Northstar Family Dentistry Blog


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Why a Dental Cleaning Is Not Just a Teeth Cleaning

Dental cleaning appointments have more than one benefit to patients. Like a spa day for your teeth, cleaning appointments include two phases—scaling & polishing—that together give you the smooth, clean teeth you expect, along with some more benefits.

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What’s Your Floss Made Of?

You may know of dental floss as an essential part of your dental hygiene routine, but did you know that there are different types of dental floss? Like toothbrushes & toothpaste, which kind is best for you depends on your unique dental needs. 

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Introducing Enamel, Protector of Teeth

There are many layers to teeth, but the most visible & potentially most important—at least when it comes to preventing dental issues—is the outer layer, called enamel. Here’s what you need to know about enamel.

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How Braces Can Save You Money

Many people think of braces as a method of getting straighter teeth, & while that’s true, braces can also help prevent a lot of other dental health issues. Because these dental problems can eventually become expensive to fix, getting braces can actually save you money in the long run. 

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What You Need to Know About Dental Aerosol

Have you ever noticed a cloud or mist coming from your mouth during dental treatment? Dentists call this aerosol, & while you generally don’t need to worry about it, it’s something dentists take very seriously. Here’s what you need to know about it.

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What’s Your Toothbrush Made of?

You probably know that it’s important to keep up with daily brushing & flossing to keep your teeth & gums healthy & maintain your oral health, but you might be wondering what the toothbrush you use every day is made of. 

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How Healthy Gums Improve Your Resistance to Disease

We all know oral health is important, but did you know that having a healthy mouth can help keep the rest of your body healthy too?

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You Might Be Using Too Much Toothpaste

We’ve all seen those commercials & ads that show a toothbrush with a generous swoosh of toothpaste. While that imagery is very satisfying, in reality that’s way more toothpaste than anyone needs.

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What Does Sleep Have to Do With Dentistry?

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health. But there are many things that can prevent you from getting the high-quality sleep that will leave you feeling refreshed in the morning. 

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