- from Susan B. (Dental Hygienist)
Recently I have had quite a few patients ask about a Twin Cities’ commercial advertising “One Day Implants for the Whole Mouth.” This is where people have their teeth extracted and then leave with implants and new teeth that same day. I have been to several Continuing Education classes lately that have talked about this treatment. This is a great option for the right people, and I was happy to learn that we have that treatment available right here in Mankato. The Oral Surgeon did say that you can only chew food that you can cut with a plastic spoon for about 6 months, until the jaw bone has fully filled in around the implants. Still, their patients are really happy to have teeth that same day! If this is something that you would like to find out more about, please come and talk to one of our dentists at Commerce Drive Dental.
- from Susan B. (Dental Hygienist)
Cracked teeth can result in a variety of symptoms, from no noticeable pain at all to severe pain when chewing and sensitivity to hot/cold temperatures. Severely cracked teeth can result in a severe, constant pain that has sent patients to the emergency room. Cracked teeth can show up in a variety of ways and the extent of the crack will determine the best treatment. Oftentimes, a crown will provide the best protection against migration or worsening of cracks. In cases where pain is associated with a crack, root canal therapy may be needed as well. In severe splits or teeth with cracks below the gum line, tooth removal and replacement may be the best option. For these reasons, it is very important that any pain with chewing or temperature be addressed by your dentist. While cracks can result from normal wear and tear, they are typically more common in patients with larger fillings, patients who chew on hard food such as popcorn and ice, or patients who grind their teeth. Early diagnosis is important and can be difficult due to crack location, so regular dental checkups are key to successfully treating cracked teeth.
- from Dr. Tim Jernberg
Does CDD offer Zoom whitening??
Why don't we offer Zoom whitening??
Everyone wants a whiter smile - so just ask us about your options!!
- from Kim B. (Dental Hygienist)
Here are some tips for how to take care of your dentures:
- from Becca W. (Dental Hygienist)
The end of 2017 is quickly approaching, but there is still time to schedule an appointment for yourself or a family member to finish any recommended treatment or regular re-care (cleaning) appointment, if due.
If you have dental insurance and/or flex funds to use, please contact your provider to verify you have any remaining benefits; you are entitled to the full amount each year. Any unused amount may be lost.
For those procedures with higher co-pays, our Care Credit program can give you easy access to no-interest financing and affordable payments for up to 6 months upon credit approval.
Please call our office at 507-345-7786 to schedule an appointment(s) to take advantage of maximizing your dental insurance and/or flex account benefits you may have remaining before they are lost.
- from Lisa G. (Business Team)
Sometimes it is a struggle to get my grandchildren to brush their teeth. To make it fun I set a timer for two minutes. This way I know they are brushing for the recommended time and it’s a little challenge for them. Doing this is getting them into a good habit to keep brushing longer.
- from Rachel B. (Business Team)
As the leaves are turning and we start thinking of the holidays ahead, don’t forget about your teeth!
If you have treatment that needs to be completed, and you have dental insurance, call us to schedule an appointment and use up your insurance benefits before the new year!
- from Deb B. (Business Team)
Even though coffee can stain our teeth, coffee itself is not bad for our teeth. Coffee stain is not necessarily nice to look at, but it isn't harmful. The sugars commonly added to coffee are a different story - those can be harmful to our teeth. We recommend brushing and flossing once you finish your cup of joe!
- from Kirsten C. (Dental Assistant)
What's happening at Commerce Drive Dental? Last week our beautiful Aster wildflowers started blooming again. If you haven't seen them, stop by and take a look and enjoy nature's beauty.
After that, if you haven't been in recently for your 6-month cleaning, come on in and see the front desk staff and they can help you make an appointment. We would love to see you!
- from Julie C. (Dental Hygienist)
Fall is practically here, school is beginning, and everything is starting to slow down. Now that all the back-to-school rush is over, it is time to relax and finish the extras you were unable to find time for earlier. We just changed to our fall hours to accommodate patients who need late afternoon appointments, so call us today at 507-345-7786 for your appointment.
- from Sharon M. (Business Team)
Commerce Drive Dental team members all contribute to this blog, including our dentists, assistants, hygienists, and business team personnel.