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October 12, 2023

Tips for Avoiding Oral Health Problems During Halloween

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_berquist @ 3:33 am

Three happy children in Halloween costumesEvery child looks forward to dressing up for a night of trick-or-treating. As they hunt down the houses with the best candy and check out spooky decorations, they can be at risk of dental problems if you aren’t cautious. Halloween can come back to haunt your little one’s oral health. They don’t have to miss out on the festivities to safeguard their teeth and gums. Here are 6 easy tips to keep their mouth healthy.


September 13, 2023

It’s Important to Detect Oral Health Issues Early; Here’s Why

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_berquist @ 10:49 pm
Woman has questioning expression

Regular preventative dental care is crucial to your long-term health; not just your smile’s beauty. When you go to your appointment, your dentist doesn’t just clean your teeth. They also check your mouth for signs of health problems and are often the first to detect issues like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Read on to learn how your dentist is one of the key guardians of your overall health.


August 15, 2023

Why Are My Gums Soft and Spongy?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_berquist @ 5:04 pm
Lower half of a woman's face showing her smiling and pushing her lip up with her pointer to show her gums

We all know that proper preventative dental care includes brushing our teeth twice a day. You’ve probably also been told that flossing is just as important. This is because oral health extends to more than just our teeth- our gums are equally as important!

Healthy gums should look pale pink, firm, and should fit snuggly around your teeth. If your gums seem soft, spongy, or are bleeding, then you may be seeing signs of more serious issues. Keep reading to learn more about what this means and what you can do!


July 27, 2023

What Should You Do After Getting a Dental Crown?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_berquist @ 11:28 am
A woman who's about to receive a dental crown

If you have an upcoming dental crown treatment, you likely feel excited. That’s only natural – your tooth’s new cap will protect and beautify it. Still, you might worry about what will follow from your future appointment. What happens during dental crown aftercare, exactly? Perhaps more importantly, how do you manage it well? Well, your Crown Point dentist can help you answer these questions. Here are a few things to expect after crown treatment and some crucial tips for working through them.


June 7, 2023

The Most Common Dental Emergencies Among Athletes

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_berquist @ 1:44 am

Young football player inserting mouthguardNo one ever expects a dental emergency to happen to them, but 1 in 6 Americans experience urgent oral health issues every year. Many factors lead to dental emergencies, but sports are a common culprit. 13% to 39% of all dental injuries are sports-related. Research has found that 50% of child athletes will have a dental injury before graduation. Here’s how you can protect your child’s smile from the most prevalent sports-related dental injuries.


May 14, 2023

How Long Can You Expect Your Dental Bridge to Last?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_berquist @ 1:56 am
a digital image of a dental bridge

If you have one or more missing teeth, you know how it can impact your life. A gapped smile not only impacts your everyday functions, like speaking and eating with ease, but your confidence when interacting with others. Fortunately, a dental bridge can restore your pearly whites and give you back the benefits of having a full set of teeth. But how long can you count on it to last? Read on to learn about the lifespan of a dental bridge and how to get the most out of it.


April 14, 2023

How to Adapt to Wearing Dentures

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_berquist @ 6:27 pm
smiling senior wearing dentures

Dentures can represent a massive life change for people who are missing many of their teeth. Suddenly, eating and smiling feel completely different from the way that they did before, giving you confidence that you might not have had for a long time.

However, just like any other change, dentures will take some getting used to. The first month of wearing them can present quite a few challenges—here are a few things you should expect from that initial period, and what you can do to make the process of adapting a little easier.


March 24, 2023

How to Get Rid of Denture Sores

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_berquist @ 1:08 am

Man in pain with hand over mouthNew materials and advanced technologies allow dentures to fit your mouth like a glove. They shouldn’t cause any slipping or irritation if they fit well. However, certain issues that may cause discomfort or sores to develop, which can make it difficult to eat. You can’t go without your teeth if your mouth hurts. Here are 5 tips to help you deal with injuries caused by dentures.


February 10, 2023

3 Mistakes Denture Patients Often Make

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_berquist @ 6:09 pm
dentures soaking in a glass

Dentures can be a life-changer for patients who are missing teeth. Being able to eat, talk, and smile confidently can make a world of difference.

That said, the trade-off is that you’ll have to take care of dentures well if you want them to hold up for a long time. In doing that, there are some fairly common mistakes that it would be a good idea for you to avoid. Here are a few examples.


January 3, 2023

Is Facial Pain Always a Dental Emergency?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_berquist @ 7:29 pm
a patient suffering from facial pain

If you’ve ever suffered from an intensely throbbing toothache, unbearable headache, or some other type of issue that made your mouth or face hurt, then you know all about how debilitating facial pain can sometimes be. But how do you know when this discomfort is serious enough to warrant a trip to see your emergency dentist; is facial pain always considered a dental emergency, or can it be safely left unaddressed? 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 for treatment.

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