Tonka Smiles

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 […]

Valentine’s Day Festivities

Valentine’s Day Festivities We celebrated Valentine’s Day by attending a few different events this year. The first event was a seminar on Wednesday, February 12th that was hosted by Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Consultants, P.A. This year’s speakers were the “Skin Sisters”.  The “Skin Sisters” are Dermatology PA’s that are actual sisters in everyday life. […]

Use It or Lose It!

Use It or Lose It! It’s that time of year again! The end of the year is approaching and the holidays are sneaking up on us. Your benefits may also be coming to an end if your dental plan runs on a calendar year. Because of this, you will want to maximize your remaining benefits […]

OSHA Training Seminar

OSHA Training Seminar On Friday, September 6th our office attended the OSHA training seminar at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, MN. There were approximately 500 people attending the seminar from a number of different dental offices around the Twin Cities. OSHA ensures that proper safety precautions are maintained for the work place. Some topics that […]

Dental Implants Missionary Trip 2019

Dental Implants Missionary Trip 2019 Dr. Phillips spent August 8th-August 10th, 2019 on a charity mission trip to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. During her time in the Dominican Republic, Dr. Phillips completed 30 hours of complex implant surgeries and placed 20 dental implants on patients. She is a fellow of the International Dental Implant Association […]

Useful Dental Blog Links

Useful Dental Blog Topics Bad Breath Medications and Oral Health Start the New Year with good nutrition! Whitening- What you need to know! Healthy Holiday Smile Tips Healthy Holiday Snacks Teeth Whitening Flossing Halloween Candy Survival Guide Chewing gum to prevent cavities? The Importance of Mouthguards Start the School Year with a Smile How to […]