Your Smile Deserves Protection

Wearing a mouth guard during contact sports or other athletic activities is smart. This oral appliance is made to shield your smile from injury. Specifically, it covers and cushions teeth and gums, provide protection against concussions, and minimizing or preventing harm to your jaws and lips as well. The American Dental Association found that more than… Read more »

Start the New Year with Healthier Oral Habits

2017 is here and you may be ready to put your best foot forward to make positive changes for a happier new year. While you are making health resolutions, don’t forget your smile! A healthy smile means a healthier body. The ADA (American Dental Association) offers the following suggestions for a healthy start to the… Read more »

Santa vs. The Tooth Fairy

Next to Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairly is another legendary mythical figure to put a smile on your child’s face. Since your child can lose up to 20 baby teeth before the permanent teeth come in, that’s a lot of visits from the Tooth Fairy! Where did the Tooth Fairy come… Read more »

Sugarless-Stocking Stuffers for Your Elves

Drs. Peter Stanton, Joseph Opack, and David Opack at want to wish our patients in , , a healthy, happy, holiday. This holiday season, don’t forget to give the gift of a healthy smile to yourself and your loved ones. Did You Know? Tooth decay affects 60-90% of teenagers and adults (World Health Organization). 75%… Read more »

What Should You Do with a Cracked Tooth?

At , Drs. Peter Stanton, Joseph Opack, and David Opack are happy to help our patients in , , with all of their oral care needs. Were you aware that tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body, even harder than the bones? Even so, those precious pearly whites can still sustain cracks or… Read more »

Maintain Your Smile with Healthy Thanksgiving Choices

This Thanksgiving, don’t let the rich holiday fare harm your healthy smile! You can exercise some healthy options that will allow you to indulge in autumn’s goodness while protecting your hard-earned smile. At in , , Drs. Peter Stanton, Joseph Opack,and David Opack are pleased to give you some tips to enjoy your Thanksgiving with no… Read more »

Are Your Smiles Ready for Halloween?

It’s that time of year again, fall is in the air and the holidays are around the corner, and starting off the festivities is Halloween. Don’t forget your commitment to you and your family’s health and smiles! Just because you’re surrounded by candy and sugary goodies doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy Halloween. Let’s… Read more »

How Can National Dental Hygiene Month Kickoff Halloween?

October is the start of many good things, Halloween, Breast Cancer Awareness month, National Dental Hygiene (NDYM) month, and National Orthodontic Health month! At our dental practice in St. Paul, Minnesota, Drs. Peter Stanton, Joseph Opack, and David Opack, along with the rest of our team at St. Paul Family Dentistry want to wish our… Read more »

What Does Bad Breath Say about Your Oral Health?

If you have been dealing with persistent bad breath you understand how embarrassing it can be. But did you know that it can actually be a sign that something more serious may be going on? At St. Paul Family Dentistry located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Drs. Peter Stanton, Joseph Opack and David Opack know that… Read more »

Is Your Child Ready to Rock the School Year?

At St. Paul Family Dentistry located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Drs. Peter Stanton, Joseph Opack and David Opack encourage our patient families to maintain regular professional dental checkups for their children. This is to ensure that they are not currently experiencing an undiagnosed oral condition such as a painful tooth or other chronic dental problem…. Read more »