3 Tips To Make Brushing Count

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Many of Dr. Jamie Sledd’s patients walk in for restorative dentistry, family dentistry, or dental crowns. Many for routine checkups and cleanings. And most really want to know if they are brushing properly. Having patients come for treatment and leave with questions answered—from which toothpaste to buy to proper tools and techniques—is our business. At […]

A Beautiful Smile is Timeless

Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Show Your Age in Maple Grove

Every stage of life has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, in our golden years, we may enjoy traveling, more free time and grandchildren. However, most Maple Grove retirees do not welcome wrinkles, limited mobility or dental issues. Fortunately, your smile can be healthy and attractive throughout your life. With cosmetic and restorative dentistry, you […]

If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

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This is an important question occasionally asked by patients at Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS. The answer, however, is “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly—not leave them alone. It is extremely difficult to clean effectively between teeth without using floss or […]

What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

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Evolution isn’t always tidy and linear. For example, we have smaller jaws than our ancestors thousands of years ago, but most of our bodies haven’t adapted by generating fewer teeth. Two-thirds of us create the same amount of teeth as early humans. These late-developing extra molars are called wisdom teeth and they pose unique oral […]

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 […]