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How Hard Is Too Hard When It Comes to Brushing Teeth?

April 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 9:22 pm
Hand reaches for toothbrush

Any dentist will tell you that it’s crucial to brush your teeth at least twice a day to eliminate plaque and food residue and avoid tooth decay. However, it is quite possible to brush your teeth too hard, and overbrushing can damage the gums or enamel. Since it doesn’t make sense for people to hurt their smiles while brushing their teeth, here are a few signs that you might be brushing too hard as well as what you can do to address the problem.


Extra Fresh: Reasons to Soak Dentures Overnight

February 20, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 3:03 pm
a pair of dentures soaking in a glass of water

As one of the most popular and reliable tooth-replacement options, dentures have been helping patients for many years, and they’re only becoming more lifelike. Even so, you’ll need to take proper measures to maintain your prosthetics if you want them to last as long as possible. Other than rinsing them frequently and being careful not to drop them, you’ll also want to practice soaking your dentures overnight. Keep reading to learn why this is necessary for both you and your new teeth.


Dental Implant Information: 4 Facts You Didn’t Know

December 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 3:06 pm
Grayscale X-ray image of two dental implants in a lower jaw

Dental implants are often considered the gold standard of tooth restoration because of all the options, they look and function the most like your natural pearly whites. Despite this, many patients hesitate to proceed with treatment because they’re unsure if a dental implant is the best solution for them. If you’re considering this treatment, keep reading to learn 4 facts you might not already know that can help you decide!


Restoration Recognition: 3 Reasons to be Grateful for Dental Implants

November 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 6:10 pm
Illustration of a bottom arch of teeth and one of them is a dental implant with the crown levitating over the support rod

Thanksgiving is just around so it’s an opportune time to take a moment to be grateful for things that are often taken for granted throughout the rest of the year, like your dental implants. They are often considered the gold standard of tooth restoration because of all the options, they most closely mimic both the look and functionality of your natural pearly whites. Keep reading to learn about 3 of the reasons to be thankful for your dental implants this year!


Don’t Have a Dental Disaster: 4 Tips to Avoid an Emergency

October 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 4:24 pm
Blank white figurine person holding an emergency kit and gesturing to a model tooth

No one wants to find themselves in the middle of a dental emergency, but unexpected things happen sometimes that we can’t control. No matter what, it can be both painful and unsettling to suddenly find that you’ve just sustained an injury that knocked out a tooth, or bit into something hard that dislodged a dental crown.

While you can never fully anticipate when something unfortunate might occur, there are things you can do to avoid some known risks that might land you in the dentist’s chair. Keep reading to learn 4 ways you can circumvent such a dental dilemma!


4 Back-to-School Tips to Ace Your Dental Exam

August 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 3:52 am

Student behind stack of books on deskA new school year is here! As you head back to the classroom, life is about to get a little busier. Simple things like brushing your teeth before going to bed may slip your mind after a long night of studying. While you focus on your academics, don’t let the school year leave a negative mark on your oral health. Here are 4 tips to ensure you ace your next dental exam with flying colors.


Is it Even Possible for Dental Implants to Get Rusty?

July 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 1:46 pm
a mature woman thinking about dental implants

As one of the most comprehensive solutions for tooth replacements, it’s easy to see why dental implants are so popular today. Not only can they completely rebuild missing teeth from the roots up, but they can even last a lifetime with regular maintenance and routine checkups. However, since they’re made out of metal, you might wonder if they can potentially rust over the years. Read on to learn why the chances of dental implant rusting are incredibly low and tips for preventing this from happening altogether.


3 Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Treatments

May 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 5:30 am

Smiling woman with attractive teethYou can’t put a price on the benefits of an attractive smile, but few people have perfect teeth naturally. Whether from genetics, trauma, or poor dental health, you can turn the smile of your dreams into reality without needing complex procedures. Here are 3 minimally invasive cosmetic treatments for a picture-perfect smile. 


April Showers Bring…Terrible Allergies

April 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 3:49 am

Woman sneezing into tissueSpring is in the air, which means cool rain showers and plenty of blooming flowers. Unfortunately, it also means pollen, dander, and dust are also in the air. Allergy season is here. Not only can runny noses, itchy eyes, and sneezing affect your daily life, but it can also wreak havoc on your oral health. Here are common dental issues during allergy season and what you can do to safeguard your pearly whites.


What Kinds of Facial Pain Are Considered Emergencies?

February 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 8:10 pm
a person experiencing facial pain

Whether it’s an unbearable headache, an intensely throbbing tooth, or some other kind of issue that’s causing facial pain, it’s sometimes difficult to even think clearly when you’re dealing with such an aching! But how do you know when facial pain is serious enough to warrant a trip to your dentist? Here are some dental problems that are known for causing facial pain and why it’s usually in your best interest to contact your dentist swiftly.

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