All about Cavities

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Cavities, or tooth decay, is the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth. It can be a problem for children, teens and adults. Plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack…

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

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  WHAT ARE WISDOM TEETH? Wisdom teeth are the third molars which develop in each quadrant of the mouth behind the other molars.  Wisdom teeth normally erupt between the ages of 17 and 25 years of age.  Dr. Ohlsson will assess if your wisdom teeth need to be extracted or remain in the mouth.  …

What is Bonding?

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What is bonding? Bonding is the application of applying tooth colored composite resin filling that is placed on the teeth.  Bonding is used to repair decayed, chipped, fractured, and discolored teeth.  It is primarily used for cosmetic purposes, such as improving the appearance of a chipped tooth, closing spaces between teeth, making teeth look longer,…

We’re Proud of our Patient!

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  One of our patients came in for their routine cleaning and exam.  During the exam it was discovered that the patient had hyperplasia oral mucosa, which is an enlargement of tissues due to certain stimulus.  If the stimulus is removed, the lesion will regress back to normal.   This patient was a smokeless tobacco…

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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    We would like to wish all of our Families, Friends, and Patients a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving! Our office will be closed for Thanksgiving and will reopen on Monday, December 2, 2013. -Dr. Ohlsson and Staff              

Brush, Floss, Rinse, Chew

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Greetings Friends!  October is National Dental Hygiene Month!   The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company proudly announce their fourth annual collaboration for October’s National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM). National Dental Hygiene Month, with the theme “Brush. Floss. Rinse. Chew.”, showcases the commitment of ADHA and Wrigley, the makers of…

Gum Disease

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If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone. Many adults in the U.S. currently have some form of the disease. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth…

FALL for SMILES

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        Greetings friends!  The following is a press release sent from Oral Health America for their Fall for Smiles Campaign.  We would like to help spread their word about the importance of oral health.  Please take a moment to read.     PRESS RELEASE September 1, 2013 FEWER AMERICANS TURNING TO DENTISTS…