Are You Putting off Dental Work Because of Dental Anxiety?

One of the most common occurrences for patients who come to see the dentist, Dr. Alexander Larsen, is dental anxiety. In fact, here in the U.S., statistics estimate anywhere from 9 percent and 20 percent of patients put off having dental work done because of dental anxiety or dental phobia.... Read more »

Introducing Nature’s Cavity Fighter: Fluoride

Do you or your child have teeth that seem prone to cavities? Are your teeth sensitive to cold and hot temperatures? Have you been told in the past that your tooth enamel--the hard, protective layer that covers your teeth--is weak in some areas? If you can attest to any of... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

What’s in Your Glass?

When is the last time you gave any serious thought to what you drink? That may sound like an odd question, but let’s be honest, people pay plenty of attention to what they eat when it comes to watching their weight or maintaining healthy teeth, but it can be easy... Read more »

A Severely Decayed Tooth Might Need to Be Replaced by a Dental Bridge

Individuals who struggle with dental phobia, or simply have a bad habit of putting off their routine dental checkups are often at increased risk for problem with periodontal disease and tooth decay. In many of these instances a small cavity that affects a single tooth can start to spread. In... Read more »

Is Professional Teeth Whitening for Me?

If you’re wondering if professional teeth whitening is for you, then you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentist, Dr. Alexander Larsen, is happy to discuss professional teeth whitening so you can decide if it’s the perfect treatment for your teeth and gums. If you would like to... Read more »

Learning More About Oral Health Care

The key to a great smile is making sure that you take the time to identify all potential risk factors in your life that could not only be putting your smile at risk but may be even doing further damage slowly over time. Even small amounts of damage to your... Read more »

A Dental Crown Restoration for a Fractured Tooth

Grinding your teeth at night on a frequent basis and participating in rigorous athletics without a protective mouth guard can put you at an increased risk of suffering a fractured tooth. A similar threat could also be posed by bad habits, such as crunching on ice or chewing on pencils... Read more »

Bad Breath: Causes and Solutions

Bad breath, also called “halitosis,” can be embarrassing. But what causes bad breath? In this blog post, we’ve collected a few probable causes for bad breath, and ways that you can fight back. First, honestly assess your dental hygiene routines. Are you brushing twice a day, for a full two... Read more »

Flossing Alternatives and When To Use Them

We all know we are supposed to brush our teeth two times a day. Many people even do so, for 2 minutes each session. We know that brushing removes plaque and bacteria from teeth, keeping our teeth healthy and strong. But when it comes time to floss, some of us... Read more »