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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Knutson Family Dentistry
...We want to make sure your teeth stay healthy, function well and look great! Below are a few of the many services we offer:   Comprehensive Dental Exams Professional Cleanings Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy Restoration of Dental Implants Fluoride Treatments Sealants Laser Cavity Detection Tooth Colored Fillings Amalgam Fillings Porcelain Veneers Porcelain Crowns Gold Crowns Bridges Root Canals CEREC Same-Day Crowns Oral Cancer Screenings Orthodontic treatment (Invisalign) Removable Dentures TMJ/TMD Treatment Tooth Extractions BOTOX Take-Home Bleaching Trays ZOOM! In-House Whitening Patient-Controlled Heated Chairs Patient-Controlled Massage Chairs Emergency Dental Treatment We can treat a variety of traumatic dental injuries, including teeth that have been chipped, moved, or knocked out entirely...

TV Designer Nate Berkus Is Thankful for Childhood Preventive Dental Treatments
...“I'm grateful for having been given fluoride treatments and sealants as a child...

National Children's Dental Health Month
...(Ask your child's dentist or physician if you are considering using fluoride toothpaste before age 2...

Babies and Oral health
... For children less than two years of age, use only a light smear of fluoride toothpaste...

Dental Services Our Dentists Offer
...Fluoride treatment can also help restrengthen enamel and protect against cavities...

Join our Savings Plan
...00/Month Per Person $420/Yr Per Person ▶ 2 Annual Exams ▶ 2 Regular Cleanings ▶ 2 Fluoride Treatments ▶ 4 Bitewing X-Rays ▶ 10% Off Any Additional Services ▶ $500 Off Invisalign ▶ 3 Anterior X-rays Sign Up Now! Periodontal Maintenance $70...

Maintaining a White Smile
... Rinsing with Mouthwash: Aside from keeping your breath smelling fresher for longer, fluoride mouthwashes help protect teeth enamel...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... Preventing Cavities The best defense against cavities is good oral hygiene, including brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Fluorosis
Fluorosis is a condition in which your body has been exposed to too much fluoride...

Sensitive Teeth
... In some cases, desensitizing toothpaste, sealants, desensitizing ionization and filling materials including fluoride, and decreasing the intake of acid-containing foods can alleviate some of the pain associated with sensitive teeth...

What is Tooth Decay?
... Simple Preventative Measures The two best defenses against tooth decay and gum disease are a healthy, well-balanced diet and good oral hygiene, including daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Brushing
... Most dentists agree that brushing three times a day is the minimum; if you use a fluoride toothpaste in the morning and before bed at night, you can get away without using toothpaste during the middle of the day...

Fluoride Facts
For decades, fluoride has been held in high regard by the dental community as an important mineral that is absorbed into and strengthens tooth enamel, thereby helping to prevent decay of tooth structures...

Mouth Rinses
... In general, therapeutic rinses with fluoride have been shown to actually fight cavities, plaque and gingivitis...

Prevention Tips for Children
...Parents are advised to avoid fluoride toothpastes on children under the age of 2...

Nutrition and Your Teeth
...Fluoride supplements may be helpful if you live in a community without fluoridated water, but consult with our office first...

Introduction
...Does fluoride, in spite of everything we've been told since childhood, actually cause more harm than good...

Fluoride
For decades, fluoride has been held in high regard by the dental community as an important mineral that strengthens tooth enamel, which thereby helps to prevent decay of tooth structures...

The Preventive Program
... Use antiseptic and fluoride rinses as directed...

Fillings
...Glass ionomers can release a small amount of fluoride that help patients who are at high risk for decay...

Glossary
... back to top F Fluoride - Fluoride is often called nature’s cavity fighter and for good reason...

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