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 […]

Attack Of The Gummi Bear

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There probably isn’t a dentist in the world who would say eating candy is a good thing. That includes those of us at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN. To put it plainly, candy is loaded with sugar. The bacteria in your mouth uses any sugar that comes its way to produce the acids […]

What Does Your Saliva Reveal?

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Saliva is an important part of good oral health. Without an adequate flow, you’d find it very difficult to chew and swallow. If you have a problem with dry mouth, let us know at Arbor Lakes Dental Care in Maple Grove MN. Saliva is produced by several glands in and around the mouth, and it […]

You May Have Gingivitis

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This post from Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN is about gingivitis, which is early-stage gum disease. Gum disease is usually the result of poor brushing and flossing habits. When you don’t brush and floss on a regular basis there is a build-up of plaque, which hardens into a substance called tartar. That’s why […]

What is Patient-Centered Dental Care?

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A question from the team at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove: What is your perception of the patient-dentist relationship? Would you characterize it as one-sided? In other words, the dentist examines the patient’s teeth, chooses the course of treatment, and performs the procedure-while the patient is just a participant? It Starts With The Atmosphere […]