The Root Canal: Three Misconceptions

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Few medical procedures are so dreaded that they become metaphors for pain and discomfort. The root canal is one of those, and just hearing the name can trigger visions of intense pain, sharp needles and whirring drills. The root canal’s reputation is undeserved. In the modern era of dentistry, root canals are nothing to fear! They are incredibly routine procedures …

Invisalign or Braces? Your Options

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Braces are extremely common, so common that over 4 million Americans wear them. But not everyone wants traditional metal-style braces. Some people find them uncomfortable or hard to maintain. Some people don’t like the aesthetic, often associated with teenagers (even though 25% of braces-wearers are adults.) But in recent years, a new alternative has emerged: Invisalign. Klooster Family Dentistry is …

Why Getting Your Teeth Examined is So Important

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Few people relish the idea of going to the dentist, but it is crucial to your oral (and total) health that you schedule an examination at least once every year. At Klooster Family Dentistry, we make visits as simple, stress-free, and fun as possible, with a Kids’ Nook to put children at ease, sedation dentistry for all ages, and friendly …

New Years’ Resolutions That Can Support Your Teeth

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They say that hindsight is 20/20, but you don’t want to look back at 2020 and wish you made better choices. That’s what New Years’ resolutions are all about: giving yourself challenges to create a better you. At Klooster Family Dentistry, we are pleased to suggest a few resolutions you can adopt this year that will improve your oral health …

Give yourself the gift of dental health this holiday season!

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The holiday season is here and most of us are dealing with the hassle of last-minute gift shopping. But have you considered getting something for yourself? Take a moment, relax, and do some self-care by investing in your dental health. Below are some of the various services we offer at Klooster Family Dentistry to keep your mouth feeling great and …

Go Easy on Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

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This time of year can be havoc on your teeth. With Halloween preceding Thanksgiving and Christmas just a little ways behind, it’s easy to indulge in treats that disturb your dental health. After all, treats are a once-in-a-while occasion, and having them spread out over three months can be unhealthy. Still, the holidays are important and should be cause for …

How to Keep Your Teeth Clean this Halloween

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As the fall air descends and begins to bring in spooky chills and darker evenings, you and your family are probably starting to prepare for Halloween. Trick-or-treating is one of the most beloved American traditions, and no self-respecting dentist would tell you to skip out on the fun. However, approaching Halloween as a free-for-all of candy and sugar can leave …

Do You Need Treatments for Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person’s airflow is blocked or obstructed during sleep. Snoring is a common indicator of sleep apnea, though some snoring is normal. At Klooster Family Dentistry, we are excited to announce that Dr. Klooster passed his board exam with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in the winter of 2018. This makes …

Should I Get an Oral Cancer Screening?

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At Klooster Family Dentistry, our many available services include the Identafi oral cancer screening system. Most people know that a yearly dental exam is important, but you may not be sure how often you need to get screened for oral cancer. If you are thinking about getting a cancer screening, make sure to talk to Dr. Klooster to get the …