How to Care for Your Oral Health When You’re 55 Years Old and Older

Do you want a top-notch oral health as a senior? If so, you have come to the right blog! Our dentists, Dr. Glenn D. Balkins, Dr. Mark P. Swensen and Dr. Haslam, are happy to give you the tips you need to have a strong and healthy smile that helps you eat, talk, and smile… Read more »

The Basics of a TMJ Disorder

10 million people in our nation alone have been diagnosed with TMJ Disorder. Its central feature is jaw pain. Other specifics may include an aching pain inside and around the ear, facial pain, trouble chewing, and the locking of the jaw. You may also have a popping noise while you work on your jaw joints,… Read more »

Correct Dental Damage with CEREC Dental Crowns

Did you know that there is an oral health care treatment that can protect your teeth down to the gum line? Not only will it improve the look of a tooth, it can even provide protection from future ailments and accidents that may arise. They are known as CEREC dental crowns. A CEREC dental crown… Read more »

Understanding Cosmetic Dentistry

Did you know, there is more than one treatment you can choose from to make your smile shine? Well, it’s true! The best way to find out which one is right for you is to talk to your doctor, Dr. at to find out which treatment would fit for you. One option you can pick… Read more »

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 »