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How Can You Show Your Dental Assistant That You Appreciate Them?

March 12, 2021

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a dental assistant helping a patient with the CBCT machine

Every six months, you see your dental assistant during your checkup and cleaning. They help get your oral health on the right track and prioritize your overall wellness, because they simply care about their patients. Dental assistants are often underappreciated, but the truth is, they’re responsible for so much more than you’d guess they were. Read on to learn what your dental assistant does behind-the-scenes and how you can show them you appreciate them this March during Dental Assistant Recognition Week.

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Can Too Much Ice Cream Cause Dental Damage?

March 2, 2021

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Three ice cream sundaes in a colorful glasses

Ice cream is a favorite treat throughout the year. Even in winter, many enjoy peppermint or candy cane ice cream. It’s clear that sweets aren’t smile-friendly, but is it possible that this treat can cause more dental damage than you think? Keep reading to learn the effects of ice cream on your teeth and what you can do to protect your grin.

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How Long Does It Take to Get Dentures?

February 27, 2021

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Woman wearing dentures

Missing teeth is not a new issue, but the good news is that tooth loss can be a thing of the past due to modern tooth replacement options. Dentures can be lifechanging for patients who are missing multiple or all of their teeth. If you are thinking about investing in dentures, it pays to know more about how the process goes and how long it will take till you have your new false teeth. Continue reading to learn more.

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Valentine’s Day 2021: The Secret to Acing Your Date

February 11, 2021

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February is a month filled with conversation hearts, red and pink décor, and, of course, lots of first dates! After all, what is more romantic than getting to know someone better on one of the most romantic holidays of the year? To make a good first impression, popular blogs filled with dating tips would have you think it’s all about the clothes you wear, the cologne or perfume you choose, and how you carry yourself. While all those things are important, research shows the secret to success is a bright, beautiful smile. Keep reading to learn why you should consider a professional teeth whitening treatment before your big date!

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How to Prevent the 3 Most Common Oral Health Problems

January 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskadentistteam @ 6:57 pm
woman examining her mouth for signs of oral health problems

Most of us have experienced dental health issues at some point or another. In fact, about 40% of adults reported feeling some type of pain in their mouth last year, according to the CDC. Additionally, more than 80% of people have had at least one cavity by the time they’re 34 years old. Fortunately, the three most common oral health problems are largely preventable. Here are some tips to reduce your risk of developing them.

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How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

January 6, 2021

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brand-new toothbrush next to a toothbrush with frayed bristles

If you’re like most people, you grew up hearing your dentist and family members telling you that you need to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. But you probably weren’t told how often you should change your toothbrush. Using the same toothbrush for too long could render it not as effective and could even end up doing more harm than good. Keep reading to learn when you should change your toothbrush.

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How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution of Flossing More Often

December 26, 2020

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Woman flossing for her New Year's resolution

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? While many of us use the start of a New Year to set goals for ourselves, most don’t reach them. When making a New Year’s resolution, it’s essential that you choose a reasonable goal that can be achieved with practical habits. So if you’re looking for a resolution you’ll be able to stick to that will improve your health, why not start with flossing? Flossing plays a key role in preventing a wide range of oral health issues. Read on to learn more about why flossing is so important and a few helpful tips for keeping your New Year’s resolution to floss more often in 2021.

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Don’t Forget Your Dental Checkup! 3 Tips for Making & Keeping Appointments

December 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskadentistteam @ 9:37 pm
Closeup of calendar reminding patient of upcoming dental checkups

Just like how your car needs periodic tune-ups to make sure it keeps running smoothly, it’s important to get two dental checkups every year to ensure your smile stays healthy! Regularly visiting your dentist helps them spot oral health issues as early as possible and treat them while they’re still small. However, even though you know dental cleanings and checkups are important, it’s not always easy to remember these appointments. Here are three practical tips for making and keeping your dental checkups.  

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Be The Early Bird At the Dentist Office Next Year

November 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskadentistteam @ 7:43 pm
woman setting appointment

The new year is fast approaching, and if you have dental insurance benefits, your coverage is likely about to reset along with your calendar. Aside from meeting your deductible as quickly as possible, your Chaska dentist shares some other reasons why scheduling a dental checkup and cleaning early on is so important for your oral hygiene.

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How to Avoid Winter Mouth Issues

November 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskadentistteam @ 7:38 pm
woman smiling in winter

The cooler months bring holidays, time spent with family and friends, and fun in the snow, but the cold dry air can do a number on your oral health. Winter mouth issues are something that many people deal with, but your Chaska dentist has some tips to share that can help you keep you fight against the freeze this season.

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