added on: December 11, 2017
kiss under the mistletoe

Bad breath can be caused by any number of things. But it can be embarrassing, and gum or mints only go so far in covering it up. Instead of masking the issue, our dental office in Belle Fourche has a few tips on how to solve the problem once and… Read More…


added on: November 21, 2017
woman expresses thanks

Thanksgiving is day dedicated to giving thanks for all that we have in our lives. The typical thankful sentiments of life, health, family, and friends usually top the list. This Thanksgiving, the team at our Belle Fourche dental office wants to give you one more thing to be thankful for,… Read More…


added on: November 13, 2017
couple with the flu

‘Tis the season of sniffles and coughs, body aches and congestion. It’s officially the time of year when the flu can make for a miserable few days. But it doesn’t have to take its toll on you or your family. Our dental office in Belle Fourche is here to help… Read More…


added on: October 27, 2017
root canal model

A root canal tends to create a lot of apprehension and fear in many patients. After all, the treatment has had plenty of bad things said about it in the past, and its inaccurate reputation of being scary and incredibly painful has stuck with it throughout the years. However, the… Read More…


added on: October 12, 2017
Halloween treats

This Halloween season is just like any other — packed with costume preparations, decorating with ghosts and pumpkins, and preparing for a night of trick-or-treating. At our dental office in Belle Fourche, we love all the fun that Halloween brings to our patients and neighbors. But as you may have… Read More…


added on: September 25, 2017
workspace covered in snacks

Whether you work a typical 9 – 5, Monday through Friday job, or your schedule typically varies, the truth is Americans spend quite a bit of time at work each week. No matter what your job responsibilities are, several of the most common workplace habits can affect almost every type… Read More…


added on: September 13, 2017
woman with tooth pain

Most of us will experience the unpleasant sensation of tooth pain at least once in our lives. And as anyone who has had a toothache before will tell you, it’s pretty unbearable. Tooth pain is unlike any other kind of pain. It can come on suddenly and sometimes it seems… Read More…

Posted In: Oral Health

added on: August 29, 2017
woman wearing probiotics tshirt

Probiotic use is typically associated with digestive health and even as a “good bacteria” replacement after a round of antibiotics. But can probiotics also be beneficial for oral health? At our dental office in Belle Fourche, we’ve been hearing about some research that may show a positive correlation between certain… Read More…


added on: August 14, 2017
man gets dental cleaning

Twice a year (at least) you come to our dental office in Belle Fourche for your dental hygiene visit. During this appointment, we’re certainly focused on removing plaque, flossing diligently, and polishing your pearly whites. But what our patients may not know is that your bi-annual cleaning has a much… Read More…


added on: July 25, 2017
woman exercising

We all know that we should exercise regularly to keep our bodies healthy. At our dental office in Belle Fourche, we also know that exercising can be beneficial for our smiles. However, just like too much exercise or improper form can lead to injuries or trouble with overall health, we… Read More…


added on: July 10, 2017
woman and dentist examine x-ray

During your appointments at our Belle Fourche dental office, you may have heard your dental team talk about “occlusion”, and you may have thought to yourself, “What are they talking about?” Basically, occlusion is just a dentist’s way of describing the way your top teeth come in contact with your… Read More…


added on: June 26, 2017
woman sticking out tongue

Grab a mirror, open up, and say “ah” because we’re talking tongues today. Did you know the color and even the shape of your tongue can say a lot about what could be going on healthwise in the rest of your body? Our dental office in Belle Fourche (and your… Read More…


added on: June 15, 2017
rows of bottled water

These days, bottled water is everywhere. It’s one of our most common accessories when heading out the door to work, sending the kids to school, packing for a sporting event, or gearing up for outdoor activities. And we all know that staying hydrated becomes even more important this time of… Read More…


added on: May 18, 2017
young woman biting nails studying

Nail biting is a common habit that affects a number of Americans including an estimated 60% of kids, 45% of teenagers, and 30% of adults. While the likelihood of being a nail biter decreases as we get older, the truth is it is a habit that can be difficult to… Read More…


added on: May 10, 2017
young woman in dental chair looking up

Gum, or periodontal, charting is when your Belle Fourche dentist measures the pockets around each tooth to help evaluate oral health. It’s an important step in diagnosing gum disease and determining how advanced it may be. Periodontal charting can also assist your dental team in recommending an appropriate treatment plan…. Read More…


added on: April 26, 2017
chewing tobacco

April is recognized as Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and while many people know the risks associated with smoking tobacco, the team at our dental office in Belle Fourche want to make sure our patients and neighbors know that just because smokeless tobacco is, well, smokeless, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have… Read More…


added on: April 7, 2017
frenectomy

At our dental office in Belle Fourche, we know our patients have questions about all things related to their oral health and the appearance of their smiles. Frenectomies are no different. What exactly is a frenectomy? Why would we ever recommend one? Can it really be beneficial? Not to worry,… Read More…


added on: March 20, 2017
wisdom

Getting your wisdom teeth taken out is such a common procedure that over 90% of Americans undergo the surgery. But why is it important that these late-blooming teeth come out? Can’t they just stay in there? Well, sometimes they can, but if it’s recommended that they be removed, it’s to… Read More…


added on: March 8, 2017
sensitive

Having sensitive teeth can be incredibly uncomfortable and painful, especially while eating and drinking hot or cold treats. At our Belle Fourche dental office, we understand how tooth sensitivity can keep you from enjoying your favorite foods and beverages, and we don’t want anyone to experience the pain and burden… Read More…


added on: February 23, 2017
biting

Cheek biting is a common habit and is actually very similar to nail biting. Typically brought on by stress or when nervous, biting the inside of the cheek — or the lips or tongue — can be painful, and in certain cases, concerning for the dental team at our Belle… Read More…


added on: February 13, 2017
reduce sugar

It’s probably no surprise that the team members at our dental office in Belle Fourche aren’t big fans of sugar. Too much of the sweet stuff can seriously compromise your oral health, and we’d rather see your pearly whites happy and healthy. That’s one reason why we encourage all of… Read More…


added on: January 23, 2017
pet teeth

At our dental office in Belle Fourche, we have a soft spot for fuzzy animals. Which is why we think it’s important to talk about dental care for pets. Dental care for our furry family members is just as important as dental care for humans. And while we don’t accept… Read More…

Posted In: Dental Hygiene

added on: January 13, 2017
mouthwash

The oral care aisle at your local supermarket is flooded with a rainbow of mouthwash choices and flavors. But what do they all mean? Can there be a right mouthwash for each individual need? At our dental office in Belle Fourche, we think so, and we’re here to explain several… Read More…

Posted In: Dental Hygiene

added on: December 23, 2016
baking soda

Baking soda is advertised as a multi-purpose household staple that can be used to mask smells, brighten your clothes, and yes, even whiten your teeth. While we can’t speak on its effectiveness in any other form, our dental office in Belle Fourche can support the claim that baking soda can,… Read More…

Posted In: Cosmetic Dentistry

added on: December 13, 2016
aging

Your smile can say a lot of things about you — you’re happy, you’re confident, you’re professional, you’re… old? Nobody wants people to think that, but the unfortunate truth is, your smile may be aging you in the eyes of others. At our dental office in Belle Fourche, we hear… Read More…

Posted In: Cosmetic Dentistry

added on: November 22, 2016
diabetes

Did you know that an estimated 30 million Americans are living with diabetes? At our Belle Fourche dental office, we have helped patients of all ages diagnosed with diabetes maintain their oral health. This is important because diabetes can leave you more susceptible to other issues such as periodontal (gum)… Read More…


added on: November 8, 2016
dementia

According to a recent study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, there is a chance people with poor oral hygiene or elevated gum (or periodontal) disease could possibly be at greater risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. At our Belle Fourche dental office, we always stress the importance of… Read More…


added on: October 20, 2016
implant

Don’t let your spooky smile fit in with the Halloween decor this month! Our dental office in Belle Fourche wants to help you say farewell to a dead or missing tooth thanks to the help of a dental implant… or implants if you’re missing more than one tooth. Implants are… Read More…

Posted In: Implant Dentistry

added on: October 7, 2016
hygienist

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and at our dental office in Belle Fourche, we’re dedicating this blog to hygienists and celebrating the variety of services they provide to patients on a daily basis. Let’s take a look at some of the things hygienists do and how they become qualified to… Read More…

Posted In: Dental Hygiene

Dental Implants at Jackson Dental May be the Answer

added on: August 13, 2016
Options for Missing Teeth - Implants

We see so many patients who are missing teeth. Some teeth are lost in accidents. Some teeth become severely damaged or infected and need to be pulled. Other teeth have been missing since birth. Whatever reason your teeth are missing, we know that they can lead to total smile loss… Read More…


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