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Could Your Dentures Be Making You Sick?

Your dentures are a life partner that allow you to do a lot of things that tooth loss gets in the way of. You can eat, smile with friends and family, and carry on conversations with loved ones that would have been embarrassing before. We’re proud to offer great looking dentures for our patients at Northwest Dental Group but there’s something else we wanted to talk about today: potential ...

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Rochester Dental Office Celebrates Associate Dentist’s Wedding

ROCHESTER, MN – Northwest Dental Group, a comprehensive family dental practice, recently celebrated the marriage of one of its associate dentists. Dr. Tim Hansen was married in October to Halicia Zwiefel. The couple celebrated their union in front of friends, family and co-workers. Dr. Hansen, originally from Waterloo, Iowa, is a skilled general dentist who also volunteers at the Salvation ...

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What’s Causing Your Toothache?

There aren’t a whole lot of pains as bad as a toothache – if you’ve ever suffered from one you know that all too well! A toothache makes you immediately aware of how much you use your mouth to talk, eat, and even express emotion throughout the day. It’s a pain that’s constant and always present – it’s horrible! At Northwest Dental Group we see plenty of patients suffering from ...

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How Important Is Your Child’s First Dental Appointment?

One of the most common questions we get from new parents at Northwest Dental Group is “when should my child first see the dentist?” It’s understandable that you might want advice on that topic, especially if your young one is your first child! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child sees the dentist by their first birthday or the eruption of their first ...

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Improve Your Denture Experience With Implants!

Ever since the earliest dentures were made over 2000 years ago there have been problems. Problems of construction, of the proper materials to use, and most of all how to get them to stay put! In the years since the earliest dentures we’ve corrected a lot of those problems but we still seem stuck on how to keep dentures reliably in place. At Northwest Dental Group we think we’ve solved that ...

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Are Your Teeth Ready For Winter?

inter is here and unlike some of those southern states we’re in for a cold few months! Minnesota might be nice but it sure is chilly! There are a whole bunch of health concerns that come along with the change in seasons and a lot of those affect your smile! We see a lot of patients at Northwest Dental Group who are surprisingly unaware of some of the oral health dangers of winter! If ...

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New Technology Creates Faster Care!

No one wants to go to the dentist only to hear “this is going to take a few visits.” What will you do in between appointments? Will you be left with a half-treated tooth? What will happen to your smile? None of these are things we want our patients to go through. The level of uncertainty with this kind of care is sometimes essential but at Northwest Dental Group we work hard to eliminate it ...

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Perfect Your Smile In Time For The Holidays!

Is it already November? We can hardly believe it here at Northwest Dental Group, but that’s what the calendar is telling us! That means the holidays are coming on fast and with them comes family visits, friends you haven’t seen all year, and a lot of time to smile! But what if your smile doesn’t make you happy? A lot of our patients want cosmetic solutions for the parts of their smiles ...

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Here Comes Halloween! Protect Those Teeth!

It’s the time of year that every dentist secretly dreads: Halloween. Not because of all the frightening costumes and decorations – we’re not that big of wimps! No, we dread Halloween because of a different specter: the ghost of tooth decay! At Northwest Dental Group we’ve been providing tips for parents and kids to be safe during candy-chomping season for years. We want to do the same ...

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The Truth About Root Canals

Is that a toothache you’re feeling or is it just your reaction to the term “root canal?” Lots of people are scared of root canal – they sound terrifying and the popular opinion is that they DEFINITELY hurt! But could it be that someone on the internet is (gasp!) wrong? At Northwest Dental Group we see a lot of patients that are scared of root canals. Some come in knowing they might ...

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