Prevention is the cure, so keeping your smile in its best possible condition ensures your long-term health and general well being.
We understand every patient is an individual with unique needs, which is why your initial hygiene appointment will include x-rays, a periodontal assessment (gum health), and a one-on-one visit with one of our dentists.
Once we determine your teeth and gums are in their optimal condition, we take time to listen to your concerns, educate you on the best ways to maintain optimum oral health, and arrange your next appointment in six months.
Research indicates inadequate oral health and gum problems may put us at a greater risk of developing heart disease, respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.
Our family dentists near Minneapolis can use a simple DNA test to determine your risk of periodontal disease by taking a snapshot of the bacterial profile in your mouth. This gentle oral rinse procedure is performed by swishing a small amount of sterile saline throughout the mouth with the sample sent to OralDNA labs for processing.
The results are then assessed and a personalized treatment plan is put together to help you achieve optimal oral health.
We recommend bringing your child in as soon as their first tooth erupts, or by their first birthday—whichever comes first. This gives your child a chance to begin building a relationship with our dentists and learn about oral health.
During their visit, our dentists check for any signs of decay or the possibility of fluoride supplements. Above all, we provide you and your child with the resources and education needed for optimal oral health.
To make the visit fun, we offer a play area (children only), friendly team, video games, magazines, and a prize box. Parents: You aren’t forgotten! You get a home water fluoride level test kit.
We provide root canal therapy with no discomfort. It removes the risk of tooth loss, thanks to our advanced dental technologies and comforts, such as our state-of-the-art 3D Cone Beam. This technology allows us to virtually plan your endodontic treatment before we even touch your tooth.
Our experts begin by creating an opening in the tooth to access the infected pulp, which is then removed. Then, the canals are cleaned and shaped, treated with disinfectant, and filled with a rubbery material to protect the tooth from becoming infected again.
Once complete, a natural-looking porcelain crown or onlay will be used to seal your dental work and leave your tooth looking natural and beautiful.
Wisdom teeth can start causing problems and affect your dental health if they aren’t removed (normally around 16 to 20 years of age).
Wisdom teeth typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 24. Often, as wisdom teeth grow, they become impacted and cause pain, swelling, infection, or jaw stiffness because there is not enough space for them in the back of the mouth.
In our practice, we make sure wisdom tooth removal is a comfortable, pain-free procedure. Our office utilizes 3D Cone Beam technology, which allows the surgeon to virtually plan the surgery before entering the patient’s mouth. We also offer sedation options and ensure there are always two nurses with you throughout the appointment.
We all have hard-to-reach areas in our mouths, and sometimes even our best home hygiene efforts aren’t enough to get these difficult places fully clean.
A sealant is a tooth-colored acrylic coating that is applied to the deep areas of the tooth’s chewing surface, typically on the back molars. Once a tooth is sealed, a barrier is created for small food particles and decay-causing bacteria, making them incredibly effective at preventing decay and cavities.
Our family dentists near Minneapolis have helped many patients restore their teeth using dental crowns and bridges.
A crown can be used as a restoration on its own, or in conjunction with a bridge or implant in the case of tooth replacement. Crowns restore strength, function, and appearance to a tooth that has severe decay, is chipped or cracked, or is at risk for breaking. A bridge is composed of a series of dental crowns, suspended across the space left behind by a missing tooth or teeth, and is firmly bonded to the remaining adjacent teeth.
Our award-winning lab helps us achieve restorations that match the needs of our patients perfectly; they are even willing to meet with the patient one-on-one.
We offer full, partial, and implant-supported dentures to patients looking for a conservative way to replace missing teeth, or as a way to upgrade from their existing dentures. Our advanced technology gives our dentists the opportunity to create removable or implant-supported dentures that are stronger, more functional, and more natural looking.
Dentures return function and aesthetics to your teeth and gums, and allow you to enjoy eating, speaking, and smiling in comfort. Our team takes the time to discuss your individual needs, and will help you decide which type of denture is best for you.
‘‘This is the only dentist that makes you feel like family.
- Jason M., actual patient
As innovators in family dentistry, we strive to ensure each patient is informed, relaxed, and comfortable. This is achieved by each of our team members providing you with the options you deserve.