Whether you’ve already got plans for Valentine’s Day or don’t even consider it to really be a holiday, Feb. 14 is still a nice excuse to do something nice for yourself. And if you’re looking to give your smile the VIP treatment this month, Lakeside Dentistry has everything you need to show your smile that you care.
Our office is proud to offer a wide variety of dental services in a comfortable setting — complete with a placid, lakeside view! From routine checkups to dental implants and everything in between, you’ll love the high-quality, personalized care our team provides.
Read on for ways Lakeside Dentistry can help you love your smile this Valentine’s Day. Then, if you’re looking for excellent dental care in Rochester, MN, give us a call at 507-316-6444 to schedule an appointment.
1. Whiten Your Smile While Working Toward A Brighter Tomorrow.
At Lakeside Dentistry, we want you to be able to do something nice for your smile and in doing so do something nice for your community. Patients love that we can help them remove years of dental stains in less than an hour. But they also love that proceeds from our professional teeth whitening treatments go to local non-profit organizations such as Quarry Hill Nature Center and Von Wald Group Home, a residential facility for at-risk youth.
You can choose from Opalescence in-office treatments, which are perfect for those who want a dramatic transformation without the wait, as well as take-home whitening trays. No matter which one you choose, rest assured that the treatment will be more effective and more comfortable than over-the-counter teeth bleaching products.
2. Commit To Routine Checkups And Cleanings.
Want to let your smile know you’re in it for the long haul? Routine checkups and professional cleanings help prevent dental health complications like tooth decay and gum disease.
And when you come in for your first appointment at Lakeside Dentistry, we want to make sure our relationship with you gets off to a great start. Your roughly 2-hour visit will include a comprehensive exam, in which we get to know you and your medical and dental histories. We’ll talk with you about your smile goals, conduct an oral cancer screening, and then perform a thorough, hour-long cleaning to ensure that your teeth look and feel great.
After that, you’ll just come in every six months to make sure everything’s on track with your oral health!
3. Complete Your Smile By Replacing Missing Teeth
If you’re living with missing teeth, there’s probably a lot you’ve missed out on — from nice steak dinners to simple things like laughing while in public. Filling in your smile gaps is one of the most efficient ways to improve your oral health and boost your confidence at the same time.
At Lakeside Dentistry, we offer a wide range of teeth replacement options and can help you find the one that best fits your needs. If you’re missing a single tooth, we might recommend a dental implant restored with a dental crown. By replacing both the root and visible portion of the missing tooth, you’ll end up with a prosthetic that looks, feels, and functions like a real tooth.
If you’re missing a series or even all of your teeth, we’re able to provide everything from dentures to dental implant solutions (including dental implant dentures!). To find out which option is best for you, give us a call and set up a consultation with one of our caring dentists.
4. Love Your Gums.
In addition to February being the month of Valentine’s Day, it’s also Gum Disease Awareness Month. So, why not love your smile by loving your gums? They are, after all, the foundation of a beautiful smile!
The simplest thing you can do for your gums is floss once a day, as recommended by the American Dental Association. The goal of flossing is to remove food particles and plaque from the area along your gumline, as well as any pesky debris stuck between teeth. That’s because if food particles are not removed, they break down into sugars that turn into a feeding ground for bacteria. This bacteria causes plaque and infection of the gums, which is called gingivitis.
Gingivitis is usually marked by swelling or reddening of the gums. Watch out for these signs. They’re easy to miss — which can lead to a more aggressive form of gum disease. But gingivitis is also easily cured with deep cleaning treatments.
At Lakeside Dentistry, we offer non-surgical gum disease treatments that utilize a high-tech ultrasonic scaler. This instrument is more effective and more gentle at removing bacteria than traditional hand tools.
5. Find A Dentist You Trust.
Finding a dentist you love makes caring for your teeth easier and more enjoyable! If you’re looking for a new “dental home,” we encourage you to check out Lakeside Dentistry. Our philosophy is that we’ll treat you like family; we won’t recommend treatments to you that we wouldn’t recommend to our parents or siblings!