1. Orthodontic Headgear

    Orthodontic Headgear

    Sometimes braces alone aren't enough to move teeth into a better position, or correct a problematic bite or misaligned jaw growth. In those situations your trusted dental professional may recommend the use of special appliances, such as orthodontic headgear. Orthodontic headgear is worn partly outsi…Read More

  2. National Children’s Dental Health Month

    National Children’s Dental Health Month – Preventing Tooth Decay

    The American Dental Association (ADA) first coined the month of February as National Children’s Dental Health Month in 1949. However, eight years earlier this observance started as a one-day event. Dentists back then understood the importance of children adopting a healthy oral hygiene routine at …Read More

  3. Gummy Smiles

    Gummy Smiles

    Some people feel self-conscious about smiling because they believe their gums are too prominent. Though we each have our own definition of what makes a smile beautiful — including how much gum is too much — cosmetic dentists define a smile as “gummy” when 4 millimeters (just over 1/8 of an i…Read More

  4. Extractions

    Extractions

    The dentists and staff of Bluff Creek Dental make it their number one priority to care for their Chanhassen, MN patients using the latest technology and oral health initiatives. That includes keeping your mouth free of disease and preserving your original teeth. However, there may be a time when you…Read More

  5. Cracked Tooth

    Cracked Tooth

    Firmly anchored in your jaw and protected by an outer coating of tough enamel, your teeth are remarkably strong — yet it's still possible for them to chip, crack, or even break. For example, biting down on hard objects, receiving a blow to the mouth, or having large cavities (or old amalgam fillin…Read More

  6. Tooth paste

    Toothpaste

    Toothpaste: it's something most people use every day, but rarely give much thought to—except, perhaps, when choosing from the brands that line the drugstore shelf. When facing that daunting shelf and presented with the dozens of products boasting different benefits (“whiter teeth,” “fresher …Read More