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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...

Dental Cleanings
... On one end of the scale, regular dental visits will clear the patient of any potential oral cancers, which are highly curable if caught early on...

Dental Cleanings with Regular Checkups Ensure Optimal Oral Health
... On one end of the scale, regular dental visits will clear the patient of any potential oral cancers, which are highly curable if caught early on...

Don't Neglect Your Regular Dental Cleanings
...Nighttime reflux disease and oral cancer also display symptoms in the mouth...

The Importance of Professional Dental Cleanings
... Additional benefits Besides removing harmful plaque and tartar, your dental hygienist performs several important services such as: Counting your teeth, noting their alignment and any defects or possible health issues Checking for oral cancer (a visual and tactile exam which your dentist will repeat with your dental examination) Taking digital X-rays when needed Looking for signs of periodontal disease (gum pockets which measure deeper than three millimeters are diagnostic for gum disease) Flossing and polishing your teeth Showing you ways to improve your home care You'll enjoy your cleaning Is that really possible...

Kicking the Tobacco Habit is Good for your Mouth
...Additionally, while we know smoking is also bad for our oral health, most don’t understand just how bad it is… More Than Just Stained Teeth   From its seemingly mild side effects (bad breath, tooth discoloration, buildup of plaque and tartar), to the more sinister (increased risk of oral cancer, loss of bone within the jaw, gum disease and any number of resulting complications) – tobacco is indeed an oral health risk...

How to Keep Your Oral Health in Good Shape
...We'll help you refine your at-home routine and check you for decay, gum disease, oral cancer and more...

Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers today and has one of the lowest survival rates, with thousands of new cases being reported each year...

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