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3 Tips From Our Saint Paul Dentists To Help You Brush More Effectively

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Brushing your teeth twice a day is the cornerstone of any good at-home oral hygiene routine. The more effectively you are able to clean your smile, the fewer oral health issues you will deal with down the road. Keep reading to get more information from our Saint Paul dentists on how to optimize your brushing!

Get a new brush

The first step in any situation is to make sure that you have the right tools for the job. When it comes to your toothbrush, you want to keep a few specific factors in mind.

First of all, the bristle strength should not be too firm. Most people will actually do well with a soft-bristled brush. If you aren’t sure what type of bristle is right for you, talk to your dental team; they can help!

The next think to perfect is the technique that you are using. You want to apply gentle pressure to your teeth and oral tissues, so as not to inadvertently cause dental damage. Move your toothbrush in small circular motions to buff away plaque and dental debris.

Set a timer to keep track of time

The American Dental Association recommends that patients brush their smiles continuously for at least two minutes. We have found that many people don’t brush long enough; so, in order to get used to brushing for two minutes, try setting a timer or listening to a song.

Don’t forget your oral tissues

Bad breath is often caused by bacterial build up on the tongue. It is crucial that you clean your tongue and oral tissues every time that you brush. You can even incorporate a tongue scraper into your routine for additional cleaning power.

We all know the basics of cleaning and caring for your smile at home. Our Saint Paul dentists hope that this short article has given you a bit of additional guidance, so that you can take your daily dental routine to the next level. Want to learn more? Give us a call, or use our Contact Us page to get started. 

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With the Lightwalker Laser we:

  • Treat periodontal disease (also known as gum disease)
  • Eliminate cavities and prepare teeth for fillings
  • Perform root canals
  • Treat cold sores and canker sores
  • Improve the appearance of the smile with cosmetic dentistry
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Laser dentistry has a number of important advantages over traditional treatment methods. Laser dentistry is appropriate for a wide number of patients, including children and patients with dental phobias.

Here are some of the benefits of using the Lightwalker Laser:

  • Laser treatment is very comfortable, in fact many patients don't require any anesthesia during laser treatment.
  • The laser is quiet—no drilling sounds!
  • There is minimal bleeding with laser treatment.
  • No cutting or stitches.
  • Using a laser, Dr. Malterud can be more precise than with traditional instruments. This means that we can preserve more of your healthy tooth structure when placing fillings or performing root canals—keeping your teeth stronger for years to come.

Using the Lightwalker Laser we're able to offer our patients effective, efficient treatment for a wide number of dental problems. If you have questions about whether laser dentistry may benefit you, feel free to contact us by phone at (651) 925-2644 or schedule an appointment online.

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Get the Relaxing, Comfortable Dental Treatment You Need With All-Natural NuCalm®!

NuCalm®, what’s that?

NuCalm® a completely natural relaxation protocol that helps dental patients remain comfortable during dental treatment. After using NuCalm® patients leave our office feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

How does it work?

NuCalm® treatment combines a few different techniques to relax the patient. The purpose of NuCalm® is to coax the patient into the first stage of sleep. NuCalm® is designed to shift brain waves from high frequency beta brain waves (wakefulness) to lower frequency alpha/theta waves (deep relaxation).

What exactly happens during treatment?

There are four consecutive steps to NuCalm®:

  • First you’ll take a dietary supplement. This supplement helps to counteract the effects of adrenaline in your body.
  • Next, our dental team will attach small microcurrent stimulation patches behind your ears. Low-level electrical currents facilitate your body’s relaxation response.
  • Then, you’ll put on a pair of noise-dampening headphones. These headphones play soothing music that has been optimized calming neuroacoustic tones. As you listen to these sounds, you’ll fall deeper into a stage of pre-sleep.
  • The final step is for you to put on light blocking glasses. These glasses are so important—they help you block out distractions and potentially stressful stimuli!

It takes only moments for the effects of NuCalm® to kick in—you’ll notice the difference right away!

Why choose NuCalm®?

Dental patients of all ages choose NuCalm® because it:

  • Is effective
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  • Starts working in minutes
  • Doesn’t include any medications or narcotics
  • Does not require the patient to receive injections
  • Does not incapacitate you physically or mentally (you’re never unconscious)
  • Is free from side effects—you won’t have to wait for the effects to wear off post-treatment
  • Is relaxing and rejuvenating

NuCalm® is suitable for all kinds of dental patients, and it is great for those people who avoid dental treatment due to fear and anxiety.

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