Common Bite Problems That Invisalign® Can Fix

Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® is more effective and comfortable than ever before. Invisalign can be used to correct a wide variety of bite problems. Dr. Holsteen and our team have put together information about common bite issues that Invisalign can fix. Overbite If you have an overbite, your upper front teeth come too far in… Read more »

Choose a Dental Crown for Your Smile

What is a dental crown? A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a damaged tooth to restore its shape, strength, size and appearance. When it is cemented in place, a dental crown will cover all of the visible portion of the tooth. Do I need a dental crown? Dr. Holsteen may… Read more »

Advantages of Veneers

Are you tired of minor cosmetic flaws in your teeth? Having veneers placed may be the solution! Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or resin material that are cemented to the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. There are many benefits to choosing veneers. Read on for an overview of just a few…. Read more »

What You Should Know About Professional Teeth Whitening

Are your teeth yellowed or stained? Do you wish for a more attractive smile that you can be proud of? We encourage you to ask us about professional teeth whitening. Am I a candidate for teeth whitening? In a general sense, those with all permanent teeth and good dental health are candidates for teeth whitening… Read more »

Dental Hygiene Tips

You probably know how important it is to brush your teeth daily. However, many people do not realize that flossing is equally important. Dr. Holsteen and our team stress the importance of a well-rounded dental hygiene routine. We are happy to give you tips for proper, thorough dental care at home. How to Brush Your… Read more »

Dental Emergencies: First Response

Even if you practice proper dental hygiene, dental emergencies may occur. Dr. Holsteen and our team stress the importance of knowing what to do in these situations. There are things you can do at home to relieve discomfort and to minimize damage before you come in to our office. Toothache If you are suffering from… Read more »

What Causes Bad Breath?

Do you worry about having bad breath, or halitosis? You are not alone; a quick look at the well-stocked shelves of gum and mints in your local stores will confirm that fresh breath is in high demand. While no one wants to have bad breath, just trying to cover it up may not be the… Read more »

How Often Should You See the Dentist?

There’s an old joke that goes like this, “When is the best time to see the dentist?” The answer is obvious! “2:30 (tooth hurt-y!), of course!” That joke is a groaner and is most certainly not true. In order to guard against having to see the dentist because your tooth is “hurt-y,” it’s extra important… Read more »

Invisalign®: A Straighter Smile At Any Age

January is a month of setting goals: a fresh start, the beginning of a brand new year. Why not include a brand new smile? Although many people associate braces and orthodontic care with pre-teen to teenage years, you can get a straighter, healthier smile at any age! Afraid of “brace-face”? Don’t worry – we have… Read more »

A Winter-White Smile for the New Year

A new year is here and, for many, that means making New Year’s Resolutions. Might we suggest one that won’t be forgotten by Valentine’s Day? Resolve to get a whiter smile! At Mountain Shadows Family Dentistry, we have a lot of options to help you achieve your smile goals in 2018. The first step is… Read more »