Fighting Monsters - Good and Bad Halloween Candy and how to keep cavities away
October 12, 2018
...And parents are thinking about costumes, parties and safety as they prepare for another year of tricks and treats. You probably oversee the house-to-house march and keep a careful eye on the candy bags. But did you know that you and your family dentist can actually guide your kids to healthy candy?
Last Modified: 10/12/2018 1:18:24 pm MDT
Fluoride Benefits - Great for Children AND Adults
October 10, 2018
Decades of research can’t be wrong – we all know that fluoride treatments begun at an early age go a long way towards lifelong oral health. But should it stop when we reach adulthood? Read on to learn the facts about this powerful mineral.
Last Modified: 10/10/2018 2:59:27 pm MDT
Oral Cancer Screenings – another reason to keep regular dentist appointments
September 12, 2018According to the Mayo Clinic, nearly 42,000 men and women in the United States are diagnosed with throat and oral cancer every year. What is even more shocking is that the five-year survival rate is just over 64 percent. However, with regular cancer screenings your dentist may be able to catch oral cancer early enough for treatment.
Last Modified: 09/12/2018 11:03:05 am MDT
Class is in Session – Teaching good dental habits to your kids
September 12, 2018As children age, a bright white smile gives them confidence with a healthy smile. It’s important for parents to implement kids dental care procedures when children are too young to care for their own teeth. Later, parents and pediatric dentists can focus on teaching dental health habits that kids can do by themselves. As they mature, they can practice these dental tips to insure children’s oral health.
Last Modified: 09/12/2018 11:03:45 am MDT
Back to School Dental Tips
August 27, 2018It's that time of year again–summer is winding down and the beginning of a new school year is close at hand. Registration, a new wardrobe, school supplies, and new shoes are just a few of the many items needed. One need that is often neglected on the Back to School Checklist – your kid’s dental health check-up.
Last Modified: 08/27/2018 2:28:55 pm MDT
Back to Sports Means Mouth Guards
August 27, 2018
Kids across the country are heading back to school and, for many that means after-school sports programs. Football, baseball, wrestling, hockey, soccer, basketball; any one of them can lead to a variety of injuries. One type of potential injury that is often overlooked is damage to the teeth. Ball, puck or body contact–your Huron dentist knows that teeth can be seriously damaged by an impact.
Last Modified: 08/27/2018 2:26:38 pm MDT
Periodontal Disease: What Is It, How to Prevent It, Ways to Treat It
July 24, 2018
One out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has periodontal disease, according to recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The good news is that Dakota Family Dentistry has been helping people in the Huron, SD area achieve superior oral health for many years. We make every effort to educate our patients on gum disease prevention, while keeping treatments as quick and painless as possible. Timely care of your teeth and gums will determine whether your periodontal disease is stopped, slowed, or prone to get worse in the future. So don't let fear hold you back from talking to your dentist about taking care of your gums!
Last Modified: 07/24/2018 9:58:46 am MDT
Protecting from Enamel Erosion
July 24, 2018
We all remember the drill from our childhood days–brush, Brush, BRUSH your teeth to prevent cavities and the enamel erosion that results. What was true then is true today, but you may be surprised to learn some healthy foods can actually hurt your teeth. And sometimes brushing your teeth can actually make things worse!
Last Modified: 07/24/2018 8:54:05 am MDT
Summer Dental Appointments for the Whole Family!
June 26, 2018
It’s summer time, summer time, sum-sum-summer time! Vacations, lazy days lounging by the pool or at the beach. Barbecues, ice cream and lots of cool beverages. With all of this fun, you may not think about a dentist appointment. Summer is the perfect time for scheduling your family’s visit to a Huron dentist. Come on in and say hello to the friendly staff at Dakota Family Dentistry.
Last Modified: 06/26/2018 1:17:48 pm MDT
Wisdom Teeth – Should You Have Them Removed?
June 26, 2018
Wisdom teeth removal means having one or more of the third grinding molars (your wisdom teeth) at the back of your mouth taken out. This can sometimes involve oral surgery.
You’re likely to have wisdom teeth by the time you reach your mid-twenties, though some people find they come through earlier or later than this. Sometimes, your wisdom teeth don’t come through properly (they’re impacted). This can cause problems such as pain, swelling, and infection. Having wisdom teeth taken out can ease these symptoms.
Last Modified: 06/26/2018 1:16:14 pm MDT