Dentistry 101: How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are no doubt the most advanced teeth replacement option available today. They offer better aesthetics, functionality, and permanence than conventional dentures. In terms of durability, they’re not to be underestimated either. But a question many curious patients ask is “how long do dental implants last?” Knowing the longevity of implants allows you to… Read more »

Is invisalign better than braces?

People with gaps in their teeth may be unhappy with the look it portrays. Although sometimes classed as trendy, having gaps between your teeth can cause oral health issues, such as misalignment of the jaw, difficulty chewing, and speech issues. With all these connected issues to your oral health, it’s only right that you find… Read more »

Two Types of Services Your Dentist Can Offer You

Dental visits should never be treated as optional, but something that your family cannot afford to neglect. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a person’s first dental visit should be at the age of two or three, and then   continued regularly from then on for the rest of a persons’ life. The health… Read more »

Who Are the Best Candidates for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry refers to the dental work that enhances both the appearance and function of the teeth and gums. Unlike reconstructive dentistry that often deals with dental conditions, this branch of dentistry is performed even on healthy oral cavities. However, it is not for everyone. Some procedures require patients to meet certain criteria. Teeth Whitening… Read more »

Holiday Happiness Courtesy of Dental Crowns

As the wintry feasts and delightful eats meander their way onto our plates this holiday season, we must make sure our teeth and gums are up to the task. One bad tooth can spell disaster for your smile and dampen your holiday season. Get back your holiday happiness courtesy of our dental crowns. Dental crowns… Read more »

Our One-Year Anniversary

It’s been an entire year since our entire team here at Holly B. Sletten, DMD, Family, Cosmetic, and Sedation Dentistry moved into our new office! In addition to moving offices, we’ve had a few other developments as well. As many of you know, Dr. Slatten had back surgery in June. However, she’s “back” in the… Read more »

A Bridge Can Often Be Used to Replace a Severely Cracked Tooth

As hard as your tooth enamel is, there are still extreme circumstances when a hard blow to the face can shatter or severely crack a tooth. This is even more likely to happen if you participate in high-risk activities, like playing in contact sports without the protection of a quality mouthguard. If the crack in… Read more »

A Healthier Smile is the First Step to a Healthier You

Did you know you can improve your physical health simply by caring for your teeth? A healthy smile is the first step to a healthier you. The more you strive to take care of your health and gums, the more your entire body will reap its benefits. Below are some tips to help you: –… Read more »

Periodontal Disease Poses a Serious Threat to your Long-Term Oral Health

It is estimated by the American Dental Association that approximately 47 percent of people age 30 and over have some form of periodontal disease. The Centers for Disease Control also report that 64 percent of people 65 and over have been diagnosed with moderate-to-severe periodontal disease. Hardened tartar at the gumline is the leading cause… Read more »

You Can Have Dental Sealants Applied to Prevent Cavities

As your child’s permanent teeth emerge from their gums, it’s natural and even expected for those teeth to have deep pits and fissures on the biting surfaces. Even though this makes their teeth more efficient at chewing and grinding hard foods, it can also act like a trap for residual food particles and plaque. This… Read more »