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SPRING IS HERE... and it's time for a spring cleaning!

Spring has sprung and what a wonderful time of year! It's lighter out longer, the trees start budding, flowers push up through the ground, and we enjoy more time outside in the fresh air. Spring is also a time where people clear away the accumulated clutter in their homes and give their houses a good cleaning. We should use this time of year to give our mouths a good cleaning as well. It is important that we get a good dental cleaning every six months to clear away the plaque that regular brushing and flossing can't take care of. Help keep the cavities away by scheduling your dental cleaning at ...

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Implant services now available!

We are pleased to now offer implants at White Bear Smiles! Implants are a long-term replacement option for missing teeth. Unlike partials and dentures, they are fixed in place and look and feel like a real tooth. Implants can be placed as a single tooth, or many other combinations if you are missing several teeth.Please ask us about this at your next visit if you are wondering if implants may be right for you, or call us anytime! We are always happy to give complimentary consultations on what your tooth replacement options may be. We also offering financing options to work with any budget.

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Otter Lake Elementary Wins Halloween Candy Buy Back Contest

We hosted our annual Halloween Candy Buy Back at White Bear Smiles this year. For two days after the holiday, all children in the community are invited to stop in and trade their candy for a goody bag, and $1/lb. to the elementary school of their choice. The school that brings the most candy earns the money. For the third year in a row, Otter Lake Elementary brought in the most candy, over 500 lbs! The was 685 lbs brought in total, so they earned $685 for their school.We partnered with Signature Orthodontics and were pleased to present this check. In the photo are Teri Larrive (Signature Orthodontics) two Otter ...

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Meet our newest team member, Nan!

We are very proud to introduce our newest team member to you all - Nan! We are pleased to have her here at White Bear Smiles as a Front Desk Coordinator. You may hear her voice when you call our office, or see her smiling face as you come in our door. (Not to be confused with Nancy, who is also at the Front Desk!)Nan has many years of experience in the medical industry and brings with her a wealth of knowledge. She is also a White Bear Lake resident and is very involved in the community.When you are here for your next visit, be sure to give her a ...

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Dental Insurance Benefits - use them or lose them!

Can you believe it's already nearing the end of 2016? We can't! What a great year. We want to remind all of our patients that with the end of the year coming, it's time to use up your remaining dental benefits. Most insurance plans run on a calendar year, with the benefits expiring at the year's end. There are a very few plans that run on a different calendar - if you don't know which yours is, we do! Just call us.The saying applies here - use it or lose it! Give us a call if we can help you get an appointment scheduled to maximize your insurance dollars this ...

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Relief Through a Bite Splint...

Dear patients,There is help for people troubled by grinding or clenching of teeth. A removable appliance, called a bite splint can be specially molded to fit over the upper or lower teeth, depending on the patient's particular requirements. It's made from plastic, is comfortable to wear, and does not affect facial attractiveness.The bite splint is used when relief is sought from a wide range of uncomfortable syndromes. These include headaches, neck aches, dizziness, jaw clicking or cracking, and pain behind the eyes, among others. Bite splints most commonly are worn at night: others use them for daytime stress, a few require them 24 hours a day.If untreated, grinding/clenching of teeth ...

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