Dentistry 101: How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

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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 »

Our One-Year Anniversary

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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 »

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

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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 »

The Types of Dental Sedation

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Are you afraid of the dentist? As you probably know, many people suffer from similar concerns about visiting the dentist. In fact, nearly half of all Americans have some type of dental anxiety. Fortunately, there are a few things you can consider to help you deal with your anxiety. One option we recommend is dental… Read more »

Cavities: What You Should Know

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What keeps people from having a cavity filled? Generally, the answer comes down to one of two important issues: fear of the dentist or concern about the cost of the treatment. However, if you have a cavity filled, there are a few reasons you should get it filled immediately. You see, cavities are formed by… Read more »

How to Deal with a Dental Emergency

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Even if you practice proper dental hygiene, accidents can happen. Your teeth, lips, or gums may become inflamed or injured. It is important to know what to do in these situations and when you should visit our dentist. Chipped Tooth Save the pieces and rinse them. Rinse your mouth with warm water. If there is… Read more »