How can Your Mankato Cosmetic Dentist Improve Your Smile?

December 8, 2015

Woman with a beautiful smile thanks to her mankato cosmetic dentistNo 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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Dental Implants Mankato Relies On for Complete Smiles

September 25, 2015

woman smiling with beautiful dentures thanks to the dental implants mankato lovesWhether it’s just one or several teeth you’re missing, their absence causes a real problem. Beyond the most evident issues — difficulty speaking, chewing and a reluctance to smile or laugh — missing teeth has even more serious effects on your overall dental health. Many people are willing to sacrifice a back tooth, thinking the front teeth most important esthetically. What they don’t know is the back teeth preserve facial structure. Lose back teeth and your cheeks begin to cave in – making you look older than you are! Functionally, the back teeth are designed to tackle the bulk of the chewing. Without them the front teeth wear down, possibly loosen, and even fracture as a result of pressures they are not designed to withstand.  You have a lot of options in tooth replacement, but dental implants in Mankato are the best solution for several reasons — read on to learn why.
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BEFORE YOU PIERCE……

September 11, 2015

Filed under: Body piercing,Lip piercing,Nose piercing — Tags: , , , , — drkalina @ 2:09 pm

Talk to your dentist before getting a piercing.I once had a patient who had 27 piercings on her face/head and multiple (couldn’t count them all) tattoos. Naturally, I thought she would be a breeze to work with. Ummm…No. She was afraid of needles. (WHAT?????)

Oral piercings (lips, cheeks, tongue) are on the rise, and unlike the cartilage of the ears, piercing the soft tissues of the mouth and face can pose serious oral and general health risks.  Knowing the risks before you decide to pierce will help you avoid some of the pitfalls.
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