The 411 on TMJ

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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?

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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. Jamie Sledd encourages patients to practice preventative dentistry by: Brushing Flossing […]

6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

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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 […]

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 […]

Porcelain Veneers And Instant Orthodontics

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If you have been paying attention to the orthodontics scene in recent years, you probably are aware of invisible braces and speed braces. These new teeth straightening procedures have been welcomed by many individuals, especially adults who want an alternative to traditional metal braces. There’s more good news for people who want to straighten their […]

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 […]