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Cosmetic Dentistry: Your Solution for Chips & Gaps

Cosmetic Dentistry | Chips & Gaps | Dentist Edina MN

You have always been aware of your smile because of the spacing between your teeth. Now that you've started your own business and you are meeting new clients on a regular basis, it's always on your mind. You have begun to feel self-conscious about your smile, and it's time to make some changes. Here are some of the options your cosmetic dentist in Edina has for the gaps in your smile.

Cosmetic Bonding

Dental bonding can build up your teeth and fill in the gaps with composite resin, which is the same material we use for filling cavities. This pliable material is easy to shape and can be customized to match your teeth ...

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The Main Causes of Mouth Ulcers

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Also known as canker sores, mouth ulcers can be a very painful dental issue to deal with. If you have them, you know how uncomfortable it can be to eat and talk when you have a mouth ulcer. While the causes of theses sores vary from person to person, there a few common triggers to be aware of.

Highly Acidic Foods

Citrus fruits such as oranges or pineapples that are high in acid can contribute to mouth ulcers. Spicy foods may also aggravate them, so it's best to drink a lot of water and avoid these types of foods if you have one.

Smoking or Tobacco Use

Smoking cigarettes may not cause your canker ...

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Study: Your Sweet Tooth Might Be Genetic

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When you inherit certain character traits from your parents, you might wonder is it a case of nature or nurture? Researchers wondered the same thing when studying people who like to eat sweets. Is it a habit that develops through observation or does a sweet tooth have a genetic component?

A recent study says yes.

A particular hormone found in the liver is responsible for whether or not we crave sugary snacks and efficacy of this hormone may come from your DNA. Sugar is not only detrimental to your oral health, it also negatively impacts nearly every system in the body, either directly or indirectly

What Can You Do about Sugar Cravings?

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Will Dentists Be Using Genetic Testing to Find Gum Disease in the Future?

Gum Disease | Dentist in Edina MN

Genetics often play a role in a lot of our health needs and concerns. Your primary doctor may ask about your family's health history as well as your own to evaluate your health risks, and someday this could be the same for dentistry.

Your dentist in Edina, Dr. Andrew Anderson, shares some of the latest findings in the industry.

Genetics and Dentistry

While there may be testing for genetics for dentistry in the future, for now there is not a gene that's been identified as having a large impact on issues such as tooth decay or periodontal disease. Currently, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors still play the biggest role in contributing ...

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What Is the Most Common Chronic Illness in American Kids? Tooth Decay!

Children's Dentistry | Edina MN Dentist

One of the most chronic health issues children face today is also one of the most preventable: tooth decay. According to the Centers for Disease Control, cavities are especially common in children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 19.

Although fluoridated water has gone a long way in improving the rate of dental cavities in children, there is still plenty of room for improvement. Making sure to take kids to their pediatric dentist in Edina twice each year for checkups and cleanings is one way to lower the incidence of cavities. Better home care can also help.

Motivating Children to Practice Good Oral Health Care at Home

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3 Advantages of CEREC Crowns over Conventional Crowns

CEREC Crowns | Edina MN

Enjoying a meal at your favorite restaurant has quickly taken a turn for the worse when you feel that telltale crack of your tooth as you bite down.

You've been through this before, and you know that you'll likely need a crown. After a visit to your dentist at 50th and France Dental Care, it's confirmed that you do indeed need a dental crown, and you wonder how you'll ever fit this procedure into your busy schedule.

There is good news, however, when you're told that same-day CEREC crowns in Edina make the process of getting a crown much easier, and your treatment will even be completed during one appointment!

Here are ...

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What Can You Expect When You Whiten Your Teeth?

Teeth Whitening | 50th and France Dental Care

Are you ready to reclaim your smile?

If you've felt like your smile needs a boost or an update, your trusted team at 50th and France Dental Care can help! Teeth whitening in Edina is a quick and effective way to make a huge impact on your smile, and we offer a convenient ZOOM! Whitening take-home system that's proven to deliver amazing results in a short amount of time.

Our doctors are happy to discuss your options for improving your smile

 

We'll start by taking impressions of your teeth, which we'll use to create custom trays. The trays are designed to provide a snug fit that will protect your gums and soft tissues ...

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