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The Ultimate Toothpaste Guide

August 13th, 2018

Fresh breath sets the tone for every moment of your day: first thing in the morning, before an important meeting, after working out, or just before bed. Whether you prefer cool mint, invigorating cinnamon, or herbal anise, it’s your favorite trusty toothpaste that delivers that fresh, clean feeling. So, what’s the scoop on toothpaste? What […]

What Happens in Your Mouth While You Sleep?

July 27th, 2018

Ah, nighttime… the end of the day, the ceasing of work, and hopefully a good night’s sleep. But did you know things are still happening in your mouth all night long, even if you’re blissfully unaware of it? Dr. Buck, Gwinn dentist sheds some light on the world of your mouth and everything going on […]

4 Facts about Dental Implants

July 13th, 2018

Many Gwinn residents will lose a tooth at some point in their lives, but that doesn’t mean your smile needs to suffer. There are numerous ways to fix a lost tooth, but today, Dr. Buck would like to educate you about the best option for a healthy smile that will last a lifetime: dental implants. […]

Dental Friends with Benefits

June 27th, 2018

At Northern Trails Dental Care, our goal is to make your dental visits as pleasant as possible. Part of this effort includes taking the complication out of utilizing your insurance benefits. Dr. Buck knows there can be confusing terms and stipulations in insurance plans that can be a barrier between you and the care you […]

Forget Your Fears with Sedation Dentistry

June 13th, 2018

Don’t be Afraid of the Dentist! We at Northern Trails Dental Care know that some Gwinn folks avoid the dentist’s chair like the plague. According to studies at the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington, as much as 8% of Americans are too afraid to go to dentists and 20% are too […]

Teeth Grinding, Clenching, and Bruxism

May 27th, 2018

There is a good chance you have heard Dr. Buck or someone else at Northern Trails Dental Care mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our Gwinn patients, but bruxism is […]

Teaching Your Kids to Brush and Floss

May 13th, 2018

As a parent, you will have numerous opportunities to teach your children valuable skills and each one will yield priceless memories. Your child’s first step, your child’s first word, your child’s first bike ride, your child’s first unassisted brushing and flossing session…well, maybe that last one won’t be as memorable, but Dr. Buck wants to […]

Bacteria: The Good, the Bad & the Neutral

April 27th, 2018

Living in a land of antibacterial gels, soaps, plastics, and even fabrics, it might surprise you to hear that tons of bacteria live in your mouth every day, and they aren’t all bad! In fact, some play an important role in keeping up your overall health. Some oral bacteria, however, can cause serious problems and […]

Dry Mouth: Nothing to Spit At

April 13th, 2018

Can you imagine a 2-liter bottle of your favorite soda? Now imagine that same bottle filled with spit. That’s approximately how much saliva the average adult produces in their mouth every day! It may be gross, but it’s definitely important. Saliva is a normal body fluid that’s crucial for oral health and overall wellness. If […]

Oral Health Tips at Every Age

March 27th, 2018

A few things are equally important for your oral health, no matter what your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t ever hear us say otherwise.  However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations for each […]


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