Patient Education

Online Dental Education Library

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
... Whether you’re interested in an oral hygiene visit or you have a dental emergency, we strive to deliver the best dental care...

New Patients
...  If you are scheduled for an oral hygiene visit, one of our hygienists will clean and polish your teeth as well as take x-rays...

Preventative At Home Care
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         At Knutson Family Dentistry we are committed to great oral health and and teaching our patients the importance of healthy oral hygiene habits...

Gum Disease and Oral Health
...Gingivitis is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene...

Babies and Oral health
Good oral hygiene habits early in life can lead to lifelong oral health...

Dental Cleanings
...    Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well...

Dental Cleanings with Regular Checkups Ensure Optimal Oral Health
...    Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well...

What is Causing My Dental Stains?
... While good oral hygiene is definitely a vital component to a healthy smile, there are certain things only your dentist can do to give you the brighter smile you want...

Don't Neglect Your Regular Dental Cleanings
... Better Oral Health Even when you maintain good oral hygiene habits at home, regular dental cleanings make it possible to achieve a more thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums...

Promotions & Events
...Matt Knutson with one of the five kindergarten classes that visited our office to learn all about how to have good oral hygiene!  Pictured above is Will M...

Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits?
...However, some oral hygiene routines may just not be enough to keep teeth decay and gum disease in check...

Knutson Family Dentistry
... They are Durable If you maintain good oral hygiene there is no reason that a tooth-colored filling won’t for years...

Signs That You May Have Periodontal Disease
...Genetics and family history, your lifestyle, and your oral hygiene routines and habits are all good predictors of your general oral health...

Maintaining a White Smile
... Essential Oral Hygiene Habits Professionally done teeth whitening is not an assurance that your teeth will not become discolored or stained...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...If your bad breath persists even after good oral hygiene, there are special products your dentist may prescribe, including Zytex, which is a combination of zinc chloride, thymol and eucalyptus oil that neutralizes the sulfur compounds and kills the bacteria that causes them...

Canker/Cold Sores
...A healthy diet and good oral hygiene are usually the best remedy, but some special rinses and anesthetics can help...

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

Diabetes
... As with any condition, good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing and rinsing, as well as the proper diabetic diet, will go a long way in preventing needless problems...

Dry Mouth
...Of course, there is no substitute for regular checkups and good oral hygiene...

Oral Cancer
...Maintaining good oral hygiene, and regular dental checkups, are highly recommended...

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...

Seniors and Oral Health
... In fact, there's usually no reason for you NOT to keep your teeth your entire life, providing you maintain a healthy balanced diet and practice good oral hygiene...

Braces (Orthodontia)
... Daily oral hygiene such as brushing, flossing and rinsing are a necessity...

Flap Surgery
... A pocket reduction procedure is recommended if daily at-home oral hygiene and a professional care routine cannot effectively reach these deep pockets...

Implants
...In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene...

The Preventive Program
...At the initial visit oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits...

Medication and Heart Disease
...That’s why it’s critical to practice good oral hygiene to keep infections at bay—this includes a daily regimen of brushing, flossing and rinsing...

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