5 Simple Ways To Avoid A Cracked Tooth

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Cracked teeth can be painful, unattractive, and costly to repair. In this post from Destination Dentistry in Custer SD, we present an easy-to-follow list of tips to keep your teeth whole and your dental health strong.

1. We have to state the obvious: don’t chew on hard things. Mind-blowing, right? People should steer clear of ice, hard candies, hard nuts, popcorn, and beef jerky. Also be careful with pitted fruits—that peach may be soft but if you bite hard into the stone, you could damage a tooth.

2. It is critical to protect your teeth while engaging in any physical activity where your mouth can be hit. If you enjoy pick-up basketball games, indoor soccer leagues, rec center flag football, and many other activities, you should be using a well-fitting mouth protector.

3. Don’t use your teeth as a tool. Use scissors to open a string cheese or rip the price tag off a new piece of clothing with your teeth. Use a nutcracker for nuts. A quality dental crown can cost hundreds of dollars.

4. Most people know that grinding your teeth is detrimental, but did you know that it can lead to a cracked tooth? If you know or suspect that you are a tooth grinder, speak with your dentist so you can address the problem with stress reduction techniques and/or a mouth guard. Chronic head or jaw pain can be caused by teeth grinding.

5. Lastly, make sure that you visit us regularly for check-ups and cleanings. We can alert you to conditions that might predispose you to cracked teeth, such as having an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth. Your dentist may also discover tiny cracks you aren’t aware of. These cracks can then be repaired before further damage or decay occurs.

If you already have a cracked tooth, never fear! Treatment is available for cracks small and large. Call Destination Dentistry in Custer SD. We provide restorative dentistry and emergency dental care, and are committed to the dental health of each of our patients. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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3 Smart Smile Solutions

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In this blog post from Destination Dentistry in Custer SD, we focus on three innovative procedures used in cosmetic dentistry smile makeovers.

1. Dental Implants
Dental implants are altering the face of dentistry. For most patients, a dental implant is the ideal solution for a missing tooth. A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root of a tooth that has been extracted. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post.

When the final crown is affixed, the dental implant is indistinguishable from a natural tooth. Dental implants have many vital advantages over dental bridges.

2. Clear Braces
Clear braces allow you to straighten your teeth discreetly because it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn. They can be removed at mealtime, and when you brush your teeth. We offer clear braces from Invisalign.

3. White Fillings
If you had tooth decay in the past, you may have old amalgam fillings. White fillings match your surrounding teeth, dramatically enhancing your smile without crowns.

Destination Dentistry in Custer SD provides a full range of cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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Afraid Of The Dentist? Sedation Dentistry Can Help

Afraid of the Dentist? Your Custer Sedation Dentist Can HelpIf you’re among the millions of Americans who experience anxiety, or even outright fear, at the thought of going to the dentist, sedation dentistry from Destination Dentistry in Custer SD may be just what you need.

Up to twenty percent of the American population put off dental treatment, or avoid it entirely, due to anxiety. And it isn’t just Americans; it seems to be a universal issue.

Dental phobia is a more extreme condition. People with dental phobia are panic-stricken at the thought of seeing the dentist. To make matters worse, they’re usually aware that their fears are irrational, but are still unable to get to the dentist’s office. It’s what psychologists classify as avoidance behavior: they do whatever they have to do to keep from going to the dentist.

If this sounds like you, or someone you love, then you know how serious it is. People who can’t bring themselves to see the dentist are putting their dental health at risk, and that’s a pretty big deal.

At Destination Dentistry, we offer several levels of sedation dentistry that are usually enough to get patients through their appointments.

  • Nitrous oxide. Known popularly as laughing gas, nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a century. It is safe an effective, and works by putting the patient in a relaxed, euphoric state.
  • Oral conscious sedation. This involves taking a sedative an hour or so before your appointment. It won’t make you sleep. You’re able to respond to questions, but are largely unaware of what’s going on around you.

Ignoring your dental health can be dangerous. If you or a loved one would benefit from sedation dentistry, call us at Destination Dentistry in Custer SD to schedule a consultation. We provide a full range of family dentistry services.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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Want To Perk Up Your Smile?

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To whiten your smile with professional teeth whitening, all you need to do is pick up the phone and make an appointment with Destination Dentistry in Custer SD.

A Smile You Want to Show Off

A whiter smile can change your life dramatically. Many of our patients feel more confident in personal and professional settings with their new, whiter smiles. White teeth brighten your smile and give you a reason to show them off. Who wouldn’t like another reason to smile?

We can help you lighten your teeth through a number of solutions that range in cost. The least costly teeth whitening treatments are those that you can do yourself at home. The quickest and easiest are the in-office professional teeth whitening treatments.

More Problems? We Have Solutions

Perhaps your teeth have additional issues besides dull color. Cosmetic dentistry can help you with all types of issues including chipped teeth, crooked teeth, uneven gumline, and even missing teeth.

Destination Dentistry in Custer SD offers unparalleled professional teeth whitening. To learn more, schedule a consultation with us today.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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Artistic Smile Masterpieces At Destination Dentistry

Artistic Smile Masterpieces At Destination Dentistry

Many people want to reinvent themselves in at least one facet of their life. Some train for a new career. Others have made a healthy lifestyle a priority by making better food choices and working out on a regular basis. At Destination Dentistry in Custer SD, we skillfully use advanced cosmetic dentistry to transform lucky patients with complete smile makeovers.

A comprehensive smile redesign involves more than applying four or six porcelain veneers to the upper front teeth. Though veneers can dramatically improve a smile, a complete smile makeover is a total smile transformation.

At Destination Dentistry, we evaluate the condition, size, shape, alignment, and color of the teeth. These elements are created, meticulously refined, and integrated in perfect harmony. The cosmetic dental treatments we use are dental crowns and bridges, inlays/onlays, short term braces, cosmetic bonding, crown lengthening, gum contouring, teeth whitening, and dental implants.

If you have a vision for your smile, it can become a reality at Destination Dentistry in Custer SD. We provide a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, plus family dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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A Teenage Smile Without The Metal

No One Will Know You Are Wearing Braces In Custer

Many adults want to look younger by straightening their teeth. But the idea of having a mouthful of obtrusive, teenager-style metal braces is not exactly what they had in mind. We have a solution for that, at Destination Dentistry in Custer SD.

There are new, discrete straightening techniques now available for people of all ages. Customized clear braces that are worn over teeth like an athlete’s mouth guard are now available.

Your busy lifestyle will not be hampered because invisible braces are so straightforward and convenient. Since the aligners are removable, you can eat anything you want. Caring for your teeth will not become cumbersome. When you smile, nobody will know that your teeth are gently being aligned.

Modern orthodontia and cosmetic dentistry truly works miracles to create younger, more vibrant smiles. If you have delayed orthodontic treatment because of the perceived inconvenience of traditional metal braces, we hope this post has provided important details that will help you make an informed determination.

Call us at Destination Dentistry in Custer SD to find out more about Invisalign clear braces. We also provide family dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

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Are yellowing teeth getting you down? If so, you’re not alone! Some of the most common concerns of our Custer SD dental patients pertain to cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening.

Because many dental products such as toothpastes and mouthwashes say they can lighten your teeth, it’s natural to be curious about whether they live up to the promise. We’ll address the issue here.

Whitening toothpastes work by adding chemical agents that gently polish and whiten teeth. However, they only work on stains that are on the surface of the teeth. This generally results in whitening by roughly one shade.

On the other hand, professional-grade teeth whitening can brighten your teeth anywhere from three to eight shades. That is quite a difference!

Once you see the dramatic changes that can happen with in-office whitening, why not go for the whole smile makeover? Using innovative cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, crowns, inlays, braces, dental implants, bonding, gum contouring, we can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

At Destination Dentistry in Custer SD, we provide professional teeth whitening, one of the many cosmetic dentistry services we make available every day. Call us to schedule a consultation and find out more.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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Been A While Since You Had Your Teeth Cleaned?

Custer Tooth WhiteningAt Destination Dentistry in Custer SD, we provide comprehensive  dentistry for patients in Custer and surrounding communities. Our team of skilled hygienists, dental assistants, and administrative staff exceed our patients’ expectations. At Destination Dentistry, we understand the value of a healthy and beautiful smile.

We are passionate about providing each patient with personalized care, and strongly recommend you have a cleaning and checkup with us every six months. Coupled with your home dental health routine, this is the best way to keep your smile in excellent condition.

No one really likes having their teeth cleaned: having sharp objects in their mouths, scraping and poking. We get that. But these procedures not only keep your smile healthy, they can detect any issues you might have. As with most things, early treatment is best.

At Destination Dentistry in Custer SD, we provide cleanings and checkups as part of our family dentistry. We also offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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Gum Disease And Tooth Loss

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Do you know that the most common cause of tooth loss among adults is gum disease? The good news is that gum disease is easy to treat at Destination Dentistry in Custer SD, if it is detected in the early stages.

Regular check-ups are essential, but there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone should be looking for.

1. Gums that bleed frequently

2. Gums that are tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed

3. A bite that changes suddenly so that your teeth don’t seem to fit together correctly

4. Detached gums

5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

6. Loose or separating teeth

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to us right away. Since plaque causes gum disease, removing plaque through regular brushing and flossing is the key to healthy gums.

At Destination Dentistry in Custer SD, we take pride in caring for our patients and want them to have healthy, beautiful smiles they can be proud of. We treat gum disease, and provide family dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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What Can Veneers Do For Your Smile?

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Hello, and welcome to the blog of Destination Dentistry in Custer SD. In this post we are taking the time to answer a common question that many dental patients have. The question is, “What exactly are porcelain veneers and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”

Veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Unlike a dental crown which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part of the tooth. They are usually used to correct teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.

If you visit your dentist for veneers, he or she will first make a model of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to fabricate the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit.

Since a very thin layer of the tooth enamel is removed to affix the veneer, the procedure is usually irreversible.

Destination Dentistry in Custer SD offers all the care you need to achieve a  smile. We provide both conventional porcelain and prepless veneers. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

 

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  • I had good dental care when I lived in Aberdeen and was surprised to find that when I moved to Custer, a far smaller town, I would receive the best dental care I ever had. On top of that, the whole DD crew is friendly and outgoing.
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  • I, very much enjoyed my visit to the dentist. The office seemed more tranquil than usual. The hygienist and the dentist demonstrated a high level of courtesy and knowledge while making me feel very comfortable and relaxed.
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  • …I had no discomfort (with the laser). Yes, an awareness of ’something done’, but no pain what so ever! You did a good job Doc. If anyone wants to ask me, I’ll tell them. It’s time for the old Bard Parker blade to be relegated to the history file. Thank you for your skills.
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