Monticello Family Dentistry
Many patients ask us if there is a benefit to owning an electric toothbrush. Manual and electric toothbrushes provide the same quality of service, but the electric brush is more efficient in removing plaque. Electric brushes may improve patient’s hygiene where dexterity is a concern or in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. In more expensive models, a pressure sensor may assist in patients with recession or sensitivity. With the holidays around the corner an electric toothbrush may be an excellent gift idea. The Sonicare FlexCare Platinum model will be available for purchase in office exclusively for patients on Monticello Family Dentistry. Although we have Sonicares available to our patients there are several other brushes and brands that also do a good job. Please select the brush that will work best for you.
Dec 14th, 2016
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The holidays are just around the corner and so are the holiday treats. Foods such as candy, cakes and cookies contain little nutritional value and the types of sugars they contain adhere to teeth more readily. Bacteria in your mouth consume these sugars and lead to cavities. Slowly sipping sugary drinks throughout the day gives bacteria an ample food supply and in many people will lead to tooth decay. It is better to drink a sugary drink quickly and rinse with water afterwards. Without question water is the most tooth friendly beverage option.
You may want to consider cheese, milk, yogurt and almonds as these all contain high levels of calcium which is great for your teeth health. Foods rich in phosphorus such as meat and eggs also help to protect and rebuild tooth enamel. Foods high in water and fiber such as fruits and vegetables stimulate saliva and help to clean the teeth.
Have a wonderful holiday season!
Oct 24th, 2016
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Sep 27th, 2016
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Sep 6th, 2016
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A: When I was in college, I was a Chemistry major, and I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in the health sciences. I completed the prerequisites for dental school a year earlier than medical school, so I applied and was accepted to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.
Q: What are you looking forward to in retirement?
A: I am in a curious form of retirement, as I plan to continue to work at Monticello Family Dentistry for a few years, all be it in a pretty part time basis. I enjoy the people that I interact with on both sides of the process. I am enjoying time to spend with friends and family, and playing golf. My wife and I are developing a great relationship with our grandchildren.
Q: What drew you to the Monticello Family Dentistry?
A: My wife and I have always enjoyed this part of Minnesota and the Monticello area. I purchased a small dental practice in 2002 and as a result of the wonderful folks in Monticello it has become “Monticello Family Dentistry.”
Q: What is your favorite part of dentistry?
A: I love people. I enjoy a profession where I can focus on doing my best with a service that improves quality of life.
John A Erickson DDS
Aug 22nd, 2016
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Aug 11th, 2016
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