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From Our Saint Paul Dentist: Take Care Of Your Smile Even When You’re Dealing With Colds Or Flu

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When you are under the weather, your immune system is depleted and you feel exhausted. This is when, for many people, oral hygiene habits start to slip. Our Saint Paul dentists are here to encourage you to make a special effort to keep up with your oral hygiene routine in sickness and in healthy. Keep reading to get some simple tips on things you can do.

Ditch your old oral hygiene tools

If you are using an old toothbrush, now is the time to swap it out for a fresh one. Older brushes are less effective, because the bristles have worn down, and they can actually harbor bacteria.

Drink plenty of water

Staying hydrated is crucial to your healing, and it also gives your smile a boost. Water refreshes your smile, and dislodges oral bacteria and food particles. Plus, as you drink water, you are actually prompting natural saliva production.

Avoid sugary products

Take care to use mouth rinses, cough drops, and other ameliorative measures that are sugar-free. Keep in mind that bacteria use sugars and refined carbohydrates as fuel, so it is in your best interest to minimize the presence of these types of foods and drinks in your diet.

Keep your oral hygiene tools within reach

Sometimes when we get sick, we can start to feel so exhausted and worn down that even completing our daily oral hygiene routines can seem too strenuous. To make it easier on yourself, try placing some oral hygiene tools, like mouth rinses and floss, right next to your bed, so that you can refresh your smile whenever you want to.   

If you are under the weather, it is likely that you are also falling behind with your day-to-day oral hygiene routine. Our Saint Paul dentists are here to help you effectively care for your smile no matter what is happening in your life. Call our dental team if you have any questions, if you want more information, or if you want to schedule a personal consultation!

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Laser Dentistry Machine Used by Dr. Malterud

With laser dentistry more patients than ever before are getting the treatment they need comfortably and quickly. Our office uses the revolutionary Lightwalker Laser to treat a number of common dental problems.

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
  • Is completely natural
  • 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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