Tonka Smiles

Do You Really Have to Visit the Dentist?

Do You Really Have to Visit the Dentist? Do you really have to visit the dentist? As a matter of fact, yes, you do. But if you’re asking this question, you probably knew that that was the answer. You’re more likely wondering why. Why is going to the dentist important if I’m feeling fine? Is […]

I Have a Bad Smile — What Can My Dentist Do?

 Simple Steps to Improving Your Smile You’re unhappy with your smile. In fact, you’ve been bothered by it for years, and now you’re ready to do something about it. Where do you start? Improving your smile and oral health does not need to be invasive or expensive. But having an expert help you make the […]

Is It Periodontitis or Gingivitis? The Types of Gum Disease

Is It Periodontitis or Gingivitis? The Types of Gum Disease According to the CDC, almost half of all Americans suffer from some degree of periodontal (gum) disease. However, despite its widespread presence, few of us actually know what it is. There are two types of gum disease: Gingivitis is mild and reversible, while periodontitis involves […]

The Truth About Dental Implants: Pros and Cons

The Truth About Dental Implants: Pros and Cons   The good news or the bad news—what do you want first? The good news about dental implants is that there’s very little bad news. In other words, the good news severely outweighs what little bit of bad news exists. The bad news is, like everything, there’s […]

Secrets to Whiter Teeth: Tips to Brighten Your Smile

Secrets to Whiter Teeth: Tips to Brighten Your Smile We all know that brushing your teeth twice a day is good, proper hygiene, but what if we could bump our “good and proper” to “excellent” and brush 17 times a day—without really brushing? And what if this magic naturally whitened our teeth too? We’d all […]

Should I Get Porcelain Veneers?

Pros and Cons of Veneers in Minnetonka, MN Do the small stains, chips, or cracks on your front teeth bother you? Maybe your dentist has recommended you get veneers. When aesthetic dental imperfections have caused you concern and even affected your emotional and physical health, porcelain veneers are a simple and effective cosmetic treatment that […]

Fun Ways to Help Your Kids Love to Brush!

Fun Ways to Help Your Kids Love to Brush! Do you have a child that may need a little help establishing a hygiene routine? Or perhaps your child got a little off schedule with life’s current situation? Our dental hygienists and the Tonka Smiles team have come up with some creative ideas that may help […]

New Infection Control Measures in Place at Tonka Smiles

New Infection Control Measures in Place at Tonka Smiles Our team has put together a safety plan to help ensure that our patients and our team members are as protected as possible during this time. We have implemented many new protocols at both the front desk area and clinical areas our of office. Infection control […]

Children’s Dental Health Month

Children’s Dental Health Month One of our hygienists, Lexis, made a visit to the Willmar Schools to talk to the kindergartner classrooms about oral hygiene. Lexis brought models, a slide show, and many goodies for the kids. Tonka Smiles donated toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss for the classrooms and the children enjoyed their goody bags. Lexis […]