When people in the Brooklyn Park MN area think of diet and dental health, they ordinarily think about the damage sweet drinks can cause to teeth. While it’s true that these dangerous sugars cause increased acidity in the mouth and lead to tooth decay, soda and sugary-fruit drinks are only part of the issue. The […]
Dr. Jamie Sledd considers many factors when designing a smile for any smile makeover patient. One of the smile design elements involved is the facial midline. The facial midline can be established by drawing an imaginary line from the center of the eyebrows to the center of the two peaks in the top lip (Cupid’s […]
Cavities can be filled, but it is better to prevent cavities in the first place. If your Maple Grove dentist seems to conjure up cavities at every visit, then it’s up to you to break the cycle. But we are here to help you. Let’s work together. How can you lift the cavity curse? Schedule […]
The powerful, precise, highly-concentrated beam of light originally known as Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) is so ubiquitous that the acronym has now been relegated to lower case. Lasers are used in everything from weapons to barcode scanners. They have increased efficiency and advanced technology in numerous industries such as communications, manufacturing, […]
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry in Maple Grove, tooth whitening is one of the easiest and most rewarding procedures. There are a lot of tooth whitening options for those of us in the Minneapolis area. How do you find a good tooth whitening procedure in Maple Grove? Visiting your local Maple Grove dentist is […]
Today’s blog post focuses on an effective and versatile cosmetic dental procedure – porcelain veneers. Veneers are individual covers for the front part of teeth. They are an outstanding way to correct a myriad of tooth imperfections such as chips, stains, yellowing, unattractive shape or minimal misalignment. Have you ever wanted a minimally-invasive facelift for […]
Veneers have a multitude of applications in Maple Grove cosmetic dentistry. With veneers, you can transform your smile without significant restorative dental work. Is your tooth enamel worn and thin? Tooth-colored porcelain veneers have the brilliance and translucency of healthy tooth enamel. Many Minneapolis dental patients have received veneers to cover worn enamel. Some believe […]
Hi. I’m Dr. Jamie Sledd, a general and cosmetic dentist here in Maple Grove. It is my goal to help my patients have optimum oral health, and today I would like to talk about something else associated with our mouths that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: it’s our sense of taste.
A happy mouth is not only a healthy mouth, but also a mouth that can enjoy the flavors of all types of foods. And it turns out that many of the habits that will keep your taste buds sensitive are those that will also be good for your teeth and gums. So here are a few tips to help you better enjoy the flavor of your food.
The obvious risks to oral health are teeth grinding, jaw clenching, smoking, and the overconsumption of sugary foods. But did you know that stress can increase plaque production, trigger canker sores and increase the risk of periodontal disease? Another problem is that when people are under excessive stress, they often neglect basic oral hygiene.
Many dental patients in the Champlin, Plymouth, and Maple Grove areas may wonder why, with all the advances in dental medicine, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss. It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world, but don’t let their simple design fool you. These tools are the best bet to prevent tooth decay, plaque build-up, and gum disease for Maple Grove dental patients!