Chronic Dry Mouth Facts

Chronic dry mouth occurs when your mouth experiences a lack of saliva. For a better understanding of why this is harmful and how to combat it, read below: - Saliva is important for your oral health because it neutralizes acids on your teeth, washes away harmful bacteria, and helps keep... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Molars

Your back teeth have an important job to do. They are the teeth that grind and chew your food so that you can swallow and digest it. To get the job done, your back teeth, known as molars and premolars come equipped with ridges, known as cusps, which do the... Read more »

How Oral Piercings May Affect Your Dental Health

What is an oral piercing, exactly? It refers to any piercing of the tongue, lips or cheek. Over the years, these have become a form of self-expression and fashionable in some social circles. If you are considering a piercing in or around your mouth, you should know the full scoop... Read more »

Using Dental Crowns to Save Your Smile

Things can happen to your teeth. You may sustain a trauma to your mouth that results in a severely damaged tooth. You may have a cavity that has affected a large part of your tooth, repeated dental work on a tooth. Or a large filling may have made your tooth... Read more »

Talk With Your Dentist About Dental Implants

There are different options for replacing missing teeth. Dentures and bridges serve many people well, but some patients opt for dental implants. While dental implants are effective and popular, there are some things that you should consider before moving ahead. You should have a discussion with our dentist, Dr. Michael... Read more »

Dental Veneers and Your Smile

If you want to improve the look of your teeth, you may want to consider dental veneers. Veneers enhance your smile, and are a great alternative to replacing your teeth. Dental veneers are crafted and fashioned with aesthetic beauty, comfort, and durability in mind. They are custom designed from a... Read more »

Oral Emergencies and Its Effect on Your Dental Health

Preparing for oral emergencies is often as critical as the actual treatment is if the worst should ever take place. Even though trivial accidents such as biting your lip may seem inconsequential, they can potentially have lasting effects on your smile and could lead to infections if not addressed quickly.... Read more »

The Facts About Laser Dentistry

Are you ready to take your smile to the next level? If so, advanced cleaning and preparation procedures such as laser dentistry are certainly the wave of the future. It's never too early to think about what laser dentistry can do for you, including the following: - Lasers can safely... Read more »

Oral Cancer is Dangerous

Oral cancer is not something to take lightly. Cancer in any place on or in your body can oftentimes be fatal, especially when ignored and not addressed. That is why our team here at Ling Family Dentistry in Blaine, Minnesota, wants to provide you with some basic information on oral... Read more »

Know the Basics of Teething

Teething is an entirely natural process that occurs when teeth begin to break the surface of the gums, known as tooth eruption. However, teething can be painful and discomforting for children, so treatments to help relax and ease the pain should be used. Know the basics of teething. Here are... Read more »