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Missoula Marathon

The team at Nelson Dentistry laced up our running shoes and participated in the Missoula Marathon. Well….the Missoula Marathon’s 5k! We are definitely not die-hard runners, but we thought it would be a fun way to get out into the community and enjoy our beautiful summer weather. We had a lot of fun and do not plan on EVER looking at the race results to check our

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Missoula Food Bank & Community Center

The team at Nelson Dentistry volunteers at Missoula Food Bank & Community Center | Missoula, MT

The Nelson Dentistry team had a great time in May volunteering at the Missoula Food Bank & Community Center! We spent a couple of hours sorting dry and wet goods that had been collected at a recent food drive. The food we sorted will feed about 200 people!!

Whenever we volunteer at the Missoula Food Bank & Community Center, we are reminded of what an important role the facility plays in our community. Last year over 26,242 men, women, and children were served in their store. That number does not count all of those who benefitted from their food outreach programs. Overall, the Missoula Food Bank serves 1 in 6 ...

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3 Reasons Porcelain Veneers Are the Right Choice to Enhance Your Smile

You’ve hidden your smile from the camera for the last time! It’s 2019, and you’re ready to make some changes to your teeth, but where should you start?

Porcelain veneers are an extremely versatile choice when it comes to enhancing your smile because they can repair one or two teeth, or they can completely redesign your look. Think “Hollywood” smile!

Here are some of the reasons to consider dental veneers in Missoula to help you achieve your goals.

#1: Veneers Are a Fast and Effective Treatment

Once you’ve decided to move forward with porcelain veneers, treatment can typically be completed in about two weeks. Your dentist will prepare your teeth for the veneers during ...

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The Surprising Benefit of Gold Onlays

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You’ve found out that your tooth has a cavity, and your dentist is recommending a gold onlay. You are not sure what that is, or why it needs to be made out of gold? Aren’t tooth-colored fillings a more desirable choice? Here’s what you should know about onlays in Missoula, MT.

Why Is My Dentist Recommending an Onlay?

If your dentist is suggesting a gold onlay for your tooth, it is likely that it is a molar in the back of your mouth. Molars take the brunt of your biting force and are the workhorses of eating and chewing.

Your dentist recommends an onlay when the cusps or outer edges of your ...

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Detailed Flossing Instructions

Flossing is an essential part of your oral hygiene routine. It is often the activity that gets overlooked when we feel too tired or lazy to do it. However, it's essential because flossing your teeth removes the plaque and bacteria that builds up in between your teeth; and yes - you can actually get cavities in between your teeth. It also removes food particles that may be stuck in between your teeth after meals.

Should I Floss More Than Once Per Day?

You're supposed to brush your teeth twice per day, why shouldn't you floss as often? The answer is because it takes longer for plaque to build up in between your ...

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The Truth About Sugar in Your Child's Favorite Drinks

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As a parent, you probably keep a close watch over your child's diet and nutrition. Avoiding sugary treats and snacks is a priority. However, have you ever considered the beverages your child is drinking, maybe even on a daily basis? Here are some of the beverages to be aware of, and some of them may surprise you!

Soda and Soft Drinks

While most of us understand that soda is loaded with sugar, did you that it presents a double whammy for your child's teeth? Soda is also carbonated and acidic, which helps to eat away tooth enamel and promote tooth decay. Combine this with the sugar that fuels the bacteria causing tooth ...

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Smile Makeovers with Veneers

Woman Getting Fitted for Veneers | Cosmetic Dentistry in Missoula MT

Are your teeth chipped or fractured or have uneven gaps and spacing? Or maybe you've lived with stubborn staining or discoloration over the years. Any of these small issues can diminish the appearance of your teeth and cause you to feel self-conscious about smiling.

Did you know that dental veneers offer a simple solution for restoring your teeth and creating the smile you've always wanted?

What is a Dental Veneer?

Veneers are super-thin layers of porcelain that are bonded directly over your tooth. They are custom shaded to either match your neighboring teeth or enhance the brightness of your smile. Porcelain veneers are ideal for fixing minor imperfections such as chipping, fractures, size ...

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