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How clean is your toothbrush?



The “toothbrush” has been used for thousands of years. “Chew sticks,” bone, wood, and ivory were all used as a means to keep the teeth clean in the past. The bristled toothbrush that we use now was invented in 1938.

Your toothbrush may not be as clean as you think.  Here are some ways to keep that toothbrush clean:

1) Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months.  Children’s toothbrushes often need to be changed more often.  If the bristles are splayed earlier than 3-4 months the toothbrush should be changed as it won’t clean as effectively.


2) Rinse your toothbrush thoroughly after brushing.


3) Store your toothbrush upright to allow for faster drying preventing bacteria to build up.


4) Keep your toothbrush out in the open.  Keeping it in an enclosed area will keep it moist longer allowing more bacteria to grow


5) Don’t share toothbrushes



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Before and Afters of a recent case

Chad K

This patient received two new bridges on his front teeth.  The bridges he had were fitting poorly with open margins that were starting to decay.  The incisal edges of the previous bridges did not line up well, the shade was too bright for the patient and the teeth just didn’t look very life-like.  In two appointments we were able to provide a great service to this patient by creating a much healthier smile that was also more esthetically pleasing!


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Chad K


What exactly is a bridge?



A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth.  It crowns the two adjacent teeth and bridges a false tooth in between.   A bridge can be a great alternative to an implant especially if:

You are not a candidate for implants due to health or other reasons

The two adjacent teeth have existing crowns that need to be replaced

There is a current bridge in place that needs to be replaced

The two adjacent teeth would benefit from being crowned

Time constraints limit your ability to restore with implants

Our new Zoom! WhiteSpeed

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The new Zoom! WhiteSpeed whitening system is now available at Persona Dental!  With this new technology comes some great new improvements:

  • Get up to eight shades whiter in just 45 minutes
  • 100% greater light intensity that any other whitening lamp out there
  • The advanced LED technology greatly accelerates the whitening process
  • Adjustable setting of low, medium, and high for increased comfort
  • 99% of consumers experienced little to no sensitivity

Before and after pictures to come soon!



Why are my teeth so sensitive?

Why are my teeth so sensitive?

Gum disease is a very common problem we see in patients.  Some patients have mild gingivitis that can be corrected with proper brushing and flossing.  Others experience more complicated problems such as gum recession and bone loss.  It is very common with gum recession to experience mild to severe tooth sensitivity.


 Mild gum recession:

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Even with mild gum recession the sensitivity can be very bothersome


Severe gum recession:


Most patients are not aware that they have gum recession.  If you are experiencing sensitivity on your teeth its very important to schedule an appointment to get your teeth and gums evaluated.  Persona Dental 320-251-2972.


Before and after gum surgery:


You may need gum surgery to correct the loss of gum tissue.  If you have sensitive teeth please give us a call so we can help you out!  Persona Dental 320-251-2972