The Link Between Gum Disease and Viral Infections

Learn about gum disease and COVID-19 risks in Billings, MT.

    Our Immune System Protects Against Serious Illness The pandemic has increased public awareness of the danger of viruses and the importance of a well-functioning immune system. At the Billings Dentist, we want our patients to know the difference between helpful and harmful bacteria. The variation in the severity of COVID-19 illness is due, […]

What Is Laser Dentistry?

Laser treatment for dentistry in Billings, MT.

The word “LASER” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser device emits a powerful, highly concentrated beam of light. (Didn’t we all love the amazing laser weapons in ‘Star Wars?’) Lasers are used in hundreds of applications in almost every Montana industry including communications, research, manufacturing, entertainment, and medicine. […]

3 Vital Reasons to Floss Regularly

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Are you an avid flosser? Many of us periodically skip this required habit. Studies show that around 68% of men and women report flossing at least once a week while 20% say they actually never floss. Skipping the daily flossing routine can have devastating consequences on your overall dental health and result in costly dental […]

Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

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Are yellowing teeth getting you down? If so, you are not alone! Some of the most common concerns of Lockwood, Billings Heights, and Laurel dental patients pertain to cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening. Because many dental products such as toothpaste and mouthwash say they can lighten your teeth, it’s natural to examine changing your […]

Don’t Put Off Your Dental Exam

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Hi kids, adults, and golden-agers in Billings. No matter what age you are, as long as you have teeth, dental exams are an important practice for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful! (If you don’t have any teeth, speak with us about dentures and dental implants.) At Neal C. Johnson DMD, we have an excellent […]

Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

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Gum disease is more common than you might think. At Neal C. Johnson DMD in Billings MT we see patients with gum disease almost every day. It’s a serious matter, because gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss. Some people aren’t even aware they have it until we see it during a checkup. […]