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Oral Anatomy 101

August 13th, 2019

Welcome to your mouth! A healthy mouth is necessary for a healthy life. You might be surprised how many different parts work together to make your mouth function. Read more below from Gwinn dentist Dr. Gwendolyn Buck to get an in-depth look at the human mouth and how it works. Teeth

Gum Disease: More Than Just Gums

July 27th, 2019

Your Mouth: A Picture of Health Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true—your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Gwinn dentist Dr. Gwendolyn Buck should know. We’ve seen mouths from all over […]

Oral Health & Alzheimer’s

July 13th, 2019

Did you know that unhealthy gums might put your brain at risk? Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, which harms your memory, ability to think, and can cause changes in your personality. It’s very common and usually affects people aged 60 and over. And, Alzheimer’s might be significantly more likely to happen if your mouth […]

Dental Insurance Trends

June 27th, 2019

Above any other medical need, people are more likely to skip seeing the dentist because they can’t afford it. Many people choose not to buy dental insurance because it’s an added cost without a lot of perceived value. For some reason, people simply feel more comfortable taking this risk because they don’t fully understand the […]

Are Your Teeth Safe from Coffee Stains?

June 13th, 2019

First things first, put your worries away! We are not about to tell you that your coffee drinking days are over. We know that each shot of caffeine is crucial and we cherish our coffee, too! Here at Northern Trails Dental Care, we want to educate you on what causes coffee stains and what you […]

Dental Bridges 101

May 27th, 2019

A hole in your smile is never a positive thing. It negatively affects physical appearance, eating, speaking, and your overall sense of confidence and well-being. Let Northern Trails Dental Care bridge the gap between where you are with your smile and where you want to be! A missing tooth or teeth can also cause jaw […]

Why Does My Jaw Hurt?

May 13th, 2019

If your jaw clicks when it opens, or you can’t fully open it, or you have pain in your face and trouble chewing, then you’re among the 15% of Americans who have chronic jaw pain. Your jaw joint is called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. The name comes from the jaw’s role to connect your […]

5 Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry

April 27th, 2019

For many Gwinn residents, one thing stands in the way of a healthy, beautiful smile – fear of the dentist!  Even routine cleanings can be scary for folks with dental phobia. However, at Northern Trails Dental Care we have made it our business to offer you the most comfortable dental experience possible, which is why […]

Why Wisdom Teeth Are Not So Wise

April 13th, 2019

Most folks have had some exposure to the concept of wisdom teeth. Perhaps you have had yours removed, are considering a removal, or Dr. Buck has just shown you an X-ray with the dreaded third molars creeping into view. It’s common to hear patients ask how they are removed, but we rarely hear people talking […]

The Smoking Gun: Tobacco & Oral Health

March 27th, 2019

They say not everything natural is good for you. Nature has many poisons that humans have experimented with and learned the hard way to avoid. Tobacco is a popular plant that we’ve learned can really do a number on your health. Using tobacco is a personal and communal practice that can be really hard to […]


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