February 15, 2017
You drink a cup of hot tea or eat a dish of ice cream, and suddenly, a tooth hurts–really hurts. Most of us experience sensitive teeth occasionally, and it’s often nothing serious. Other times, it indicates an oral health problem. James J. Kalina DDS in Mankato tells patients about tooth sensitivity and how to know it needs treatment from your dentist.
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January 23, 2017
No one wants to have crooked teeth. But, not everyone is willing to undergo the necessary orthodontic treatment to a achieve healthy, straight smile. For adults especially, reluctance can disappear with clear acrylic aligners from Invisalign dentist, Dr. James Kalina in Mankato. Removable and comfortable, Invisalign aligners change smiles. But, don’t take our word for it. Here are answers to common questions about this inventive orthodontic treatment.
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December 27, 2016
A surprising number of people answer NO to that question. And most of these people are not aware of what can be done to change that “No” to a “YES”! Dr. James Kalina believes that satisfaction with your smile is part of your overall level of dental HEALTH. For example: If you are happy with the space between your front teeth…you are HEATLHY emotionally with your smile. If you hate it…you are UNHEALTHY emotionally with your smile and therefore have a right to know what you can do to change it.
Selecting the right cosmetic dentist in Mankato is an important and very personal decision. Who should you trust with the appearance of your smile? Dr. James J. Kalina has the credentials, skill, dental services and heart attitude to help you achieve your very best look.
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November 17, 2016
Even in the best of circumstances, dental cavities happen. A chipped tooth decays. Enamel wears thin, and bacteria works its way into tooth structure. Plaque accumulates in the deep grooves of a back tooth.
Fortunately, restorative dentistry has used amalgam fillings for generations to save teeth from further decay and to restore proper bite and tooth function. However, both dentists and their patients have desired a filling material that matches tooth color and requires less removal of healthy tooth structure in order to place a restoration.
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December 8, 2015
No one likes looking in the mirror to see damaged, discolored teeth, but for many, this is the reality they face. Many patients who are unhappy with their smiles report smiling less often, covering their mouth when the laugh, smile, or speak in public, and avoiding photos whenever possible. If this describes you, Dr. James J. Kalina and his Mankao cosmetic dentistry team are here to help you reclaim your smile confidence.
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November 5, 2015
Crowns are a wonderful solution for decayed or damaged teeth. They fit snugly over the damaged tooth, stabilizing it to return its function and protect it from further decay. For years, nearly the only downside of tooth restoration with a traditional dental crown was the amount of time it took to complete the procedure — up to three weeks and two visits to the dentist’s office. But now, that’s all changed with cutting edge technology, and an amazing tool we call the E4D Dentist System, which allows Dr. James J. Kalina to perform same day crowns in Mankato, MN.
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