Most Fargo men and women know that flossing is an important part of dental health. The value of this simple exercise has been shown time and time again. But does fear have to play a role in anyone’s commitment to flossing? Flossing offers a chance to remove the food particles your toothbrush may miss. But, […]
It’s a question that many parents debate: When should I take my child in for their first dental appointment? The dentist at Designer Smiles in Fargo has an answer that may surprise you. The American Dental Association recommends that a child sees a dentist around twelve months of age. This happens to be about the […]
Hello. I’m Dr. Dennis Hetland. Welcome to my Fargo dental blog. Today’s topic is energy drinks and the damage they can cause to your teeth. I am seeing more teens and adults with tooth enamel erosion caused by frequent consumption of sport drinks. Most of these dentistry patients take good care of their teeth, brush […]
Hello, I am Dr. Dennis Hetland of Designer Smiles in Fargo. Today, we are focusing on diet and oral health. I’m sure you brush and floss regularly and hopefully visit your Fargo dental practice for required cleanings, but did you know that making small but critical changes to your diet can improve your oral health? […]
As health professionals, we know that Fargo dentists diagnose and treat conditions of the teeth and gums, but we sometimes overlook the importance of the tongue. Have you ever considered all the amazing things your tongue can do? It helps us talk, perceive the texture and flavor of food, chew, and swallow. This strong and […]
Residents of Moorhead and Fargo use the word ‘cavity’ often when discussing oral health practices. Along with teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, cavities are a hot topic.
If you live in the Fargo area and are considering puncturing your lip or tongue, this post is for you. Please consider the following: Infection Your mouth is full of bacteria. Any opening in the tissue carries the risk of infection. The germs from your tongue and mouth can easily get into your bloodstream. Fargo […]
“My neighbor’s bad breath is scaring me.” Do you live in Fargo, North Dakota or nearby? Bad breath isn’t just a problem for careful brushers in Fargo, Fargo or Fargo. Your neighbors in Fargo can spend all day brushing their teeth and still come out with bad breath. But why? I’m Dennis Hetland with Designer […]
We all know that a healthy smile requires decay-free teeth and healthy gums, but how often do we appreciate our jaw bone? Our teeth need a strong firm foundation to remain healthy and beautiful. Today’s post looks at bone recession. Occasionally, a patient experiences bone recession in their jaw which can cause tooth loss and […]
Your Fargo dentist knows that it’s too much to ask that you never indulge in sugary treats, but he or she will tell you that eating sweets at certain times is better for your teeth than others. For instance, when you eat a full meal, your saliva production increases. This helps to rinse food particles from your mouth as well as neutralize the acids that cause plaque.