Welcome to 2018! What are your New Year’s resolutions? If you’re like many people, then you may have decided to eat healthier, exercise more and generally try to take better care of yourself. That should include seeing the dentist regularly for exams and cleanings. But if just the thought of seeing the dentist sends chills down your spine, then you may have a tough time sticking to your resolution. You don’t have to worry though, because when you see a sedation dentist in Springfield you’ll be able to relax while important dental work is completed.
Olson Family Dental Blog
January 11, 2018
December 2, 2017
Research shows that up to 80 percent of American adults has some degree of gum disease. Unfortunately, the condition can have a genetic link. Therefore, if one or both of your parents have gum disease, then there’s a chance you will too. Nevertheless, the majority of cases result from poor oral hygiene. Regardless of the cause, periodontal therapy in Springfield can help you avoid the harmful consequences of gum disease.
November 3, 2017
Is there anything more heartwarming than your children’s smiles? Well yes actually—knowing that those smiles are healthy, too, should make parents feel good. You do a lot to make sure your children’s oral health is in top condition. Did you know that helping your children manage stress can be an important influence? Read on to learn more about how stress can impact a smile and what your family dentist in Springfield recommends.
May 11, 2017
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who are happy and willing to share their smile and those who are not. If you fall into the second category, then maybe it’s time to transform your smile with porcelain veneers.
March 17, 2017
Can you believe that we’re more than halfway through the month of March already? Life is just so busy that the days just seem to roll into weeks, and the weeks roll into months—you get the idea. But no matter how life gets, you owe it to yourself and your family to stay on track with six-month dental checkups. These regularly scheduled visits to see Springfield dentist Dr. Olson and his team can truly help prevent dental problems from developing.
February 13, 2017
Next to home oral hygiene, nothing is more important to the health of your family’s smiles than your family dentist in Springfield. When it comes to choosing a dentist for your family, it can be a bit of a challenge. There are many excellent options in the area, but not all will be the right fit for your family. Your family has specific oral health needs, which will constantly change over the years. You need a dentist who can meet these diversified needs while also making everyone in your family feel comfortable. At Olson Family Dental, we provide complete dental services while keeping patient comfort the center of our focus.
January 7, 2017
Cracked, broken, and severely damaged teeth don’t only make it harder to eat, they also make you think twice before starting a conversation. How often have you thought, “I hope they don’t notice my teeth.” One of the best ways to give you your peace of mind back is with a dental crown. They have been used for decades as a safe, effective, and reliable way to repair teeth. “That sounds great, but what is a crown?” you wonder. We’re sure you have plenty of questions, so today, Dr. Scott Olson, your dentist in Springfield, is going to answer 6 of your most common questions about dental crowns. (more…)
November 16, 2016
As you age, it is normal to begin to notice tooth discoloration. However, the rate and severity of discoloration is impacted by several factors, such as lifestyle habits, foods and drinks, and poor oral hygiene. When your smile starts to dull, many turn to over-the-counter whitening treatments to regain their confidence. However, these products are ineffective. To gain drastic results that last, you need professional teeth whitening in Springfield. At Olson Family Dental, we use the Zoom! Whitening System to reverse tooth discoloration for a bright, white smile.
October 31, 2016
It’s our favorite time of year here at Olson Family Dental. Haunted castle tours, trick or treating, and then Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. But you know what? All this celebration can really take a toll on your teeth and gums — and children are at a higher risk for developing cavities or infection this time of year. So how to keep your mouth healthy without sacrificing your fun holiday season? It’s simple with a few preventive steps from your Springfield dentist.
September 10, 2016
When you live with crooked or misaligned teeth, it’s always on your mind. It actually keeps some patients from smiling freely, and greatly reduces their confidence. You may have considered straightening your teeth, but the idea of wearing metal braces doesn’t excite you. Well, the good news is that there are other options and your Springfield dentist can help you smile again!