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 »

Whitening Toothpaste Helps with Tooth Enamel Stain Prevention

Stains on tooth enamel often result from surface stains penetrating into the tooth. Cutting back on dark foods and beverages as well as abstaining from tobacco use will significantly reduce your chances of stain particles being introduced to your teeth. At the same time, brushing your teeth with a high-quality whitening toothpaste can remove surface… Read more »

What Food You Can Eat to Help Your Teeth

Do you work hard to keep your teeth healthy and strong? Do you brush twice every day, floss daily, and visit our team once every six months? While each of these steps is important, there are a few other steps you can take to protect your pearly whites. For instance, did you know that the… Read more »

Bleeding Gums: What You Should Know

Have you ever heard that bleeding, red, swollen gums are normal and nothing to worry about? Sadly, this is a myth and these issues aren’t normal and should be addressed by a dental professional as soon as possible. Still, do you know what you could do to avoid or treat these issues? Swollen gums are… Read more »

Dental Crowns & Their Uses

What is a dental crown? If one of your teeth is damaged or decayed, Drs. Swensen and Balkins may recommend a dental crown in , . A dental crown, which is tooth shaped, is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. When cemented in place, the dental crown will cover… Read more »

What Do You Do During a Dental Emergency?

Do you know what you would do during a dental emergency? Do you know what would qualify as a dental emergency? Accidents can happen very quickly and can be incredibly unpleasant experiences. But if you know what to do, you could actually take steps to save your tooth. Many things can constitute a dental emergency…. Read more »