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Dental Care MN | Family Dentistry New Hope Minnesota

Family Dentistry – Routine Dental Care

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like lime scale in a pipe or kettle. Usually it is tooth colored and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in color.

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Emergency Dental Care | Emergency Treatment For Toothaches and Mouth Injuries

Oral Pain, Toothaches and Mouth Injuries

The severity of a toothache can range from chronic and mild to sharp and excruciating. It can be a dull ache or intense.  The pain may be aggravated by chewing or by thermal foods and liquids which are cold or hot. A thorough oral examination, proper tooth testing and evaluation, along with appropriate dental x-rays, can help determine the cause.  What we want to know is whether the toothache is really coming from a tooth or somewhere else.

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Family Dental Services New Hope MN

Good Dental Health Begins With You

Could Bad Breath be the Result of a Dental Problem?

Yes-About 85% of people with persistent bad breath have a dental condition that is to blame. If bad breath is the cause of a dental condition, mouthwash will only mask the odor and not cure it. Don’t be embarrassed to talk to your dentist; they are there to help you. Flossing daily and brushing your teeth & tongue twice a day can greatly reduce and possibly eliminate bad breath.

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Family Dentist MN – Treatment for TMJ

Dental Treatments For Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

What Is The Temporomandibular Joint?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the area directly in front of the ear on either side of the head where the upper jaw (maxilla) and lower jaw (mandible) connect. TMJ involves conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint, jaw muscles and nerves on one or both sides of the head that result in jaw, face, and head and neck pain.  The TMJ is used throughout the day to move the jaw, for biting and chewing, talking, yawning. It’s one of the most frequently used joints if the body.

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Family Dental MN | Minnesota Family Dentistry

Dental Care For Bruxism

We all get stressed out once in a while. And when we do, our mental stress can actually create physical symptoms. For example, when some people feel anxious and tense, they grind or clench their teeth. It can happen during the day or at night — and you might not even know it. But either way, it’s a very real problem that doctors and dentists call bruxism.

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