Author: Michael Duncan

  • Jaw Pain? It Might Be Bruxism.

    Jaw Pain? It Might Be Bruxism.

    Grinding or clenching your teeth is a pretty normal thing to do when you’re annoyed or stressed, and that’s nothing to worry about. However, if you grind your teeth on a more regular basis, whether asleep or awake, it can become a serious problem. This kind of chronic teeth-grinding is known as bruxism. Why Does […]

  • February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

    The American Dental Association (ADA) established National Children’s Dental Health Month over thirty years ago to promote the benefits starting young to achieve good oral health.

  • An Apple A Day May Keep The Doctor and The Dentist Away!

    An Apple A Day May Keep The Doctor and The Dentist Away!

    You may have noticed the apple featured on the Mortenson Family Dental logo. Apples have long been associated with a healthy smile. It takes strong, healthy teeth to bite into a crunchy apple! There’s also a more personal reason for the apple on the logo.

  • So Many Brands, So Little Time!

    So Many Brands, So Little Time!

    Since Crest toothpaste became the first toothpaste to receive the American Dental Association’s Seal of Approval in 1960, more than 400 toothpastes have shown up on retail store shelves. Every brand offers multiple sizes, flavors, and specialties. Buying a simple tube of toothpaste is not so simple.

  • New Year’s Resolutions to Smile About

    New Year’s Resolutions to Smile About

    Did you know that the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions started with the Babylonians 4000 years ago? Since the Babylonian New Year coincided with the planting of new crops, their most common resolution was to return borrowed farm equipment.

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