Good Oral Hygiene Requires Attention to Several Different Aspects

Issues with gum disease and cavities are often directly related to an inattentive or inconsistent oral hygiene routine. This can have a profound negative impact on your oral health and your overall quality of life. To aid in this endeavor, Dr. Jelinek and Dr. Silva offers these key aspects to consider to maintain good oral… Read more »

Should you Consider an Inlay or Onlay for Your Tooth?

Have you ever bitten into something only to hear something crack in your mouth? Similarly, have you ever lost just a piece of your tooth? Naturally, if this happens you may wonder about what your options are. For instance, you may have heard about dental crowns and fillings—which could both be viable options—but have you… Read more »

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 »