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Dental Directions

Welcome to the Nehl Dental Directions blog! Our new logo reflects a compass to share that not only we are located in Belle Fourche, SD – the Center of the Nation – but that we are also here to help and guide you as a health resource to keep your teeth and gums strong and

Ten Dental Hygiene Tips For A More Thorough Clean

Brushing your teeth every morning and night doesn’t guarantee you’re giving your mouth all the attention it needs. Even a regular oral hygiene routine could be leaving gaps if you engage in a few not-so-great habits with your time at the sink. By understanding proper brushing technique and ensuring you have the right tools in

Three Denture Care Tips

Your dentures will last longer and fit better if you take proper care of them. Keep these points in mind to keep your dentures in top shape: Clean dentures daily: Brush your dentures each day the same way that you would brush your teeth, with one key difference: Skip the toothpaste. Many commercial types of toothpaste can

Six tips to keep your children’s teeth healthy as they head back to school.

With kids gearing up to go back to school, now is the perfect time to kick off the school year with some good dental habits. Avoid anything sticky when packing your children’s lunch. While raisins and gummy “fruit snacks” might seem like a healthy option, these sugary foods will stay stuck to the teeth for unnecessarily

Back to School = Back to School Dental Checkup

8 Secrets to a Successful Back-to-School Dental Checkup Backpack? Check. Booster shots? Check. Teeth cleaning? Check! Regular dental visits are important year-round, but a back-to-school checkup is key in fighting the most common chronic disease found in school-age children: cavities. In fact, dental disease causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours each year. Prevention and

Which foods are best for your child teeth?

Tips for selecting and eating foods that are more healthful to your child’s teeth: Keep lots of fruits and vegetables in your house — to offer as “healthy snacks” — instead of carbohydrates. Choose fruits and vegetables that contain a high volume of water, such as pears, melons, celery, and cucumbers. Limit bananas and raisins, as these contain concentrated sugar,

Your Baby’s First Dental Visit – How to Prepare

Your Baby’s First Dental Visit Your baby is hitting new milestones every day, and his or her first dental visit is another one to include in the baby book! Your child’s first dental visit should take place after that first tooth appears, but no later than the first birthday. Why so early? As soon as your baby

5 summer tips for healthy teeth

Summer is here! This summer, stay hydrated and healthy. But think carefully when you choose your beverage – some drinks can increase your risk of tooth decay. Drink waterKeep your mouth moist by drinking water throughout the day. This helps wash away plaque-causing bacteria and can even improve your breath. Choose tapFluoridated tap water strengthens your enamel,

What to know when selecting a toothbrush

Selecting a toothbrush: There is more to your brush than the color! (But in case you’re wondering, the most popular toothbrush color is blue.) Bristle firmness: Soft brushes are recommended by dentists for daily use. Unless your dentist advises you otherwise, reach for a brush labeled “soft” on the package. Bristle shape: Are the ends

What do you need to know when selecting a toothpaste?

Selecting a toothpaste: No matter the brand, always select a toothpaste with the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval. Anti-cavity: Almost all the options on the market contain fluoride. Fluoride is just as important as brushing in preventing decay, and it actively strengthens tooth enamel. Anti-gingivitis: Do your gums suffer from redness and bleeding?

What Are Dental Implants?

What are Dental Implants? Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. How do Dental Implants Work? Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges

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Nehl Dental
605 Railroad St.
Belle Fourche, SD, 57717

Telephone: (605) 892-3603
Emergency: (605) 210-2621
Toll-Free: (800) 611-8796
Email: drmatt@nehldental.com

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