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Can Bleeding Gums Cause a Heart Attack?

January 13th, 2020

What is the Oral-Systemic Link? You’ve always heard that it’s important to take care of your teeth. Brush and floss every day, and see the dentist for good oral health. But did you know that your oral health could directly affect your overall health? And the road goes both ways—problems with your overall health show […]

Oral Cancer – Prevention & Early Detection

December 27th, 2019

Cancer is always a scary word—but it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one. Oral cancer is common, affecting approximately 50,000 Americans every year. If you have more questions about oral cancer, read […]

How Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay!

December 13th, 2019

If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get Gwinn children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Northern Trails Dental Care, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so […]

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…Invisalign®!

November 27th, 2019

If you have a crooked tooth, odd spaces between your teeth or a poor bite, you might be considering all of your orthodontic options. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that realigns your bite and teeth for the best possible look and function. Did you know that our ancestors actually had naturally larger jaws? This […]

Professional Dental Cleanings Make a Big Difference

November 13th, 2019

You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Dr. Buck twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, Northern Trails Dental Care would like to take this opportunity to let Gwinn residents in on some information you don’t often hear. […]

Don’t Have a Stroke – Your Dentist Can Help

October 27th, 2019

You might be surprised to hear that the state of your oral health has a lot to do with preventing a stroke. There’s a certain kind of bad oral bacteria that cause gum disease, travel to other parts of your body, and cause harm. A stroke is a common but dangerous medical condition that causes […]

Do Whitening Strips Actually Work?

October 13th, 2019

Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products available. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to pick one up and try it out. Gwinn dentist Dr. Gwendolyn Buck wants you to be informed […]

Same Day Dentistry – Too Good to Be True?

September 27th, 2019

In a world of same-day shipping and same day photo prints, your dental restorations can now be same day services too! This is thanks to CEREC® milling machines and digital imaging technology. CEREC is short for “ceramic reconstruction”. This technology has been around since the early 1980s and it’s only gotten better with time, for […]

Do I Have Herpes? Cold Sores 101

September 13th, 2019

Cold sore. Fever blister. Herpes Simplex Virus-1. These babies go by a lot of different names, but the experience is always the same: Telltale burning or itching near the lip A red bump appears a day or so later Bump becomes a cluster of blisters Blisters dry up and scab over The scab falls off […]

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

August 27th, 2019

We all know that it’s important to take care of our health, but that’s often easier said than done. Health and hygiene routines are an investment of your time every day. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could accomplish more by actually doing less? As it turns out, when it comes to oral health […]


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