Author Archive | Mark E. Backhus, DDS

Patient Review

We Want Your Review!

Your Review & Feedback Are Appreciated We are pleased to have you at our practice and hope to continue serving you well! As we strive to deliver exceptional service in a friendly atmosphere, please take a few moments to write us a review! If you’ve had a good experience and would like to share, we […]

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Fluoride Benefits

The Benefits of Fluoride

Make Sure There’s Fluoride in Your Water As a direct result of fluoridation, dental health in our part of the world has seen many benefits. The improvement is most evident in our children, where fluoride in our water has reduced tooth decay by 50 percent. Why then, are some put off by the idea of […]

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Dental Tools

Today’s Improvements in Dentistry

There’s a new trend in dentistry these days: more people are scheduling appointments because they want to, not because they have to. Additionally, developments that were previously unimaginable are now a reality. So, if you know someone who hasn’t been to the dentist in a while, they’ll be pleasantly surprised! Pain Control Modern dentistry is […]

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Young Boy Sucking His Thumb

The Battle of the Thumb

What’s Wrong with Sucking Your Thumb? Most parents of preschoolers are engaged in the “battle of the thumb.” The thumb usually wins hands down. Continuous pressure on teeth from sucking can affect bone growth or even change the shape of the roof of the mouth. Upper teeth are sometimes pushed out while bottom teeth are […]

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Young Woman Checking Her Breath

Do You Have Bad Breath?

When Bad Breath is Something to Worry About Morning breath…dragon mouth…onion breath…there are about as many descriptions of halitosis as there are reasons for it occurring. Chronic bad breath is usually not just too much garlic for lunch. Here’s a list of common bad breath causes, and what you might consider doing about each: Garlic […]

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Shade Matching

Choosing Teeth Whitening

Ever since the invention of the mirror, people have been looking for an easy way to have whiter teeth. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits help by removing stains and deposits on the surface of the teeth. But for those patients whose teeth have dark, yellow or other internal discolorations, teeth whitening may be the […]

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Salivary Glands

Saliva… Fantastic Fluid!

Your salivary glands make up to three pints a day of this fantastic fluid. Why so much? Because saliva plays an important role in keeping your teeth and gums fit and smiling. Saliva helps fight cavities by prevent food from sticking to teeth and gums, it also helps neutralize stomach acid preventing heartburn. Saliva even […]

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