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These Fargo Dentist Reviews Say It All

Reviews and Recommendations are important when looking for a dentist. These reviews make it clear why South University Dental has been the highest rated Fargo Dentist for years.

COVID-19 Update: October 19, 2020

As we all continue to try and operate during these challenging times we wanted to give you an update on what we are doing to keep all our patients and team members safe at South University Dental Associates.

I just chipped a tooth. Now what do I do?

Though typically strong, stable, and sturdy enough to hold up to decades of chewing foods of varied consistencies, there are occasions when something happens and a tooth simply can’t withstand the pressure.

How long should I brush my teeth?

Divide your mouth up into four quadrants (upper right, upper left, lower right, lower left) and brush for 30 seconds in each quadrant. Not only will this help you brush for the correct duration, it also ensures you are giving all teeth equal attention.

What is a Dental Crown?

Despite the strength of our teeth, they do have susceptibility. Accidental breaking, chipping, cracking, and cavities can deteriorate the structure of a tooth to the point where support is needed in the form of a crown when a filling won’t suffice.

Top Reasons People Choose Veneers

There are many ways to transform your smile from ‘blah’ to ‘brilliant’. One option patients often choose over fillings or crowns is veneers.

What is pH in your Mouth and How Does it Affect Acidity?

While acidic foods can have a negative effect on teeth, the key is that you don’t let foods and drinks that are low on the pH scale linger too long in your mouth. With a consistent routine of brushing and flossing, your incisors, canines and molars can safely advance to the next meal.

Why do the bristles on my toothbrush bend out?

Does your toothbrush typically look like it’s having a bad hair day? Are the bristles bending out in all directions? If your answer is yes, you may need to make an adjustment to your brushing style.

What are the benefits of flossing?

A consistent flossing routine is vital for anyone aspiring to maintain long-term dental health. Flossing gives your a teeth a more clean feeling and removes plaque and food particles that can cause long-term damage.

What Effect Can Highly Acidic Foods or Beverages Have on Your Teeth?

Although there's no way to replace the lost tooth enamel, South University Dental Associates provides restorative services to treat acid erosion. If you're experiencing tooth sensitivity, yellowing of the teeth, or any other symptom of acid wear, a quality dentist is just a phone call away.

How long should my toothbrush last?

The only drawback is we often step up to the sink and forget to evaluate the condition of our toothbrush. If you've been on auto-pilot with the same toothbrush for a while, the findings can be a little alarming.

6 Steps to Prevent Receding Gums

With your daily brushing and flossing at home and your regular checkups at the dentist, your goal is protecting your teeth from decay and discoloration. But there’s another risk that most people overlook: receding gums. The good news is your daily brushing/flossing routine helps defend against gum recession, but the team at South University Dental Associates wants you to know there’s more you can do to prevent receding gums.

What does a dental filling do?

The only thing worse than having a cavity is letting it go unfilled. This can lead to much of the tooth being destroyed, making a crown necessary. In severe cases, an expensive root canal is the only option, to salvage the tooth.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Assuming you eat three meals per day, that equals 1095 meals per year (snacking not included). Add that up over the course of your lifetime and that’s a lot of chewing. Thankfully, our teeth are anchored in strong bones that, if cared for properly, will endure for the long haul.

Three Things To Do for Healthier Teeth This year

Put your floss in the shower. When it comes to brushing, it’s easy to make excuses. Perhaps you’ve heard yourself say, “I don’t have time to,” or “I always forget.”

How is Periodontal Disease Diagnosed?

When periodontal disease is caught in early stages, there is often no permanent damage done to the supporting structures under your teeth. In this case, a simple professional cleaning may be enough to eliminate the issue.

Can medications affect the health of my teeth?

There are hundreds of medications that have dry mouth as a potential side effect. This can directly impact the health of your teeth due to the limitation of saliva this causes. When saliva cannot flow freely, its infection-fighting powers are not readily available.

What are dental fillings made of?

There are two types of common filling materials: Composite/Resin and Amalgam/Silver. Cavities (also known as caries) must be filled with a restorative material to preserve the tooth.