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 »

Is It Time for a Dental Filling?

At St. Paul Family Dentistry in St. Paul, Minnesota, we offer amalgam fillings and composite fillings for patients who require a dental restoration, or have a damaged or old filling. Normally, dental fillings are created to withstand the ongoing pressure of biting and chewing, and with good oral care fillings can last 5-15 years, depending… 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 »

Preschool Cavity Prevention Interview

Dealing with a Loose Bridge

Your bridge is anchored to the secure abutments on the neighboring teeth. It is designed to be durable and hold up for a long time to come. However, it is possible for a hard fall, blow to the face, or advanced gum disease to loosen one or both anchoring abutments. If one or both abutments… Read more »