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Most of us can remember the anxiety, or thrill, of losing our baby teeth. That moment when you realized you were no longer a toddler and, even better, you’d be visited by the Tooth Fairy.

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That’s a quote from one of our new patients who went to see an “instant smile service” and listened to their pitch. She knew it didn’t make sense and decided to get a second opinion. She also found out that the “new smile” that they promise in one day, is actually temporary, and she would have to come back much later to get her “real” dentures. read more

Do you find yourself consistently sleepy? Being overly tired during the day can indicate a variety of things, including sleep deprivation, depression, sleep apnea, or other sleep disorders.

To help determine whether your level of tiredness is within a normal range, use the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, below. read more

  • Anti Inflammatory Foods

We all know that eating healthy helps ward off obesity and a variety of diseases. However, research also shows that eating certain foods can help prevent tooth loss. Studies have shown that people who ate an anti-inflammatory diet were less prone to tooth loss. read more

Minnesota summers can be hot and muggy. On days when the temps and humidity are high, it can be very tempting to reach for ice-cold lemonade, or grab a can of pop from the refrigerator. Unfortunately, both of those drinks are bad for your teeth due to the acidity and sugar content. Here are several alternatives that are less acidic, and lower on sugar, to keep your mouth happy. read more

  • Adult Taking Medication

Just when you think allergy season can’t get any worse, it does. You’re stuffy, sneezy, and itchy, and your eyes won’t stop watering. We don’t blame you for reaching for allergy medication. However, we do want you to be aware that your medication may be affecting your oral health. read more

  • Tobacco Ruins Teeth

We think it’s time for an important conversation. It’s well known that smoking and chewing tobacco is detrimental to both your oral health and overall health. Many people know that it especially increases the risk for oral cancer and lung cancer.

But do you know the other ways in which tobacco products affect your mouth? read more

  • Thanksgiving Dinner Foods that Affect Your Teeth

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Chanhassen Family Dentistry!

This is one of our favorite holidays. We have a lot to be thankful for—including all of our patients. We’re also thankful for the great time we get to spend with friends and family this holiday, and the delicious meals we get to share with them.

Of course, working in the oral health field always makes us think about what we are eating, and how it affects our teeth. We decided to share a little “Thanksgiving and Your Teeth” meal breakdown. Here’s what we’ve got to say about some traditional Thanksgiving dishes. read more

CFD can whiten your smileThe year goes so fast, and before we know it, we’re back into the holiday season! It’s an exciting time of year, with family gatherings, holiday parties, and an overall spirit of joy that fills the air. You simply can’t help but smile as you celebrate one festivity after the next. We want to help you make sure that smile is as beautiful as possible. read more

  • Buffet of Holiday Sweets

It’s the season of sweets and treats. Sugary foods around the holidays are basically inescapable, but eating foods that are high in sugar can jeopardize your oral health.

We wish we were immune to sugar cravings, but understand that it’s hard to pass up on every Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas goodie that appears at work or holiday parties. So, what do we suggest to keep your teeth healthy during the holidays? read more