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If You’re Avoiding the Dentist

September 13th, 2017

We’ve all got our reasons. Money. Time. The fear of pain. Juggling insurance. Facing one more reminder that we really should be flossing more. Any of these might cause us to avoid and put off regular visits to the dentist. Has it been so long since your last dental appointment that you’re not even sure […]

How Baby Teeth Help Mouths Grow Up Right

August 27th, 2017

Every Gwinn parent remembers seeing their baby’s first teeth emerge, watching the rest pop up, and finally cheering as their child loses their first baby tooth, all in the blink of an eye! In fact, baby teeth come and go so quickly that some people are led believe they don’t have an impact on a […]

Trend Alert – Oil Pulling

August 13th, 2017

What is oil pulling? Claiming everything from whiter teeth and healthier gums to decreased body aches and pains, oil pulling is the latest trend in DIY detox therapies. Newly popular among celebrities and lovers of natural health and wellness, oil pulling is a hygiene practice that actually dates back centuries through the Indian medical tradition […]

Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth…But If You Do – The Importance of Mouthguards in Sports Safety

July 27th, 2017

It’s no secret that residents of Gwinn love sports! The folks around here work hard and play just as hard, whether it’s football, baseball, basketball, or the numerous other high-impact sports that can cause harm to your family’s mouths. In fact, at least 13% of all oral injuries happen during sports activities. Dr. Buck wants […]

The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth

July 13th, 2017

We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as fun as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of 25 permanent teeth […]

HPV and Oral Cancer: What you need to know

June 27th, 2017

We love to talk about the fun and interesting sides of oral health, but today, there is something much more serious on our minds. We care about the health of everyone in Gwinn, and as dental care professionals, we feel it is our duty to educate you on how to be as safe and healthy […]

What Are Essential Oils?

June 13th, 2017

Essential oils are time-tested treasures gaining new popularity among fans everywhere. These potent liquids are fun and fresh ingredients that you can customize for almost any oral hygiene need. As with any DIY dental treatment, do your research and be cautious. Not all oils are safe to ingest and some may hurt you if applied […]

Dental Insurance FAQ: The Basics

May 27th, 2017

We at Northern Trails Dental Care understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Dr. Buck wants every Gwinn resident to have the power […]

Sleep Apnea in Children

May 13th, 2017

You may think being exhausted simply comes with the territory of being a parent (and it does), but there may also be a serious medical condition causing your child to wake up often throughout the night – sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is most commonly found in adults, but can also, in rare cases affect children. […]

Replace Missing Teeth – Dentures & Dental Implants

April 27th, 2017

So you’re missing a tooth—or a few! An apple a day will not take care of this one, unfortunately. It’s time to consider dentures or dental implants. A variety of personal and practical factors will determine which solution is best for your new smile. Don’t feel lost among all the pros and cons of choosing […]

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