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 »

How Dentures Developed Through Time

Dentures have been around for a surprisingly long time. Nearly as long as civilization, as far as the archaeologists have been able to tell. Each culture understands the need to replace missing teeth, so many different methods have been created. Archeologists have discovered primitive examples of dentures dating from as early as 1500 B.C. Egypt… Read more »

Fixing a Smile with Veneers

Dental veneers are one of the many cosmetic options offered here at . If you’re looking to improve your smile from a cosmetic standpoint, dental veneers are just one of the options Dr. recommends you research. With that in mind, let’s look at veneers, how they work, and why they may be a good option… Read more »

The Invisalign Process

If you’re an adult who needs minor treatment in order to achieve the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted, then Invisalign may be the best option for you. Invisalign is a teeth-straightening process that uses a customer-made series of clear aligners created specifically for you and your teeth. You wear one aligner for two weeks,… Read more »

Achieving a Beautiful Smile without Braces

At St. Paul Family Dentistry, the dental practice of Drs. Joseph Opack and Peter Stanton in St. Paul, Minnesota, we are pleased to offer Invisalign® for our patients seeking a more attractive smile. In fact, Dr. Stanton has been recognized as an Invisalign Elite Provider because of his hard work and dedication to the needs of… Read more »

Is This a Dental Emergency?

Have you ever dislodged a tooth? Have you ever dealt with a cracked tooth, or simply knocked a tooth loose? Have you ever bit down and lost a crown or a filling? More importantly, do you know what you should do if you experience any of these experiences—or which qualify as an emergency that you… Read more »

Our Composite (White) Fillings Can Restore Your Smile

At St. Paul Family Dentistry in St. Paul, Minnesota, we offer cosmetic or composite (white) fillings for our patients with tooth decay or who have a dental filling which has worn down and needs replacing. Our composite dental fillings can restore your teeth so you can enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile. In just one dental appointment,… Read more »

Infant Dental Care 101

From the moment a child cuts his or her first tooth (usually around six months of age), dental care becomes an important part of healthy growth and development. Caring for a small mouth full of brand-new teeth can be both intimidating and difficult, which is why we’ve provided a few tips to help you maintain… Read more »

How to Protect Your Smile as an Athlete

Smile protection is extremely important, especially when you are an athlete. Sports can harm your oral health in many ways, but if you’re smart, your teeth, gums, and jaw will remain in top-notch condition. So, to help you protect your smile while you are active, our team recommends doing the following things: Wear a mouthguard… Read more »