Welcome to our blog and thanks for stopping by. Designer Smiles wants to offer you some easy hints when caring for your teeth. All Things Smiles 1.Do… remember you are just wiping the plaque away before it turns to tartar. A gentle toothbrushing at the correct angle can gently wipe the bacteria away. Once plaque […]
Patients often come into our Fargo, ND, dental practice and complain about ‘a toothache the size of West Fargo’. I understand this kind of pain, and realize that when you describe it like that, it really hurts. I can help.
Make sure to tell your Fargo dentist about any medications that you are taking. If you are using any tobacco products, you should inform your dentist. Your dentist might be able to offer you a program that can help you stop. Let your dentist know if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. If you have any type of eating disorder, you should also discuss this with your dentist. Ditto if you have a special health issue such as a heart condition. Oral health is an integral part of your overall physical health and cannot be isolated.
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.’ […]
Dental patients in the Moorhead, West Fargo, and Fargo areas know that regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. However, the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants can be invaluable. Dental sealants are a […]
It’s no secret that most West Fargo area people dread going to the dentist. Everyone knows it and despite your best efforts, even your West Fargo dentist knows it. But when you start visiting your dentist for the latest cosmetic dental treatments, you may find that you LOVE going to the dentist! Dentists in the […]
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 […]