Posts Tagged: glen oaks dental

Are Dental Implants Right For You? (Part One)

Every year, millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss. Whether caused by injury, disease or decay, tooth loss can be painful, both physically and emotionally. Until recently, bridges and dentures were the only options for treating tooth loss, but neither was an optimal long-term solution. Now, with dental implants widely available, lost teeth can be… Read more »

Oral Cancer: Symptoms and Risk Factors

Oral cancers account for nearly 1.6 percent of cancer fatalities in the United States, and 3 percent of all diagnosed cancers. It is estimated that nearly 50,000 people in Minnesota and across the U.S will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2017. To call attention to the issue of oral cancer treatment and prevention, April… Read more »

Questions and Answers about Dental Insurance

  Whether your dental insurance is provided by an employer or purchased privately, the process of choosing a plan can be complicated and confusing. Here are a few common questions about the basics of dental insurance benefits. Do I need dental benefits? Not necessarily. Depending on the level of care you require, it may be… Read more »

Is Flossing Overrated? Not According to the Experts!

Benefits of Flossing Remain Strong Recently the Associated Press distributed a widely reprinted article questioning the benefits of flossing. The federal government, dental organizations and manufacturers of floss have recommended the practice for decades, and that isn’t going to change in the foreseeable future. In addition to stressing that “flossing is an essential part of… Read more »

Digital Impressions are Fast, Accurate and Pain-Free with the 3M™ True Definition Scanner

Glen Oaks Dental Now Offers Digital Impressions with the 3M™ True Definition Scanner Digital dentistry can often provide better patient care, and Glen Oaks Dental is proud to now offer digital impressions with the 3M™ True Definition Scanner. Accurate, fast and comfortable, the scanner captures a 3D “impression” or model of your teeth to help… Read more »

Screening for Oral Cancer

Did you know almost 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral and throat cancers this year? And that the 5-year survival rate of those diagnosed is only slightly more than 64 percent? When cancer is detected and treated early, treatment-related health problems are reduced. The oral cavity includes your lips, cheek lining, gums, front part… Read more »

Preventing Dental Injuries in Sports

The Importance of Mouthguards Imagine what it would be like if you suddenly lost one or two of your front teeth. Smiling, talking, eating—everything would be affected. That’s why knowing how to prevent and treat dental injuries is important if you participate in organized sports or other recreational activities. When it comes to protecting your… Read more »