When is a Dental Extraction Necessary?

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When a task is difficult, we often use the phrase “like pulling teeth” to describe it. Nobody enjoys pulling teeth – not even dental professionals! Sometimes, though, nothing can be done to save a tooth. Damage, infections, and disease may make dental extractions necessary. Understanding such conditions can help you prevent them from occurring, allowing you to avoid a dental …

5 Ways to Improve Your Daily Dental Routine

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You probably already know that dentists recommend brushing twice a day and flossing daily. That’s accurate – but it’s also the bare minimum. If you’re eager to amp up your oral hygiene, try these five tips on for size:  Go Electric Electric toothbrushes are far more powerful than an old-school manual brush. They’re carefully designed to remove plaque and calcium …

Buying Guide for Toothbrushes

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Brush and floss every day! It’s something you hear for most of your life: from your dentist, from dental commercials, from your parents (hopefully!) We’ve all heard it before, but it bears repeating: regularly brushing your teeth is one of the single most beneficial things for your dental health. But not all toothbrushes are created equal, and these days they …

Wisdom Teeth: What’s the Big Deal?

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If you grow up in America with regular dental care, getting your wisdom teeth removed is a sort of rite of passage. Typically appearing around age 17-21, they’re known for causing pain and potential dental problems in the future. But for many patients, wisdom teeth may not cause any pain or do anything to make you acknowledge their presence. So …

The Truth About Seltzer: A Healthy Alternative?

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Just about everyone loves soda, even if they don’t drink it regularly. But over the past ten years, consumption has been steadily declining as concerns about its sugar content – among other things – steer people away from the sweet, fizzy beverages. Perhaps that gap between desire and responsibility is why seltzer water has exploded onto the scene. Multiple brands …

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 …