patients Lowers Infection Risk
Hi, I’m Dr. Samuel Bach of Arbor Lakes Dental. Today’s post focuses on an article that appeared recently on ScienceDaily.com. The article describes a study of Brazilian ICU patients that compared infection rates of those who received enhanced oral care instead of routine oral care. The patients who received the more intense dental care were […]
Avoid These 5 Smile Wreckers
We hope today’s post will alert blog visitors to some harmful oral health risks. At Arbor Lakes Dental, too often, we treat decay and damage caused by the following: 1. Sports Injuries Many parents send their children out on the playing field with a mouthguard but fail to shield themselves when they participate in activities […]
The 411 on TMJ
Do you have unexplained pain or clicking sounds in your jaw? They can be the result of a serious jaw condition. Some conditions with the jaw and the muscles that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD). But it’s also commonly called TMJ, because that’s the acronym for the name of the joint. Technically, […]
Do I Need A Dental Cleaning If I Brush And Floss At Home?
Today’s post focuses on professional dental cleanings. You might wonder if you need a professional dental cleaning if you already practice dental hygiene daily at home. The answer is that both processes are important because they work in tandem to maintain oral health. Dr. Samual Bach encourages patients to practice preventative dentistry by: Brushing Flossing […]
Who Do You Call If You Have a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is any situation in which damage to the teeth occurs and the patient needs urgent care. While a dental emergency may have never happened to you, it could happen in the future. Some things are too pressing to wait for an appointment. How do you know if you need to call for […]
Denture Wearers Can Preserve Their Jaw Bone and Facial Shape
More than 36 million Americans don’t have any teeth. And 120 million are missing at least one tooth. (American College of Prosthodontists) 90% of individuals without teeth wear dentures. Are you one of them? Dentures aren’t the ideal tooth replacement If so, how are your dentures working for you? Do they slip around in your […]
6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often
Most people visit the dentist about once each year. As many as forty percent of Americans see their dentist less often. Some go as long as five years between visits. Most dentists advise a visit at least every six months. Here are six good reasons to visit your dentist more often. 1. Oral Cancer Detection […]
Dry Mouth Can Cause Dental Problems
A decline of saliva flow resulting in a dry mouth is a common issue, especially among older people. Dry mouth is not only uncomfortable, it can cause tooth damage. Saliva is required to keep the mouth lubricated, wash the food from teeth, and neutralize the acids that can cause plaque. Extensive tooth decay can occur […]
Trouble Getting Numb For Dental Treatment?
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 […]