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 […]
What is Dental Sleep Medicine?
What is dental sleep medicine? It’s a relatively new branch of dentistry that treats sleep apnea and other sleep-related breathing problems. Don’t confuse dental sleep medicine with dental sedation or sleep dentistry. Dental sleep medicine treats sleep apnea. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a disorder where you have frequent, intermittent pauses in breathing […]
9 Tips For Preventing Gum Disease
Unfortunately, gingivitis (gum disease) is very common. But completely preventable. Here’s some simple ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy: If you keep your teeth and gums healthy, you will only need to visit the dentist for cleanings and checkups. Not major treatment. 1. Brush properly Brush for two to three minutes, at least […]
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 […]
When Something’s Gotta Give, Don’t Let It Be Your Smile
Life is hectic for many Maple Grove residents. At times, it’s impossible to get all the “gotta do’s” done and many are postponed or dropped altogether. Sometimes your car has to wait another 500 miles for an oil change. Or you are a month late replacing your furnace filter. Or you realize that you’ve had […]
For A Healthier Smile, Stop Doing This
Chewing sugared gum all day. Cavities, a sore jaw, or damaged bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol. Drinking soda and energy drinks. These sugary, acidic beverages are immensely efficient at eroding enamel. Chewing ice or hard candy. Your enamel is pretty tough. But so are ice and hard candy, and […]
Modern Dental Technology Makes Treatment Less Scary
Many Maple Grove residents are afraid to go to the dentist. For some men and women with dental anxiety, it’s because they had a painful experience at the dentist when they were young. Others fear needles or a perceived lack of control. Another oft-cited reason men and women are scared of the dentist is the […]