Send Students off with a Healthy Smile

There’s no way to describe the beginning of a new school year but “busy.” Depending on the number of students in your household, busy may feel like an understatement. From shopping for clothing and other gear to trying out or starting practice sessions for a sport or other extracurricular activity, students have a lot on […]

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Teeth Cleanings Shakopee, MN

Give your Smile the Very Best

Oral care is old hat. We’ve all been doing it since childhood. That’s a lot of time to spend with a toothbrush in hand! Coupled with the daily ritual of brushing and flossing, we all also know that routine checkups and cleanings are important. From a young age, we’ve been taken to (or have taken […]

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A Makeover Made for You

Millions of people dream of making over their smile. Issues such as gaps and chips, discoloration or odd sizing can make it difficult to want to smile. Hiding the smile is detrimental on so many levels. First, we need to smile. We were made to smile! This act releases endorphins that lift our mood! Second, […]

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Invisalign Shakopee, MN

Invisalign: The Nitty Gritty

Invisalign was popular the moment manufacturers released a way for people to get straighter teeth without braces. Even in the early years of treatment, when the aligner system was perceived as a cosmetic enhancement only, adults rushed to their dentist to see how they could improve the appearance of their smile. Since that time, we […]

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Know Before You Go

Summer is finally here! We know what that means. Countless of families from our area will be heading out. Hitting the open road. Hopping a flight. Riding the rails. Summertime provides a great opportunity for travel. Even if the months ahead don’t hold a lengthy vacation for you, there may be plenty of nice, long […]

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Cosmetic Dentistry: It’s All About You

At O’Brien Dental Care, we love seeing what is possible with good dental care. Whether the goal is prevention or restoration or enhancement, we believe in centering the performance of treatment around you. It is your smile, after all! By law, cosmetic dental treatments may be conducted in a general dental office. One does not […]

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For Straighter Teeth, You Just Need A Few Simple Answers

Many of the patients we meet express an interest in straightening their teeth. A good number of them are adults. When you think about it, the standard of care, braces, has historically been perceived as something one did in their teenage years; or, rather, something their parents made them do. As an adult, one can […]

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Tooth Decay May Not Be Your Biggest Concern

Historically, what people have feared about seeing the dentist is to hear that they have a cavity or two. In the last several decades, the focus of dental care has seemingly revolved around preventing, detecting, and treating cavities, and then gum disease, or the two together. In any case, more extensive treatments like root canal therapy […]

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Too White: Is that a Thing?

White teeth. We all love them, even if we don’t think about this fact on a routine basis. Just think of how you respond to people with bright smiles. Think of how you feel when you look at your smile. If your teeth are radiating your personality, you feel satisfied and confident. If they are […]

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