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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 […]

Are You Singing the Toothache Blues?

April 13th, 2017

Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although, at Northern Trails Dental Care, we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients, we don’t want any Gwinn residents to have to undergo dental procedures that could have been avoided. A […]

Fluoride: Good or Bad?

March 27th, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fluoridation of drinking water is ranked among the ten greatest public health achievements of 20th century America. However, a quick search of the internet tells us that fluoride is actually toxic if ingested in large enough quantities. So which is it? Do the health benefits […]

Updating your Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

March 13th, 2017

Although you might think of your general health and your dental health as two separate categories, they are much more connected than the average Gwinn resident would suspect. Just like the information you provide to your doctor helps him/her keep your health in good shape, Dr. Buck depends on your input for optimum dental health. […]

Diet Soda and Dental Health: What You Need to Know

February 27th, 2017

In today’s calorie-obsessed culture, it can be hard to find the truth among all of the health-conscious noise. Often times, Gwinn residents are misinformed and mislead about the health benefits of trends like as cleanses, sugar alternatives, diets, organic vs. nonorganic, and a myriad of other common topics. Today Dr. Buck would like to clear […]

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