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I brush and floss! How can I have a gum infection?
Some hosts (patients’ mouths) don’t respond well enough to just brushing and flossing. Their body needs something more to disrupt the pathogens causing the inflammation. We will recommend changing your at-home cleanings by using an electric toothbrush as well as a water irrigator like a Waterpik. These tools are much more effective than a manual toothbrush and floss.
Are electric toothbrushes really that much better?
One of the main reasons electric toothbrushes are more effective is due to the built-in 2-minute timer. The sonic technology helps to break up, sweep and remove the plaque bacteria. The brush head moves 62,000 times per minute, which a manual cannot.
I want veneers, but I don’t want my teeth whittled down!
It doesn’t have to be that way anymore! With the bonding techniques, the ability to discreetly move teeth, and extensive training, we are able to minimally or not at all modify tooth structure and beautifully give you the smile of your dreams!
How long does Invisalign take?
When Invisalign first came out, it was the standard of care to wear each aligner for two weeks. We would say the average case was around 11-12 months. Now we know more about how the teeth move with these aligners and with ideal compliance, we can actually cut the treatment time in half and only wear each aligner for one week! The key is compliance! You must wear the aligners at all times and only take them out to eat and then brush and floss.
Do you serve patients outside of North Oaks, MN?
Absolutely! Dr. Gesica Horn and Dr. Chad Loween are proud to serve their neighboring communities in the Twin Cities, including North Oaks, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Shoreview, Arden Hills, and White Bear Lake, MN.
Whether you’re looking for family, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry, we’re committed to providing high-quality dental care. Contact our dental office today to schedule your consultation.
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The Serene Oaks Dental Team is the most excellent team in dentistry I have ever experienced. How many people do you know look forward to going to the dentist? You will experience an excellent team and a welcoming atmosphere. Serene Oaks Dental team has the most advanced training with a wide range of knowledge you will ever encounter.
Deedee Schirmers, Former Skeptic