What to Know About Baby Teeth

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This post from Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN is about baby teeth. They are very different from the adult teeth that come in later. It is well-known that baby teeth are supposed to fall out and permanent teeth are supposed to grow in their place. However, there are a number of things that…

Healthy Lifestyles For Healthy Lifesmiles

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Good dental health and a great smile depend on more than simply brushing regularly. In this post from Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN, we present a quick refresher on important lifestyle practices that affect oral health. You are probably familiar with most of these recommendations, but it helps to get a reminder once…

Is Grandpa Smiling?

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How are Americans doing when it comes to the dental health of those who are sixty-five and over? Well, at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN, we have some good news and bad news. The Good News: Tooth decay rates in older Americans has decreased in the past thirty years. The Bad News: 25%…

Don’t Let A Simple Problem Become Serious

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In this post from Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN we are going to discuss those small irritations in the mouth that have the potential to become big problems. Injuries, sores, or inflammation in the mouth can be very uncomfortable. These non-specific irritations, called stomatitis, have many different causes. They may be caused by…

Attention Maple Grove Teens: Both Smoking And Vaping Put Your Smile At Risk

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    A recent study on the influences of e-cigarettes on oral health has more troubling information for men and women who believe vaping is safer than smoking traditional cigarettes. In a study published in the journal Oncotarget, analysts determined that e-cigarettes may cause chronic inflammation and irreversible cellular degeneration. These conditions, in turn, can result…

Should You Pull a Loose Baby Tooth?

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Losing baby teeth is a rite of passge for children: tangible evidence of getting older, plus a little profit if the tooth fairy pays a visit. At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN, we have some thoughts on losing baby teeth. Sometimes things don’t go as expected. The loose tooth won’t come out, even…