Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

February 13th, 2018

Nicknamed for the fact that they come into your mouth and your life by the time you are mature and supposedly “wise”, wisdom teeth are simply the last set of molars that grow furthest back in your mouth. If you’re experiencing some specific pain in your gums and jaw, you may be wondering if you […]

Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay

January 27th, 2018

A trip to the dentist should be a pleasant experience. That’s what we want for our kids: happy associations with that twice annual visit to Dr. Buck. Nothing ruins the good feeling at a dental visit faster than the dreaded words, “I found a cavity.” A cavity in a baby tooth is bad news, but […]

Can Dry Socket be Deadly?

January 13th, 2018

The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful complication after a routine treatment like an extraction, but it can be avoided if you’re careful, and it definitely won’t kill you. Read more below from Gwinn dentist, Dr. Buck, on what a dry socket […]

Ice Cravings – A Sign of Something Worse?

December 27th, 2017

We all know someone who asks for extra ice just so they can chew on it. And we’ve probably all heard that chewing ice is not healthy for your teeth. So what’s the truth? Is it best to put a stop to ice chewing? Absolutely, and for more reasons than most people are aware of. […]

Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, and Implants: The Facts

December 13th, 2017

There are lots of ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at Northern Trails Dental Care talking about implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, but have you ever wondered what they are and how they work? Dr. Buck knows that folks in Gwinn like to be informed, so think […]

The Story of Caries Prevention

November 27th, 2017

If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that Gwinn teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Buck is […]

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums

November 13th, 2017

One of the most common and destructive myths about dental hygiene is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Buck would like everyone in Gwinn to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums- should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch it? The […]

How to Clean Teeth Like a Dentist

October 27th, 2017

Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your Gwinn smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Dr. Gwen Buck and the expert hygienists at Northern Trails Dental Care. If you have any questions […]

How Dental Night Guards Can Help You

October 13th, 2017

It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards in Gwinn for protection while playing all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing – but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get […]

Oxygen Therapy – A Breath of Fresh Air

September 27th, 2017

Your Gwinn dentist, Dr. Buck at Northern Trails Dental Care knows that no two patients are alike. Everyone deserves a personalized approach to oral health – but what is something no patient (or even human) can live without? Air—or more specifically, oxygen. The Power of Ozone in Dentistry Oxygen is essential for your cellular health […]


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