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 »

How to Keep Tooth Decay at Bay

Millions of people each year lose their teeth due to tooth decay. Not properly caring for teeth causes bacteria to build up in your mouth, and those bacteria erode the enamel and dentin (the two outermost layers of your teeth) opening them up to risk for cavities. Left untreated, the cavities can spread and cause… Read more »

See What You Know About Oral Hygiene

Do you think you know a lot about oral hygiene? If so, it’s time to test your knowledge! The more you know about oral hygiene in , , the better, especially because oral hygiene is vital for a strong and successful oral health. So, to see how much you know about oral hygiene, please take… Read more »

Basic Oral Hygiene Considerations

The bridge installed by is designed to completely restore the structure function and appearance of your lost tooth. While your new bridge is made from materials like gold, base metals or porcelain that are not susceptible to bacteria, it will still require serious inclusion in your daily oral hygiene routine. This will help prevent gum… Read more »

Gum Disease Treatment Options

Gum disease is one of the most common challenges to oral health. In fact, most people likely have some form of it right now. But since its initial stages are very often painless, many people may not even know they have a problem, or that it is very serious. But make no mistake: gum disease… Read more »

The Various Levels of Sedation Dentistry

There are several different sedation levels and techniques that can be associated with the term sedation dentistry. In general, the longer or more invasive a procedure is, the more likely is to recommend a particular sedation technique. Mild sedation is sometimes called for to help people struggling with dental anxiety. This usually comes in the… Read more »