Is Your Smile Summer Ready?

At Shakopee Dental in Shakopee, Minnesota, Dr. Jelinek and Dr. Silva are happy to boost your smile this summer with a professional exam and cleaning. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), patients who receive routine dental checkups every six months benefit from improved oral health. Our dental exams and cleanings are the perfect complement to your… Read more »

5 Tips on Keeping a Healthy Smile and Body During Pregnancy

As you probably already know, it’s very important to have a healthy diet during pregnancy, but did you know that having a healthy diet can help keep your body as well as your teeth healthy? Well, it’s true! Nutrition is very important for your smile during pregnancy, and our team is happy to teach you… Read more »

The 4 Tips That Will Keep Your Dental Crown in Tip-Top Shape

A dental crown is a great solution for a worn down, broken, or injured tooth. It can give you the smile you love and miss, and it can last for years to come—but only if you take proper care of it. So, to help you keep your dental crown in tip-top shape, we strongly recommend… Read more »

Do You Want to Learn More About

You’ve probably heard something about cavities—in fact, you’ve probably had a cavity or two. But did you know there are several misconceptions surrounding cavities? To help you separate fact from fiction, we’re happy to dispel some of the more common cavity myths. For instance, have you heard that when you have a cavity, you’ll be… Read more »

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

There are a few different reasons why your dentist may recommend sedation dentistry for you. The reason can greatly influence what level of sedation you choose. Dental anxiety is a recognized psychological condition, where the patient is gripped by an undue fear of general dental procedures. This heightened stress level can often be eased by… Read more »

How Dentures Can Help You

If you are trying to decide if dentures are right for you, you are not alone. Many people struggle with choosing dentures over restorative dental treatments, because it is a huge decision and life-long commitment. That is why our team is here to help you understand how dentures work and interact in your life. As… Read more »

Invisalign®, The Modern Alternative To Braces

Dentistry has changed and improved over the years: tooth-colored fillings have replaced amalgam ones, fluoride has been placed in most community water systems, and clear aligners can straighten teeth. Invisalign® allows for a more discreet, comfortable straightening treatment than traditional metal braces do. Dr. provides Invisalign so you can have a beautiful smile both after… Read more »

Dental Care: Knowing the Fluoride Basics

What do you know about fluoride? That you can get a fluoride treatment every time you go in for a dental cleaning? Well, it’s true, but there’s so much more to learn! Fluoride is a mineral that is found in many natural resources, like food and tap water, but oftentimes eating and drinking these things… Read more »

The Dental Debate: Should You Brush Or Floss First?

Several dentists debate the merits of flossing before brushing and brushing before flossing. What are the benefits of both techniques and which is the correct one to use? Flossing First Can flossing before brushing be better for your dental health? Here are some of the benefits of flossing first: Dislodges food debris, making it easier… Read more »

Does What You Drink Affect Your Teeth?

It can be tempting to drink soda, cocktails, and sugary drinks. Unfortunately, consuming too many of these drinks can cause serious damage to your teeth. While it doesn’t hurt to enjoy the occasional soft drink or contribute to the lemonade stand down the street, it is important to moderate your sugar intake. The World Health… Read more »