Grillz, Gems, and Tooth Tattoos: Is Tooth Fashion on the Rise?

Everyone strives for a dazzling smile, but an increasing number of people want to bedazzle their smile with grillz, gems, and tooth tattoos. Fashion icons like Hailey Baldwin and Katy Perry and rap artists such as Kanye West and Lil Wayne lead the way in spurring the tooth fashion trend forward. At Stensland Dental Studio, we previously wrote an article … Read More

Understanding Dental Veneers

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished you could enhance the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth to achieve your perfect smile? With veneers, you actually can! So, what exactly are veneers, what problems do they fix, what is the process for applying them and what advantages are associated with this solution? Read on to find … Read More

Dentist or Detective? Major Health Clues Your Mouth Provides

Chew on this for a minute: just by glancing inside your mouth, your dentist can tell you a number of things that may be news to you and your doctor! Surprising as it may sound, your oral health can speak volumes about the rest of your body, and something as simple as a routine dental checkup can benefit your health … Read More

What is Plaque? How to Fight Back!

Have you ever run your tongue across the front of your teeth and felt a sticky coating? That is the buildup of bacteria, also known as plaque. If you let the bacteria stick around too long, it can damage tooth enamel and lead to cavities. The bacteria is called flora — and it protects you from pathogenic organisms, the ones … Read More

5 Tips to Manage Your Child’s Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is prevalent among young children and, in many cases, can stem from an adult’s own dental fears (whether you recognize them or not). If left unmanaged, going to the dentist can become an unpleasant ordeal for children. But it doesn’t have to be that way. As a parent, you can take steps to manage your children’s dental anxiety … Read More

Mystery Solved: The Story on Canker Sores

Canker sores are quite literally a sensitive issue, but someone has to talk about it! What are canker sores (or “stomatitis”), why do they appear, and what can be done about them? Anyone who’s ever had mouth sores can attest to the fact that they are just as embarrassing as they are painful, but simply suffering through them does you … Read More

8 Everyday Habits That Harm Your Smile

Your teeth are supposed to last a lifetime. But some common habits could be reducing the durability of your teeth without you even realizing it. By recognizing the habits that can compromise the structure and health of your smile, you can take steps to protect it. 1. Avoiding Regular Dental Care Many individuals skip regular dental cleanings or avoid getting … Read More

Understanding Pediatric Fluoride Treatment

It’s undeniable that fluoride has played a major role in the decline of dental cavities in the United States. However, what isn’t so clear to many parents is whether or not fluoride treatments are safe and/or beneficial for children. After all, children receive fluoride on a regular basis from many different types of foods and even water. Through these sources … Read More

A Bite Out Of History: Chewing Gum

Need help whitening your teeth? Want to quit smoking? Trying to lose weight? There’s a chewing gum for all of that and more. New types of chewing gum are introduced all the time, but did you ever wonder how it managed to gain such a grip on consumers? Believe it or not, people have had a love affair with gum … Read More

Have A Heart Problem? 9 Issues Your Dentist Needs To Know About

Heading to the dentist’s office with a heart-related issue? It’s important to tell your dentist about it! Your mouth and heart are linked in more ways than you might expect – and failing to inform him or her about cardiovascular problems could spell serious trouble. For your health and safety, be sure to let your dentist know if any of … Read More