Gum Health: Here’s What You Need to Know

It may seem as though dentistry is only concerned with teeth. This simply isn’t true! In taking care of your teeth, it is important that you do not let caring for your gums fall by the wayside. Unhealthy gums can cause serious problems for the mouth, eventually leading to large-scale tooth loss. Furthermore, gum disease has been linked to several … Read More

Floss: Bacteria’s Kryptonite

Do you floss your teeth every day? Most people don’t. However, merely brushing your teeth is not as effective as brushing and flossing. Flossing is vital to your teeth’s health. Read below to find out more! The Threat of Bacteria Harmful bacteria can wreak havoc in the mouth. They may cling to teeth by forming plaque or tartar that attack … Read More

Don’t Ruin Your Teeth With Tooth Gems

The 90s are making a comeback: styles, clothes, and even long-forgotten music are experiencing a revival. Unfortunately, another 90s pop culture trend has returned, the tooth gem. As more and more of our younger patients consider a tooth gem, we would like to educate them on the potential damage they cause. Today, we discuss the serious risks posed by tooth … Read More

How to Care for A Broken Tooth

Would you know what to do if your tooth were to break? Few people do! Over time, teeth grinding (bruxism) and tooth decay can weaken teeth, putting them at risk of breaking, and there is no telling when a dental emergency, such as an unexpected blow, could occur, causing severe damage to one or more teeth. It is important to … Read More

Are Energy Drinks Bad for Your Teeth?

We all know it: soda is bad for your teeth. However, many people don’t realize that energy and sports drinks are just as bad. Consuming soda, sports drinks, and energy drinks can leave your teeth vulnerable to cavities and dental infection. In today’s blog, we discuss the dangers of sports and energy drinks and advise you on how to protect … Read More

No Insurance? We Offer a Solution

There are plenty of people with limited dental insurance coverage or completely without dental insurance. It’s even harder to find employers who are willing to help pay for dental care as well. At Stensland Dental Studio, we understand that affording regular visits to the dentist could mean the difference between a healthy mouth and a mouth with gingivitis, cavities, periodontal … Read More

How to Calm Children at the Dentist

It’s time to take your child to the dentist. Don’t panic! We know this is a daunting task. The staff at Stensland Dental Studio is here to help. We do our best to reduce anxiety in all our patients, especially our smallest ones. Positive childhood experiences at the dentist’s office can reinforce healthy dental habits that continue into adulthood, and we want … Read More

These Foods May Be Harming Your Teeth

Snacking: with the recent increase in diabetes and childhood obesity, it might just be America’s favorite pastime. Thanks to innovations in packaging, consumers are bombarded with convenient, ready-to-eat options as they make their way through grocery store aisles. Variety is a spice of life, but sadly, snacking has developed into an endless frenzy of carbohydrate and sugar consumption. Beverage, potato … Read More

Root Canals: 10 Common Misconceptions

Root Canals Hurt This used to be true decades ago. However, with today’s proper infection control and better anesthetics, the experience is not much different than getting a filling. Root Canals Take Several Appointments To Complete Decades ago, but certainly not today! Today, root canals are often completed in a single appointment. Crowns Cause Root Canals False! Crowns are the … Read More

Various Dental Issues Arising from Pregnancy

Dental Issues During Pregnancy

Pregnancy and the anticipation of introducing a child into the family is cause for joy for many women, but also stress concerning physical well-being of both mother and unborn child. Several of our patients are expecting mothers and have questions regarding their dental care during this time. If you are planning on starting a family, make sure your dental treatment … Read More