1. The Most Common (and Damaging) Oral Healthcare Mistakes

    Though the majority of us try our best to take care of our teeth and gums, we often get into bad habits that we either weren’t aware were a problem or got just a little bit lazy about fixing.  These oral health missteps can, however, lead to bigger dental issues however and leave us with the consequences of unhealthy teeth and gums. Avoid these oral care mistakes for overall better dental hea…Read More

  2. Flossing: What you want to know (Part 1/2)

    I can’t tell you how many times I see cavities in patients with impeccable oral hygiene minus one crucial component. It is clear to me that the general public understands the role of proper brushing….but not so clear is the importance of daily flossing in preventing decay between the teeth along with gingivitis (gum inflammation). According to the American Academy of Periodontology only 13.5% …Read More

  3. SoniCare winner has been announced!

    Congratulations to Michael Champion who is the winner of the Denmark Dental SoniCare contest. Michael came in today, March 29th 2011 to claim his prize at our office, taking a photo with our Dentists; Dr. Casper and Dr. Helgeson. We had a little technical delay, but the next one will be coming up very soon.…Read More

  4. Flossing: What you want to know (Part 2/2)

    Part one of this blog on flossing gave some of the basic reasons to frequently floss your teeth; to prevent decay and maintain healthy gums. This update will take you a little deeper. The most common reason for adult tooth loss is periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is when the supporting bone that holds our teeth firmly in place is lost. When enough bone is lost, teeth can become painful, lo…Read More

  5. Fear, Phobia, Anxiety and Dentistry

    I am fairly certain that I don’t need to explain the title of this blog; most of you can identify with the first three words and how they relate to the profession of dentistry. All three present differently and with varying degrees of intensity. I had one patient tell me “I would rather have another child than have you give me the shot.” Others are more subtle, and still some are brought to …Read More

  6. Does a Healthy Mouth Aid in the Prevention of Cancer?

    For years now there has been evidence supporting a link between unhealthy gums and heart disease, diabetes, low term birth weights and other systemic diseases. A link to cancer is seldom mentioned in current research. A study in Lancet Oncology found that men with a history of gum disease were 14% more likely to develop cancer of any kind; the link was especially strong for lung and pancreatic can…Read More

  7. The 3 Necessities for Tooth Decay

    It may be surprising to hear that dental decay is the most common chronic infectious disease affecting children. It is a disease that is progressive and leads to more complicated treatment the longer it is neglected. This blog will cover the formula for getting tooth decay and provide simple tips to aid in its prevention. The formula consists of (1) a location that allows bacteria to easily adhere…Read More

  8. The Ride Across Minnesota – National MS Society

    Dear Friends and Family, Bike riding continues to be a great outlet for me bringing me an improved level of fitness and stress reduction. I enjoy talking about biking almost anytime or place. This passion for biking has brought me to ride in the National MS Society Ride Across Minnesota Tram for the last four years. This year’s ride from July 24th to July 29th, will start in Rochester and go thr…Read More

  9. We Want to Hear from YOU!

    At Denmark Dental we are continually trying to find ways to make you more comfortable when visiting us. We appreciate feedback, as it is also helpful for those individuals looking for a new dental home. Please share your experience with us on google. To write a google review click the following link Google Review. You will need to create an account if you don’t already have one. Near the top of …Read More

  10. Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

    If you are reading this, you are likely one of the many individuals with at least one sensitive tooth. A research review published in 2006 by the Journal of the American Dental Association estimated that up to 57% of the population may be experiencing sensitivity in one or more of their teeth. So, lets get right to it: what causes sensitivity in teeth? (1) One of the leading causes of sensitivity …Read More