Don’t Let Gum Disease Go Untreated

If your smile is suffering from the effects of gum disease, you might benefit from a dental treatment called scaling and root planing. This procedure involves "deep cleaning" the tissue under the gumline. Today, our St. Paul Family Dentistry team is going to talk about how this deep cleaning can help restore your healthy gums. Maintaining healthy gums requires daily at-home... read more »

Take Our Tooth Sensitivity Quiz

Tooth sensitivity is a common cause of pain when it comes to your oral health. Today, we would like to test your tooth savviness when it comes to tooth sensitivity, with our short quiz. Here we go! True or false: 1-T/F: Biting into hot or cold foods and feeling pain is normal. 2-T/F: There are no over-the-counter measures to help... read more »

Your Oral Health and Your Overall Health Are Linked

Did you know that your diet can put you at risk for cavities, diabetes, heart disease and stroke? No matter what your age, your oral health impacts your overall health and well-being. When your mouth is healthy, it allows you to eat the healthy foods necessary for a healthy body. And when your body is healthy, your social interactions with... read more »

Help Your Child’s School Attendance by Maintaining a Healthy Smile

Maintaining your child's oral health is important because every year school age children miss more than 51 million hours of school, thanks to dental diseases. Not only that but cavities are the most common chronic disease in school aged children. So if your child hasn't had their back-to-school dental check-up, it's not too late to send them on their way to... read more »

Gum Disease Needs to Be Treated Before It Can Progress

Gum disease might not sound serious at first, yet it can pose a serious threat to the health of your mouth and the long-term integrity of your teeth. Gum disease is typically the result of poor oral hygiene habits that fail to clear the teeth of plaque and food residue. When this happens, these substances can harden into bacteria-rich calculus.... read more »

Invisalign®: Not Just for a Pretty Smile

As far as having a straighter smile goes, Invisalign® can accomplish more than just a pretty smile. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), an aligned smile can actually improve your overall dental health, not just the oral issues brought on by an improper bite such as chewing difficulties, problems with the jaw, and wear on tooth enamel. Dr. Peter Stanton... read more »

Sugarless-Stocking Stuffers for Your Elves

Drs. Peter Stanton, Joseph Opack, and David Opack at St. Paul Family Dentistry want to wish our patients in St. Paul, Minnesota, 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 »

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 patients a happy fall season... 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 persistent bad breath can indicate... read more »

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 anchoring your bridge feels loose... read more »