Dr. Heather Johnson loves working in her hometown. Being born and raised in Grand Forks, she is dedicated to providing high quality dental care. Research tells us that oral health benefits the health of your entire body! So don’t delay in scheduling your check up today.
During your appointment, Dr. Johnson will also talk to you about what you can do to keep a healthy smile at home. Don’t forget to brush your teeth twice per day. Use a circular motion and make sure to brush your teeth, gums, and tongue. It takes an extra minute, but flossing once per day is important. This will clean between your teeth and keep plaque at bay.
1101 Dental is equipped to deal with all of your dental needs. We can do cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, and oral cancer screenings. The best part is that Dr. Johnson will walk you through your exam so you will always know what is going on with your smile!
Routine Exams & Cleanings
Don’t forget to see Dr. Heather Johnson every six months. Regular dental exams and cleanings are the best way to take care of your teeth! If there are any problems with your teeth, we want to catch them early. During your visit, you may need digital x-rays taken of your mouth. X-rays help us to diagnose decay early, before it becomes a big problem. A dental hygienist will also clean your teeth to remove tartar, plaque, and build-up from your teeth. Not only does this make your smile look great, but it also decreases the bacteria in your mouth. When you leave 1101 Dental, your teeth and your body will thank you!
When you eat, small pieces of food and bacteria can get stuck in the grooves of your teeth. This can put your teeth at risk for decay, especially in hard-to-reach areas. Dr. Johnson can apply a sealant, which helps to protect your teeth. We typically place sealants on children, but sometimes adults benefit from them, too.
At 1101 Dental, we offer all patients fluoride treatments. When you eat and drink, plaque and sugar stick to your teeth. These substances contain acid and can wear away the enamel of your teeth. The friendly staff at 1101 Dental can use a small brush to paint fluoride onto your teeth. This helps to protect your teeth from plaque and actually prevents decay! Dr. Heather Johnson recommends regular fluoride treatments for both children and adults at their routine dental visits.
Nightguards & Mouthguards
Do you grind your teeth or clench your jaw? If the answer is yes, ask Dr. Heather Johnson about a nightguard. Dr. Johnson can create a custom nightguard for you to wear at nighttime. This will help to protect your teeth and keep them strong. You will be happy to hear that this can also help decrease migraines, headaches, and jaw pain!
If you are an athlete, make sure to ask the staff at 1101 Dental if a mouthguard is right for you. Contact sports put you at risk for injuries to the face. Dr. Johnson can make a special mouthguard for athletes that help protect your teeth. Whether you love hockey, basketball, or football, don’t forget to ask Dr. Johnson if an athletic mouthguard will work for you.
Oral Cancer Screenings
During each exam, Dr. Johnson will look for any signs of oral cancer. She will be sure to check your lips, throat, and tongue.
Schedule your exam and cleaning at 1101 Dental today!
When you eat and drink, you get plaque on your teeth. Plaque is a film from food, bacteria, and saliva. During your dental visit, the staff at 1101 Dental will remove the plaque from your teeth. Over time, if the plaque stays on your teeth, it turns into a tougher substance called tartar. Tartar destroys your gums and bone. Signs that you may have periodontal (gum) disease are red, swollen, and bleeding gums. During your routine checkup at 1101 Dental, we will examine your mouth for signs of gum disease. The earlier we tackle gum disease, the better for you and your health!
Proper Home Care
Your personal home care plays an important role in maintaining a healthy smile. Your personal home care starts by eating balanced meals, reducing the number of snacks you eat, and correctly using the various dental aids that help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft bristle toothbrush. Use a circular motion and make sure to brush all surfaces of each tooth, your gums, and your tongue.
- Daily flossing helps clean between teeth and under the gumline. It also disrupts plaque colonies from building up.
- Rinse your mouth with water after you brush your teeth, as well as after each meal if you can’t brush.