Dental Emergency Basics

Do you know what to do if you crack a tooth, mess up your braces, or wake up with a toothache? Find out below: Toothaches Toothaches can be irritating, distracting, or excruciating. If you’re suffering from a toothache, take the following steps. Carefully clean your mouth. Rinse with warm water. Then brush gently and floss […]

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Which Teeth Whitening Solution Is Right For You?

There are a lot of things you can do to keep your teeth healthy and white on your own. You can avoid beverages that stain your teeth such as coffee and red wine, you can use whitening toothpastes, and you can brush and floss regularly.   If however, these good habits aren’t enough to keep […]

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Dental Services for Shakopee Area Residents

At O’Brien Dental Care, we believe that all our patients should be kept well informed about the high quality procedures available to them. Residents of the Shakopee, MN area can view our website for a detailed explanation of the professional dental services we provide. Serving the residents of the Shakopee area, O’Brien Dental Care provides […]

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The Basics of Brushing and Flossing

Everyone assumes they know the basics of personal dental hygiene. But as the keepers of your dental health, we have a vested interest in the health or your mouth. So let’s take just a minute and revisit these two foundations of good oral care — brushing and flossing. Brushing Spending the time to brush your […]

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Solve the Mystery of What Is Causing Your Toothache

One morning you wake up to a deep pain in your tooth. But what is causing the ache? You’ve been brushing and flossing regularly, so you’re pretty sure it’s not decay, disease, or infection. But your tooth definitely hurts. While you should go see a dentist if the pain continues for more than a few […]

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Be the Boss of Your Floss with these Special Tools

If you’re a normal person, chances are when the dentist asks you if you’ve been flossing, your mouth turns up into an awkward, sheepish grin—awkward, because your mouth is full of dental tools; sheepish, because you’re terrible at flossing. Whether you find flossing tedious or uncomfortable, whether you skip due to spite or forgetfulness, something […]

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Pain

If you have ever had a toothache from a cavity, a broken tooth, or maybe a dental abscess then you know the pain that can be associated with it. You need a dentist and you need one soon! Dr. O’Brien is there for you. The goal of the dental team is to prevent any further […]

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Why You Should Get Composite Dental Fillings

When you use composite fillings rather than the old metal amalgam fillings, you are able to restore your tooth to its natural color. While amalgam would leave a metallic look and potentially discolor surrounding teeth, composite fillings are able to matched your original tooth color. There are very few drawbacks to a composite filling over […]

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Why Should You Choose Invisalign?

Although many adults wish for straighter teeth, they can’t imagine wearing metal braces. Now, Invisalign makes it possible for you to get your teeth straightened without all the wires and brackets. Invisalign is nearly impossible to see. Most people will not be able to tell you are wearing the thin, clear, plastic trays. If you […]

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dental work that focuses on the appearance of your teeth. Through cosmetic dentistry, we can resolve minor or major flaws. Cosmetic dentistry solutions include Specialty dentures Treating uneven or excessive gums Teeth whitening/bleaching Replacement of lost gum tissue Cosmetic fillings More people are choosing cosmetic dentistry than ever before. […]

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