Benjamin Franklin once said: It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. This holds true for almost everything in life, including dental care. For parents in the Fargo area, teaching your children good dental hygiene techniques early in life will benefit their smile throughout their life. If you wait too long to […]
10. If you are looking for an excellent dentist in the Fargo area, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dennis Hetland at Designer Smiles. At Designer Smiles, we provide gentle, quality care for children and adults. Talk to us about preventative, restorative, cosmetic, or children’s dentistry. We look forward to serving you.
West Fargo cosmetic dentistry patients who get a dental crown should not assume that the tooth is now invincible. Crowns need daily cleaning and flossing just like natural teeth. The remaining tooth structure just around the gumline could still become decayed and the soft tissue around the crown is susceptible to gum disease. Chewing hard foods or using your teeth as a tool can cause a crown to crack or break. (Use scissors to open a stubborn plastic package – don’t bite and pull!) Your Fargo cosmetic dentist can advise you on caring for your new crown so that it will last as long as possible. Some of our Casselton patients have crowns that are still looking beautiful after ten years.
Periodontal disease in North Dakota is more common than you might think, and can be cured with varying degrees of treatment depending on the severity. What is periodontal disease? According to this article on Wikipedia, periodontal disease is ‘the name of a collection of inflammatory diseases affecting the tissues that surround and support the teeth.’ […]
For the 65 percent of Fargo adults who develop wisdom teeth in their late teens or early twenties, Designer Smiles generally recommends removal. Wisdom teeth can damage adjacent teeth, nerves and, due to their awkward positioning, can increase risk of tooth decay and gum disease. They often come in crooked, crowding the other teeth and […]
Pain isn’t fun. Your West Fargo dentist knows this, and that is why Dr. Dennis Hetland at Designer Smiles has made patient comfort a top priority. In conjunction with creating a relaxing environment, your dentist has various medications that can reduce and even eliminate pain associated with different dental procedures to give you a more […]
Many Fargo professionals, students and retirees are enjoying the lasting benefits of cosmetic dentistry. A beautiful smile not only looks great, it makes you feel great! When you first look in the mirror in the morning while brushing those gleaming babies, you remember; oh yeah, I fixed my teeth and they look fantastic! When you smile […]
Hi, I’m Dr. Dennis Hetland, DDS. Most every day, I can be found at my West Fargo area dental office treating dental patients with tooth and gum disease problems or helping patients prevent them. There are many common medical conditions that pose a risk to oral health. 1) Fargo diabetes patients with high blood glucose […]
Many dental patients in the Moorhead, West Fargo, and Fargo areas may wonder why, with all the advances in dental medicine, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss. It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world, but don’t let their simple design fool you. These […]