A Tooth Requiring Extraction Can Sometimes Be Replaced by a Bridge

When a tooth is badly damaged, avulsed or suffering from significant decay, the problem might be so severe that your dentists, cannot save it with a root canal. The remnants of the tooth might need to be extracted from the socket to ease pain and prevent further infection. After your gums have completely healed, our… Read more »

There Are Multiple Methods to Whiten a Dull Smile

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and it is a key to making a great first impression. If your smile has been dulled by dark foods and beverages or even occasional tobacco use, it can leave you feeling self-conscious in some of life’s most important social settings. There are… Read more »

What Can You Do About Dental Anxiety

Did you know that about 40 million Americans suffer from dental anxiety? Sadly, this anxiety can make some people hesitant to visit the dentist. However, avoiding the dentist can be detrimental to your oral health, especially over time. Fortunately, there are a few things you could do to overcome this anxiety, including sedation dentistry. For… Read more »

The Signs Associated with Teething

Teething is an overwhelming phase that can occur at any time. Your child can start to teeth between 10 weeks and four months old. This makes it hard to know when your child’s teeth are starting to erupt. So, to help you, our dental team would like to tell you the different signs and symptoms… Read more »

Have You Heard These Cool Tooth Facts?

At and our team want our patients in , , to know just how important their smile is. Your smile consists of several parts working together–teeth, gums, cheeks, tongue, throat, and saliva production all make up your healthy smile. Here are some cool tooth facts to help you appreciate your teeth every single day: — Tooth enamel… Read more »

Dentures Can Replace the Function that Was Lost by Your Missing Teeth

As the years go by, chronic gum disease or extracted teeth can severely compromise multiple teeth in your mouth. Having a significant number of lost or compromised teeth can have a serious negative effect on your quality of life. Beyond simply impairing your ability to chew food, these problematic teeth can also cause you to… Read more »

How to Spot Cavities

Cavities are perhaps the most common reason a person visits Dr. at in , – aside from regularly scheduled dental cleanings, that is. Cavities can cause serious harm if they’re left untreated, and if you’re not vigilant in your oral health routine it’s easy to develop one in a short time – even between visits… Read more »

A Partial Denture Can Replace Multiple Lost or Compromised Teeth

Without timely treatment, gum disease and tooth decay can severely affect multiple teeth in one area of your mouth. In an extreme case, these teeth might be completely lost or so severely damaged and decayed that Dr. has no other treatment option than to extract them. Of course, losing these teeth also affects the function… Read more »

Dental Phobias Can Affect the Health of Your Teeth

Do you ever wonder what you can do to keep your teeth healthy and strong? As you probably know, you should visit your dentist at least once every six months for a routine checkup. These visits are extremely useful because our team will be able to help you avoid dental emergencies before they happen. Still,… Read more »

How Periodontal Maintenance Can Help Your Gums

At Dana Dental Arts, Drs. Mick, Brad, Nicole, and Monique Dana are happy to help our patients in Spearfish, South Dakota and Rapid City, South Dakota achieve healthy smiles. While the early stages of gum disease respond well to improved oral hygiene, such as toothbrushing, flossing, and oral rinsing, if gum disease is not treated, it… Read more »