Entries by Designer Dentistry & Smiles

Can Running Cause Dental Pain?

If you’re a runner, you may be used to pushing yourself through discomfort to reach your running goals, and discomfort in the teeth or jaw is no exception. If you’re wondering “Can running cause dental pain?” You’re not alone. Dental discomfort when running can be a common problem, but we all perform better when we […]

Natural Sources of Fluoride

Dentists talk a lot about fluoride, and for good reason! Fluoride is a mineral that has been shown to strengthen teeth, prevent cavities and reduce sensitivity. Fluoride is added into many city water supplies for this very reason. It’s also added to toothpastes, mouthwashes and floss. But did you know that fluoride also naturally occurs […]

Dental Health on Road Trips

Whatever is on the summer agenda, from camping to swimming at the beach, traveling with friends and exploring new places, it’s important to keep your dental health in mind. Here’s what you should know about taking care of your dental health on road trips so you are prepared when you hit the road. Toothbrushes for […]

How Your Dentist Can Help Your Headaches

Dealing with tension headaches? Your Sioux Falls, SD dentists can help! Did you know that about one in eight American adults suffers from persistent headaches? And if you’ve ever had to deal with headaches before, you know how it can affect your day-to-day life. If you deal with severe or recurrent tension headaches, it’s time […]

What makes a face beautiful

What makes a face beautiful?   Hint : your dentist knows? When it comes to beauty not all facial features are created equal. Somefeatures are considered more important than others in determining if a faceis attractive or not.1. Teeth. 2. Smile 3. Eyes 4. Lips 5. Nose Are you surprised eyebrows, cheeks, chin and forehead […]


Does your fitbit app look like this? Keeping our bodies moving and exercising is important. As is what we eat. Most of us are looking for ways to be more fit and healthy and this current craze of Garmin’s, Leafs, jawbones and fitbits are doing just that. They are a constant reminder to move our […]

Dental Injury

Oh no my child fell and knocked a tooth out!  Would you know what to do if your child knocked a tooth out? If you can find the tooth it’s best to put it right back in. If the tooth is covered in dirt very gently rinse it off first. The sooner you can put […]

What if your scalp bled from brushing your hair?

Most people would become very concerned if their hairbrush was suddenly bloody. They would call their doctor right away. They might even call in sick to work and call close friends or family for advice. This is exactly the reaction people should have if the same thing happened to their toothbrush. No part of your body should bleed from cleaning or […]

How Trudenta Could Help You

How Trudenta can help with headaches and TMD pain The temporomandibular joint or TMJ is the joint that attaches your lower jaw to your head. It has a unique, sliding movement, unlike any other joint in your body. Because of this, it can easily shift out of position, causing pain and other symptoms including headaches. […]

Chronic Over Breathing

Over eating may not be the problem. We all know that our bodies need calories to live. We also know that eating more calories than we need does not improve our body’s performance. In fact most of us accept that too many calories is downright harmful. Have you ever considered that breathing is more critical […]