Dental Care 101: Your Toothbrush

Taking care of your toothbrush is a vital part of your oral hygiene. Without effective tools, your toothbrush time will be significantly less effective, which may result in tooth decay or other problems. A toothbrush only lasts for about 3-4 months, even if the bristles look fine. Bacteria grow on toothbrushes, and after 3-4 months,… Read more »

The Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are great restorations that can help you and your smile in many ways; however, they can also be confusing and even a bit overwhelming, especially if you don’t know much about them. So, if you’re nervous about your dentists, Dr. Swensen or Dr. Balkins, restoring your oral health with a dental filling in… Read more »

Good Oral Hygiene Practices Will Help Maintain Your New Dental Crown

Your new dental crown plays an important role in your overall oral function. It is designed to replace the tooth enamel layer with an alternate dental material. Even though the dental crown cannot suffer from tooth decay you will still need to include it in your daily oral hygiene routine. If hardened tartar forms near… Read more »

Dental Care 101: Sugarless Chewing Gum

Defend your teeth against dental erosion, and complement your oral health care with sugarless gum. As unrealistic as it seems, sugarless gum can indeed be used to help make your teeth safer and cleaner. However, the reasons for its benefits are not entirely and correctly known by most people. For a deeper understanding on what… Read more »

A Loose Dental Bridge Needs Treatment from a Dentist

Dental bridges play an important role in restoring a tooth that was extracted or lost to an untreated cavity. They are typically cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive. Yet there are times when trauma or poor oral hygiene can weaken the bond between a dental bridge and its anchoring abutment. If you have… Read more »

Wearing Your New Dentures

There are different methods of restoring missing teeth. While dental implants are popular, not everyone is a good candidate for them. If that is case for you, you will want to talk with Doctors Mark P. Swensen, Glenn D. Balkins, and Ben W. Haslam about dentures. There are two basic types of dentures: complete, and… Read more »

Save Your Smile with Dental Veneer Therapy

Are you ready for the wonderful weather that is slowly coming our way? With the summer season about to be full blown, being outside will be more desirable than ever. Save your smile with dental veneer therapy and improve your smile for the rest of the year and many more years to come. Dental veneers… Read more »

Waterpiks: The Facts

You probably know that you need to keep your teeth clean if you’re interested in avoiding problems like gum disease and tooth decay. Similarly, you’ve probably heard that brushing, flossing, and visiting our dentist once every six months are things you’ll need to do to keep your teeth clean. However, did you know that there… Read more »

Did You Tear or Damage Your TMJs?

Did you tear or damage your TMJs? Your TMJs, also called your temporomandibular joints, are joints in your jaw that play a pivotal role in your mouth’s capacity to fully open and close. Some signs that they may be injured include irregular popping noises from your jaw, the inability to have full movement when opening… Read more »

The Smile-Cleaning Tools and Products that Can Negatively Alter Your Oral Health

Did you know there are oral hygiene products on the market today that can harm your smile and alter your oral health? Well, it’s true. This is why our dental team encourages you to keep your smile in mind when purchasing oral hygiene products at the store and to do all you can to avoid… Read more »