What are Fever Blisters?

Cold sores, also referred to as fever blisters, occur most often when immune systems’ strengths are lessened by fevers or colds. These liquid-filled blisters erupt on the face, most frequently near the nose, lips, and chin, and they can cause flu-like symptoms. Once you’ve been sick with the herpes simplex virus type 1 (which is… Read more »

Addressing Gum Disease

Most people understand that gum disease can cause loose teeth. But gum disease can also lead to problems with your respiratory and cardiovascular systems, and can even contribute to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. You may have no idea that you have gum disease. In the early stages, it is often painless. However, other symptoms may… Read more »

A Dental Guard Might Be Able to Reduce TMJ Disorder Discomfort

TMJ disorder is a general term that is often associated with discomfort, chronic inflammation, or physical dysfunction in the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw. There are several factors that can contribute to TMJ disorder symptoms. Professional diagnosis by an orthodontist like Dr. Celeste Eckerman can help determine the underlying cause and develop an effective… Read more »

Restore the Beauty & Functionality of Your Smile With Dentures

When a patient is missing most or all of their permanent teeth, our dentist may recommend dentures in Minden, Nevada. These removable dental restorations can help you to speak, smile, and eat properly again. Dentures are dental restorations that replace all of your missing teeth. A flesh-colored acrylic base sits over the gums. Replacement teeth… Read more »

A Knocked Out Tooth Might Need to Be Replaced with a Dental Bridge

A hard blow to the face can come from a variety of sources. While sports injuries and automotive accidents are common causes of severe dental trauma, it is possible for a household fall to also knock a tooth out of the socket. In a situation like this, you should contact Dr. Celeste Eckerman as soon… Read more »

There Is Relief for Tooth Pain

Is a toothache bothering your smile and causing you tooth pain? A painful tooth is difficult to ignore (and really you shouldn’t be ignoring pain, as a general rule), and often interferes with your day-to-day function. Dr. Celeste Eckerman and our team understand that a toothache can cause suffering, and today we would like to offer… Read more »

3 Ways to Brush Up on Brushing

We all know that brushing and flossing are foundational to good oral health habits. But bad habits can sneak in, despite our best intentions. Luckily, it’s never too late to brush up on your brushing habits! Speed Demon: One of the easiest habits to slip into is not using enough time for brushing your teeth…. Read more »

Could You Use a Fluoride Treatment?

Although fluoride is often called nature’s cavity fighter, we do not usually get enough fluoride from nature, but rather a supplement that is added to other products we consume or use. If you would like to learn more about fluoride, see below: – Fluoride is often added to products, but at its core, it is… Read more »

How to Care for a Toothache

If a toothache strikes, you know you are in for a long day or night. Knowing how to treat your toothache could take the pain away and help you get back to your life. Here at our dental office in Minden, Nevada, our team is dedicated to helping you overcome oral health problems like toothaches,… Read more »

Set up Your Smile for Summer Success with Optimum Sleep Apnea Care

Set up your smile for summer success with optimum sleep apnea care. Taking care of your smile begins with diagnosing and treating any potential forms of sleep apnea that may exist. Sleep apnea is fairly common, but a serious condition in which breathing is interrupted while you sleep. Listed below are some generally accepted risk… Read more »